About Dr Steve
…and what he does
©Beth Marsland Photography 2019
Meet Dr Steve
I am originally from Manchester, UK. HI grew up here before going off to university in the south of England. I am married and has 2 young children.
I have always had an interest in health and wellness from a young age. Always being fit, active, having a positive outlook on life, and being interested in wellness and optimal health. I qualified as a chiropractor in 2006 in the UK, and gained my Doctor of Chiropractic in 2007. I worked for around 7 years in different clinics in the UK, before moving to Abu Dhabi, UAE, with my young family.
We are currently on a 12 month adventure together, travelling the world. We are using this time to explore the world, ourselves and each other, and to make amazing memories that we will cherish forever. I am continuing with my wellness coaching and Functional Medicine practice whilst travelling, so I can continue to help those who need what I have to offer.
I have always had a very keen interest in sport, particularly rugby, running, tennis, swimming, athletics, weight training and skiing. I love reading and expanding my knowledge and experience of the human body and health. I enjoy great food, travel, and a good movie; but, deep down, I am a family man, and love nothing more than a walk in the fresh air with my wife and kids!
©Photo Credit Jeremy Brinn 2019
How He Discovered Chiropractic
At the age of 14, I suffered a very severe sporting injury, which left me unable to walk unaided for many weeks. Through regular physiotherapy over three months, I gradually started to regain mobility, but was far from being able to run again. The injury had left me with severe low back and pelvic pain, which really started to get me down. Sport was such an enormous part of my life, and I felt like a huge part of me was missing. My overall mood, spirit and energy levels got lower and lower.
After months of sitting on the side-line watching my team play, just wishing I was able to join in again, somebody suggested something which would change my life forever. They recommended I visit their Doctor of Chiropractic to get checked, and see if they could help. At the time, not really knowing much about chiropractic, I decided that it was worth a shot. After examining me thoroughly the chiropractor said that he could indeed help.
After a few weeks of sessions with him, I was able to run again, and the debilitating pain in my back began to resolve. I was then picked to play for my team again and got back to my pre-injury fitness through the continued support of my chiropractor. I cannot imagine what my life would have been like had I not seen a chiropractor. I’m so grateful that someone had suggested seeing one. From there, I decided that I myself wanted to become a Doctor of Chiropractic; to give people the same amazing results that chiropractic had given me.
I graduated from the world-renowned Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth, England, with a distinction. The following year I achieved my Doctor of Chiropractic through the European Academy of Chiropractic. After leaving university I moved to Warwickshire where I worked in clinics in Rugby, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick and Stratford-Upon-Avon.
I have helped many thousands of patients of all ages; babies just a few hours old, to my oldest patient of 96! People come to me for help with a very wide variety of problems and health challenges. I have treated many professional sports players, famous actors, important business executives, Royal Family members and everyone in between. Outside of the clinic my skills have been sought through providing lectures and training sessions to teams and employees. I provide people with on-site advice on work-station set-up and ergonomics, and have been involved with the seat ergonomics and design of Jaguar cars.
I have been involved with many large companies in the UK and Abu Dhabi, to help educate their employees on good ergonomics, posture, and health lifestyle choices. Currently, I sit on the board of examiners at the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD), where I interview chiropractors wanting to gain a license to practice in Abu Dhabi; thus ensuring they are reaching the high standards expected by HAAD.
My experience also involves specialised work with pre- and post-natal women, along with gentle specific chiropractic techniques for babies, toddlers and children.
And Functional Medicine…
Whilst being very successful in helping my patients with chiropractic care, I wanted to broaden my scope, and to be able to improve people’s health and wellbeing in the greatest way possible. This is how I came across Functional Medicine. Over 2 years of study led me to my certification in Functional Medicine.
My very first patient was actually my dad. In June 2017, my dad had received the unfortunate diagnosis of Crohn’s disease, a serious inflammatory bowel condition, deemed to be incurable by conventional medicine.. Undergoing the normal medical route was just making him sicker and sicker. Always having been a fit, active and full-of-life guy, it was devastating to see him so sick, weak, pale and depressed. It literally brought me to tears one time; visiting my parents back in England, the rest of the family were sat around the table eating dinner, whilst my dad was lay on his side in bed, where he had been all day, in agonising pain and unable to move.
Following much persuasion, my dad finally agreed to try my approach using Functional Medicine. Within one month he was symptom free, and two years later, he remains in complete remission. He is back to his usual active, healthy, happy self, and again living life to its fullest. I still monitor his health and gut function with testing, and he still sticks (in the most part!) to the recommendations of diet and supplement use.
I have a particular passion in helping people with chronic digestive disorders, children and teens with wide-ranging issues such as ADHD, depression, ASD, along with people suffering from other challenging chronic health complaints. I take a holistic, science-based, natural approach in helping people, in his friendly and approachable style.
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Life and Wellness Coaching
I felt that a certification in NLP life coaching would help me achieve even better results with my patients and clients. This really gives me a unique skill set to provide people with an approach that is rare and individual.
Coaching and NLP allows me to provide a truly holistic, individualised plan to people by address all areas of their lives, including mental/emotional balance, along with the physical, nutritional and lifestyle factors.
NLP addresses issues simply and quickly by re-wiring our neurology and our subconscious mind. Over our lives we build up a framework of the world and ourselves, through our identity and interaction with our environment. Oftentimes, these programs are carried through life far longer than they should, and become to have a negative or limiting effect on our lives. NLP identifies these negative emotions, limiting beliefs and destructive habits, and goes about re-framing, removing and re-programming them. Replacing these old states with new, updated, positive and empowering ones.
It allows us to live our lives to their full potential, by living in the present in an empowering and positive way, and stop living life through the past with its unhelpful patterns and beliefs. It really is that powerful.
An individualised, patient-centred, science-based approach designed to address underlying causes of disease and to promote optimal health and wellbeing.
Wellness and Health Coaching
By combining his knowledge and experience with functional medicine and natural health and wellness, with the power of health and life coaching, results go deeper and much more life-impacting.
Holistic and Natural Method
By working with the body to restore optimal health, wellbeing and quality of life by using a wide-range of natural and holistic methods including nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle changes.
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.
©Beth Marsland Photography 2019
The Pillars of the Approach
Diet and Nutrition
Mindfulness and Meditation
Beliefs and Mind-set
My Style of Working
Dr Steve is not your typical healthcare practitioner or coach. He is friendly, warm and approachable. He takes a very whole-body, whole-lifestyle approach to his work. This makes the results he achieves go much deeper. Bringing about a restoration of health and wellbeing.
By combining his knowledge and skills in functional medicine, coaching, chiropractic and NLP, Dr Steve offers a truly unique approach to achieving optimum health and wellbeing. Allowing you to achieve the health and lifestyle you long for, and indeed deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn How it Works!
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!
Send an e-mail to get in touch, ask any questions, and see if we would be a good fit to work together.
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.