Meet our friendly team of highly qualified and
passionate practitioners.




Graduating from RMIT university in 1999, David is a founding partner of Harley House Osteopathy. Working predominantly in private practice, his 25 years as an osteopath has seen the development of a keen interest in sports medicine, hip conditions and the role of osteopathy in healthy and active ageing.

David was the osteopath for the Australian Olympic Taekwondo team, travelling with the team to training camps in Korea, and to Olympic events in Europe and Asia. He has also been involved with Victorian Premier League Football teams and various cycling and walking groups.

His involvement with sport at the elite level led to further study in areas such as rehabilitation, training methods and nutrition. He also developed a particular interest in hip conditions during his work with the Olympic Taekwondo team, and his osteopathic management of hip pain incorporates pre and post-surgical rehabilitation of hip conditions. David has presented at both local and international conferences on the osteopath’s role in the management of hip pain and on the question of the conservative vs surgical approach to hip conditions.

He has also presented on the topic of health management and exercise in the ageing population, and is particularly enthusiastic about the simple self-management strategies that can make a large impact in this area of health.

David enjoys cycling, weight training and watching films at the Nova (although he does much less of all these things since becoming a father.) Ask him about his carbonara recipe, but probably don’t take his movie recommendations.



Nick Bassett-Smith starts at Harley House Osteopathy in May! He comes highly recommended by our osteo network, and has years of experience as a VFL and AFLW sports trainer. (And if you have any gardening questions, you can kill two birds with one stone because he worked as a landscape gardener for 5 years during uni!)

Nick grew up playing basketball, football and volleyball, and still leads a very active lifestyle. This has informed his approach to treatment, and he uses a lot of active rehabilitation, education and lifestyle advice along with hands-on osteopathic techniques.

Nick is a graduate of RMIT University, and is also qualified in Dry Needling.