Our team at Bexhill Osteopathic Practice
Nigel Bassett D.O. GOsC Reg. Ost.
Initially he joined practices in Lewis, Seaford and London and commenced the Hastings Osteopathic Practice on a part-time basis in the same year.
As the practice developed he gradually reduced his involvement in the other practices and in 1988 opened the Rye Osteopathic Practice, followed by the Bexhill Osteopathic Practice in 1992.
These practices have developed over more than 30 years to offering a wide spectrum of osteopathic techniques provided by thirteen osteopaths in total.
Nigel also joined the faculty at the European School of Osteopathy initially as an assistant lecturer in 1986 and went on to lecture in orthopaedics, osteopathic medicine and osteopathic business practice. Throughout this period he has been a clinical tutor to the undergraduate students at the college and remains a member of faculty.
The aim of the practices, under the guidance of Nigel, has always been to look at the body from a holistic view. By keeping the fees at as reasonable a level as possible, we aim to enable as many people as possible to take advantage of the benefits of osteopathic treatment.
During the years when GPs had Fundholding contracts, the practices were amongst the first to receive patients from the NHS on a funded basis. This option grew considerably over the ten year period that this system was in place, which led to GP referrals that continue to this date. However, since the removal of Fundholding, this is now on a fee paying basis.
As well as growing up in the locality, Nigel and his family continue to live in the area and be active in the local community.
Through Luke’s previous career and hobbies within football he has a keen interest in sports injuries and the rehabilitation of those injuries.
Since graduating Luke has also undertaken further training in the use of acupuncture techniques and uses this as a conjunct to the osteopathic treatment of a patient’s complaint.
Lauren uses a range of treatment techniques including deep soft tissue and sports massage, spinal manipulation, joint mobilisation and cranial osteopathy, and provides advice on exercise, stretches, ergonomics in the workplace, gait analysis, nutrition, and pain relief. She has a keen interest in treating the psychosomatic effects of stress on the human body and how correct breathing, posture correction and relaxation techniques can help reduce musculoskeletal pain.
Aiyana uses a range of treatment techniques including manipulations, articulations, cranio-sacral and deep soft tissue work; with particular interests in articulation and spinal manipulations.
Aiyana also has a passion for treating horses and dogs and she is therefore furthering her skill set with equine and canine osteopathy. She is also a keen sports-person and would like to eventually work within the sports sphere with a team.
Aiyana finds it rewarding to aid someone’s recovery out of pain/discomfort and improve their mobility as well as providing the tools for the body to enhance its self-healing mechanism.
Alastair Dunbar, M.Ost (GOsC Registered)
Currently, Alastair is enrolled on the Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy offered by the Osteopathic Centre for Children and also, to keep up to date with osteopathic education, he works once a week as a teaching assistant at the European School of Osteopathy. Alastair welcomes the opportunity to work with patients of all ages.
Richard Hibbs, M Ost. GOsC Reg Ost
His background has been primarily involved in competing and working in sport, prior to gaining his masters degree in osteopathy he gained diplomas in sports and fitness. Having this background and combined with further knowledge of biomechanics, orthopaedics and osteopathic principles Richard understands what treatment and advice is best suited to achieve a patient’s goals.
He endeavours to give patients advice regarding prehab and rehabilitation that is based on recent research in order to assist patient’s long-term management. This would include advice on posture, exercise, mobility, and stretching alongside treatment.
Richard treats acute, chronic and sports patients. His primary approach to treatment is structural, which involves treatment modalities such as articulation, stretching, joint manipulation and soft tissue massage. He also trained in sports massage, sports taping and kinesiology taping.