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 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.
Oscar Alonso graduated as a physiotherapist from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2007. He has also completed post-graduate education in conservative and invasive (Dry needling) physical therapy in myofascial pain syndrome, Pilates for physiotherapy, MSK diagnostic ultrasound, Percutaneous Electrolysis Intratissue (EPI®) treatment of tendinopathy and McConnell treatment for anterior knee pain (Patellofemoral pain syndrome).
He has gained clinical experience in various areas notably with elite athletes in Spain, France and Malta as well as professional football teams in the Spanish La Liga and Maltese Premier League.
Oscar believes in and strives to achieve early return to function through functional rehabilitation, followed by patient education and prevention of future injuries through long-term exercise plans.
Susannah Hampton graduated as a physiotherapist from the University of Malta in 2012. She has also completed an M.Sc. in Clinical Biomechanics at the same university.
She has gained clinical experience in various areas including long-term care and rehabilitation for the elderly, amputee rehabilitation, paediatrics, acute medical and orthopaedic conditions as well as dealing with sports and musculoskeletal injuries in an acute and rehabilitation setting. Throughout her career she has attended a number of Continuous Professional Development courses in various areas.
Susannah has a great interest in sports and rehabilitation. She currently works as physiotherapist at Karin Grech Rehabilitation Hospital where she works with people dealing with traumatic injuries post-surgery, as well as other neurological and orthopedic conditions, and amputees. She is also part of the amputee task force in the hospital, which is responsible for ensuring appropriate care for these patients throughout the care pathway.
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.
AnneSport Massage Therapist
Anne Catisson is a French qualified ITEC Therapist specialized in Deep Tissue / Sport massage, and lymphatic drainage. She studied massage therapy in Malta and she then gained experience in Australia, Ireland, France, Argentina and on private yachts around the world. She truly believes in the benefits of massage to treat and prevent injuries as well as to help with the physical and emotional pain caused by physical and medical conditions.
Within the past 10 years, she has also volunteered in palliative care, elderly homes and in centers for refugees to provide massage therapy to the less fortunate. Prior to becoming a massage therapist, Anne also worked as an Aerobics Instructor and played volleyball for 18 years at a national level.
Marco Coccia qualified in Human Movement Science and soon after obtained an M.SC (Hons) in Exercise Rehabilitation from the University of L’Aquila. He has actively participated in ongoing professional development. He is also a member of E.S.S.A (Exercise and Sport Science Australia) and B.A.S.E.S (British Association of Sport and Exercise Science).
As an Exercise Physiologist, Marco has utilised his extensive and international experience in exercise rehabilitation throughout Italy, Malta and Australia whilst specialising in assisting patients with chronic and musculoskeletal condition, whilst working hand in hand with Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, GP’s and Surgeons.
As a professional, Marco will provide you with a tailor made, well structured and graded exercise programme in order to achieve the required results desired.
Marco is also proficient in and practices a variety of massage techniques ranging from deep-tissue massage to sports massage, to massage for recovery and therapeutic massage.
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.