The Hythe Osteopathic Clinic

01303 265905 |
60 Earlsfield Road, Hythe, Kent, CT21 5PF

The Team

Charles Bruford

Charles Bruford is the Principal Osteopath at The Hythe Osteopathic Clinic and Director of the company. He opened his clinic on the High Street in Hythe in 2006 and moved premises to 60 Earlsfield Road in 2010 where patients can enjoy easy access and parking. Charles works on Wednesdays and Saturdays using a wide range of approaches for all patient presentations. He has particular skills for treating infants and children.


Vincent is a holistic osteopath who studied osteopathy in both France and England and graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone with an Integrated Master's degree.

His osteopathic education in both countries has allowed him to benefit from a great diversity of osteopathic approaches, which he uses in practice, such as cranial, visceral and structural osteopathy.

Vincent enjoys treating patients from all backgrounds. He takes the time to explain the origin of their pain, and what can be done through treatment to improve function and reduce discomfort. He also values the importance of discussing with patients poor postural habits that they can try to reduce as well as exercises they can start in order to create a feeling of increased well-being.

Vincent is a father of two and has a particular interest in treating pregnant and post-partum women and babies. He is happy to share his experiences of using ‘Hypnobirthing’ methods with his wife in preparation for and during the birth of their daughters.


Hannah graduated from the European School of Osteopathy with first class honours in July 2013. Since then she has divided her time between practising osteopathy, conducting osteopathic research and bringing up her young daughters.

Hannah tries to adapt treatment and management plans to her patients’ individual needs and preferences, using the wide range of techniques that were included in her training. Hannah has a particular interest in the classical osteopathic approach, using gentle articulatory techniques and considering the whole body in diagnosis and treatment. Having recently had a baby, Hannah is increasingly interested in treating pregnant women to prepare the body for a smooth birthing process and in using cranial osteopathy to treat babies, whether they come in for a check-up or because they have had a difficult birth.

In the years before training as an osteopath, Hannah studied for a degree in Physiology in Montreal, Canada.

Growing up in Kent, Hannah competed at County and National levels in tennis and hockey and now tries to integrate her experience from competitive sport in managing patients with sporting injuries.

Alistair Teale

Alistair graduated from the European School of Osteopathy with an Integrated Masters Degree in Osteopathy. He is the son of a successful Osteopath in Hastings where he also works. His experience has helped develop excellent interpersonal skills and the careful osteopathic provision for patients of all ages. He is a keen scuba diver which he combines with an interest in underwater photography. So when he’s not working he’ll probably be getting wet. He is also involved with football and rugby union clubs in Hastings, and as such has developed his skills in the rehabilitation of sports injuries.

Charlotte Wood

Charlotte graduated from the European School of Osteopathy, Maidstone with a Masters degree in Osteopathy. She is a holistic practitioner, using a wide range of approaches to help patients towards a better wellbeing. She likes working with patients of all ages, especially babies and expectant mothers. Within treatment Charlotte focuses on enhancing movement, reducing pain and also educating patients on how to enhance their wellbeing.

Charlotte has a keen interest in sports and is currently training to run a marathon.

Mark Beresford

Mark is a GOsC registered osteopath, and trained at the European School of Osteopathy, Maidstone.

He qualified with a Master’s degree of Osteopathy, MSc Food Science and BSc in Biological Sciences.

Included in Mark's osteopathic training are approaches to help people suffering with orthopaedic conditions, headaches and visceral complaints and problems relating to pregnancy and childbirth. He also has experience of treating newborn babies and children with paediatric conditions. He has trained in mindfulness and meditation techniques to help those patients in persistent pain.

Mark's treatment approach is centred on helping the patient help themselves re-establish good health. In each session he uses a combination of education, gentle osteopathic treatment and rehabilitation movement exercises to guide healing and repair.

On a personal note Mark has a long founded practice in yoga meditation and exercise.

The Hythe Osteopathic Clinic

01303 265905 |
60 Earlsfield Road, Hythe, Kent, CT21 5PF
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