Steve started working as a Chiropractor in Sydney over 25 years and noticed that some people would re-injure themselves or become sick again even though they felt better. He found this was because the underlying problems still remained. So he began to explore new ways of helping people break the underlying patterns of ill health, rather than focus solely on symptom relief.
Much of the further study he has done relates to how people adapt and react to everyday stress. Short term stress can actually be good for us. It can keep us alive. But long term stress is different. It can be damaging. It is estimated that 90% of doctor visits in America are for conditions that result from stress. Australia is not significantly different.
The ability for our body to adapt and cope with stressors is the difference between health and illness; the difference between remaining youthful, and ageing more quickly. Medical research shows that stress is involved in 60 to 90% of most health issues and is a factor in most disease.
Steve uses instrumentation to measure this. The stress response evaluation measures your ability to react, adapt and recover from stressors in everyday life. Using this measurement, he aims to help you achieve and sustain better health.
Steve also has a keen interest in biofeedback and neurofeedback.
Nerofeedback is a form of treatment modality, using real-time display of brainwave activity. It involves direct training of the brain, by which the brain learns to function more efficiently.
Neurofeedback is training of self-regulation. It is simply biofeedback applied to the brain directly. Self-regulation training allows the nervous system (the central nervous system) to function better.
Biofeedback is a technique to help one gain awareness of one’s biological activity to improve performance.
The Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
Biofeedback Certified International Alliance – Australia
For more information on Steve and his work, please visit his website.