Matt Goodman MSc

Matt Goodman

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Assistant Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Matt has a wealth of experience in elite sports physiotherapy having worked as a Head of Medical with Professional Rugby Union for several years.  His research interests are within sports medicine, particularly injury management, rehabilitation and return to play.


MSc Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. Currently undertaking a PhD


Matt’s research thus far has focused on strength profiling in elite AFL and injury epidemiology in rugby union.


MSc Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine

Other activities

Matt is a member of the Education Subcommittee and Southwest Regional Representative for the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport & Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM).  Matt is also full member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) & International Federation of Orthopedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT). 

Previous roles:

  • Course Director of First Contact Practitioner (FCP) Physiotherapy PgDip Coventry University 2020-2023
  • Head of Medical Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s Premier 15s Rugby 2018-2021
  • England Hockey Senior Physiotherapist 2018-2022
  • Western Force Rugby Union Rehabilitation Physiotherapist 2016-2018
  • Worcester Warriors Physiotherapist 2013-2016