Who We Are


Matt Lancaster FACP

Specialist Sports Physiotherapist
Awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2015

Matt has been a physiotherapist for 25 years and in 2015 became Tasmania’s first ACP Specialist
Sports Physiotherapist.

He has attended three Olympic Games as an athletics physiotherapist and has vast experience in rehabilitating running, lower limb and general sporting injuries. He also has a strong interest in helping people with low back pain and those experiencing persistent pain.

Matt established Participate Tasmania in late 2019 and in addition to his clinical consulting, serves as the
Participate Tasmania CEO and Public Officer.

Susie Watson

Senior Physiotherapist

Susie commenced her physiotherapy career in NSW more than 15 years ago, combining work with the demands of training as an elite white water kayaker. Her passion for adventure lead to a relocation to Tasmania, where she can now frequently be found charging down the state’s many mountain bike trails.

Her physiotherapy journey has lead Susie to consider the body very much in its entirety, looking for the biomechanical and postural factors that contribute to injury and ongoing pain. 

Susie utilises hour long appointments to assess the whole body and undertake treatments and movement retraining that help resolve long standing issues and promote resilience into the future. This approach is particularly suited to longer standing problems.

Lachlan Mortimer

Senior Physiotherapist

Lachlan has 14 years experience as a physiotherapist, working in private practice and public hospitals. He currently shares his time between Participate Tasmania and the Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency Department, where he is recognised for his clinical expertise in helping patients with dizziness and vertigo, including a teaching role within the Emergency Department medical training program.

Within Participate Tasmania, he maintains a top down clinical focus, helping people experiencing dizziness and vertigo, balance problems, headaches, neck pain and shoulder issues. 

Lachlan is a recent board member of the Physiotherapy Registration Board of Australia and is a past Tasmanian Women’s cricket team physiotherapist.


Bec Marshall

Senior Physiotherapist

Bec is a well known and highly regarded local physiotherapist who has more than twenty years experience working in private practice and elite sporting environments. She has also worked extensively interstate and overseas, including roles with the Victorian Institute of Sport and supporting Team Scotland at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and the Great Britain Team at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

Bec has a strong interest in helping people with low back and pelvic pain and particularly those with longer term, persistent pain. A keen mountain biker and bushwalker, she also has a natural empathy with endurance and multi-sport athletes of all levels and enjoys supporting them achieve their goals.

Bec is currently working for Participate Tasmania in a community education role.

Gaye Rutherford

Accredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Sports Dietitian

Gaye has practised professionally for almost 15 years, commencing her career in a busy Melbourne hospital before returning to Tasmania where she has since worked with a range of organisations and individuals, including the Tasmanian Institute of Sport and Cricket Tasmania, holding the role of Performance Sports Dietitian. In 2021 Gaye will travel to the delayed Tokyo Paralympic Games supporting our athletes as a member of the Paralympics Australia Nutrition Team .

Gaye frequently works with youth through to master’s age sports and activity minded people across the full spectrum of participation levels. She also has an interest and experience in the dietry management of IBS, including the low FODMAP diet, and ensuring patient care is based on the principles of positive psychology and Health At Every Size. Gaye is a current board member for Sports Dietitians Australia.


We are looking forward to introducing further Allied Health professionals

consulting with Participate Tasmania through 2020.

Monday to Friday