Our Osteopathic practitioner & Physiotherapist
Before moving to Canada in 2016, I have been working as a Physiotherapist and an Osteopath in France for 15 years. Meeting and helping people has always been a passion for me. Throughout my career, I have attended numerous Physiotherapy and Osteopathy seminars and training courses to complete and improve my manual skills in order to provide my patients with the most appropriate treatment.
In 2007, I was introduced to Osteopathy and that experience had a significant impact on my professional career. After 4 years of study I graduated as an Osteopath D.O. (Osteopathic Practitioner in BC).
In Osteopathy, the therapist considers the body as a whole, composed of several systems which interact with one another, thanks to the connective tissue also known as fascia.
The method I use the most is Fascial Integration Therapy. FIT is a hands-on therapy that uses specific moves on precise points (often located at fascia crossings) throughout the body to unwind the local spasmed connective tissue and therefore restore the balance of the fascial system of the body.
Today, combining the understanding of the osteopathic concept to the essential Physiotherapy skills, I aim to provide my patients with the best of these 2 approaches, through Osteopathy & Physiotherapy at home.
I would like to thank the Coast Salish people, specifically the Squamish Nation, Musqueam Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation. I value the opportunity to live and work on these unceded and traditional territories.
Our values and approach
Because when you are in pain or in trouble you need someone who starts by listening. Empathy is the connective tissue we want to build with our patients to build a trustworthy relationship.
We commit to bring some change to your body. We use a wide range of techniques to help you get better.
However, if our approach is not giving as much progress as we like or if we think you would benefit from another type of treatment we wouldn't hesitate to orientate you to another practitioner. We will obviously also refer you to your GP if we think you would need a medical diagnosis and/or imaging exams.
In other terms: global. This is how we see the body through the osteopathic concept. Indeed, we are not only looking at the part of your body that presents symptoms; We will certainly start our examination here but then, we will investigate the other anatomical structures that might be connected to it. The treatment provided will generally address restrictions to the different systems (musculo skeletal, visceral, fascial and cranial) that compose the body.
Indeed, we believe every individual and their problem are unique. Therefore, we don't use any protocol; after a thorough assessment we build a customized treatment plan to provide you with the most adapted session to your physical issue.
Osteopathy and Physiotherapy are both physical approaches to treat the body. Using a range of hands-on techniques we will aim to restore the balance to the body.
Whether you work from home or for whatever reason you can't come to our clinic in North Vancouver, our home-visit service gives you the opportunity to save the time and the cost of the transportation. We aim to provide you with the best service in the comfort of your home or workspace. We charge a $10 extra fee for home-visits.