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Consultants

Mattia Zappala

Mattia Zappala

Mattia Zappala

Role: Specialist MSK Physiotherapist

Qualification:BSc Physiotherapy, MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy

Mattia is originally from Italy, where he graduated as a physiotherapist in 2013. There, he worked for over 2 years in one of the biggest hospitals of Northern Italy treating patients suffering from various orthopaedic or neurological conditions as well as people who underwent different types of surgery. In the early 2016, he moved to London with the aim of becoming a specialist in treating MSK and sports-related injuries/conditions. In order to achieve his goal, Mattia has been working as an MSK physiotherapist since he moved to the UK and he has also recently completed a Master in MSK and Sport physiotherapy at the University of Birmingham. He is a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).
Mattia has always practiced sports since his childhood, playing football and swimming and when he graduated as a physiotherapist he started helping his local football, cycling and rugby clubs. Over the years, he has developed a keen interest in climbing and running, sports he practices regularly and that led him to develop a particular interest in upper and lower limb conditions. He has run the Berlin Marathon and he is preparing for some other running events. Mattia is deeply passionate about his job and he constantly strives to keep up with the latest evidence in order to provide the best available treatments to his clients. He always tries to understand what the specific goals of his clients are and what they need in order to achieved them. He believes that with teamwork everything can be achieved, this is why he always involves his clients in the decision making process, as well as supporting them and giving them the aids they need to achieve what they want since the early stages of the rehabilitation process.