The Team

Our Osteopaths Specialists

The clinic was founded over 20 years ago and for the last 10 years ago has been owned by Richard Skudder. Richard, along with the rest of the growing team of structural and cranial osteopaths is dedicated to providing the best in osteopathic care, putting patients first and working with you to help you heal.

Richard Skudder

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.

Venetia Powell

M. Ost

Venetia qualified with a Masters in Osteopathy at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. Since graduating she has completed further training in cranial osteopathy, paediatrics, functional osteopathy, dry needling and Neil Asher Technique (for frozen shoulder).

Treatment from Venetia is tailored to each individual, but may include joint articulation, manipulations, massage, visceral techniques (working on the intestines and lymphatic system), strengthening/stretching exercises, dry needling, cranial osteopathy and nutritional advice. Her aim is to help her patients to understand why their problem has arisen and prevent recurrence through treatment, advice and exercise.

Katy Howe

M. Ost

Katy earned a distinction from the British School of Osteopathy. She discovered osteopathy through a keen interest in health, sports and well being and has experienced its benefits first hand.

She treats a wide variety of patients including pregnant women, children, sports enthusiasts and the elderly. Katy has a particular interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation, and is passionate about getting people back on track to exercising whether that be a high level athlete or post partum mother and thinks everyone should be able to enjoy an activity they love, pain free.

Katy understands each patient as an individual, how pain is affecting your well being, and what your goal is. She then works with you to achieve long lasting results, treating underlying causes rather than just symptoms. Treatment will vary but can include joint articulation, massage, manipulation, and dry needling as well as exercise and lifestyle advice.

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