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 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 pain and injuries can be a familiar occurrence, 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.
Knee injuries can occur all too frequently 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 and ligament sprains are commonplace 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.
All the programs are tailored to help golfers improve their fitness to improve their scores! If you are looking to increase your distance, build some consistency, lose weight and improve your mobility, you will find a program here that will help you achieve just that! The best part about it is that he has tested all these programs on golfers of all abilities, sizes, ages and we come to the same outcome… Lower scores, increased distance and an easier to repeat swing!
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 is a allied health profession which focusses on the assessment, management and education of the neuro-musculoskeletal system. At Trident Movement we don’t give you a cookie-cutter approach to your health, we are a group of health professionals who are passionate about helping you be pain-free and functioning the best for the long term.
We recognise that like people, no two injuries are the same. We aim to empower and inspire you to reach your goals. Rehabilitation exercises are one of tools we have to help you reduce pain, prevent future episodes of pain and reach your goals sooner.
Remedial massage therapy aims to loosen and soften tight or overused muscles. Tight muscles make us feel like we are unable to move freely. The aim of massage is to loosen our soft tissues, allowing the body to access a greater range of movement, feel rested and to improve recovery from activity.
Exercise has significant health benefits for our heart, body and mind. We know that exercise can help prevent cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. We know that exercise can help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. Exercise should be enjoyable and fun, however in Australia less than half of adults get the recommended amount of exercise per day.