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Reoccurring Injury
Reoccurring Injury


Ugly painful feet

Are you worried about how bunions, flat feet or a family history of arthritis can affect your feet and legs in the future? If you are then you are not alone. Those conditions suck, and the resultant pain can persist for a number of years if not decades.

So how do we help you with preventing all the nasties that can happen with your feet and legs? Our Podiatrist Steven’s main focus has been over many years too assist men and women prevent arthritis, bunions and other foot complications by doing three specific things in his initial consult.

1) A walking/gait analysis – This is an in-depth movement analysis which Steven will break down with you on the day. He has a big belief that how you choose stand and walk for 95% of your active day is a vital to assess when you are wanting to help prevent foot pains and problems.

2) Strength Vs Mobility assessment – Some people are flexible, hyper mobile or completely the opposite. No matter what it is, Steven assesses from the hipsn down to the toes in the strength vs mobility department. Lower limb biomechanics and strength heavily affects the pressures you put through your feet. And if your hips are unstable or your knees don’t adequately absorb shock than you might find the feet can be a bi-product of what is happening above it.

3) Footwear assessment – In your initial appointment you will leave with a footwear blueprint that you can use for LIFE! This blue print gives you the specs you need to find the right shoe in a marketplace where models of shoes are changing quicker than you can keep up.

PLEASE know we get that you have a life, you’re in the hustle and probably know it’s best if you wear supportive shoes, stretch and BLAH BLAH BLAH. However, coming from someone like Steve who has an obsession with nice shoes, has flat feet and has managed numerous amounts of people with arthritis… It’s fair to say that there are many treatments, tips and tricks that he can recommend to make sure you get through the days, months and years to come.

Prioritise yourself. You’ve spent the time reading, now spend 30 seconds booking your name in, and have peace of mind knowing it’s vital to look after yourself now and in the future.


The Grandfather back

Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock! Okay, your back isn’t a clock. But for all you Apple-crazy, logically driven digital-watch users out there, remember the big hand…

Let’s treat that hand as your spine. It moves, works and holds your body every minute of every hour of every day. It’s arguably one of the most precious things in your body right now.

If you’re reading this, your priority is probably to figure out how we can help you prevent your back pain quickly and simply. Well, I have an answer for you….and it’s this:

Booking your appointment at the ACPAC is an avenue where we move past just saying “you have a scoliosis” or “your pelvis is tilted” or “i think you need 10 treatments of back manipulation”.

Our treatments will (of course) provide you with a clear insight into diagnosis, but more importantly provide a way for us to see and test how you may be using your back everyday.

We endeavour to teach you about your back and not just treat it. The more you understand, the better your opportunity to truly address your concerns for the future of your spine.

So whether you’re a desk worker, tradie or a trending social media queen – it will be reassuring for you to know that we value your individuality and time to get ahead of the curve, so you can continue living and doing the things that matter to you most.


Reoccurring Injury

Okay future ACPACAS, there is no funky title here. You’ve either just come back from injury, surgery or are dealing with a new or chronic problem that is hindering you from moving, training or playing the way you want.

We get that injury is a mentally bruising, emotionally draining and worst of all, a demotivating deterrent for activity. And the idea of addressing this with someone who just gives you tedious exercises and balance board training when you just want to get out there and run, move and perform would drive you into insanity.

Put yourself in safe hands. We get the frustrations and more importantly know how to move you through the treatment process so that you can get back to your best as fast and smart as possible.

We don’t pull any punches, so book in now and address your concerns with us so we can get you feeling and moving exceptionally.




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.


Joshua Slade

B.Sc, M.Chiro

Josh’s motto towards client care

To empower people to take control of their own health and wellness and to live life optimally and naturally.

Josh is trained in the following:

  • Diversifed manual technique
  • Saccro Occipital Technique (SOT)
  • Gonstead Technique
  • SD Prtotocol

Josh’s Professional Journey

Josh completed his Masters of Chiropractics at RMIT Melbourne in 2016. Since then, he has worked all around Victoria for Todd Clinics, predominantly treating people suffering from acute pain in rural and remote areas. As of this year Josh has permanently relocated to Cairns to lead a Chiropractic clinic, but flies down once a month to work especially with the ACPAC. His strengths and passions include wellness care, injury prevention and rehabilitation, sports specific training, and stress management.

About Josh the Person

Josh is originally from the small coastal town of Portland in country Victoria. He played football and basketball at representative levels and due to the constant stresses on his body he often needed care for injury prevention and rehabilitation. His interest in sports and the body led him to Melbourne. He played VFL for Sandringham as well studying his Chiropractics course. Chiropractics has enabled him to provide helpful pain management techniques along with his movement focused health care philosophy.



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 and 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.



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.



Opening Hours

Mon-Fri :
8:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat- :
10AM to 2:00PM

Few of our service areas

When looking at your life right now, without a doubt you endeavour to surround yourself with the people that provide you with good energy and allow you to the most out yourself.

ACPAC- The Active Practitioners
Windsor 4 White St, Windsor, Australia 3181

Call Us: (03) 88997423 Email us: info@recovery-lab.com.au


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