Highly trained Osteopaths in Bexhill

At Bexhill Osteopathic Practice, our osteopaths provide treatment for neck pain, muscle pain and much more. Our services are available at the clinic in Bexhill.

Our team at Bexhill Osteopathic Practice

Nigel Bassett D.O. GOsC Reg. Ost.

Nigel Bassett D.O. GOsC Reg. Ost.

Nigel was born in, grew up in and lives in Hastings. He studied at the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone, where he completed the undergraduate, four year course in 1986.
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.

Lauren Barber

Lauren Barber

Lauren Barber is a fully qualified GOSC registered osteopath and member of the British Osteopathic Association, who practices here at the Bexhill Osteopathic Clinic as well as other practices in the Sussex area. She trained at the European School of Osteopathy in Kent for four years and graduated in 2011.

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.

 Alastair Dunbar,  M.Ost (GOsC Registered)

Alastair Dunbar, M.Ost (GOsC Registered)

Alastair graduated from the European School of Osteopathy. Understanding that the body functions best when it functions as an integrated whole, he offers a versatile approach to treatment combining manipulations, articulatory, soft tissue, and cranial techniques according to the needs of each individual patient.

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

Richard Hibbs, M Ost. GOsC Reg Ost

Richard is a fully qualified osteopath who graduated in 2015 with an integrated masters degree from the European school of osteopathy. Richard is a local man who has grown up in the surrounding areas of Hastings. He is a friendly and motivated part of our practice and has been here since 2015, he works in our Bexhill practice.

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.

Taylor Hayes

Taylor Hayes

Taylor graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 2015 with an integrated master’s degree in osteopathy. Since graduating, she has enjoyed being a talkative and approachable member of the team and gaining experience by treating many different patients. Through this she has a spectrum of skills to match patients individually, however she has a particular interest in how actions such as gait, activities, or workplace posture affect our bodies. She enjoys discussing with patients what they do and how this affects them overall, so that she can better understand the mechanics of how they use their body. This has become especially important in the last two years with the difficulties of working from home and the impact of stress on the body.

Taylor will combine practical advice with a range of techniques from articulation, soft tissue work and manipulation to gentler functional or cranial techniques.

Outside of osteopathy Taylor is outgoing and busy with interests in reading, walking, sightseeing and travel. She has lived and travelled in Australia for a year, where she took up learning to speak Japanese. She previously practiced Tae Kwon-Do for many years but more recently she has developed interests in ice skating, knitting and house plants. She loves hearing about patients’ hobbies, interests and travel plans. Taylor currently works at the Hastings and Bexhill practices.

Imogen Bassett

Imogen Bassett

Graduated from The European School of Osteopathy with a 4 year Master’s degree in Osteopathy. She is trained in a wide range of spheres including a post graduate qualification in equine osteopathy.

“I wanted to be an osteopath from a young age and consider myself fortunate to be in such an interesting and helpful profession. I love working with people; I love seeing the improvement that osteopathy makes in their lives. Having experienced the benefits of osteopathy first-hand and from a young age, I am excited to be able to do the same for others.”

Tabitha Bulbrook

Tabitha Bulbrook

Tabitha studied at the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone and qualified with a Master’s Degree in Osteopathy. In addition to this, she has gained qualifications in modern acupuncture. Tabitha also received the ‘top clinic student’ award from her institution. She is trained in both structural and cranial osteopathy which can benefit all age ranges from new-born babies, to the elderly and everyone in between. Since Tabitha was 11, she knew she wanted to be an Osteopath as she has always had a passion for assisting people who experience discomfort and pain.
Rebecca Oliver

Rebecca Oliver

Rebecca graduated as an Osteopath in 2014 and has worked in clinics across Kent and East Sussex. As a qualified and fully registered Osteopath (Registered with the GOsC) Rebecca helps patients of all ages presenting with everyday wear and tear, birth issues, pre and postnatal issues, acute sport or work injuries and many more. Rebecca uses a combination of cranial osteopathy, traditional osteopathic techniques and rehabilitation advice when working with patients.

Rebecca is currently on maternity leave, we wish her well and look forward to welcoming her back to the practices later in the year.

For qualified osteopaths in the Bexhill area, contact
Bexhill Osteopathic Practice. Call us on:

01424 734 734