WHAT IS TRIDENT MOVEMENT ABOUT?
Trident Movement’s focus is to create less dependence on the role of passive care.
An accurate diagnosis of dysfunctional movement is essential to applying treatments to the root cause of the problem and not just the symptoms. In utilising an evidence-based approach to manual therapy including a multidisciplinary skill set, active care, and education, we help you, help yourself!
MEET OUR PRACTITIONERS
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.
These values are to apply a unique and tailored approach to musculoskeletal care whilst providing education, hands on 1:1 sessions, coupled with exercise to alleviate pain and improve performance.
David has a keen interest in working with athletes or anyone looking to get that little extra out of their body.
His focus is movement based management of musculoskeletal problems with an emphasis on assessing the QUALITY of movement within a skill. Whether that be a squat in a gym, running through the park or picking up your child. Each of these movements can be assessed into fundamental parts and rebuilt to create more robust humans performing at their optimal capacity.
After this rather dark and unfortunate time of his life Steve came to his senses and followed a girl to the Northern Beaches where he took up a career of surfing, reading peninsula living and refusing to travel over bridges.
Steve has managed to half finish a grand total of 3 major races, including two UTA50’s and a half Ironman. With this level of experience out in the thick of it he’s sure to be able to make you at least half the athlete you would like to be.
When he wasn’t out hitting the trails or on the saddle spinning out to West Head he spent 5 years of studying to become a Chiropractor. After the intense level of scrutiny that comes with the Chiropractic Master’s program Steve decided that just wasn’t enough and continued his post-graduate studies with a Master of Research at Macquarie University. As part of this he investigated the associations between adolescent health and somatic pain. He is actively involved at Macquarie University as a tutor and lecturer to Chiropractic students on the topics of biomechanics, orthopaedics and public health.
Through his mixture of clinical expertise and research rigour Steve adds another dimension to the clinic and he looks forward to getting involved with running and multisport communities on the Northern Beaches.
“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.
Trident began in 2015 with the focus of challenging the status quo and delivering a health service with an emphasis on creating robust humans through mobilising, stabilising and optimising movement.
We shied away from the term Chiropractic and settled on Manual Therapy which we felt encompassed much of what we did at the time. We have always placed an emphasis on active care and getting people off the treatment table to transition them from pain to performance.
We believe that Movement is at the core of what we do and epitomises our approach of developing a community of like-minded people who want to be better.
Yes we are Chiropractors – yet our definition on what chiropractic is might be different to what others might assume.
We do treat conditions like back pain, neck pain but also manage shoulder injuries, knee injuries and other peripheral muscle, tendon and ligament injuries.
We are NOT defined by just the spine or “cracking” joints. Manipulation is just one tool to help improve movement and decrease pain and is always combined with other treatments including exercise, massage and education. Using a multidisciplinary approach we aim to get people out of pain and back enjoying the activities they love.
We Do NOT believe in seeing you for weeks and weeks till the end of time. We believe that education is key in empowering you to manage your pain and injuries.
We DO believe in DISCHARGING you. That’s part of being an ethical practitioner and person.
We strongly believe in EXERCISE as a modality to overcome injury and pain.
We are evidence based practitioners – we pride ourselves on staying up to date with current research and continued learning to give the best outcomes to our patients.
We feel that “Trident Movement” best encompasses these core values. We realise that yes it is different and might not be everyone’s cup of tea but we look forward to continuing to serve those who hold similar values to their health.