After having practiced Krav Maga (self defence) since 2014, he became a qualified instructor in 2019 and goes through intense levels of boxing training regularly himself, furthering his knowledge in sport recovery.
Mattia also practices spearfishing and apnea diving which consists of intense training that can involve specific diaphragmatic breathing techniques, aerobic and anaerobic exercises routines which enable him to perform longer dives. He believes that the understanding gained from his training can be helpful not only when assisting patient’s recovery from injury but also for anyone that wants to improve their fitness levels or modify their lifestyle.
During his volunteering experience in South America he had the chance to work closely with children and adolescents which is one of the main reasons he now has decided to follow up and take a postgraduate course in paediatrics. He believes this course will give him the confidence and knowledge to treat younger patients but also it will improve his understanding of the human development and how this can be used when treating adults that perhaps are carrying issues from many years.
Mattia is also a fully qualified sport massage therapist to help him add relevant clinical experience while studying to become an osteopath. During these years he was able to refine and develop lots of useful techniques to help his patients speed up their bodies recovery post workout.
His treatment often includes giving his patients tailored exercises to help them rehabilitate from injury or preparing the body to start a new sport or activity that could increase the demand on the body.
Generally Mattia would describe himself as a professional, committed and passionate individual that enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He loves being in the nature, camping and any type of outdoor activity especially when it becomes an adventure. He has a soft spot for gardening, in particular for bonsai trees. Mattia likes cooking good food, but enjoys eating it even more . He believes this characteristic originated from his Italian heritage despite the many years spent in London. During his adolescence he played football for the local team and since then enjoys playing occasionally with his friends as well as watching it as much as possible.
Due to his travelling experiences and family roots Mattia can speak Italian, English, Spanish and Portuguese (the latter perhaps a bit rusty). During his travels Mattia had the chance to meet and explore different countries and cultures that allowed him to have a realistic view and understanding over the word, appreciating the differences amongst all of as and allowed him to have an open mind. For this reasons he is able to get along with most of people and would describe himself as a people person. Mattia considers himself to be empathetic and a good listener and believes that these qualities are of fundamental importance especially when working in healthcare profession caring for his patients.