The Ross Clinic of Osteopathy and Complementary Medicine

Nicholas Handoll, DO, FSCC
Caroline Penn, DO, MSc, FSCC, PIH

Nicholas Handoll opened his first Osteopathic Centre in Hereford in 1975 and the Ross-on-Wye Clinic of Osteopathy and Complementary Medicine some eight years later in 1983.  In 2017 he sold the Hereford Osteopathic Centre, so sees people now only in Ross-on-Wye, and also in the new Community Centre in Garway.  With over 45 years of practice experience and over 35 years of teaching, Nicholas has contributed to the development of osteopathy in this country, particularly in the field of what has become known as Cranial Osteopathy. 

After more than 45 years' active practice Nicholas is cutting down his workload so has terminated his registration with the General Osteopathic Council.  This means that under the terms of the Osteopaths Act 1993 he may no longer use the title ‘osteopath’ nor claim to be an osteopath. The Osteopaths Act however does not restrict the use of osteopathic techniques so his patient care built on 45 years’ experience has not changed.

Whatever your health problem osteopaths give you time to talk it through. Osteopaths endeavour to identify the cause of the problem, not just alleviate symptoms, and work with the body to help restore health naturally.  For more details, follow the link at the top through Osteopathy to What do people come with?

People of all ages come to osteopaths, from newborn infants brought in under two weeks of age, to the elderly well into their 90s.  For more details concerning infants and children follow the link at the top through Osteopathy to Infants and Children.

Ross (01989) 563813

Ross-on-Wye Clinic of Osteopathy
and Complementary Medicine

Berkeley House, New Street, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Ross (01989) 563813


Clinic Director: Nicholas Handoll, DO, FSCC


Most patients are recommended by previous patients or other health professionals such as osteopaths, doctors, dentists, midwives and health visitors.