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Lushington Chiropractic: The Largest Team of Chiropractors in Eastbourne

If you're looking for an Eastbourne based chiropractor to help you then have a look through our chiropractor's profiles on this page. Our chiropractors have their own profile video as well to help you get to know them. You might also want to check out our Google or Facebook Reviews as weel to see what comments and recommendations each of us has had.

All of our chiropractors are registered with the General Chiropractic Council and are Members or Licentiate Members of the Royal College of Chiropractors. We can highly recommend any of our chiropractors and in many cases it doesn't matter who you see

You may wish to see a chiropractor who work’s evenings and Saturdays and if that’s the case just ask our receptionist when you call. You can also ask for a complimentary chat before embarking on a full consultation. Our chiropractors are always happy to help.

Click on the team member to find out more about them ........................................................................................

James Revell
Doctor of Chiropractic
James Revell DC, LCC, MSc(Chiro), BSc(Chiro), BSc(Biol)
Doctor of Chiropractic

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James Revell is a fully qualified chiropractor with a decade of hands on experience.

He has helped hundreds, if not thousands of local people and is the Principal at Lushington Chiropractic. James Revell is a member of the British Chiropractic Association, a Licentiate Member of the College of Chiropractors, registered with the General Chiropractic Council and most private health insurers. Like all the chiropractors at Lushington, he is a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), not a registered Medical Doctor. As well as having an Honours Degree and Masters Degree in Chiropractic Sciences James Revell has an Honours Degree in Biological Sciences.

He was also proud to have received his Rugby Colours/Diploma in Sport from the University of Essex back in 1998.

As well as having years of training, being highly qualified and over a decade of experience, James has a reputation for being enthusiastic and personable. He has a real drive to provide the highest of standards of chiropractic care to as many people in and around Eastbourne as possible. He is friendly, caring and professional. James believes in putting people first. He is always happy to take time to answer his patients’ questions and explain what is going on.

James is proud of being part of Lushington Chiropractic, particularly given the clinic’s growing reputation, multiple awards and all the fundraising work done for various charities. Outside of chiropractic he is always busy doing something. He has boundless enthusiasm and passion for life.

He enjoys exercising, walking the dog, running and playing touch rugby. His favourite treat is playing with his children and relaxing as a family.

Mykel Mason
Doctor of Chiropractic
Mykel Mason DC, LRCC, MChiro
Doctor of Chiropractic

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Mykel Mason is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and a member of the United Chiropractic Association and earned his Masters in Chiropractic from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in Pontypridd, Wales. Since graduating Mykel has taken a keen interest in posture and has studied aspects of clinical biomechanics of posture, using this to help many patients achieve their goals.

Mykel is interested in martial arts having achieved his black belt in karate at the age of 15, enabling him to teach children and adult alike. Mykel is also passionate about patient care and wants to ensure that every patient gets the care that they need.

Louise Lamberti
Doctor of Chiropractic
Louise Lamberti DC, BSC(WITS(RSA)),MTec Chiro(UJ(RSA))
Doctor of Chiropractic

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Louise Lamberti is registered with the General Chiropractic Council. Louise did her undergraduate degree in Human Physiology and Psychology and then moved on to find her true passion in chiropractic.

Louise grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa in a very large family with a strong patriarchal figure in my grandfather. He was a firm believer that the key to longevity lay in good spinal health.

Louise moved to England in search of new challenges and to expand her expertise in chiropractic. Her professional experience includes working for the Lions rugby team in South Africa, the prestigious Cape Epic cycling event where she was lucky enough to treat several Tour de France athletes, treating babies in a local orphanage and several other sporting events.

Louise has a wealth of experience in day-to-day chiropractic care and is extremely passionate about working with pregnant mothers and babies.

Karen Philip
Doctor of Chiropractic
Karen Philip DC, MChiro, BPrimEd
Doctor of Chiropractic

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Karen Philip is a registered chiropractor with The General Chiropractic Council and earned her Masters in Chiropractic at McTimoney Chiropractic College. In her first degree she studied a Bachelor of Primary Education in South Africa. Since then she moved to the UK where she studied to be a chiropractor as a mature student.

If you are living in the Eastbourne, Seaford or Bexhill area and are looking for a McTimoney Chiropractor, or a chiropractor that uses acupuncture, then Karen would be happy to help.

Karen discovered chiropractic when her friend suggested she visit one to help with her chronic neck pain. She was amazed at the change that chiropractic adjustments made to her life and this piqued her interest in the profession.

When Karen’s daughter started school, she felt ready for a new challenge in life and started studying at McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Oxfordshire. She really enjoyed studying as a mature student as she was excited to be learning again.

Karen worked at various clinics in the Sussex area after graduating in 2012. In each place she learnt different skills in order to grow as a McTimoney chiropractor. She has now developed a style that incorporates the gentler techniques of McTimoney chiropractic and some more heavy adjusting of the diversified chiropractic style.

