ABOUT DR STEFAN BILLING

Education
 

I have completed a year at Auckland University of Technology, 4 years at University of Waikato
 and earned a double major Bachelors of Science degree (physiology and psychology), and 4 years
at the prestigious NZ College of Chiropractic.

Following 4 years of practice I decided to take my Chiropractic Studies to the top of the Chiropractic
specialty ladder and in August 2014 sat my DACNB which is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic
Neurology Board. I am now a consultant Neurologist for Chiropractors, and other manual therapists.

I have also studied for and am a candidate for a FABVR (Fellowship in Vestibular Rehabilitation) The American Board of Vestibular Rehabilitation is a sub agency of the American College of Functional Neurology. It certifies clinicians who have demonstrated appropriate skills in applications of vestibular rehabilitation procedures and awards the designation of Fellow of the American Board of Vestibular Rehabilitation to qualified specialists.

I am taking papers towards my FABBIR (Residency) Fellowship in the American Board of Brain Injury Rehabilitation

I am also a candidate for a FACFN (Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology).

I have found that you can’t just rehab the brain and neurons- you have to fix the brain support mechanisms and its’ fuel delivery and oxygen delivery as well, so therefore to ensure that I stay current with the growing chronic autoimmunity and chronic inflammation tidal wave that is coming, I am preparing to be a leader in Integrative Health Care.

I am studying with the Institute of Functional Medicine for my AMFCP, Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice.
 

Topics include:
 

  • Gastrointestinal dysfunction and its links to chronic disease

  • Nutritionally focused assessment and treatment

  • Food sensitivities, allergies, and intolerances

  • Inflammation and immune dysregulation

  • Toxins, toxicity, and impaired biotransformation

  • Insulin resistance and cardiometabolic syndrome

  • Hormonal imbalance including adrenal, thyroid, and sex hormones

  • Oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, and fatigue
     

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Also studying with the International College of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine to specialise further in Clinical Nutrition, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Microbiome and Dysbiosis, Functional Inflammology, Pain Management, Integrative Rheumatology, Nutritional Immunomodulation, Immunonutrition and Antiviral Strategies.

Personal

I practiced in Cork from 2003 until 2010, then was away for 2 & 1/2 years living back in 
New Zealand to be close to family and friends, but primarily to start our own family. We
then returned to our Douglas, Cork business in August 2013.

We now have an energetic 7 year old boy, Lucca, and our own Irish born lad, Caleb
who is 5 years old and keeps his parents busy.

Life is different now with two young boys, I am blessed to be able to have half day shifts,
wherer the boys are in school while I am at work, but then I get to spend time with them
for the rest of the day. Not many Dads get to do that when their kids are young.

We returned to the clinic we started in 2004 for a change of scenery! New Zealand is home and is beautiful but it is so far away from Europe’s hussle and bussle, ease of movement between countries and diverse cultural exposure.

But all good things come to an end and a new era of our lives have started as we have left Ireland and returned to our Wanaka, New Zealand Clinic.  Our family are settled back into Kiwi life and we are looking forward to bringing up our two boys in this wonderful country

I like get adjusted about every 10 days, I love mountain biking, playing tennis and squash. While in New Zealand I started MTB hill riding/walking. My passion is sailing, more specifically yacht racing and I have competed in some of the largest regattas in Europe while in Cork.

 

My wife and I have been following our own message of healthy living and healthy lifestyle, although we do enjoy a bottle of wine once in a while, Everything in moderation is my creed!

Enough about me! Now I'd like to meet you!