Connecting health professionals from the Midwest-Gascoyne region of Western Australia

The Midwest-Gascoyne Health Professionals Network welcomes health professionals from throughout the Midwest-Gascoyne region of Western Australia.  Registration to the site allows access to extensive support resources not available to general users.

Aboriginal health worker
ATSI health practitioner
Chinese medicine practitioner
Clinical psychologist
Community health representative
Dental hygienist
Dental therapist
Dental specialist
Dental medical specialist
Diabetes educator
Exercise physiologist
Federal health representative
General practitioner

Health administration
Health agency representative
Health promotion
Hospital doctor
Medical radiation practitioner
Medical specialist
Mental health professional
Nurse – enrolled
Nurse – registered
Nurse and midwife
Nurse practitioner
Occupational therapist

Podiatric surgeon
Practice administration
Practice manager
Public health representative
Social worker
Speech pathologist
State health representative
Student – health
Student – medicine
University representative

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Meet a local health professional

Introducing Dr Mathew Kirk

Osteopath at Rewind Osteopathic Clinic Geraldton

What are your professional interests/specialities? – As an osteopath, my professional interests and specialties include all musculoskeletal conditions, however I do commonly see lower back and neck pain, shoulder pain, pelvic pain, and lower limb conditions. I really just love treating all musculoskeletal conditions from all walks of life with Osteopathic  Techniques.

Tell us, where are you from and how did you get to be an Osteopath in the Midwest? I was born in Geraldton and spent my early years living on the Abrolhos Islands until my family moved to Perth. When I was in my early twenties I moved to Queensland, at the time I was playing a lot of sport and was often seeing various allied health practitioners for treatment on many injuries. The practitioners I was seeing were so helpful and skillful I thought to myself I would like to go down that path of helping people be pain free and function at their best also. After having practiced Osteopathy in Queensland, I wanted to come home to the West. To practice Osteopathy in Geraldton was what I really wanted to do, so we made the move in April of 2020.

What do you love about the Midwest? I love the beaches and all that the coastal lifestyle that Geraldton has to offer, great sporting facilities and lots to see and explore.

Did you always want to be an Osteopath? Why? No I didn’t always want to be an Osteopath, in fact I hadn’t heard of an Osteopath until I was treated by one on the Gold Coast. Following that as I looked into the principles and philosophies of Osteopathy, the type of care that you can give a patient in pain with such a holistic approach made sense to me.

What are your passions? Golf, surfing, travelling and spending time with loved ones. 

When you aren’t working, where will we find you? Hopefully on the golf course or at the beach!

Network news

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Current opportunities in the Midwest

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The magnificent Midwest The Midwest region extends from the outback to the ocean with attractions including internationally recognised windsurfing beaches, wildflowers and a rich maritime history of mutiny and shipwrecks. Rural…