Christopher Ruddick grew up in Oxford, England and graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Osteopathy. Chris is from a family of osteopaths. Both his parents are osteopaths and along with his sister, twin brother, and sister in law have a large multidisciplinary practice in Oxford.
In his free time Chris enjoys running, swimming and more recently mountain biking. Before Chris played rugby which has given him insight into sports injuries and revalidation of sports players.
Professionally Chris works predominantly in a structural way, and has special interests in visceral osteopathy. Chris uses Applied Kinesiology, which is a system of diagnosis to help find the underlying causes of problems, and brings together various aspects of alternative medicine.
Chris has lectured in the local osteopathic school (FICO – Flanders International College of Osteopathy)– in Antwerp, sat on various examination boards for clinical competence, technique and was a member of the international osteopathic thesis jury, reading and marking the latest student research papers. Chris helped set up a visceral osteopathic course in London, and currently assists in post graduate minimal leverage manipulation courses, and has recently accepted a role in the Belgium osteopathic organization.
Chris is a member of the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) in Great Britain and of the Groepering, Nationaal en Representatief voor de Professionele Osteopaten (GNRPO) here in Belgium.