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.
Previously was a firefighter in New Zealand.
Articles by Steve
- May 22, 2018
- February 22, 2018
Fantastic couple of appointments with Steve. He really sorted my back and shoulder after I damaged it painting a wall. I couldn't sleep at all and since the treatment I have slept better than I have in years. I would thoroughly recommend!
I came to Malmesbury Osteopathy and Sport massage in preparation for running the London Marathon. Due to the volume of road miles going through my body, I was suffering with pain in my feet and tight hamstrings and calves, I joined the clinic. Both Sarah (leg/back massage) and Steve (feet/ankle) have been fantastic in keeping my joints and muscles loose and in the best condition. The pain I was experiencing has gone and I’m now running at a quicker pace for long runs. Having now completed the London Marathon and Milton Keynes Half, im thoroughly enjoying my running and this is down to having a fit and strong body. Thanks Sarah and Steve.
Everyone at Malmesbury Osteopathy is very friendly, from Rich at the desk to Steve, who I’ve been seeing for a few weeks with a damaged shoulder, that I ignored too long after moving house. The clinic is very quaint with beautiful old beams and winding staircase to the one room (another on the ground floor). Steve is friendly and I feel very comfortable and happy with his treatment. It is lovely that the treatment continues until he has finished, which usually means that Steve goes past the allotted half an hour by a few minutes. My shoulder is improving each week, giving me more movement after each treatment. Definitely money well spent.
I discovered this excellent osteopathy clinic a few months ago. Steve then sorted out my lower back pain very quickly and is now working similar wonders on my shoulder. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming.
Great first consultation today. Really helped with my sore back. Would strongly recommend the services.