Dr Steve Bentley is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physician and has been a in private specialist practice since 2000 when Musculoskeletal Medicine became a Specialty Vocational Branch of Medicine with the NZ Medical Council. He has been in private practice in Dunedin until 2009 and then moved to Te Anau Southland where he practices full time as a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physician, Fiordland Musculoskeletal Medicine. He is the only Musculoskeletal Physician south of Christchurch and sees patients in the lower South Island.
Dr Steve Bentley has a background in Sports Medicine and his expertise is in assessment of musculoskeletal disorders and rehabilitation. He has specific training in dynamic neuromuscular stabilization based on developmental kinesiology.. This management approach is according to teaching and training from Charles University Hospital Prague, Czech Republic, which has evolved under the influence of Prof Vaclav Vojta, Dr Vladimir Janda, Prof Karel Lewit and Prof Pavel Kolar, all internationally recognized and major contributors to our knowledge in this field.