James Ruddick

James is a registered Osteopath and member of the Institute of Osteopathy (iO), who qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 2004. He uses a variety of different techniques, in a broadly structural style of Osteopathy. He joined Summertown Clinic following several years working at Kendal House Clinic, Clitheroe, Lancashire and working with Dr Anne Redgrave in Bourne End.

Beyond general practice his special interests are sports injuries,  ‘Classical Osteopathy’, and ‘visceral’ techniques. He particularly enjoys helping patients struggling with chronic pain, and complex clinical pictures.

Classical Osteopathy first caught James’ attention whilst at university, when considering the scope of conditions Osteopaths used to treat. With a strong background in sports, including a P.E. and Sports Science joint honours degree from Loughborough University (where he was Athletic Union President 99-00) James’ favourite sport is Rugby Union and played for England Schools. While in Clitheroe he managed to combine his passions and was the team osteopath to Wharfedale RUFC and Clitheroe Football Club as well as being on the committee for the Osteopathic Sports Care Association (OSCA).

James moved to Oxford as an osteopath in 2006, and now works at Summertown Clinic 5 days a week. He also finds time to enjoy teaching which he started in 2006 at Oxford Brookes, and he is now a faculty member at the London College of Osteopathic Medicine – where he helps train medics to become osteopaths, and more recently as the Unit Leader of Professional and Clinical Competence at the British School of Osteopathy leading the 4th and 5th year part time under graduates.

James has travelled widely and spent a year in New Zealand before going to Loughborough. He also speaks conversational French (un peu).

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