Andrew Zacharia - Physiotherapist / Director
Andrew graduated from the University of South Australia in 2012 with a Masters of Physiotherapy, after completing his Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement & Health Studies) in 2009. In 2014, Andrew went on to complete a Bachelor of Health Science (Honours), where he conducted research with the North Melbourne Kangaroos (AFL) over two consecutive seasons, looking at preventing and managing lower limb injuries. Andrew finally finished off his studying days with a Masters of Musculoskeletal & Sport Physiotherapy in 2015 where he was fortunate enough to work with and be taught by world renown physiotherapists, researchers, and other various health professionals.
Andrew has a keen interest in sports physiotherapy and provides his services to a variety of sporting clubs and associations. Currently, Andrew is a senior physiotherapist for the Metro United Women's Football Club in the FFSA Women's National Premier League, Gaza Football Club in the SAAFL and works with multiple Crossfit boxes across Adelaide. Previously Andrew has worked as a Strength & Conditioning coach and Physiotherapist with the North Adelaide and Woodville West Torrens football clubs in the SANFL and has looked after many local football, soccer, netball and tennis clubs.
Andrew's expertise is lower limb injuries and rehabilitation due to working heavily in this field during his research with elite athletes. In addition to this, he enjoys working with overhead athletes, and those experiencing neck pain, spinal pain and headaches. Andrew's knowledge regarding the biomechanics of movement and sport allow him to utilise corrective exercises to aid recovery for his patients and have them return to sport quicker than expected. He looks to find the source of your pain or problem to not only help manage it, but also prevent it from coming back.
Complementing his work as a Physiotherapist, Andrew is still heavily involved with research and education, being a part of a group of health professionals looking into musculoskeletal screening and injury prediction in junior elite footballers (SANFL u18s). Andrew also provides ongoing education for personal trainers at various Anytime Fitness locations, presents seminars to Crossfit coaches and athletes and has previously worked for the University of South Australia, teaching within the Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement & Health Studies) degree.