Meet the Team

Meet our team of registered osteopaths, offering a range of treatments at our Buxton clinic.

Phil Heler

Phil originally studied Human Nutrition and Food Science, gaining a First Class Honours degree before becoming qualified as an osteopath in 2005. He is registered as an osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and practised in Sheffield for several years at one of the region’s biggest and oldest osteopathic practices. Having also practised in Buxton since 2006, and after moving to a Peak District village, he established the Buxton Osteopathy Clinic in December 2008 and the Bakewell Osteopathy Clinic in November 2013.

Phil’s experience and reputation have been instrumental in the success of the Buxton Osteopathy Clinic. Since 2008, the clinic has quickly established itself as a popular choice for local people across Derbyshire and the surrounding area.

Rebecca Burtt

Rebecca graduated as an Osteopath in 1996, and has worked in New Zealand and West Yorkshire before the Buxton clinic, where she has been working alongside Phil for the past 10 years. She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council.

Rebecca has expanded her osteopathic treatment repertoire with IDD Therapy, Shockwave Therapy, pulse shortwave and ultrasound techniques for a range of musculoskeletal conditions. She is also currently reading into autism spectrum presentations. Rebecca’s other interests include baking, gardening, and mountain biking.

Andy Wade

Andrew is a graduate of the 5 year part-time Bachelor of Osteopathy programme offered by the College of Osteopaths at Staffordshire University.

Andrew decided to re-train as an Osteopath after a 20-year career as an HGV driver had left him with poor posture, chronic low back pain and neck pain that required the services of an osteopath to help him return to work and get him back into the saddle of his mountain bike again.

Away from the clinic, Andrew enjoys many activities including mountain biking, golf, swimming, suspension training and yoga. Andrew and his partner find themselves the house slaves of two rescued ex-racing greyhounds, and together they enjoy many hours of pack time in the great outdoors.

Laura O’Connor

Laura has been working as a manual therapist for the last 2.5 years whilst studying osteopathy and she is now in her final year as an Osteopathy student with the College of Osteopaths.

Since working in Buxton, Laura has had the opportunity to expand her skills with the use of Shockwave Therapy, electrotherapy and IDD Therapy. This complements her previous studies in Pilates and Sports Massage.

Laura is a holistic practitioner with a keen interest in integrating a whole-body approach. She treats with a mixture of soft tissue techniques and osteopathic techniques. She is an avid table tennis player.

Jerry Shevills

Jerry Shevills has been practising massage for over 15 years. He is a member of both the Sports Massage Association (at level 4, the highest level) and the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage. He has worked for several years at Sheffield Wednesday FC, at the World’s Strongest Man Competition and on the Riverdance tour. He also currently works with several individual international elite sports athletes.

Besides his work with sportsmen and women, Jerry treats people for a wide range of back and neck problems, repetitive strain injuries and other conditions such as peripheral neuropathy, osteoarthritis, Reynaud syndrome and fibromyalgia. He is also currently working on rehabilitation programmes for patients who have suffered from strokes.

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