Chiropractic encompasses a vast array of techniques from manipulation to soft tissue work to advice. The modern practice is focusing on the musculoskeletal system as a whole and addressing the biomechanics surrounding it.
IASTM or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation utilises a tool to apply load to soft tissues. This tool is used in conjunction with other therapy to enhance movement and alter the tone in muscles faster.
The Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a screening tool used to observe asymmetries and alterations in bio-mechanics in several basic movement patterns. It aims to identify the cause of symptoms not just the source of pain.
Various muscle release techniques are utilised at Trident MT. Active release work enables the tissue tone to be altered under a slight load allowing an immediate and more effective change and tolerance to stretch.
Slow motion gait analysis is available in which often lower extremity patients commonly undergo if experiencing issues during training. It involves video capture of running patterns addressing multiple aspects to combat any dysfunction.
Laser guided movement is utilised to re-establish motor control and identify areas of weakness. It is also used to allow dissociation of limbs relative to trunk control further reinforcing control through movement.
David was a little kid with big dreams, literally, he was tiny. Although initially perusing other careers along the lines of professional baseball player and rock star – Dave decided that was too mainstream for his vibes, ultimately he needed an industry that would challenge him.
When Stroudy eventually grew into his boots and gave up on the idea of singing backup with Daryl Braithwaite (not before learning all the lyrics to The Horses) he started studying Chiropractic at Macquarie University. He learnt some important information on the human body and even singing.
His focus is movement based management of musculoskeletal problems with an emphasis on assessing the QUALITY of movement within a skill. Whether that be a squat in a gym, running through the park or picking up your child. Each of these movements can be assessed into fundamental parts and rebuilt to create more robust humans performing at their optimal capacity.
Despite growing up in Pennant Hills and attending a highly sought after private school on a saxophone scholarship, apparently, he’s not a bad bloke.
After this rather dark and unfortunate time of his life Steve came to his senses and followed a girl to the Northern Beaches where he took up a career of surfing, reading peninsula living and refusing to travel over bridges.
Steve has managed to half finish a grand total of 3 major races, including two UTA50’s and a half Ironman. With this level of experience out in the thick of it he’s sure to be able to make you at least half the athlete you would like to be.
When he wasn’t out hitting the trails or on the saddle spinning out to West Head he spent 5 years of studying to become a Chiropractor. After the intense level of scrutiny that comes with the Chiropractic Master’s program Steve decided that just wasn’t enough and continued his post-graduate studies with a Master of Research at Macquarie University. As part of this he investigated the associations between adolescent health and somatic pain. He is actively involved at Macquarie University as a tutor and lecturer to Chiropractic students on the topics of biomechanics, orthopaedics and public health.
Through his mixture of clinical expertise and research rigour Steve adds another dimension to the clinic and he looks forward to getting involved with running and multisport communities on the Northern Beaches.