THE ex-wife of an osteopath who filmed himself having sex with a patient has told of her “nightmare” ordeal.
Lucinda Salway’s ex-husband and business partner Nicholas Salway was blasted for bringing his profession into disrepute at a disciplinary hearing last week.
He has been banned from practising over sexual acts he carried out at the now-closed Hadleigh Health Centre, Suffolk, between April 2013 and January 2016
Nicholas had a sexual relationship with a patient in his treatment room over a six-month period, the East Anglian Daily Times reported.
He was treating the woman, her husband and their children at the time.
The disgraced health professional also filmed himself having sex with a patient in one of the treatment rooms, the General Osteopathic Council in London heard.
He allegedly sent a text to another osteopath boasting about having had sex with the woman before treating her husband the next day.
Lucinda, who has two children aged 12 and 14, is an osteopath herself and ran the Hadleigh Health Centre with Nicholas for 13 years.
She has divorced her sleazy husband since his lurid affairs came to light.
Reflecting on her ordeal, she said: “It’s been very difficult.
“Once I found out about the allegations, I did the utmost to protect my clients and keep them informed.
“I knew nothing of Nick’s activities at the time they were committed.
“I’ve had to disassociate myself from his name so I changed the business to Backs for the Future.”
She added: “I’ve lost clients but lots of people have stuck by me too.
“I just hope the whole situation will die a death but I want to make sure my business survives.”
On one occasion Nicholas used his British School of Osteopathy email to communicate with a patient inviting her for “adult fun”, his hearing heard.
He said he could provide “inappropriate consultations” and his efforts were “sexually motivated” which “transgressed sexual boundaries and/or professional boundaries”, the GOC was told.
Lucinda is running a practice from her home in Hadleigh, South Suffolk.
She continued: “The only way I can afford my home is to work from there and cut my costs.
“My children are in private education so I’m funding that too – Ipswich High School for Girls and St Joseph’s College have been amazing.
“The whole experience has been a complete nightmare for myself and my children.
“But we really hope that we can rebuild our lives in Hadleigh within the community that we know so well and love.”
The General Osteopathic Council decided Nicholas Salway had crossed the “unacceptable professional conduct” threshold because he had clearly violated Osteopathic Practice Standards.
The experienced osteopath had been on a nine-month suspension order but the GOC ruled that he could no longer practice because the claims he faced were so serious.
The committee said: “The registrant consciously and deliberately blurred the boundaries between his professional life and personal life and as a consequence his behaviour has brought the profession into disrepute.”