Stephen graduated from the University of Sydney with Honours in 1997 and is one of the principals of Active Physiotherapy Newtown. He has worked as a clinical physiotherapist in various NHS hospitals in the UK and as a sports physiotherapist in snowfields in Canada, Austria and Perisher Blue.
Stephen has studied extensively in Australia and overseas. He is an advanced manual therapist of the lumbar spine and pelvis region. He has reached a level of excellence in cranial, nerve and visceral manipulation. In fact, Stephen is now on of Australia’s highest level cranio-sacral therapists, having just returned from a study trip to the U.S. He is also qualified to use dry needling techniques to address deeper myofascial pain syndromes.
Stephen’s special interests lie in the treatment of complex biomechanical dysfunction. He understands that the body consists of many different systems that are intricately connected. When all these systems function in harmony with each other we have a healthy body. Wellness exists. Stephen employs very specific treatment techniques to address the dysfunction present in each individual. Through careful guidance the client learns to become more aware of their body; learns how to release excess tension; and control areas of instability.
Stephen is also developing a working model in the assessment and treatment in neonatal and paediatric populations. He is achieving excellent success rates in neonatal children who have: difficulty feeding/suckling; colic and other digestive dysfunction; head shape or other body asymmetries such as torticollis; and musculoskeletal imbalances.