She first worked at Lushington Chiropractic clinic here in Eastbourne doing some locum/cover work. She really enjoyed how efficient the clinic was and how knowledgeable the extensive professional team was. When a position became available she was very excited to be able to fill the spot.

Karen was trained in McTimoney chiropractic which is a gentle form of chiropractic. She has also attended many other chiropractic courses and her treatment now incorporates various techniques, so she can tailor it to suit you. She loves using acupuncture/dry needling as part of her treatment as she finds most people seem to enjoy it and gives them short term relief from some types of pain. She also uses electro acupuncture which is quite interesting to try. Karen treats all ages but has a particular interest in treating the elderly and those suffering with chronic pain. She also enjoys treating mothers who suffer with pain, as being a mother herself, she has experienced what this is like.

Gary Miles
Doctor of Chiropractic
Gary Miles DC, MChiro
Doctor of Chiropractic

Gary Miles is registered with the General Chiropractic Council, a member of the British Chiropractic Association and a provisional member of the Royal College of Chiropractors. He earned his Master’s in Chiropractic from the Anglo European Chiropractic College in Bournemouth as a mature student.

Gary grew up in Bournemouth and before studying for chiropractic worked for 10 years in investment banking. It was during this time he was introduced to Chiropractic care due to back pain as a result of long hours of “typical” office/desk unhealthy posture.

After receiving advice and care from a local Chiropractor Gary decided to change to a healthier life style and began investing in his health. This led to an interest in sport and fitness where he joined a local triathlon club and has never looked back. To this day he has now completed 9 marathons and 1 Ironman distance triathlon.

Through triathlon training he was reintroduced to what chiropractic care can do for function and performance. It was at this point his interest was piqued and he decided on a change career path and signed up to study to become a Chiropractor.

Gary is a firm believer that “prevention is better than the cure” and is extremely passionate about ensuring that all his patients receive high quality personalised treatment.



Rosannah Burden
Chiropodist / Podiatrist
Rosannah Burden BSc (HONS)
Chiropodist / Podiatrist

Rosannah qualified as a Podiatrist in 2013 at the University of Brighton. Since then she has worked in various clinics across Sussex including Haywards Heath, Crowborough and Lewes; but now she has finally beginning work in her home town. Even better, she and her mother Rosalind are joining forces to provide the footcare services at Lushington Chiropractic Clinic! A word of warning, they are very similar: not only do they look alike (and have similar names) but both strive for a high standard of thorough, gentle and friendly care.  

Rosannah is experienced in treating a wide variety of foot problems, ranging from general foot care for hard skin and nails to damaged tendons! But whatever your requirements are, she will tailor your treatment to suit you personally. She’ll listen carefully to your “foot story” and work with you to form a plan to help get your feet into the best possible state.

Always an eager artist, Rosannah takes great pleasure in the hands-on nature of her work, especially for orthotic manufacture and the treatment of skin and nail problems. Yet for her, the most satisfying aspect of her work is when someone limps in and goes out saying that they’re “walking on air!”

Recently she has taken a special interest in thermal therapies, which her patients have found particularly soothing for osteo-arthritic joints and strained tissues, but also be extremely good for promoting circulation to the extremities. This has proven popular in cold winters, but less popular (and less necessary) during heatwaves!

Whenever she can, Rosannah roams the South Downs with her (mother’s) dog or by the sea. Her knowledge of footcare often comes in handy on a long hike, checking she has the right footwear and protective materials at the ready. If you’re a keen walker or rambler and you want your feet to be absolutely ready, come and prepare with Rosannah!

She loves Eastbourne and hopes to help as many feet as possible in this very special place. 

Rosalind Burden
Chiropodist / Podiatrist
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Chiropodist / Podiatrist

Rosalind qualified in 2008, studying podiatry as a mature student, after having concentrated on bringing up her four children and working in various voluntary capacities. She has lived in Eastbourne for over 30 years and has been privileged to know and work with people from the very young right through to end of life. Her natural interest and concern in others very much includes their medical condition and this has coalesced in studying podiatry and the many medical conditions affect the feet and walking.

She is keen to help make your feet fit for purpose whatever the reason that means you need her podiatry or chiropody skills. Whether you have hard skin and corns, difficult nails; in-growing or just too tough to cut safely yourself, or if you are suffering from anything in your feet caused by complex medical conditions she is dedicated to finding and providing the treatment that is best suited to you.

People are Rosalind’s prime concern, their experiences and health in body, mind and soul. Feet are affected by the health and lifestyle choices of the person who owns them and in turn their health and condition greatly affect their owner. Rosalind aims to provide a service which enhances the health of the feet and so the health and comfort of the whole individual. She just loves it when people sigh with relief as they walk out of her clinic saying how much better they feel!

Her interests and knowledge have been enhanced by numerous extended volunteering trips to the SouthSudanese/Kenyan border where she has been able to witness a complete contrast in lifestyle to the West and how feet fare there. So her work experience includes the NHS and African Mission Hospital as well as private clinics in East Sussex.

