Meet the physiotherapist – Tracey DiMatteo

Tracey DiMatteo

Tracey DiMatteo Physiotherapist Waldegrave Clinic

I chose to become a physiotherapist because…

From a very young age I wanted to be a nurse. A school teacher then suggested that I should look at other professions in the health service. Having spent time with physiotherapists at the local hospital I was convinced it was the profession for me.

What has surprised me most about my profession

How much things have changed over 25 years. Techniques and treatments go out of fashion, then come back again. The need for constant learning and continued development as a practitioner is essential – I enjoy the challenge.

What inspires my working day

Working with all age groups. Each day can vary sometimes seeing as wide an age variety as from a five year old child to a 95 year old. I just love my job – it’s knowing how I can make a difference to a patient arriving in pain or feeling discomfort, and physically helping them to feel and move so much better.

Outside of work I love to

Tracey-DiMatteo-PhysiotherapistSpend time with my family – I love being a mum.  I enjoy walking in all weathers and recently acquired a dog so it’s even more fun now.

I prefer group exercise classes to music rather than solo exercise – so you will find me in classes like body pump, step, spin boxing. Over the years I’ve tried them all! I also like to play tennis.

I love to challenge myself and have recently learned to play the guitar and snowboard.

What will always brings a smile to my face?

Penguins – you’ll have to ask…

Words of wisdom I give my patients

Any exercise is better than none. Find something you enjoy and stick to it. Even if it’s only once a week, it’s so much better than none.

What Tracey’s patients say
I have been having Physiotherapy with Tracey for several months now after knee construction and have improved rapidly, I have reached the stage where I only need to visit once or twice a month now as I have been given exercises to carry out at home. I would definitely recommend The Waldegrave Clinic.Kristian M
Very good service. Tracey di Matteo is an experienced and reassuring physio.Caroline E
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