Introducing Matthew Stevens, Medical Massage Therapist and Chronic Injury Specialist
I lived and worked in New Zealand for several years. After that, I was pondering a move home, but my interest in martial arts took me to Japan.I spent three years there training and competing in mixed martial arts and continuing my work with many contacts I met through the gyms where I trained. I worked with a number of athletes there and back home in the U.K.
Working alongside many experienced doctors and therapists in different disciplines has helped broaden my exposure to a wide array of concepts and techniques. I continue to learn more about health and rehabilitation medicine and have received graduate diplomas in reiki, cranial osteopathy and massage therapy.
B&S: What brought you to Shanghai?
M.S: My wife is from Shanghai. We met in Japan, got married 15 years ago and have a 10 year-old son. We lived in Shanghai for a couple years about 10 years ago, and then returned to my home town in England. We were ready for a change from the small town life so we came back to Shanghai three years ago. I am fortunate to join the interdisciplinary team at Body & Soul. I have a strong interest in Chinese traditions such as TCM and enjoy working with a group that brings together the best of eastern and western medicine.
B&S: What are your specializations?
M.S: I specialize in treating chronic conditions and injuries. I particularly like the challenge of treating chronic injuries, which can be quite complex and require the holistic knowledge and experience I have gained over the years. My work with athletes has helped further develop my techniques for assessing the body. The treatment process is thoroughly grounded in evidence-based medicine, biomechanics, and physiology…but it is also an art since the body can be unpredictable and so many interrelated factors are at play.
Contact us to make an appointment with Matthew Stevens. Matthew is specialized in integrative manual therapy, combining osteopathic treatments with medical massages as well as with some TCM techniques. He offers consultations at our Hongmei Road Clinic – Hongqiao and Four Seasons Cinic - Jing’an.