About Me

Zac Laraman

Muscle & Joint Pain Specialist
International Registered Osteopath 7141
Soft Tissue Therapist LSSM (Dip.) MISRM

B.Sc (Hons) Osteopathic Medicine (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)

Member of the Institute of Soft Tissue Therapists

Registered with The General Osteopathic Council

Exercise Rehabilitation

Member of the European Association of Surfing Doctors

Dry Needling (Medical Acupuncture)

Kinesio Taping

I am a muscle and joint pain specialist who specialises in sports injury, but I also treat all musculoskeletal related issues. I work from Bangor in Gwynedd but also have patients from Anglesey, Conwy and Denbighshire who need osteopathy, which is similar to physiotherapy and chiropractic practices.

I am a freelance lecturer who has taught at A level, HND and Degree levels in sports science, research methods and statistics, sports massage, physiotherapy and anatomy.

In September 2023 I was the lead tutor for a charity that taught Sherpas in Nepal to carry out Sports Massage for trekking tourists (Lehara.org). This was to subsidise their earnings and hopefully begin to build a sustainable income for the sherpas in the Everest region. This was the beginning of a longer term project.

This year I am volunteering with the Royal Marines Veterans Speed March World Record Team. Assisting in injury prevention and treatment for the record attempt on July 21st in London.

For 14 years I was a lead tutor at the London School of Sports Massage (LSSM) in Regents College, London, and also ran a satellite school for LSSM for 3 years in North Wales. I devised and taught a module on Human Anatomy at the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Bangor University. I have written articles on sports injury for Climber Magazine, 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jim Kelly’s Fell running guides and Olly Sander’s DVD on Expedition Skills in Sea Kayaking.

Before my change of career, I worked as a cycle messenger in London for 6 years. Consequently, this sparked my interest in cycling sport and I have since been the soigneur for Wales, and the Great Britain road cycling squads in Europe. I continue to treat injuries related to cycling and cycle set-up, as well as with working with Gareth Jones of Evolution cycles in Bangor to help resolve cycling related injury.

I have treated people internationally;  within the UK, France, Monaco, India, Thailand, Singapore and Nepal. I have worked with sports physicians, osteopaths, general practitioners, orthopedic and emergency medicine consultants, dentists, prothodontists, chiropractors, podiatrists, yoga and Pilates teachers, physiotherapists, psychologists and psychotherapists. I have a particular interest in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome.

I have 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
  • The Functional Squat for UWCSEA pupils and teachers, Singapore

My own sporting interests have included Track and Field (county 100m and club level Hammer), open water swimming, climbing, road cycling, Crossfit and MMA. At Bangor university I was the club captain of Bangor University Rowing Club. I continue to, as we all do, try to keep to a healthy lifestyle.