She is thrilled to be working in conjunction with her amazing daughter Rosannah to help the lovely people of Eastbourne walk well!

Oliver Ody
Massage Therapist
Oliver Ody MSc (EX.Phys) BSc Hons
Massage Therapist

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Education and where it started:

Oly has always been involved in sports and fitness from a young age as it has always been his main passion in life, he played representative sport and ultimately wanted to develop a career in it, so a sports science degree seemed the right way to start his career path.

Oly has completed a BSc Hons degree in Sports Science and a MSc degree in Applied Exercise Physiology both studied in Eastbourne at the University of Brighton.

The Personal Training career:

After graduating Oly went on to complete his Level 2 Gym Instruction and Level 3 Personal Training qualification and has been providing an elite and professional personal training/strength and conditioning service over the last 8 years and counting...

During his time at university and running his own personal training business Oly has worked with a broad spectrum of clientele ranging from national champions and elite athletes, providing research and scientific reports to professional sports clubs, training elderly and sedentary, people with special needs and people needing physical rehabilitation.

Oly finds each field is as fascinating and rewarding as the other! Oly enjoys helping others improve themselves and take great pride when witnessing clients reach their goals and achieve what they desire.

Sports massage:

In early 2014, Oly expanded his personal training business into sports massage therapy, it was a natural progression for him and complemented his PT business nicely. Since then his business as a therapist has grown nicely and even took him to the highest level in sport as he was recruited by the Samoan Rugby Team to assist the physiotherapists in treating the players during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Oly’s main specialisation is athletic/strength development and injury rehabilitation, his experience from strength and conditioning and sports massage therapy arms Oly with a two-pronged focus at helping his clients combat their injuries.

But don’t think you need to be an athlete to see Oly at Lushington, many of the principles apply to many people with varying conditions and various age ranges. His own personal experience being a fast bowling cricketer for 25 years has meant he’s had nearly every shoulder issue under the sun, so shoulders are a particular specialty of his! ?

Oly continually looks to develop himself as a practitioner taking various sports therapy related courses. Since Oly has been with us here at Lushington chiropractic he has done courses on kinesiotaping (RockTape), instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM), stretching, movement and mobility courses using self-treatment tools such as foam rollers, cupping (check his foam roller Friday videos and cupping blogs on, lymphatic drainage among many others.

He can also help you from a far!

Oly also offers specialised online personal training and rehab programs on his app site where you can pick up many of his pre-made programs such as the amazing “Desk Job Fix” program or you can go for a bespoke training or rehab program which is designed specifically for you, your abilities, health history and what you have available to use to keep you fit, healthy and pain free. All of his programs are made for ease to follow, each exercise has written instructions and includes video demonstrations to help you, so you can be sure you’re doing it right.

If you’d like to find out how Oly can help you then please give us a call at the clinic on 01323 722499 to book with him.

Oly will design and adapt his treatment to suit the individual and their condition or injury that needs treating. This way you can be assured to receive the maximum benefits and results from his care.

Ryan Keats
Massage Therapist
Ryan Keats BSc(HONS), MSTO
Massage Therapist

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Ryan has completed a BSc (hons) degree in sports therapy, a type of physical therapy which believes in manual techniques as an approach to the treatment and prevention of injury. During Ryan’s time with the University of Kent, he held the highest rehabilitation mark in the south east and was recognised as an ambassador for the university. His current evidence based treatment has been applied through clinical practice and on the field as a pitch side physical therapist at Eastbourne Borough FC.

Massage therapy is a type of treatment Ryan loves to do, and uses on a daily basis. He treats post event massage at marathons including the London Marathon for the Children’s trust. ?His expertise in functional testing, scar tissue therapy, ultrasound therapy and rehabilitation therapy marries in with his excellent sports and therapeutic massage skills, making him an excellent practitioner for all specific needs. Ryan is a highly motivated individual with a genuinely caring nature, one of Lushington’s core values for clinical excellence. Ryan has experience owning and managing a sports injuries and rehab clinic, and has treated professional tennis players, and have assisted the treatment of Paralympians.

On a personal level, Ryan has a passion for coaching sport to adults with special educational needs. He is a carer to his younger sister alongside this, who also has special educational needs. He is a keen voluntary worker for organisations such as Cancer research UK, during which he and his team raised over 3.7 million pounds last summer, for funding vital research at events across the south and south east.

Kim Brown
Massage Therapist
Kim Brown LSSM
Massage Therapist

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Kim Brown is a sports massage therapist and began working here as a locum in January 2017. Things were going so well, building a guest following, that when an opening at the Lushington Chiropractic Clinic came about, she was offered the job.

Kim is originally from London, after finishing her schooling at Marylebone Girls School she came to the Weald to work with horses at a hunter livery yard. Kim has always loved animals and outdoor life.

