About Our Practice

Dr Manoj Mathew

Dr Manoj Mathew is a Queensland trained Orthopaedic Surgeon. Prior to moving to Australia, he had undertaken Orthopaedic training at one of India’s premier National Institutes (PGIMER).

Upon moving to Australia, he also undertook the full 5-year Australian Orthopaedic training programme at the Cairns Base Hospital, Gold Coast Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital and The Prince Charles Hospital.

​After obtaining his Australian fellowship (FRACS), he travelled to Canada to undertake a year of advanced surgical training at the renowned  Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Centre (University of Western Ontario, Canada), specialising in the treatment of joint and ligament injuries including that of high-level varsity and national athletes. The Training included advanced techniques in the treatment of Sports injuries, joint cartilage surgeries, ligament reconstruction surgeries and joint preservation procedures.

He currently holds a public appointment at the Prince Charles Hospital. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland. He has a keen interest in research and the application of current and evolving techniques to patient care. His research has been published in peer reviewed international journals.

His practice centres on:

  • A team approach
  • Attention to detail
  • Ensuring appointments are made in a timely manner
  • Caring for all patients including patients covered under WorkCover and DVA
  • Individual treatment plan
  • Advanced, top quality clinical and surgical care.
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Key areas of interest

  • Joint replacement surgery of Knee, Hip and Shoulder
  • Arthroscopic (key-hole) procedures of the Shoulder and Knee
  • Sports injuries including ligament and tendon reconstruction



Publications and research

  • Burkhart TA, Mathew M, McGuffin WS, Blokker A, Holdsworth D, Degen RM, Getgood A. There Are No Kinematic Differences Between Inframeniscal and Suprameniscal Anterolateral Ligament Injury in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Deficient Knee. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Dec;46(14):3391-3399. 
  • Mathew M, Dhollander A, Getgood A. Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction or Extra-Articular Tenodesis: Why and When?  Clin Sports Med. 2018 Jan;37(1):75-86.
  • Shetty RP, Mathew M, Smith J, Morse LP, Mehta JA, Currie BJ. Management of melioidosis osteomyelitis and septic arthritis. Bone Joint J. 2015 Feb;97-B(2):277-82.
  • Mathew M, Sen RK and Nada R, OC45 The Effect Of Local Administration Of Phenytoin On Fracture Healing: An Experimental Study. J Bone Joint Surg Br Proceedings, Jul 2008; 90-B: 368 – 369.
  • Vankalakunti M, Saikia UN, Mathew M, Kang M. Xanthogranulomatous osteomyelitis of ulna mimicking neoplasm.World J Surg Oncol. 2007 Apr 30;5(1):46
  • Mathew M, Sen RK, Nagi ON, Dhillon MS, Nada R. Analysis of the effect of locally administered phenytoin in fracture healing in a rat model: an experimental study. Acta Orthop Belg. 2006;72:467-473
  • Nagi O. N., Mathew M, Aggarwal S, Kumar S, Nada R. Thigh Swelling And Pain In A 35-Year-Old Woman. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2005 Dec;441:372-378. 
  • Mathew M, Dhillon MS, Gakkhar HS. A technique for closed interlockingnailing of midshaft tibial fractures without using image intensification at any stage. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Education and Research, Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Education and Research, July-September   2014;48(3):111-116 
  • Nagi O. N., Aggarwal S, Mathew M, Cementless total hip prosthesis: A preliminary report of the BiCONTACT prosthesis system. Bull. PGI.2004,38(4):164-8
  • The effect of supra-meniscal versus infra-meniscal sectioning of the anterolateral ligament. Simulated testing using a robotic arm. Study conducted at the London Health Sciences Centre. Ontario, Canada. 2016-2017
  • Analysis of the effect of locally administered phenytoin in fracture healing in a rat model: Conducted at the PGIMER during 2002-2003.


Meet the team

  • Jo Long
    Practice Manager

    Jo has worked as a medical receptionist for 8 years and then as a practice manager for a further 9 years. She is very happy and proud to work alongside Dr Mathew and thoroughly enjoys her job. Jo particularly loves interacting and supporting their patients in any way she can to ensure each patient feels valued, and their experience within the practice proceeds and progresses as smooth as possible.

  • Sharelle Rippingale
    BAppSc (Physio), Post Grad Cert (Pelvic Floor Physio), Post Grad Cert (Exercise & Women’s Health), APAM

    Sharelle has over 25 years of experience as a physiotherapist in private practice, community health, acute hospital and rehabilitation settings. After graduating from the University of Sydney, she worked at Royal North Shore Hospital gaining valuable experience with acute orthopaedic injuries and post surgical rehabilitation. She spent some time working as a physiotherapist in London before moving into private practice in Melbourne, where she also completed postgraduate qualifications in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and Exercise and Women’s Health at the University of Melbourne. Sharelle established Optimal Recovery Physiotherapy when she relocated to the North Lakes area in 2019, as she is passionate about helping her clients achieve the best possible outcome following injury or surgery. She supports the team approach fostered by Dr Manoj Mathew and ensures that his clients have access to hydrotherapy, exercise physiology and gym programs where appropriate.

    Sharelle is trained in Advanced Dry Needling, APPI Matwork and Equipment Clinical Pilates and is a certified GLA:D Australia Physiotherapist, member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Continence Foundation of Australia, and National Groups for  Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy, Acupuncture & Dry Needling, and Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health.


  • Ethan Bidios

    My name is Ethan and I am excited to be part of the team here at Lakes Medical Specialists as a new graduate physiotherapist. I graduated from Griffith University at the end of 2022 and have been working as a hydrotherapy assistant for the last 18 months. I am looking forward to bringing what I have learnt onboard here to the rooms and gaining more experience by working closely with Dr Mathew and Sharelle.

  • Lakes Medical Specialists
    Reception team

    Jo, Karen and Preeta thoroughly enjoy working together as part of Dr Mathew’s team at Lakes Medical Specialists.

Phone (07) 2101 4323 to book an appointment today