Dr Steve Saunders PhD Qld, BASc (PHTY) Syd, MAPA

Steve has worked as a physiotherapist for 23 years. He is skilled in a variety of manual therapy techniques and has a special interest in the relationship between neuromuscular control of the lumbo-pelvic region, injury and athletic performance. Steve has worked with and provided consultancy services to numerous elite level sporting teams/organisations including numerous AFL clubs (eg Adelaide Crows Football Club, Brisbane Lions Football Club, Carlton Football Club, West Coast Eagles Football Club, North Melbourne Football Club, Melbourne Football Club, Fremantle Dockers Football Club, Collingwood Football Club), Cricket Australia, the South Australian Cricket Association, the UK Sports Institute, the Australian Track and Field team and Squash Australia.

Steve completed his PhD candidature in 2007 at the University of Queensland, investigating the motor control mechanisms underlying control of the lumbo-pelvic region during human locomotion in normal and low back pain subjects. Steve has been a keynote and invited speaker at numerous international conferences over the past 10 years, has been teaching nationally and internationally for 17 years, and has published works in internationally peer reviewed journals. He is an adjunct post-graduate lecturer for the University of South Australia and La Trobe University in Melbourne and an adjunct researcher with the University of Queensland and the University of South Australia. Much of this work has dealt primarily with the evaluation and training of lumbo-pelvic control and the assessment and treatment of lumbo-pelvic dysfunction and pain.

Steve currently holds the following positions:
- Director and head Physiotherapist saunders sports and spinal
- Consultant to numerous AFL Football Clubs (see above)
- Adjunct Researcher The University of Queensland and The University of South Australia
- Adjunct Lecturer Post-graduate Sports Physiotherapy Course at La Trobe University, Melbourne
- Adjunct Lecturer Post-grad Sports Physiotherapy Course at the University of SA, Adelaide


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