Meet the Team

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

Phil Heler

Phil is the Principal Osteopath at the Clinic and is very experienced having been qualified for over 20 years. His specialism is complex lower back pain issues as well the most common forms of presentations throughout the body.

If you have undiagnosed chronic longer back pain or sciatic pains and are having no success with your existing treatment or are on long term pain mediciation as a result, Phil will be able to help. He works closely with Alliance Healthcare at Stepping Hill hospital and can organise any forms of imaging necessary and is an expert in MRI interpretation. The clinic is also the only clinic in Derbyshire to offer IDD Therapy.

Our IDD program addresses long-term chronic lower conditions and herniated (or prolapsed or slipped or bulging) discs issues and has an excellent resolution rate.

Having practised in Buxton since 2006, Phil 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.

Agostino Vecere

Agostino has a Masters in Osteopathy degree from Swansea University. He joined the clinic after working in Birmingham. His commitment and dedication was recognised and the University awarded him with “Outstanding Contribution in the Osteopathic Community” as an outstanding student.

Agostino’s warmth, enthusiasm and ability to develop a rapport is loved by his patients. Agostino is particularly interested in an holistic approach to his treatment by considering your lifestyle, daily life, occupation and the contribution these make to your presentation. His interests are music: he played bass guitar in a band, and as an Italian he loves Ducati motorcycles and of course pasta!


Jerry Shevills

Jerry Shevills has been practising massage for over 25 years and is highly experienced.  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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