MEET THE PHYSIOTHERAPY TEAM
I am a Physiotherapist specialising in Musculoskeletal Problems (MSK) and Sports Injuries. I have over 10 years experience working within the private sector, which includes providing treatment for self-funding patients as well as those coming through insurance companies. I also have over 11 years experience working with NHS patients – this includes not only many years of MSK Physio but also rotations within the fields of Elderly Care, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Post-Surgery/ITU, Respiratory and Paediatrics. I therefore have a wide base of medical knowledge underpinning my current knowledge and treatment skills.
My masters degree led to a membership with the MACP, which is a specialist group of Physiotherpists that have undergone extensive training to enhance their handling skills and treatment techniques. We also deeply explored the latest research and evidence around the problems we see and the effectiveness of different management. For
the past few years I have been a clinical examiner for the MACP; which involves mentoring and examining other Physios while they are on clinical placement for their Masters degree.
I also have a keen interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation having spent several years working with elite athletes at Arsenal Ladies and Chelsea Ladies FC. I still enjoy working alonside patients who are active and rehabilitating them back to their pre-injury fitness level and back playing their specific sport. I also focus highly on the prevention or reoccurance of injuries (prehabilitation); as prevention is always better than cure. Having completed a specialist module in Strength and Conditioning within my Masters degree, I can also provide advice for exercise within a gym and sporting setting to enhance performance.
In my free time I normally enjoy keeping fit, cooking tasty healthy food and I have a keen interest in music and photography. I used to play hockey, tennis and badminton to a pretty good level, but gave these up when i dedicated my free time to being a sports physio. I also love to travel and try to enjoy regular holidays. I particularly love all things American especially their sports teams, sports clothing and some food treats that you can't get in the UK!
MSc MCSP MMACP HPC
MSc in Advanced Neuro-Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at University of Hertfordshire
BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy at University of Brighton
Member of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
Member of the Health Professions Council
Zac has over 10 years working in clinics and league football clubs as a physiotherapist / sports injury therapist. His scope extends to the NHS, as a community physiotherapist, treating mainly elderly and house bound patients, and also in an occupational health clinic.
A late entry training as a physiotherapist, and after a diagnosis with dyslexia as a child, a degree level education did not look optimistic at the time. It was not until his thirties, and with the support of his current wife and family, that he re-joined education as a mature student, and gained his degree at St Georges University Hospital 5 years ago.
Zac has been working at Ashdown Clinic for a number of years now, and is able to assess and treat a variety of conditions with his diverse knowledge and skill set.
Patients covered by health insurance policies including BUPA and AXA PPP are also very welcome.