“Medicine is the study of disease and what causes us to die, and chiropractic is the study of health and what causes us to live!”
Patrick was drawn to chiropractic when he first read this statement by Dr DD Palmer, founder of Chiropractic.
Patrick spent 5 years at the Anglo European Chiropractic College (AECC) in Bournemouth before gaining his MSc in Chiropractic. Under the guidance and care of Dr Battiston, Patrick experienced so many positive changes to his own body neurology and personal health, he was inspired to explore further chiropractic techniques.
As a chiropractor, Patrick has learnt that health isn’t just the absence of disease but a complete state of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. He has a holistic approach to his own wellbeing, paying attention to his diet, exercise and thoughts, while allowing time for recreation. Patrick keeps himself happy and well balanced through practicing boxing and self-defence.
Behind Patrick’s cheerful, caring nature and eternal optimism lies an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated practitioner who is at home with everyone, and we are delighted to welcome him to our team at Complete Health.
Eastbourne Chiropractor Patrick Hogg is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and he is a member of the United Chiropractic Association.
Ieva Gribuste – Chiropractor
The start of Ieva’s chiropractic story came from an unexpected and even impulsive decision made! Being originally from Latvia where at the time chiropractors where unknown, she likes to think it was fate that she found the course and decided to take her chances and move to UK to fulfill a dream, she didn’t know she’d have, in University of South Wales. Falling in love with a profession she knew so little about at the start of her journey has helped her keep an open mind and excitement to learn various chiropractic techniques and resources to develop as much knowledge as possible. It has also assisted in gaining more understanding and empathy of client’s emotional experiences when visiting a chiropractor for the first time.
Ieva’s favourite experiences outside the work include travelling around the globe that allows her to enjoy other cultures, cuisines and observing different people. Family has a high value in Ieva’s life, which is why visiting and keeping connected to her loved ones is a must, which helps in taking care of her wellbeing and reduce stress levels significantly- something Ieva is passionate about and loves to educate clients on. It’s important, being an introvert, to have alone recharge time for herself as well, where the cooking and excitement for movies, video games and romantic books come.
Chiropractor Ieva Gribuste is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and she is a member of the United Chiropractic Association.
Favourite quote: “An ounce in prevention is worth a pound in cure” Benjamin Franklin.
Olly Krouwel – Physiotherapist
Olly graduated as a Physiotherapist in 2008 with an MSC from the University of Brighton. He completed his junior rotations at Croydon NHS before he moved to Burrswood Hospital as a Senior Physiotherapist. To further his speciality in musculoskeletal therapy he moved to Horder Healthcare before joining Complete Health. Olly is experienced in helping people with a wide range of conditions including orthopaedic, neurological and acute sports injuries.
Olly has also worked for Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club with the Academy team and has been a member of the Football Association Medical Society since 2009. He is also a member of ACPIN (neurological physiotherapy) and on the ATACP Executive Committee (Aquatic Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists).
Olly is passionate about physiotherapy and has worked hard to develop himself. He is qualified in dry needling (medical acupuncture), Pilates, Aquatic Physiotherapy (Hydrotherapy), Vestibular rehabilitation and has completed a variety of courses in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems and neurological impairments. He is currently working on another MSc in Manual Therapy at the University of Brighton. To get the best treatment outcomes Olly uses his clinical experience and evidence based practice.
Completing several publications in peer reviewed journals and presenting them at local, European and international conferences, Olly has gained a unique insight into evidence based practice.
Klaas Bartelds – Physiotherapist
Klaas completed a four year degree course in Physiotherapy in The Netherlands in 1989. That same year he came to England and worked in various departments within the NHS and private practice.
In 1993 he established the Eastbourne Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic which he successfully ran until the opportunity came along to expand the business creating a multi-disciplined practice in 2003. Klass specialises in all musculo-skeletal problems and has special interests in manipulative work and sports injuries.
George Dimitriadis- Massage Therapist
George has come to us from an experienced job working in a spa and health centre. Originally from Greece, George has become passionate about helping people with their health. As a result he has learned different styles of massage so he can apply techniques that are suitable for all needs, these include Shiatsu, Sports and Remedial, Swedish, Relaxation, and Reflexology.
It is with excitement we welcome George to the team and we know he will be here to help you on your health and recovery journey whatever you needs may be.
Paula Townsend-Line – Podiatrist
Paula completed a Bachelor of Science BSc (Hons) Degree in Podiatry at the University of Brighton and is additionally qualified in local anaesthetics (LA) and prescription only medicines (POM). Her degree linked to working and learning within the NHS, completing successful placements at Kings College Hospital – London, Royal Sussex County Hospital – Brighton and Tonbridge Cottage Hospital – Kent, plus other Kent Clinics.
Paula has also volunteered her professional skills and services for charities such as Crisis at Christmas treating vulnerable and homeless people in central London, the London Marathon Medical Team 2016 and The Brighton Marathon Medical Team 2016. Most recently, she volunteered as a Marshal at the local Hampden Park Balloon Festival, the first one of its kind in Eastbourne.
Being passionate about healthcare, Paula is also actively involved in the evolvement of Podiatry, attending conferences, workshops and branch meetings, keeping up-to-date with her continuing professional personal development (CPD).