Dr steve marsland

chiropractic, functional medicine and wellness coaching

What is Functional Medicine?


Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.

Functional medicine is an individualised, patient-centred, science-based approach for addressing the underlying root cause of disease and promoting optimal health, wellbeing and wellness.  It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors.  This information is then used to direct personalised treatment plans that lead to improved patient wellbeing.

By addressing the root cause of disease, rather than symptoms, practitioners are able to understand the complexity of the patient’s complaint, and its interconnected nature in the body.  They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.

For example, one person suffering with with a bowel condition may have similar symptoms to the next person, but a completely different underlying cause for their problem.  Through conventional approaches, these two people would receive the same treatments.  Functional Medicine, however, gives understanding of the underlying root cause behind the problem, allowing us to tailor the treatment plan to exactly suit that patient and their individual condition.

Functional medicine not only helps to understand and address chronic health challenges and conditions, but it can also work to optimise and improve your general health and wellbeing by analysing where you body may be out of balance, deficient or toxic.  We can then redress these areas through natural and holistic approach utilising the very latest knowledge and techniques in the field.

What is Wellness Coaching? Is it Right for Me?

Dr Steve combines his knowledge and expertise from over 13 years clinical experience in natural health, with his certification in Functional Medicine, and his certification in Life Coaching.  This provides a unique package and approach to help anyone looking to improve their quality and enjoyment of life through achieving optimal health and wellness, and by becoming the best version of themselves.

Dr Steve’s approach can help anyone looking to improve any particular aspect of their health or quality of life, in a natural, holistic and scientific way.  This could be help with a particular chronic condition or health challenge which you have struggled with for many years.  Or, it could be an area of your life you are having difficulty finding balance in, or where you are feeling unfulfilled and not reaching your full potential.  It could be you are looking to maximise and optimise your health for overall wellbeing, or to improve your peak performance.  

Dr Steve works with people from all walks of life, with all sort of different challenges and goals.  Using scientific and detailed, data-driven functional medicine, he will help you get to the underlying root cause of any health challenges or conditions you may have.  Functional medicine can also help you to optimise your health and wellbeing by analysing where you body may be out of balance, deficient or toxic, and addressing these imbalances through natural and nutritionally based protocols.

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My Approach

I take a very holistic, natural and scientific approach to my work.  Using my knowledge and experience in natural health and wellness, I provide a personalised approach to each person.  My manner is relaxed and friendly, allowing you to feel comfortable, confident and at ease while working with me.

Honest Results

My first patients for Functional Medicine were all family members and close friends.  I take the same approach with all my patients; treating them as if they were my own family.  Wanting people to get the best results from Functional Medicine, and to have the best health and quality of life they can!

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Vitamins & Suppliments

Having Trouble Finding a Life and Health Balance?

You’re Not Alone. And I’m Here to Help!

In today’s world we rarely have the time to spend in getting our health and wellbeing optimally balanced.  This is at a time when we really should be doing this; with so many demands and stresses around us, our bodies and minds need to be supported and kept in optimal working order.  If we don’t, we will find quite quickly that we just start to feel slightly ‘off’, we get sick more often, we don’t feel so happy or content with our lives, and we are not performing at our best.  Dr Steve’s unique approach will work with your body and mind to help restore this sense of vitality, strength and robustness, so you can be the best version of yourself, through optimal health and wellbeing.

My Approach


I offer a very unique set of skills.  By combining my natural love and passion for health and wellness, my years of knowledge and experience, along with my skills and education in functional medicine and coaching, I can help in all areas of your life.  Particular attention is spent on lifestyle, diet and nutrition, mindfulness and meditation practices, supplement use, exercise, belief patterns and mind-set, sleep habits and relationships.

I have a very relaxed, personable approach to my clients.  I am friendly, understanding and respectful, whilst using my depth of knowledge and years of experience to help you achieve the level of health, wellbeing and quality of life you want and deserve.  My unique skill-set allows for a truly holistic, rounded, mind-body-soul healing framework.


The Pillars of the Approach

Diet and Nutrition

Mindfulness and Meditation




Beliefs and Mind-set



Frequently Asked Questions

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Is this right for me?

I offer a very rounded, holistic style of coaching to address all areas of your health and lifestyle, both physically and mental/emotionally.  We will use functional testing, if needed, along with diet and nutrition guidance, exercise plans and advice, powerful techniques to change and eliminate limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours, relaxation and stress-management protocols...amongst other things.  If you still aren't sure, send me an e-mail.

How much will it cost?

I have different plans available depending on whether you are just wanting a Functional Medicine consult, or whether you are looking for more in-depth, one-on-one support through regular coaching sessions.  Get in touch and we can go over all of the options.

How long will it take to see results?

This is a hard question to answer, as everyone is different, all issues are different, and it depends on which particular intervention we are talking about.  As with most things, lasting change takes a bit of time.  Making changes to ones lifestyle can reap benefits in the short-term, but lasting results takes commitment and long-term change.  I have many techniques I have learnt from my mentor which can bring about lasting change almost immidiately.  These would be used on things like limiting beliefs, self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviours amongst other things.  So a short answer would be, you'll probably feel some improvements very quickly, whilst others will take a bit longer.

How are the consultations conducted?

The consultations are conducted online.  I work through most apps and providers, including Whatsapp video, Zoom, Botim and Skype.  We will find whichever works best for you and use this one.  Aiming for the best quality call with the least interruption.

Is this a medical consultation?

No.  The service I provide online is coaching and for educational purposes, not medical consultation.  I am conducting my calls as a coach, not a chiropractor.  I am obviously using my knowledge, expertise and experience as a chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner though.  But due to licensing, as far as we are concerned, I am your coach.  I am not a medical doctor either.

What if there are issues with the call Quality?

With the nature of the internet, there can be occasional interruptions in our call.  This is rare, and the call is usually reconnected quickly.  This 'down-time' will be made up, you will not loose the time you have paid for.

Get In Touch!

Get in touch.  Send me an e-mail, ask any questions you want, and we can see if we are a good fit to work together.

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Medical Disclaimer

This content is strictly the opinion of Dr Steve Marsland D.C. and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Dr Steve takes no responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.