Horses, and the associated anatomy and physiology training and movement studies which accompanied the lifestyle, were her 1st lead into bodywork and massage.

After completing her British Horse Society exams, she felt that she wanted to return to her dance and sports background and decided to go to Uni and studied Sports Studies at Brunel in London. She worked in several small gyms and completed sports coaching certificates to teach circuit and strength classes but really wanted to study and learn more.

Kim had experienced sports massage/dry needling and other bodywork techniques when injured herself and had friends who were studying various forms of alternative therapy around her who were a great inspiration. She decided to change jobs and become a therapist, she wanted to learn at the best school for massage around and went to the London School of Sports Massage in London. This highly accredited school (level 6 now) also has a great reputation with founder Mel Cash still very much involved with the day to day teaching at the college.

During this course Kim expanded her knowledge and interest in the science behind the various massage techniques and became well-homed in the approach to guest treatment. It has facilitated bringing Kim's experiences of dance, athletics, yoga and strength and conditioning skills into one role as an empathetic therapist whose principle objectives are to remove pain and discomfort and encourage functional movement for long-term wellbeing.

Kim enjoys the opportunity to learn and practice her skills at Lushington Clinic and keeping up to date with the scientific studies which are constantly discovering ways that massage helps to improve so many conditions. Kim's interest is in the body: how it moves, how it works, why it becomes dysfunctional and out of balance.

Kim has experience with athletes, GB runners and youngsters, beginner runners young and old, cricketers, tennis players, rugby enthusiasts and swimmers. Kim also enjoys helping people with fatigue, muscle soreness and immune dysfunction disorders such as Lupus and Fibromyalgia. Massage can also be effective when used on stroke patients. Some techniques, working towards the spine for example and gentle mobilization help to stimulate the system.

Since qualifying at the LSSM Kim has continued studying. She has attended a 'gait analysis' course at the Olympic running track, this is a biomechanics course looking at improving running efficiency. A Myofacial release technique workshop, a subtler way of moving the skin and muscles to create space and promote healing. The most important addition to her skills list has to be Medical Acupuncture. Also known as dry needling, this form of pain relief and muscle release has grown in popularity as its effects are appreciated. it really works!

Kim believes that it is never too late to begin treating a chronic ache, pain or postural change. Often, results can be felt straight away and positive changes in the body occur. This leads to a healthier mental outlook.

During a treatment with Kim she will assess your posture, mobility and muscle tone, looking for areas of dysfunction and imbalance and will formulate a plan of treatment to ease pain and discomfort. Working towards full rehabilitation. Kim is one of our more experienced therapists. She has an ability to relate to guests young and older, especially those new to massage.

Ben Gibbons
Massage Therapist
Ben Gibbons
Massage Therapist

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Ben Gibbons qualified in early 2015 and has been practising ever since. Ben treats clients for a wide variety of reasons. Ranging from injury prevention/rehabilitation to relaxation and function. Combining numerous techniques including deep tissue, soft tissue release, passive mobilisation and stretching, Ben will work with you to achieve your health goals.

Ben is also a qualified teacher, working at the College of Classical Massage in Brighton. Starting as a teaching assistant, Ben now runs the Introductory Massage/Deep Tissue Massage courses.

Outside of bodywork, Ben is a strong believer in giving back when you can. Being part of a team of 3 massage therapists, they managed to raise over 2000 to aid the refugees in Calais. During winter he regularly volunteers to help the homeless in Brighton, where he lives.

Ben has a long background in sport. A keen gym goer from the age of 12 his interests have evolved from running to powerlifting and now triathlons. Running has always fascinated Ben due to the complex biomechanics and high injury rate. Pain is usually a symptom and doesn’t always help when trying to understand the root of the problem. Physical treatment will be accompanied with an understanding of body posture, body habits and unconscious behaviours.

There is incredible value in having a pain free and functioning body. We live in them 24/7! Ben will strive for lasting change, not temporary change.

Lizzie Wright
Massage Therapist
Lizzie Wright BSc (HONS)
Massage Therapist

Lizzie has completed a degree in Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage achieving a BSc first class (Hon) and full SMA accreditation in soft tissue therapy and sports massage from Cardiff Metropolitan University.

During her final year at university she took a placement with the Welsh Triathlon where she worked with international athletes as a sports massage therapist as well as participated in sports therapy providing weekly screening and technique analysis in swimming and strength and conditioning sessions. Helped in prevention of injuries especially leading up to the competition season.

It was during the years of study at university that her interest in Sports Massage grew considerably and having the ability to work with and develop an athlete’s progress/recovery back to high level sport she found both amazing and rewarding. She became passionate for the science and decided it was definitely the path she wished to follow.

Outside of sports massage Lizzie grew up a keen swimmer. Swimming for Eastbourne swimming club she became Girls Captain and remained so for 8 years, until she left for university. She swam at numerous county and regional competitions and was selected twice to represent the South of England at the ESSA national schools competition held in Liverpool. At university she was selected for the performance squad representing her university at BUCS competitions at Sheffield at the International Sports Centre, throughout her time at Cardiff Met.

