About Us

Charlotte Matthews (nee Carlsen)
M Manip Th (Curtin) B Phty (Otago)

Resolve Physiotherapy is owned and operated by Charlotte who is a highly experienced practitioner who has a Masters degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy from which she graduated with Distinction.

She has over 20 years’ experience working in many different physiotherapy settings.

She has an interest in treating people with persistant pain and sport injuries and uses her skills as a manual therapist and a Pilates instructor to tailor individual rehabilitation programmes to get her clients active and moving again. Charlotte has also completed the Bradcliff Breathing Method training and incorporates aspect of this into treatment sessions as well as offering standalone breathing pattern assessments and treatments.


Charlotte graduated from Otago University School of Physiotherapy in 1994 and spent her first year working at Dunedin Public Hospital before moving back to Christchurch to work in Private Practice. After two years working in New Zealand she left on her OE.

Charlotte worked for ten years at a Musculoskeletal Centre of Excellence in London where she gained valuable experience and expertise as she worked alongside several Sports and Orthopaedic Physicians, an Orthopaedic Surgeon, a Musculoskeletal Radiologist as well as Osteopaths, Podiatrists and other Physiotherapists.

Inspired by the knowledge of her colleagues Charlotte completed a research based Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy at Curtin University in Perth.

Since her return from the UK she has worked in private practice where she assessed and managed clients with disability or injury through to a return to their work or sport.

Other roles

She also works in an education role at Pegasus Health two days a week. This job involves researching current evidence and preparing topics for peer group discussion by doctors, nurses and community pharmacists.

Charlotte is actively involved in the physiotherapy profession and participates in working groups such as PhysioFITT.

In her free time Charlotte enjoys doing trail runs and rogaining (similar to orienteering), and she has completed the Spring Challenge (a woman’s multi-sport event). Charlotte also started karate to enjoy the many benefits you get both physically and mentally from doing a martial art but also to keep up with her family who all do it.

With her husband Simon she has two young children. In free time she enjoys time away for family hikes, fishing or camping. And having travelled to India twice, Charlotte enjoys cooking Indian meals.