Chiropractor / NET
My name is Sam and I am the new associate Chiropractor here at Contemporary Health Care Dee Why. I graduated from Macquarie University in 2017 with my Bachelor and Masters of Chiropractic.
My passion for health, nutrition and fitness comes from a love of sport and the outdoors through my scouting and elite gymnastics background. I am an elite gymnast and have competed in the sport for over 16 years, training 20+ hours a week. Gymnastics is an incredible sport, requiring long hours of commitment and dedication to developing strength, flexibility and finesse through movement; and through gymnastics, I have developed a unique understanding of the human body.
My inspiration to become a chiropractor came from my father who is a chiropractor in Tasmania. I grew up seeing the wonderful things that chiropractic work can do for people.
What you eat can have a huge impact on your health. That is why I like to consume a balanced diet based mainly on eating whole unprocessed foods, while ensuring good variety throughout the week (yes, including the occasional chocolate). Choosing the right fuel for your body is not always easy, but with a few basic principles, some supplements if necessary, and the right goal, eating a healthy ‘diet’ can be both fun and fulfilling.
“Sitting is the new smoking”, and with some people spending over 12 hours a day sitting, moving more and moving better has never been so important. I love to be active. I will take any opportunity to get to the gym, to go to the beach, or to go for a short walk. I like to receive regular Chiropractic treatment to make sure my nervous system and my body are communicating as efficiently as possible. The secret to moving better is to find something that you love doing and do it as much as you can.
If you are eating well, and moving regularly, then you are almost there! To maintain and grow a brain muscle I like to surround myself with people that make me happy. I like to flex my brain muscle (by reading, learning, or mindfulness activities), and top it off with good quality sleep.
I have interests in:
- Family health
- Children’s health
- Nutrition (including both dietary assessment and nutritional supplementation)
- Mens and Women’s health (including pregnancy care)
- Care of the gut (gastrointestinal tract) and its relationship to the rest of the body.
- The management of sports injuries
- The application of Shockwave Therapy to chronic soft tissue injuries
The techniques that I use include manual adjustive procedures, activator technique, drop-piece technique, SOT blocks, specific soft tissue releases (including ART), shockwave therapy, hypervibe (vibrational therapy), nutritional supplementation and dietary analysis.
I look forward to meeting you!