PRACTITIONERS

All our osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council

Jeremy BuckJeremy A Buck

D.O. Registered Osteopath

Jeremy graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1984 and initially worked in a practice in Haywards Heath with Osteopath Anthony Pusey. He set up The Drive Osteopaths in The Drive, Hove in1985 and has worked here since.

For the past 10 years Jeremy has organised the Central Sussex Osteopaths, a professional development group where local osteopaths can gain post graduate training and clinical technique experience. He is actively involved with the General Osteopathic Council in the development and furtherance of the profession. Jeremy is also a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.

‘Having watched my four (now grown) children search their hearts for a choice of career I now realise how lucky I am. I always wanted to be an osteopath and now 30 years after qualifying I am still fascinated by osteopathy and how I can use it to treat a whole myriad of symptoms. It continues to be my passion. Helping people to regain their health is so fulfilling, if you don’t have your health you don’t have anything.’

The Drive Osteopaths is a family run clinic, Jeremy’s wife Gilly is the Practice Manager.

Gillian BuckGillian Buck

RSHom LSECH

Gilly’s interest in homeopathy was first awakened when her son was diagnosed with insulin-dependent diabetes, twenty-three years ago. Homeopathic treatment helped to keep him well balanced and healthy despite his condition. She learnt to use homeopathic remedies for all her family for minor ailments.

The interest became a passion for a form of treatment that helped with her own health and those of her family and friends in a constructive, natural and gentle way.

Finally she studied a four year course and in 2006 qualified from the South East College of Homeopathy in Lewes. Gilly works two days a week as a homeopath at the Clinic. With her other hat on, Gilly manages the running of the Clinic.

Eve O'DonovanEve O’Donovan

Secretary

Eve works part time as a Receptionist/Secretary at The Drive Osteopaths and has been working with Jeremy for over 30 years.

EmilieEmilie Roddie

M.Ost. DO.

Emilie graduated from the renowned European School of Osteopathy in Kent with an Integrated Master’s Degree. She has recently returned from Melbourne, Australia, having worked as an Osteopath in several successful multi-disciplinary clinics and is welcomed and supported by Jeremy’s team collectively offering 40 years of experience in osteopathy.

Emilie’s method of working embraces the approach to osteopathic treatment that we uphold at The Drive Osteopaths.She employs the same wide range of techniques, tailored to individual needs, incorporating articulation, manipulation, soft tissue work and cranial.Self-management exercises and stretches are also incorporated into her patient’s management plan, as required.

Emilie adopts a holistic approach to all her treatments and is a very hands-on practitioner, whose primary objective is to improve the health and wellbeing of her patients. She has experience of treating a broad spectrum of patients with different musculoskeletal conditions and has a passionate interest for treating expectant mothers, infants and children.

KarenKaren

Karen graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2012, and worked in Brisbane, Australia until returning to the U.K. in April 2018. Since returning, Karen has been further progressing her expertise in paediatrics by studying at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London, along side working in private practice in Crawley, West Sussex. Karen enjoys seeing patients of all ages, and has a particular interest in seeing those with long-term symptoms whether related to posture, over-use, pregnancy, or other causes. Karen has also taken a particular interest in treating patients with headaches.
During treatment Karen may utilise soft tissue massage, joint articulation and mobilisation, dry needling and cranio-sacral therapy techniques.

GOSC registration number 8252.

DonnaDonna Raftery

RYT 500hr

Yoga Alliance Professional

Donna brings a holistic approach to teaching and sharing yoga in the fullest sense of the word – integrating mind, body and spirit for optimum health.

One to one sessions will incorporate modern postural yoga (based on Classical Yoga, Hatha, Iyengar), breath awareness (pranayama) and deep relaxation to finish. Enjoying tranquility through movement, finding stillness within. Restorative and peaceful. Accessible for all levels, abilities and bodies her approach is to simply “begin where you are”.

She brings over 20 years of her own practise and qualified to the highest standard in the 500 hour Yoga Plus Course at the Vajrasati School founded by Jim Tarran (her teacher of 18 years).

“She is warm, kind, fun, creative and knowledgeable. Practicing yoga with her will no doubt be a deep journey filled with love and wisdom.”
Jim Tarran, Founder of Vajrasati Yoga School

EmilieGemma

Receiving osteopathic treatment during her teens for a knee injury sustained from competitive judo sparked her interest in anatomy, movement and health. This led to undertaking a 4 year Masters in Osteopathy at the British School of Osteopathy, known now as the University College of Osteopathy.

Gemma enjoys all aspects of osteopathic practice but was inspired to undertake a Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy at the world renowned Osteopathic Centre for Children after seeing the benefits treatment gave to her very premature nephew. This has led to a special interest in paediatrics, woman’s health and pre and postpartum care.

Gemma enjoys attending many courses and seminars to continue to expand her knowledge of paediatrics and woman’s health but also to also meet with other healthcare professionals and provide the best care for her patients.

After working in both London and Hampshire, Gemma has returned to her home county of Sussex and is enjoying being close to the beautiful South Downs once again. When not working, Gemma can be found bouldering, walking on the Downs and enjoying spending time with family and friends. She is a keen traveller, taking every opportunity to enjoy the UK, Europe and when possible even further afield!

Gemma is registered with the General Osteopathic Council, which helps to regulate and develop the profession. All osteopaths are required to meet high standards of safety and competence and all hold professional indemnity insurance. She is also a member of the Institute of Osteopathy, the UK’s leading professional membership organisation for osteopaths.

Providing excellence in osteopathic care and alternative treatments for 30 years