Meet the Specialists

Our Specialists

The clinic was initially founded in Hove over 25 years ago and for the last 15 years has been owned by osteopath Richard Skudder. Over this time, Richard has developed and expanded the clinic and what it offers. He found that there was a great value in working together with other specialists to provide the best possible care for the clients coming into the clinic. Richard has established a multidisciplinary clinic of carefully selected therapists who are passionate providing the best care by putting patients first.

Richard Skudder- Osteopath

Bsc (Hons) Ost Med, D.O

Richard qualified from the BSO in 2002. He achieved a 1st degree as well as the accolade of ‘The Technique Prize’ a prize that is given for the most skilful and effective application of treatment to one person within the University.

He has since worked for the NHS and Private clinics in London and within the Southeast, he has also taught Osteopathy at Auckland University in New Zealand.

As well as working in private practise Richard tutors part-time at the BSO in London. Richard has helped many patients with a wide variety of problems, ranging from babies to the elderly. He has a specialist interest in treating sports injuries and more complex biomechanical problems.

Matt Brabner

M. Ost

Matt graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in London, with distinction, after leaving a career in the travel industry behind.

His experience of the effects of stress, commuting and a sedentary lifestyle means he can relate to a wide range of problems people may experience in their back, neck, shoulders and the rest of their body.

Matt is a keen runner and knows the positive impacts of exercise, as well as some of the pitfalls of overdoing it and can help with many injuries, aches and pains gained from sport and exercise.

Wherever your current problem may be, Matt will spend time assessing how your general posture and lifestyle may be contributing to any local muscular or joint problems and devise a tailored treatment plan for you.

Emma Ross

M. Ost

Emma graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1988.  Emma is registered to practice with the General Osteopathic Council (Registration No. 1393) and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.
As part of an osteopath’s continuing professional development (CPD) obligation Emma undertakes at least 30 hours of CPD annually.  For example, she recently attended a course in London on treating shoulder pain.
Emma has a wealth of experience that she puts into her approach to patients combining soft tissue massage, articulation and manipulation.  With this approach Emma can treat the underlying cause of your back, neck or shoulder pain, hip pain, tension headaches (and various other conditions) by correcting imbalance in the body and addressing other factors such as posture and occupational strains.
Her hobbies include dog walking, playing tennis and paddle boarding and her interest in sports generally mean she can apply her knowledge to the treatment of most sports injuries.

Jack Peeling

M. Ost

Jack qualified with a Masters degree in Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council. Jack undertakes a structural approach to his work, meaning treatments often consist of “hands-on” techniques. He has a keen interest in rehabilitation and encourages patients to aid their own recovery, by providing the knowledge and tools they need, such as appropriate exercises to do at home that fit in with the patient’s lifestyle.

Jack has experience treating people of all ages with varying conditions. He has a keen interest in working with sports and exercise injuries, as he has previously played Basketball at a national level, so can personally relate to some of the common injuries that can occur.

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