Steve McMullen has benefited from osteopathy for over 20 years, thanks to receiving treatments for his own sports and work related injuries. He was so impressed at the positive results of osteopathic treatment that he decided to leave his job as a firefighter in NZ, and train to become an osteopath. He graduated from the European School of Osteopathy with 1st class honours, and has been working with patients since 2015. His personal experiences of pain and injuries allow particular empathy with that of his patients.
Understanding that the cause of pain and the location of pain are not always the same thing, Steve’s treatments aim to relieve not only immediate pain, but also to identify and address the root cause of the problem. He works closely with his patients to explain their situation to them, offers them hands on treatment in the clinic, and supports this by providing personally tailored home exercises as needed.
His treatment approach favours a range of gentle, ‘indirect’, soft tissue techniques, as well as stronger, ‘direct’, articulations and manipulations, enhanced by dry-needling (a form of western acupuncture), but he is always guided by the preferences of his patients.
Steve finds the wide range of osteopathic approaches fascinating, and is constantly looking to expand his own repertoire of skills. To complement his osteopathy, he has further qualifications in sports massage, dry needling, sports taping and kinesiology taping.
Away from osteopathy, Steve enjoys keeping fit in a multitude of ways. He prefers to be out in the countryside, and is looking forward to the day he can get another dog.