Our Practitioners

All the practitioners at Summertown Clinic have been practicing their therapies for many years, and are dedicated to improving their patients’ health. Over the many years that the clinic has grown we have been careful who we allowed to work at our clinic and we have a strong team of therapists. Many of us are leaders in our fields, involved in teaching, research or working with our governing bodies.

This year at the CAM Expo 2014 we won the Clinic of the Year Award – which was a fantastic acknowledgement of the dedication and caring shown by our practitioners, all of whom were delighted to be part of the winning team, this on top of last year’s finalist award in the same competition, and this year’s Muddy Stiletto award for best complementary therapy centre in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

We hope their enthusiasm, professionalism and expertise comes across in this website as it does when you meet them.

David Ruddick
David Ruddick
David graduated as an Osteopath in 1968 and later studied acupuncture as well as Applied Kinesiology. He established the Summertown Clinic in 1975 with his wife Kerry, also an Osteopath.
Jo Ruddick
Jo Ruddick
Since graduating in 2001, Jo enjoys all aspects of practice but has a particular empathy for pregnant women, babies and children, and the elderly.
James Ruddick
James Ruddick
James qualified in 2004 from the BSO, and has been working at Summertown Clinic since 2006. He enjoys teaching osteopathy at the British School Of Osteopathy.
Claire Cullen
Claire Cullen
Claire enjoys working with all her patients particularly her elderly patients and has recently trained as a Pilates instructor.
Gitte Pedersen
Gitte Pedersen
Beyond her general practice as an osteopath Gitte has trained at a childrens hospital in London to become a paediatric specialist.
Duncan Cameron-Mitchell
Duncan Cameron-Mitchell
Duncan has been working at Summertown Clinic since 1995. He uses a unique combination of electrotherapy and dry needling to complement his osteopathy.
Joel Redman
Joel Redman
Joel Redman is an osteopath, who enjoys working with a range of different patients...
Atlanta Kyte
Atlanta Kyte
Atlanta is an experienced osteopath who will create an individual management plan designed to empower the patient. She likes to 'find the health' in everybody.
Michelle Spicer
Michelle Spicer
Michelle Spicer came to acupuncture after a career as a chartered physiotherapist, and now treats a wide range of conditions with the 5 element theory
Chris Boardman
Chris Boardman
Chris is an acupuncturist and homeopath who also uses Vega-testing, bioresonance, and SKENAR to help with diagnosis of allergies and food intolerances.
Marianne Thrower
Marianne Thrower
Marianne is an excellent reflexologist and aromatherapist, who teaches a range of massage courses in Oxford.
Kate Layton
Kate Layton
Kate is a sports masseur and her patients enjoy her stronger approach to loosening up tight muscles
Alex Quintana (nee Smolonska)
Alex Quintana (nee Smolonska)
Alex's uses a combination of deep tissue massage, soft tissue release, muscle energy technique, neuro-muscular technique, visceral manipulation and hot & cold stone massage.
Sophie Bower
Sophie Bower
Sophie offers Holistic Massage, Sports Massage, Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage and Indian Head Massage
Brita Benson
Brita Benson
Brita uses her experience of hatha yoga in combination with shiatsu and holistic massage to provide a relaxing therapeutic treatment.
Sue Beynon
Sue Beynon
Sue is our podiatrist, and can help with all manner of foot problems...
Felicity Burnell – Podiatrist
Felicity Burnell – Podiatrist
Felicity is an enthusiatic and experienced podiatrist who enjoys working with feet!
Sally Evans
Sally Evans
Experienced Chiropractor, Sally Evans, uses a wide range of techniques to help people of varying age and physical ability take control of their health and improve physical performance...
Fatima Alcantara
Fatima Alcantara
Fatima is an experienced McTImoney Chiropractor who has lectured before, and is also a qualified nurse.
Maureen Houston
Maureen Houston
Maureen is our nutritional therapist and recently completed her masters in obesity and weight management.
Abi Strevens
Abi Strevens
Abi's works as a Clinical Hypnotherapist on a wide range of issues...
Linda Flanigan
Linda Flanigan
Linda Flanigan - Clinical Hypnotherapist, and NLP practitioner. Linda's specialist interests include treating patients for anxiety, confidence, self-esteem, and phobias.
Lorraine Mulholland
Lorraine Mulholland
Lorraine is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist specialising in work with children and their families, extending to the young adult range.
Kina Malmberg-Lovatt
Kina Malmberg-Lovatt
Kina is a qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor with over ten years experience helping individuals and couples with a variety of issues.