The Osteopath Team

Our Osteopaths Specialists

The clinic was founded over 50 years ago and has moved from strength to strength. Hove Osteopathic Clinic comprises of a growing team of structural and cranial osteopaths and dedicated to providing the best in osteopathic care, putting patients first, working with you, to help you heal.

Charles Paterson

M. Ost

Graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine with a joint masters degree in Osteopathy and Naturopathy.

Charles takes a structural approach to hands on treatment, incorporating exercise, nutrition and lifestyle changes to address the underlying cause of the problem. He believes education is a powerful tool in the healing process and delivers helpful advice in a calm and friendly manner.


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.

Richard Skudder

Bsc (Hons) Ost Med

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. Richard has tutored at the British School of the Osteopathy (now the British College of Osteopaths).

Richard keeps well updated with continued professional development. He has just finished a masters in Physician Associate, a medical degree to help manage medical pathologies. He is working between the Hove and Brighton Clinics.

Dan Di Ruggiero

D.O. M.Ost 

Dan qualified with a Master’s degree in Osteopathy from the Kingston University and is an active and recognised member of GOsC (General Osteopathic Council) and  IO (Institute of Osteopathy).

Dan  follows a structural approach to his work, as much as visceral techniques and crania-sacral therapy. His mission is to provide treatments 100% orientated on patients needs in order to speed up their recovery period.

He has a deep knowledge in human anatomy as his academic and professional carreer gave him the chance to work and study alongside different kind of professionals such as: General Practitioners, Dentists, Phisioterapists and many others.

Dan is a very empathic person, willing to treat people of all ages with varying conditions, thus he gained recently his level 2 qualification on Autistic Disease and Related Conditions.

He has also a keen interest in working with sporte people, as he has previously played football at national level and gained his FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine.

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