Mr Mat Prior

Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

+61 8 82017844
place Bedford Park (W408)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Mat is an experienced APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist with passion for education and the use of current research in delivering evidence-based, best-practice management for patients of all levels.

Mat has extensive history working in musculoskeletal and high-level sports physiotherapy, including previously serving as Head Physiotherapist to Adelaide United FC, and work within the Football Australia National Teams Unit, including involvement with the Pararoos (Australian National Paralympic) and Joeys (Australian National Youth) teams.

Mat also has extensive experience in providing clinical supervision to undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy students, and also is an invited presenter on the APA sports physiotherapy professional development courses; with particular teaching interests in clinical reasoning, evidence-based practice and exercise rehabilitation.

Outside of teaching commitments, Mat consults clinically in private practice, and is an advisory board member of several professional member organisations.

Clinical interest areas include running biomechanics and running injuries, football injury, disability sport, hamstring and tendon injury.


Masters of Sports Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

Key responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy (Teaching Specialist - Clinical)

Teaching interests

Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Exercise Rehabilitation

Clinical Reasoning in Physiotherapy

Evidence-Based Practice

Topic coordinator
PHYT8007 Muscloskeletal Practice 2
Topic lecturer
PHYT9009 Clinical Practicum
PHYT8001 Musculoskeletal Practice 1
PHYT8007 Musculoskeletal Practice 2
PHYT3003 Pain, Posture & Movement
PHYT8011 Physiotherapy Clinical Practice
PHYT9006 Complex Case and Advanced Practice