Her love for swimming is now represented in her efforts as a Level 2 swim teacher at Eastbourne Otters and volunteer at Eastbourne Swimming Club, training the next generation of young swimmers.

Michaela Jezzard
Nutritional Therapist
Michaela Jezzard BA(Oxon),DipION,mBANT,CNHC
Nutritional Therapist

Michaela Jezzard is a Nutritional Therapist registered with the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). She graduated with distinction from the world-renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition winning the award for Outstanding Performance. Michaela also won a prestigious CAM Award in 2012.

She originally graduated from Oxford University as an academic scholar and then followed a career in publishing. After her mother became ill with ME/CFS 20 years ago, Michaela became very intrigued by the role of diet in health. She was given a copy of Patrick Holford’s Optimum Nutrition Bible at university and became obsessed with nutrition.

Michaela undertakes large amounts of postgraduate training, well beyond what is required, and regularly attends nutrition conferences to stay years ahead of the mainstream and bring the most up-to-date research into clinic. Michaela has undergone training with the Institute for Functional Medicine and uses the functional medicine approach to get to the root cause of the problem looking at the complex connections between biochemical systems, diet & lifestyle, the environment and genetic predispositions.

Everyone is considered to be a unique individual and is given a personalised programme to target their specific imbalances in line with their health goals. Michaela has special interests in autoimmune diseases, children’s health, food sensitivities and frequency medicine. She has 3 young children and enjoys growing food in the garden, creating recipes to target specific health challenges and yoga.

Simone Oates
Homeopath & CEASE Therapist
Simone Oates
Homeopath & CEASE Therapist

I have always been interested in healthy living and natural medicine and have always tended to search for solutions when conventional medicine did not have the answers for health issues for me and my family. I have always believed that illnesses should be cured and not palliated. I very rarely took conventional medicines always trying the natural alternatives first.

Training as a homeopath seemed to be the obvious next logical step. One reason was that I love studying and I knew that with homeopathy there is so much to learn, it is never ending and I love the idea that I am continually improving my professional development.

I find homeopathy exciting and rewarding as so many people recover their health, often after years of having attempted to solve their health issues using conventional medicine, as I did.

I have also trained as a CEASE therapist, having been completely inspired by Tinus Smits’ book ‘Autism beyond despair’. This is homeopathy for children on the autistic spectrum.

I am also inspired by The Liz Lalor Fertility Programme and am delighted to be using this method of treatment. This programme has an amazing success rate of 87% working over a four month period with women up till the age of 42.

I originally trained as an Occupational therapist and have been working as an Occupational therapist in Community Mental Health for the past 2 ? years and previously in Elderly mental health including dementia for 18 years. I’ve worked in mother and toddler groups for children with learning difficulties and also at Barnardo’s.

Dr Carolyn Rubens
GP & Acupuncturist
Dr Carolyn Rubens BA MBBS MRCGP DipMedAcu
GP & Acupuncturist

Dr Rubens treats a range of conditions including musculoskeletal pain (e.g. back, neck, knee pain), chronic pain, headaches, migraines, menopausal symptoms, side effects from cancer treatment, fertility problems, pelvic pain in pregnancy, or difficulty sleeping or relaxing.

Dr Rubens is a GP who first obtained an arts degree in Anthropology before going on to qualify as a doctor from Guys, Kings and St Thomas' medical school in 2002. Dr Rubens went on to train as an acupuncturist alongside her general practice training, and now lectures and examines for the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) the national body which trains healthcare professionals to become acupuncturists. She recently appeared on the Chris Evans breakfast show representing the BMAS as the chair of their education committee.

Dr Rubens integrates acupuncture with her work as a GP and likes to take a practical yet holistic approach to her work. She is interested in helping patients manage their own health as much as possible to improve their wellbeing. Her other main interest is in palliative care and she has worked in the pain clinic at the Royal Marsden cancer hospital since 2004 as well as local hospices.

Dr Rubens is registered with BUPA and has 14 years of experience as an acupuncturist as well as her medical and arts background. She offers a well rounded approach to your health problems .

An initial consultation costs 50 where a full medical history is taken while she gets to know you and follow up appointments cost 40. Problems that are short lived may only require a couple of treatments whereas more chronic problems are likely to need a short course of treatments followed by occasional top ups. She also teaches 'self needling' to some patients to do at home in certain conditions.

Jose Lobo
Jose Lobo MNCH (Reg)

Jose is a qualified Hypnotherapist member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), the UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations (UKCHO), the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the Centre for Sports Hypnosis in the UK, and the National Guild of Hypnotists in the USA.

He has trained in Clinical, Medical and Sports Hypnosis at the London College of Clinical Hypnosis, the UK College of Cognitive & Behavioural Therapies, and the Tribeca Hypnosis & Healing Institute in New York.

