Marty Zilinskas

Advanced Practice Physiotherapist, Pain Practitioner, First Contact Practitioner

Physiotherapist BIO

Martynas graduated with MSc in Physiotherapy from the University of East Anglia in 2016 and has worked within musculoskeletal setting ever since.

He is HCPC registered and in addition to the private work, he is also an advanced practitioner physiotherapist at the NHS.

He is also a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Martynas has a degree in Medical Sciences. The unique combination of the two degrees allows him to have a good insight into a person’s health and provide a holistic treatment approach.

Approach

Martynas uses his experience gained in the NHS setting to assess his patients thoroughly. He believes that medical care should address the person as a whole – their mind, body, and spirit. He is, therefore, prepared to answer questions about your past medical history, previous injuries, stress levels, diet, and lifestyle.

He will then assess the integrity of musculoskeletal and neurological systems, biomechanics, movement patterns, as well as their strengths and weaknesses.

The treatment is based on three main pillars – education and advice, exercise prescription/ lifestyle changes, and hands-on techniques. These involve mobilisation, stretching, muscle energy techniques, soft-tissue massage, and proprioceptive work.

The emphasis and proportion of time spent on a particular modality varies from patient to patient. Martynas provides patient-centered care, therefore, sessions are adjusted to your needs.

The main aim is to restore your body’s function, mobility, strength, stability, and overall fitness.

Clinical Interest

Martynas has always been involved in an active lifestyle. He has played semi-professional basketball whilst studying in Wales and Norwich and was part of the Elite Athlete scheme as a basketball player. He still runs and plays basketball daily. Martynas is a keen kite surfer.

He has links with Norwich FC with which he conducted a research project on young athlete maturation and growth. He also has experience of working with the Barnsley FC first team.

Martynas is comfortable to treat any MSK pathology, although his particular interest lies within chronic pain and shoulder pathologies and their rehab. He has attended various shoulder CPD events to continuously update clinical skills.