At Trident Manual Therapy we strongly believe in creating less dependance on the role of passive care by educating our clientele on corrective movements and exercise. We want you to spend less time on the table and more time enjoying the activities you love.



David Stroud
David StroudChiropractor
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.
Gabe Smith
Gabe SmithChiropractor
Gabe is a Chiropractor who graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor and Masters in Chiropractic Science. Gabe grew up in Singleton in the Hunter Valley, wrangling cattle, chopping wood, picking rocks and playing sport. While Gabe enjoyed a multitude of sports as a kid he (unfortunately) could not be considered “elite” in any of these pursuits which seems to be in direct contrast with any other person who has ever entered the Chiro or Physio field (seriously, go and read some other bio’s).

He once even judged at a local dairy cattle show and still holds a strong connection to his country roots, none more so then occasionally rocking a pair of well worn R.M. Williams boots in the clinic. He argues: “wearing these really keeps me grounded.”

In all seriousness, Gabe is driven by figuring things out. He enjoys helping people find things that are potential limiters to the way they perform. From overhead throwing mechanics to getting more out of a deadlift, to just moving without pain. Whatever it is you do, he’s interested in making you go FURTHER, FASTER or BETTER.

Stephen Sharp
Stephen SharpChiropractor
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.


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