Jose’s client-centred approach and his theoretical framework allow him to help people to find their inner resources for a wide range of physical conditions (i.e. chronic and acute pain, MS, IBS, tinnitus, skin disorders, etc.), emotional and behavioural inefficient mechanisms (i.e. stress, anxiety, phobia, depression, unwanted habits, weight management, etc.), and sports and professional performance.

As a hypnotherapist, Jose will help you to find the magnificent ‘healer’ sitting in your own mind and the best of you for reaching your goals.

Louise Samme
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Louise Samme
Counselling and Psychotherapy

Louise has worked in the field of psychiatry and psychological health for over 20 years both in the NHS and in private practice.

Originally a registered mental health nurse (since 1995) Louise went on to complete a diploma in Transactional Analysis Practice, now working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy and continues advanced clinical training towards MSc qualifications.

Louise has worked with clients in forensic, acute and community environments and has experience in the following areas:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • ante and post natal mental health
  • stress
  • addictions
  • bereavement and loss
  • trauma
  • low self esteem
  • self harm
  • personality disorder
  • relationship issues
  • bipolar affective disorder
  • anger issues

Louise uses a client-centred, holistic and eclectic approach with her clients; and places importance of respect, positivity, congruence and consistency in her approach. Louise works collaboratively and relationally with her clients to build and sustain the therapeutic relationship.

Her psychotherapy training is specifically in transactional analysis from the humanistic school of therapies. It has a wide range of tools, theories and practices that can be adapted to individual need. Its approach is empathic and non-judgmental.

Louise belongs to the UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and follows their ethical and professional codes of conduct.

Presently her private practice is based in Eastbourne at Lushington Chiropractic, where she is proud to be part of such an enthusiastic and caring team.

In her spare time, Louise also volunteer for Care for the Carers.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and practising mindful meditation.

Diane Fletcher
Administrative Officer
Diane Fletcher
Administrative Officer

Hi my name is Diane and I joined Lushington Chiropractic team in October 2012 to cover Jade's maternity leave with her first child. This was initially a 6 month contract. I was slightly nervous to start with as I had only ever worked for HSBC Bank for 28 years prior to this. However, 4 years on I can happily say I am still here. My role has changed in that I now just work as an admin assistant covering back office duties for a few hours a week.

I have been married for 26 years to Martyn and we have 2 daughters, Elena and Jemima. I am originally from Lancashire but have enjoyed living in Eastbourne for the past 22 years. In my spare time I enjoy along with the sport, meeting friends, going for walks, skiing and gardening. 

I have always been interested in health and wellbeing. Being an active person myself, I enjoy keeping fit by running, swimming and cycling. I feel I am in the best place with a great team around me who make coming to work a pleasure. I have been very impressed by the care shown both to our guests and staff.

I feel very lucky to have the support from James and the rest of the team.


Claire Wood
Clinic Assistant
Claire Wood
Clinic Assistant

Claire Wood – Clinic Assistant

Hello everyone, I’m Claire and I’m one of four clinic assistants here at Lushington Chiropractic. I joined this incredible team of practitioners in 2011 and have never looked back.

A little bit about me, I was born in Eastbourne and have lived here for most of my life. My Dad is an Eastbourne boy, but my mum was born in Stafford however lived her young life abroad in Saudia Arabia and Africa. I am one of four children, have 2 sisters and 1 brother and feel extremely lucky that my family live close by and get together regularly.

I really love living in Eastbourne, my home town and enjoy the sense of community we have here.

For most of my working life I was with the civil service and worked in various departments from payroll where I acquired my payroll qualification to road freight statistics. I have always taken a keen interest in the body and studied anatomy and physiology and acquired a diploma. I absolutely loved learning about how the body functions and wanted to know more.

When I had an opportunity for voluntary redundancy at the civil service I decided to take a leap and completely change my career. Not knowing at the time what I was going to do, but knew I needed a new direction.

This was the best decision I made as lead me to the Lushington Chiropractic Clinic. An amazing warm, friendly, professional clinic with various highly trained practitioners helping the health of the community and beyond. I have a great sense of pride knowing I am part of this clinic and community.

Joining Lushington Chiropractic has been transformational in so many ways for me. I have enhanced and learnt new skills. Attended several chiropractic seminars and enjoy monthly team clinical coaching sessions. I can tell you about the history of chiropractic, how it first begun and what it is today. Did you know that Chiropractic can help a person’s health in many ways, not just for back pain? Learning about chiropractic has been truly enlightening for me, especially for my own health.

How Chiropractic Has Helped Me

Since childhood I had endlessly suffered headaches and migraines. I had resigned myself to the fact that I just had to live with them. Anyone who has ever had a migraine knows that these can be debilitating and can affect their lives in many ways. I had lost days with a migraine, unable to function. You can imagine how I felt when I found that chiropractic could help me.

