Žiga Tavčar

Masseur and therapist

Žiga was growing up playing many sports including basketball, volleyball and football until he settled in track and field where he was also a member of a national team in the junior division. Having been frustrated with many injuries led him to pursue a dual degree in physiotherapy and manual therapy.


  • October 2016, Diagnostic imaging in physiotherapy (DFS, Section of a manual therapy),
  • October, student trainer for group exercises in patients with low-back, neck and shoulder pain in University Rehabilitation Institute Republic of Slovenia,
  • season 2016/17, a therapist at Hockey club Playboy Slavija (implementation of therapeutic massages and other manual techniques such as joint mobilisation, harmonic techniques, myofascial techniques, trigger points,...),
  • March 2017, Manual therapy - diagnostic techniques and treatment of peripheral joints (DFS, Section of a manual therapy),
  • season 2017/18, a therapist of team KK Ilirija,
  • season 2017/18, a therapist of a team HK Playboy Slavija,
  • October 2017, Visceral manipulation 1 (Barral Institute),
  • November 2017, Manipulacija hrbtenice 1 (Osteon Manual Therapy Training),
  • January 2018, Dry needling 1 (Osteon Manual Therapy Training),
  • January 2018, Spine manipulation 2 (Osteon Manual Therapy Training),
  • March 2018, Seminar of Osteon Manual Therapy Training,
  • June 2018, Temporomandibular joint in a relationship with neck, Branka Slakan Jakovljević (Ljubljana, Slovenija),
  • December 2018, Craniosacral Therapy,
  • February 2019, Injury and rehabilitation, Sally Belanger (Ljubljana, Slovenia),
  • April 2019. Basics of fascial and myofascial relaxation Branka Slakan Jakovljević (Ljubljana, Slovenia),
  • Starting April 2019, part of Team A of the Ski Jumping Team,
  • November 2019, manual treatment along fascial lines (ZD Kranj, Slovenia).

Peti element presents STOTT PILATES®, GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® technique according to international standards. For holistic approach we also offer post-rehabilitation, massage, trigger point therapy, fascial and connective tissue release and NMT therapies.

Peti element studio
Barjanska 62, 1000 Ljubljana