Ian Vasey Torbay Chiropractic Clinic

Ian Vasey - Chiropractor

Originally from North Yorkshire, Ian qualified with a BSc in 1994 from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic. Served on the British Chiropractic Association council including time as secretary and has been the Chair of the South West Chiropractors. He has lectured widely on the use of foot supports to relieve leg, back and posture problems. He is married with 4 young children, is a keen skier, triathlete and an active member of his local church and has practiced locally for more than 20 years.

Ian now uses diagnostic ultrasound to find problems in muscle, ligament and tendons which is a fantastic way of solving chronic soft tissue pain.

We now have at our Torquay clinic the fantastic new treatment for chronic tendonitis called Extra Corporeal Shockwave Therapy or just plain shockwave, check out devonshockwave.co.uk.

To add to the methods of treating painful conditions and promoting good health and posture we also use LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy) and have Nordic Walking training available when needed.

Faye Torbay Chiropractic Clinic

Faye Fursdon - Chiropractor

Born and educated locally, Faye came to study chiropractic after working as a nurse at Torbay Hospital.  She qualified from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 2008 with a masters degree in chiropractic (Mchiro).  After graduating, she returned to her roots and has been practicing in Torbay, and the surrounding areas, ever since.  Due to her friendly and informative approach, Faye has developed a busy local practice.

Faye has a keen interest in pregnancy and paediatrics, and has completed several post graduate training courses in these areas, enabling her to provide the most up to-date treatment for pregnant woman, babies, children and adolescents.

Faye has spent a great deal of her spare time sailing.  This hobby has taken her around the world and allowed her to sail with many world class sailors to both a national and international competitive level.  She is married and lives with her husband in Torquay.

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Andrew Greig - Chiropractor

Andrew Greig was born in 1957 in South Africa and graduated from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in 1984.  He is married with two children, one of whom is also a chiropractor. He has held the position of Chairman of the South West Chiropractors. His special interests include lumbar disc syndromes, neck and shoulder pain and extremity disorders.  In his spare time, he is a keen cyclist, golfer and photographer

Joe Frost

Joe Frost - Chiropractor

Joe qualified as a chiropractor from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 2013. He uses a range of treatment techniques including soft tissue work, spinal and joint manipulation / mobilisation, dry-needling and kinesiology taping to help his patients. Joe is also able to prescribe stretches and exercises to help support the long term benefits of treatment.

Since graduating, Joe has worked within the chiropractic profession as an associate as well as owning his own practice. On top of this Joe has spent many hours (days, weeks and months) on a road or gravel bike across the globe from Corsica to Columbia, supporting cyclists as they take on some of the hardest challenges in the sport. Before studying as a chiropractor, Joe served in the Royal Air Force, during which he also played professional rugby and experienced first-hand the toll that injury and pain can take on the body and mind.

Joe has recently returned home to Chudleigh, where he grew up, to bring up his 2 young children who share his love for the outdoors. When not at work he can be found on the moor (on two feet or two wheels) closely followed by his spotty dog.


Megan Dearman - Chiropractor

Born in Exeter and having grown up in Devon and Somerset, Megan graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in 2022. After graduating university she then sat the Canadian Chiropractic Board exams before moving to Canada for a year to work as a chiropractor. She started in Nova Scotia before making the move across the country to Calgary, Alberta where she could pursue her passion for skiing as well as her career as a chiropractor. Following that year she decided to move back home to the UK as she wanted to ground her roots in South Devon.

Megan is an avid skier and generally outdoorsy/sporty person; she spends a lot of her time out on the water paddleboarding or out in the hills walking as well as playing hockey and previously being a county level tennis player.


Zach Baggott - Sports Therapist

Zach Graduated in 2017 with a BSc (Hons) sports therapy from the University of Gloucestershire. Qualified and insured to practice sports massage, taping, k-taping and dry needling specialising in soft tissue injury. Zach has previously worked in professional rugby with Gloucester and Cinderford rugby clubs as well as professional and semi-pro football with Swindon town academy and Helston Athletic. He currently works as the first team sports Therapist for Jamaica 7s rugby team.


Michael Traynor - Neuro/Physiotherapy

Mike is an experienced Physio and NeuroPhysio of 25yrs. He has worked in almost all areas of physio from respiratory to pain management to Neuro rehab (acute and chronic), to orthopaedics, surgical etc. For 20 yrs Mike has been working at the South West MS Therapies Centre in Exeter where he focused on helping those with MS but also Strokes, Parkinson’s and at the same time doing courses around the world and widening his skills in general physio. He uses the Thor LX2 laser, Infra Red and Laser Acupuncture equipment instead of dry needling since 2021.

He has a wide range of knowledge for health and well-being from meditation, motivation and breathwork to pain relief with laser acupuncture and many forms of bodywork to the exercises, stretches and strategies for healing, rehab, strengthening and optimising, one would expect from an experienced Chartered Physiotherapist.


Tam Hopgood -Sports Massage Therapist

Tam gained her first massage qualification in Swedish massage in 1993 and since then has gone on to gain qualifications in Sports Therapy, Clinical Aromatherapy, Stone Therapy and Remedial Massage, which she gained in 2022.

Tam has been been in practice for over 20 years. She became interested in massage  whilst taking an evening class in aromatherapy, and found that she had an aptitude  and love for helping people stay mobile and active.   In her spare time Tam is a cox for River Teign River Rowing Club and enjoys hiking on Dartmoor, gardening and reading

Sarah Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Sarah Bugler-Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Sarah has worked within the support services for over 20 year and has a wealth of experience working with people. She strongly believes that life doesn’t always have to be an uphill struggle.

Her emphasis is on providing a friendly and relaxed environment to allow clients to feel comfortable, which is a very important part of the whole therapeutic process.
Sarah qualified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist with the Clifton Practise and graduated with a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy.  The Clifton Practise is a recognised centre for excellence.

As a graduate Sarah has an understanding of neuroscience and of the brain and how our mind interacts with the modern world.

Sarah is a member of the Association For Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH) which requires her to attend regular supervisions from a senior practitioner, maintain her skills related to her profession and to continue with her professional development (CPD).

Hypnotherapy can help with many issues such as Anxiety/Stress/Depression | Lack of confidence/self esteem | Body Image | Weight management | Fears | Sleep Disorders | IBS | Public Speaking | Bereavement | Fibromyalgia/M.E./CFS | Exam Stress | Motivation | Smoking | Public Speaking

Sarah Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Vanessa Frost - Sonographer

Vanessa started her career as a sports and exercise rehabilitation therapist in 2010, graduating with a first class degree with honours from Bournemouth University. During her 6 years of seeing patients and teaching functional management, Vanessa had the opportunity to work with AFC Bournemouth and the Redbull Racing Formula 1 pitstop crew. In 2015 she re-trained and went on to achieve an MSc in Medical Ultrasound with distinction.

Since then Vanessa has worked part-time at the AECC University College, scanning patients and teaching diagnostic ultrasound to postgraduate students including doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, podiatrists and many more. She has experience working at Salisbury District Hospital as part of the rheumatology clinic and now also scans privately at Torbay and Teign Chiropractic Healthcare Clinic.

When not at work Vanessa has a husband, two young boys and a dog and can be found taking all 4 of them out on local walks.

Emma Maddick

Emma Maddick - Foot Health

Emma is our Foot Health Practitioner currently providing an afternoon clinic on Mondays in our Teign Practice. Appointments are filling fast but if you are interested in an initial foot consultation or are already a patient and require a treatment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch