Stephen joined D.O.C. in 2009 after returning from training in middle distance running and traveling in Kenya and Europe. Stephen competed his Masters of Osteopathy at R.M.I.T. University in the effects of osteopathic technique on stress in healthy adult patients.
Stephen completed a Human Movement Sport Science degree in 2001 at R.M.I.T. University and has since worked in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer, running and hydrotherapy instructor. Being an extremely active individual from a young age participating in a vast number of sports, at both amateur to elite level sport, Stephen understands and enjoys treating active people. Over the years, Stephen has treated several Australian middle and long distance runners, along with athletes from numerous other sports including Australian rules, triathlon, soccer, kayaking, tennis, cricket and swimming. Through his own injuries, working in the gym, taking hydrotherapy and treating athletes, he knows how important rehabilitation and injury prevention are.
Stephen is the youngest of eight children in his family with many nieces and nephews at hand. It is no wonder that he has developed an interest in treating children, whose bodies respond so well to the osteopathic approach.
These days Stephen is focused on his osteopathic career and his running, competing at both state, national and international levels with his running. His current International running goals are to representing Australia at World Championships Half Marathon 2012, return to Japan in 2012 to again represent Australia at the International Ekiden Relays and 2013 World Cross Country Championships.
Steve’s dedication, determination and endurance within his weekly training is an inspiration to us all at D.O.C.