ALAN ZAMMIT

Managing Physiotherapist

Alan Zammit’s love for sport started off his passion for his profession. As a highly successful athlete Alan, competed over a period of 15 years at National and International level in two different sports – Athletics and Football.

Alan Qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1986 and was Vice president of the Malta sports Medical association, Malta Olympic Committee official physiotherapist. He Read for a Master Degree at UCL (London) in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1996.

He lectured at the University of Malta between 1996-2001 covering manual therapy and anatomy modules as well as in a number of major conferences and numerous courses locally on: Back Pain issues, manual therapy, Osteopathic Manipulation for physiotherapists, sports injuries, acupuncture, nutrition, exercise and body conditioning related topics.

He very recently introduced ‘The Running School’ to Malta, which is an innovative method of exercises for all. It is a system which also helps to analyze and correct movement and running faults in walkers and runners.

Alan believes in a holistic approach to physiotherapy.

MATTHEW CAMILLERI

Managing Physiotherapist

Matthew Camilleri is a graduate of the University of Malta and is currently reading towards a Masters degree in clinical pain management with the University of Edinburgh.

Matthew holds a special interest in, and is passionate about, musculoskeletal physiotherapy and persistent pain management. Apart from pursing a Masters degree in the area, he has attended and completed numerous Continuing Professional Development courses to further his physiotherapy knowledge, and is also actively involved in a task-force aimed at restructuring national care plans for pain patients. 

Matthew was also invited to speak at the Societal Impact of Pain Symposium in 2017 and presented on the relevance of Physiotherapy in pain management. Matthew has also been trained and carries out running technique and movement coaching based on ‘The Running School’ method. Matthew uses modalities such as manual therapy, acupuncture, massage, electrotherapy, exercise prescription and running coaching.  Apart from being a physiotherapist, Matthew is actively involved in rugby. He captains Sliema Stompers RFC and has represented Malta on an international level. Matthew is also a qualified IRB strength and conditioning coach. Apart from pursing a Masters degree in the area, he has attended and completed numerous Continuing Professional Development courses to further his physiotherapy knowledge, and is also actively involved in a task-force aimed at restructuring national care plans for pain patients. Matthew was also invited to speak at the Societal Impact of Pain Symposium in 2017 and presented on the relevance of Physiotherapy in pain management.

PETER NAUDI

Physiotherapist

Peter Naudi is a Maltese physiotherapist with a very keen interest in all things sports and consistently aims to offer an elite service.

After graduating with a BSc.(Hons) Physiotherapy at the University of Malta in 2015, Peter immediately began working to improve people’s lives by empowering them to be in control of their own rehabilitation, a philosophy which drives his work every day. Alongside working in a prestigious local rehabilitation centre, Peter has also worked with top level sports teams such as Sliema Wanderers FC and Naxxar Lions FC, Rabat Ajax FC, Malta National Handball Team and national handball champions Aloysians HC and at events such as International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournaments. Doing this whilst also being an international level athlete himself, has helped him develop a skill set suited for delivering tailor-made sessions for each individual; focusing on moving past being simply ‘injury’ and ‘pain’ free and towards living, functioning and competing better.

In order to build on this knowledge base and help provide a better service to all, Peter is currently in the final phase of reading towards an MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health at the University College London (UCL).

ALISON MATTHEWS

Nutritionist

Alison Matthews graduated from the Human Performance Centre Australia in 2010. In 2012 she studied and graduated from International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN).

She works as an ISSN certified nutritionist, working with both athletes and non-athletes from a range of sports and different walks of life. She is passionate about assisting athletes in reaching their potential in their sport through balanced nutrition.

Running her own business since 2012, her skills range from nutrition for sports based performance through to weight loss, healthy living, and nutrition for competition sports.

Alison also offers Skin fold testing and is qualified in Cert. III and Cert IV in Fitness Training and thus is qualified to provide a fitness and nutrition plan.

Rachael Hollwey

Specialised Pilates Instructor

Rachael is a Specialised Pilates Instructor with a Level 3 Diploma and qualifications in Orthopaedic conditions, Sports Performance and Pre-/Post Natal. She also studied Sports.

Science to university degree level. Rachael previously played tennis at a competitive level, unfortunately injury put a stop to this. Pilates helped her during her recovery and allowed her to continue an active lifestyle and inspired her to use this versatile form of exercise to help other individuals recovering from painful conditions.

Rachel is available for both one-on-one and group Pilates sessions, tailor-made to the individual clients capabilities and needs.

Tiziana Mifsud

Podiatrist

Tiziana Mifsud is a podiatrist specialising in biomechanics. She qualified in 2010 from the University of Malta and in 2015 obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Biomechanics from the University of Brighton..

Her main area of interest is sports injuries management and their prevention. She has recently embarked on a new challenge, that of working in the field of podo-paediatrics, the study of children’s feet. It is focused on the treatment and correction of early foot deformities and improvement of the pediatric foot health.

Tiziana forms an integral part of The Physio Specialists team with regards to the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Tiziana is also available for the prescription, fitting and advice regarding orthotics and insoles.

She has been lecturing at the University of Malta for the past three years and is an active clinical mentor to undergraduate podiatric students.