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A short introduction to who we are both as individuals and the parts we play in our osteopathic team.

For highly qualified, effective and friendly osteopathic services, contact our team on

01803 313 012 for Torquay, or

01803 857 333 for Brixham

Kevan also trained as an osteopath at the British School of Osteopathy, graduating in 1999. Prior to this he had a career in NHS financial management. He and Gemma established an osteopathic practice in London before relocating to Torbay in 2004. Kevan enjoys the variety of treating adults of all ages from sports injuries to the challenges of growing older.

Kevan Bumstead BSc(Ost.)Hons, BA(Hons)

Clare graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2009 and returned to her Devon roots.  She now lives in Kingsteignton with her young family.  Clare has also completed a course in medical acupuncture/dry needling.  She has a keen interest in treating pregnant women and sports injuries and has helped out with local rugby and netball teams.  Clare also available to see patients in:


Paignton ( and

Teignmouth (


Gemma qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1999. She is particularly interested in the osteopathic treatment of babies, children and expectant mothers. However she loves the variety and challenges of general osteopathic practice. Gemma came to osteopathy as a qualified nurse with a background in health psychology.

Gemma Colbert BSc(Ost.) Hons, BA(Hons), Dip. Paed. Osteopathy

Our highly qualified team

Clare Reed BSc(Ost.) (Hons)

ACUPUNCTURE - Sarah Horswell

Sarah practices an integrated style of acupuncture combining traditional Chinese medicine with five elements. She also practices Japanese acupuncture, a gentle non-invasive treatment which is suitable for those wary of needles. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council.


Please book directly with Sarah on 07981141410 or visit


Lynn offers one to one sessions to tailor exercises to improve flexibility and posture whether this is to manage an existing problem or for overall comfort.


Please speak to Lynn on 07970787046


Alexander Technique is a system of re-educating the body's dysfunctional postural patterns to improve poise. Nick provides one to one sessions to help optimise efficiency and ease the body's movements. Nick is registered with the Society of Teachers of Alexander Technique.


Please speak directly with Nick on 07748526059.

Gemma Colbert Kevan Bumstead Clare Reed Lynn Bristow Decorative Pattern Logo Client having treatment

PILATES TEACHER - Catherine Ogilvy-Stewart

Please speak directly with Catherine on 07888 397 974

Landline number: 01803 411 620