Zach Friedenreich earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Health Science Studies from the 3+3 program at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. During his time at Quinnipiac, Zach was inducted into both the undergraduate and graduate National Scholastic Honor Society for the Allied Health Professions and completed advanced courses in Orthopedics to become certified in the Mulligan Concept for the Lower Quadrant. While in graduate school, Zach served as the graduate assistant in the Quinnipiac Motion Analysis and Biomechanics Laboratory, where he performed various research projects with collegiate athletes. Zach graduated Magna Cum Laude during both his undergraduate and graduate tenures at Quinnipiac University.
During his first 4 years at Quinnipiac, Zach was a member of the NCAA men’s soccer team at the division 1 level. Zach and the Quinnipiac men’s soccer team were 3-time regular season conference champions in 2012, 2013, and 2014 and champions of the MAAC tournament in 2013, giving Quinnipiac University their first NCAA tournament birth in school history. In his freshman year, Zach sustained an ACL tear and subsequent reconstruction that sidelined him for 6 months. Based upon his personal experience following his ACL reconstruction, Zach has a unique understanding and appreciation for what a patient experiences during the rehabilitation process, physically and psychologically.
Zach’s clinical experience includes inpatient and outpatient orthopedics, cardiopulmonary, neuromuscular, and sports rehabilitation, including training at EXOS in San Diego, CA where he had the unique opportunity to work with NFL and college athletes and elite military personnel.
Zach continues to be an avid sports enthusiast and stays active with weight training, soccer, and cycling.