What we can help you with
Low back pain is common among all ages and is the number one cause of disability worldwide. Rarely can a specific cause of low back pain be identified; thus, most low back pain is termed non-specific. Non-specific low back pain can be either acute (24-48hrs) or chronic (greater than 3 months duration) and is characterised by a range of physical, psychological and social factors that interact to cause impaired function.
Neck pain is a common musculoskeletal condition. Similar to back pain it is important to know what structures and positions are triggering pain, whether it be chronic neck pain, acute neck pain or whiplash.
Shoulder injuries are common especially in sports which require overhead movements such as surfing, swimming, baseball or weightlifting. There are many structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bone) which can cause pain in the shoulder.
The knee is a common joint which is injured in many sports such as AFL, netball, running and martial arts. It is important to know which structure/s are affected with knee injuries whether it be ligament injuries, meniscus tears or tendon pain.
Muscle Strains & Ligament Sprains
Muscle strains and ligament sprains are common and it is important to diagnose the grade and then improve flexibility and strength, enabling a proper return to activities to help reduce risk of re-injury.
We help with a range of sporting injuries from sports like running, rowing, baseball, martial arts, weightlifting and tennis. During assessment we will look into how you’re performing the movements specific to your sport and provide an individualised management plan to get you back to the sports you love sooner.
MEET OUR TEAM
David's focus has always been on providing the best possible care and experience for his patients, and as Trident has grown he has enjoyed working and expanded the business with like minded practitioners who share the same values that Trident was initially built on.
Steve takes time to understand the history of your condition. His goal is not only to provide a diagnosis, but to empower you to understand what treatment options are available to help including what you can do for yourself. His approach is genuine and he works with you to achieve your goals while taking into account your general health and lifestyle factors.
Steve has a clinical interest in low back pain, neck pain and lower limb injuries. He also helps people with pain in the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle. Steve believes ongoing education is important. He is actively involved as a tutor/lecturer of Chiropractic students at Macquarie University. He keeps active and maintains his own fitness as a keen runner, bike packer and average surfer.
"Ultimately my goal is to prevent pain and injuries from occurring in the first place by training strong balanced biomechanical control and instilling appropriate pain knowledge. I enjoy educating my patients about how to understand and manage their own pain allowing them to be able to get on with the better parts of life!”
Laura never feels as though she is doing enough (high achiever) so whilst being in clinical practice she also teaches at Macquarie University and is undertaking her PhD at Sydney University. Her research is looking at back pain in children and teenagers.
Outside of the clinic you’ll find Laura sipping on triple shot latte’s to stay wired for her local vinyasa yoga class.
Laura brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and a much needed female influence previously not seen at Trident. She is sure to be a huge asset to the team who is warm, welcoming and genuine in helping you help yourself!
Nerissa has a special interest in restorative body work. She has a strong belief in the importance of Therapeutic Remedial massage to help aid in recovery and getting the body moving well. Her aim is to achieve full functional movements while allowing time for your nervous system to drop into a deep restful and reparative state.
In a quest to better understand injury prevention and to develop her style in assessment and treatment, Nerissa went on to learning the pilates method and becoming a Qualified Pilates Instructor. This gives her a greater understanding of the bio-kinematics of the body and the importance of treating the body as a whole.
Nerissa is dedicated to making the world a better place one massage at a time.
Diagnosis of Condition
An accurate diagnosis of musculoskeletal conditions through a detailed history and assessment. Allows us to educate and form a tailored management plan which is to your individual needs. Helping you to help yourself!
Chiropractic encompasses a vast array of techniques from manipulation to soft tissue work to advice. The modern practice is focusing on the musculoskeletal system as a whole and addressing the biomechanics surrounding it.
Exercise & Rehabilitation
Exercise & Rehabilitation is important in the management of injuries and general health. We use individualised and progressive programs to help you build strength, improve flexibility and endurance.
Soft Tissue Therapy
Soft tissue therapy aims to alter muscle tone allowing an immediate change and tolerance to muscle stretch. This in combination with exercise and education aims to get you back moving.
Gait & Movement Analysis
Slow motion gait analysis is available in which often lower extremity patients commonly undergo if experiencing issues during training. It involves video capture of running patterns addressing multiple aspects to combat any dysfunction.
Dry Needling uses acupuncture needles to unload local muscle tissue by creating a micro-inflammatory response and neuro-modulation of tone. This essentially can lower the firing rate of contraction and reduces muscle tension.