I now have regular chiropractic care alongside massage and happy to report that I have fewer headaches and migraines. I have also noticed that I am generally a lot healthier and don’t catch as many coughs and colds. Chiropractic is now and will be a big part of my life. it has changed my outlook on my health and had a positive impact on my wellbeing. Our bodies are truly amazing, and chiropractic helps the body to work at its best.

Having received the benefits, myself, I referred my family and friends to the clinic for their care. Did you know there is no age limit to having care? Babies to elderly can all have chiropractic care.

Best Part of My Job Is Seeing Lives Transformed with Chiropractic Care

I’ve talked about finding chiropractic and my own personal journey, but I wanted to share with you the most enjoyable part of my job. This is at reception when I get to spend time with all the amazing people that come through the door. I’m very passionate about helping people and I like to care for each person that has chosen to come to Lushington Chiropractic. It’s a lovely feeling to share their positive changes to health and see them enjoying their care.

It is a real sense of community in the clinic with the practitioners, clinic assistants all of whom are dedicated to helping people to better health and wellbeing. I am very proud to work for a wonderful team and be a part of a beautiful community. You’ll always find me happy in my work, greeting all with a big smile and giving the best possible customer care. I am always happy to help answer any questions you may have and to give support where needed.

Judy Fowler
Clinic Assistant
Judy Fowler
Clinic Assistant

My name is Judy, I have been working as a clinic assistant at multi award-winning Lushington chiropractic here in Eastbourne since January 2014

Working at a chiropractor in Eastbourne

It couldn’t be more different from my original thoughts of what it would be like to be a clinic assistant!  

The job is very varied, people are often surprised that we don’t sit behind a desk all day long! also that it takes 4 of us to cover all the hours the clinic is open. We are always running around doing a variety of jobs including, filing and dealing with washing between answering the phones and making appointments.  But I love my job, I love meeting new people and hopefully putting them at their ease if it is their first visit to our popular clinic. I also really enjoy seeing regular faces each week and building a rapport, we really value our longstanding guests.

All the team members are so friendly and welcoming and extremely knowledgeable, and I feel I am always learning, one of my favourite sayings is ‘every day is a school day’!

Every so often we have a ‘clinical coaching ‘session where a chiropractor or massage therapist will speak to us about something new they have learnt or a particular technique they use, and it is always so interesting and usually creates good discussions!

 What I didn’t know about Chiropractic before I joined the team

I didn’t know that Chiropractors here at Lushington chiropractic treat muscle, joint and trapped nerve type problems in all parts of the body not just backs.

I was amazed to find out that they can treat all ages from tiny babies to very senior citizens, in fact my 93 year old Dad comes to see Dr Mykel Mason regularly to keep his neck moving freely.

I have had chiropractic treatment and massage myself for a shoulder and back problem and it has really helped me a lot, I now know a lot more about what not to do to try to stop the problem re-occurring, regular appointments for maintenance treatment is also very important.

 Lushington and Health

One of the things I think is unique about the clinic is the fact that the practitioners at Lushington work together for the maximum benefit of the guests, so quite often a guest will have chiropractic treatment from one of our 5 chiropractors combined with a massage with one of our 5 highly qualified massage therapists which produces effective results quickly.

The chiropractors and massage therapists meet every week to discuss cases so that the treatment can be very specific and personalized to each person

Guests who combine their treatment adjust well and adjustments tend to last longer

The long -term solution is a commitment to overall wellness. The key to healthy living, ‘wellness’ is a comprehensive approach to care that focuses on the body’s natural ability to heal itself when properly maintained and protected

 I hope you have enjoyed reading about my experience of working at and being a guest of Lushington Chiropractic, if you need a little bit of help with something you have been ‘putting up’ with or have just started suffering from you couldn’t be in safer hands, just give us a call and hopefully I will be speaking to you soon!


Sabrina Appleyard
Clinic Assistant
Sabrina Appleyard
Clinic Assistant

Sabrina Appleyard - Clinical Assistant

Hi, I’m Sabrina and the newest member to the team here at Lushington Chiropractic, joining as clinic assistant alongside Claire and Judy in September 2019.

I’m Mum to my three lovely children Teri, Lewis and Gracie who keep me very busy when I’m not at work. I have a Labrador named Spod (Strange name I know but we let the children name him) I moved to Eastbourne 15 years ago and will never look back, I love it here! Eastbourne is such a lovely place to bring my children up. It took a bit of getting used to the quieter pace of life, but its home to us now and we wouldn’t want to live anywhere else!

I like to keep fit and have previously run in the Brighton marathon and two Eastbourne half marathons in aid of Parkinson’s UK, Cancer Research, and Make some noise Children’s charity. I also came 5th in a charity carp fishing competition a few years ago raising over 1000 for local charity Dreams Come True, where I was the only lady against twenty-nine men.

I come from a Dental background, after working as a dental nurse and receptionist in Dental practices for the last 25 years I decided I would like a career change. The advert for the position here jumped out at me and after meeting with James and the team I knew I was going to love it here. From the moment I started everyone gave me such a warm welcome and I got to know many of the chiropractic guests straight away.

