Dr Adrian Clegg – Is a Clinical Nutritionist and Chiropractor with over 20 years’ experience working as a clinician in private practice. His passion for health and wellness started at an early age as an elite level Triathlete. Shortly after graduating as a Chiropractor in 2001 Dr Clegg fulfilled a dream to compete as a professional in the European Ironman Triathlon Championships in Roth, Germany. On returning to Sydney in early 2002 he was struck by car on a motorway whilst cycling. The extensive nature of his injuries left him in a wheelchair for months recovering from a broken pelvis, shoulder, ribs and a case of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression. Through chiropractic care and his tenacity, he returned to competing in triathlons as an age group athlete.
It was the injuries sustained and resulting PTSD that would lead Dr Clegg to branching out into Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition.
“Not long after the accident I started to develop depression, anxiety, fatigue and digestive problems. I was reluctant to take medication, so I knew I needed to find another way to manage my PTSD and numerous health problems. In practice I also noticed that many of my patients had multiple chronic conditions like musculoskeletal pain, depression, diabetes, blood pressure problems, stubborn weight gain, thyroid problems, digestive complaints, the list seemed endless.
It was around 2014 that I learnt of Dr Kalish and The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). The philosophy of Functional Medicine was in complete alignment with my own personal philosophy of correcting the underlying cause and not just mask the symptoms. It was the combination of my own personal experience and witnessing my patient’s health struggles that brought me to my next chapter in practice, studying Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition.
By utilising the protocols learnt in my Functional Medicine training I was able to improve my own health, which resulted in more energy by addressing my “Stage 3 Adrenal Fatigue”, or what is commonly called “burnout”. My depression and anxiety improved as did my digestion. I feel blessed for discovering Functional Medicine, it has made a huge impact on my health and my aim is to help as many people as possible to regain their health and get back to what they love doing.”
1998 - Bachelor of Science (Macquarie University) Human Anatomy and Physiology Major
2000 – Master of Chiropractic (Macquarie University)
2005 – Post Graduate Certificate Musculoskeletal Acupuncture (Dr David Legge DO)
2012 – Certified Atlas Orthogonal practitioner
2015 – Kalish Method Functional Medicine Mentorship
2019 – Post Graduate Certificate Human Nutrition (Charles Sturt University)
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