Zac Lewis – Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Zac completed his osteopathic training with a research masters focusing on sporting injury rehabilitation near the beach town of Byron Bay, Australia in 2013. The close proximity of the student practice to the beach and hinterland of NSW exposed him to a large variety of athletes including professional surfers and Australian footballers. Recently he has been working in Queenstown, New Zealand focusing on both snow sports and ice hockey, training the national team the Ice Blacks for international competition.
Zac has a strong focus on evidence based practice with post graduate interest in neurology and central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) function, leading him to further training in neurological development in young children and adolescence and has recently been working with infantile colic to relieve symptoms of reflux in newborn children.
In adults, Zac has worked predominantly with those suffering from chronic headaches, migraines and poor neurological function such as numbness, tingling and weakness in the limbs.
Common techniques included in Zac’s treatment rely heavily on the assessment of both the nervous system and musculoskeletal system. Dry needling and joint manipulation are routinely used to reduce muscle spasm, improve joint range of motion and modulate nerve function. Muscle strength testing and reflexes are used as baseline measurements to ensure an empirical approach to monitoring improvement over the course of rehabilitation.
Sporting Background: AFL (Football), golf, surfing, skateboarding, basketball, cricket, squash
Interests: Music, audio engineering, chess, anything outdoors
Passionate About: Plays piano, guitar and drums. Spends too much on surf trips.
Favourite Quote: Luck is for the unprepared