It wasn’t until I told friends and family that I was starting work at a chiropractor clinic in Eastbourne that I found out how popular it is. Many of my friends in Eastbourne have visited Lushington Chiropractic themselves and raved about James and his team.

I had heard about Chiropractic treatment but thought it was just for bad backs, how wrong I was. Since starting here I’ve been lucky enough to observe the Chiropractors and massage therapists in action and now I have a greater understanding of what it all involves and how the two treatments together compliment each other so well.

Chiropractic isn’t just about helping bad backs it can help with so much more.

Of course, bad backs are one of the many problems they can help with, by taking the time to find the root of the problem and designing a personalised plan combining both Chiropractic and Massage therapy to help alleviate the symptoms and get you “back” on track (excuse the pun).

Listening to the Guests reviews and the Chiropractors advice I felt as though I had been missing out for all these years and looked forward to having my first visit so I could find out first hand what it was all about and see what improvements I could make.

I’d like to say I wasn’t nervous but I was, really I shouldn’t have been the whole experience was both professional and informative and Gary put me at ease from the moment I walked through the door.

I had suffered with an achy and occasional painful right shoulder for many years due to my previous job, Gary explained what the problem is, what he can do for me and how to help myself with stretches, exercises and better posture. So I’m happy to say that I can recommend chiropractic treatment through first hand experience and am happy to answer any questions if you too are a little nervous.

So If I haven’t yet met you, please do say hi and introduce yourself to me, I look forward to meeting you all!

Lushington Chiropractic: More than Just Chiropractic Treatment

At our Eastbourne based chiropractic clinic you can be sure of receiving the professional care and attention you deserve. Although we’re primarily a chiropractic clinic, we’re proud to host a number of other healthcare professionals who share our vision of excellent standards of patient and customer care.

At Lushington Chiropractic Clinic our chiropractors will always put your needs first. They’ll tailor your treatment and care to suit not only your personal case, but also your preference of treatment options.

One of the benefits of seeing a chiropractor at Lushington Chiropractic Clinic is that we have a number of other healthcare experts all under one roof. So, if you need some other type of treatment to facilitate great results it’s easy for your chiropractor to recommend that.

Lushington Chiropractic: We’re Proud to be your Eastbourne Chiropractors, Providing Award-Winning Chiropractic Care to Thousands of Local People from Across Eastbourne and the Surrounding Area

Lushington Chiropractic provides award-winning customer care and chiropractic treatment in Eastbourne, to people from across Sussex, especially Eastbourne, Hailsham, Seaford and Bexhill. We are one of Sussex’s busiest chiropractic clinics.

Lushington Chiropractic has been the chiropractic clinic of choice for over 8,000 local people. Most of the people who see us have been recommended personally either by a friend, relative or their GP.

Lushington Chiropractic is well known as a Centre of Chiropractic Excellence in Eastbourne. People recommend us because we’re friendly, affordable, our award-winning chiropractic care and because of the results they’ve experienced.

Since 2005 Lushington Chiropractic has grown to be Eastbourne’s busiest chiropractic clinic. We have a large, highly skilled multidisciplinary team, offering sports massage, chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, podiatry (and chiropody services), nutritional therapy, counselling, psychotherapy support and more. Most of our patients are local, from Eastbourne, Hailsham, Seaford, Bexhill and surrounding areas.

We have contracts to support some NHS services and are proud to work with other health care agencies, including local GPs throughout Eastbourne, private health companies etc to create a more integrated approach to health.

We’ve always aimed to provide the people of Eastbourne with the best chiropractic clinic facilities we can. As part of that aim we have our own x-ray facility. Our chiropractors only use x-ray imaging if it’s clinically indicated (most people do not need x-ray). We can also accept inward referral from other registered healthcare professionals from across Eastbourne, Hailsham, Seaford and Sussex subject to them meeting our check and criteria.

Our team at Lushington Chiropractic Clinic are proud to be part of Eastbourne’s vibrant community. We’ve been honoured by being voted Eastbourne’s Business of the Year and have raised many thousands of pounds for local charity’s (notably St Wilfred’s Hospice).

All of the chiropractors who work at our chiropractic clinic are committed to our unique Patient Charter, to providing excellence in service and to our Money-Back Satisfaction Guarantee.

You’ll find that at Lushington Chiropractic Clinic we’re often open late weekdays and Saturday mornings. We’re also the only chiropractic clinic in Eastbourne to open Bank Holidays.

Lushington Chiropractic has been tried, tested and recommended by thousands of people from across Eastbourne, Seaford, Hailsham, Bexhill and Sussex. If you’re looking for an award-winning chiropractor clinic in Eastbourne, then we’d be pleased to help you.

Call Lushington Chiropractic, your Eastbourne chiropractor clinic on 01323 722499.