Zac Laraman - Principal Osteopath
Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist LSSM (Dip.)
Clinic: 01286 871 994
B.Sc (Hons) Osteopathy (University of Brighton)
B.A. (Hons) Sport, Health and Physical Education (University of Wales, Bangor)
Clinical Sport & Remedial Massage, LSSM (Dip.) (London School of Sports Massage)
- Registered with the General Osteopathic Council
- Member of the British Osteopathic Association
- Member of the Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage
- Titleist Golf Fitness Instructor Level 1
- Pilates APPI Matwork Level 1
Zac is a registered Osteopath, Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist. He is also a freelance lecturer who has taught at A level, HND and Degree levels in Sports Science, Sports Massage and Physiotherapy.
For the past 8 years he has been a lead tutor at the London School of Sports Massage www.lssm.com (LSSM) in Regents College, London, and at LSSM School in North Wales based in Llanberis.
He has written articles on sports injury for Climber Magazine, 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jim Kellys' Fell running guides runtothehills.bardbank.co.uk and Olly Sander's DVD on Expedition Skills in Sea Kayaking.
Before his career change, Zac was a cycle messenger in London for 6 years. This sparked his interest in cycling and he has since been the masseur / soigneur for the Welsh and Great Britain road cycling squads in Europe. He continues to treat injuries related to cycle set-up.
He has lived and worked in Snowdonia, North Wales, for the past sixteen years which has afforded him a deep insight into the prevention and rehabilitation of many outdoor injuries. He has a particular focus on climbing and kayaking injury, as well as Hypermobility syndrome and is well known for his treatment of these conditions.
He is available to present and has presented on various topics to interested groups;
- Posture to the Radiographers at Breast Test Wales in Llandudno and Cardiff
- North Wales NHS Trust Vocational Training Scheme for young General Practitioners
- Biomechanics of Karate and Injury prevention to the Welsh Traditional Karate Federation
- Sports Science students at Bangor University on 'Anterior Knee Pain and on the role of Osteopathy in Sports Medicine'
- Accident and Emergency doctors at Bangor Hospital for a guest lecture on 'Sports Massage and Osteopathy - techniques in acute and chronic problems'.
- Climbing Injury and Prevention at the Llanberis Mountain Film Festival
His own sporting interests have included Track and Field (county 100m and club level Hammer). At Bangor University he was also the Club Captain of Bangor University Rowing Club.
Now his interests include mountain walking, climbing and sea kayaking, but these have of late taken a back seat to studying.