Stevens motto towards client are
The ability to simplify complexities and communicate clearly to clients is the most important tool a practitioner can have.
Steven is trained in the following:
- Gait re-training and Running biomechanics
- Lower limb dry needling and PNF release
- Exercise prescription – Lower limb focused
- Orthotic design and manufacturing
Steven’s Professional Journey
Steven completed his bachelor of Podiatry in 2011 as well as his certificates 3 and 4 in fitness. Since then he has undertaken a journey in elite sports medicine for 4 years, taught Podiatry undergraduates from 2014 – 2017 and started his own business, Melbourne Sports Podiatry. However, Steven wanted to make an impact to more than just people in sports, so he created the values behind The ACPAC in 2018. His passion as a result has moved into helping not only athletes but also the day to day parent, school kid, desk worker or recreational gym user to attain the same level of care as an athlete without the stigma.
About Steven the person
Growing up in Black Rock, Steven is the eldest of three. A passionate athlete, Steven at a young age represented Australia in martial arts, trained in short distance with Sandringham Athletics Club and played representative football and cricket. Sustaining significant injuries as a teenager including lower back stress fractures, a broken leg and osteitis pubis lead Steven into being a Podiatrist and Personal Trainer to better help himself and others. Currently, Steven still plays premier level cricket and is a running coach.BOOK APPOINTMENT
Michaels motto towards client care
“We tend to just live in our brains and not our body. We need to live in all our mind, body and spirit”
Michael is trained in the following:
- Alpha Alignment
- Ido Portal Method
- Exercise prescription – Spinal and Upper Limb
- Mobilisation and Manipulation – Full body
Michael’s Professional Journey
Michael completed his Osteopathic degree at Victoria University in 2015, receiving the prestigious award for student of the year from both supervisors and peers. After his degree, Michael sought to study and travel abroad to learn about the wider meaning of health. This entailed studying his Certificates 3 and 4 in fitness, as well as receiving training from one of the most renowned movement coaches in the world, Ido Portal. Returning back to Melbourne at the end of 2016, Michael begun practicing at Richmond Osteopathy full time, while learning the art of Alpha alignment techniques to learn about how to flush the nervous system, as well as its role on the mind, body and spirit.
About Michael the Person
Yes you guessed right, it’s Stevens younger and wiser brother. Michael also represented Australia in martial arts as a junior. Michael continued to excel in sports, representing Victoria twice as a representative cricketer, as well as playing 1st grade football for Brighton Grammar. However, mobility and flexibility were some of Michael’s biggest barriers in moving further with his sport. From being able to do the sideways splits as a child, to not being able to move his hips and spine from lifting heavy weights in the gym, Michael decided to change his training in his early 20’s. He shifted his mindset and completely transformed his body through yoga, functional re-training and osteopathy to help him learn how to move freely again. A bubbly and opinionated person, he is an incredibly driven practitioner and person.BOOK APPOINTMENT
Simon motto towards client care
“Good communication and education are paramount in helping improve the client’s complaint, encouraging active recovery and increasing their understanding to prevent further re-injury from occurring in the future”
Simon is trained in the following:
- Mobilisation and Manipulation
- Soft tissue massage and counter strain techniques
- Exercise prescription
- Sports taping techniques
Simon’s Professional Journey
Before venturing into the world of Osteopathy Simon had always been involved in the sporting industry. After completing his first degree, a Bachelor’s in information systems, he spent the next 10 years working for companies including Nike, Puma and The Athletes foot. Simon first became interested in Osteopathy after seeking advice for several sporting injuries of his own sustained whilst playing Rugby Union. Simon enjoyed the approach and results Osteopathy offered and pursued a career in the field. He completed his Bachelor of Clinical Science and Master of Health Science at Victoria University. Simon believes every client is unique and that their treatment and rehabilitation programmes should be tailored to fit with their individual lifestyle. Simon has a keen interest in lower limb and shoulder complaints and working in a clinical setting he enjoys helping those people who sustain injuries get back to the activities they love best.
About Simon the Person
Simon was born and raised in Melbourne and played every sport available but somehow ended up with a passion for Rugby Union. It was his own injuries sustained over the years that motivated Simon to return to University and pursue a career in Osteopathy. Simon still plays rugby for the Melbourne RUFC, which he has been a member of for the past 17 years. In the off-season he tries to keep active by playing basketball, cycling, and heading to the gym but will admit sometimes the basketball might be on the PlayStation. Having been through several reconstructive surgeries in his time Simon understands what is needed from both sides of the client practitioner relationship when recovering from injuries.BOOK APPOINTMENT