After a 15 year career in the hospitality trade, in France and in London, a back injury and a visit to an old French Osteopath back home in Nice, on the south coast of France led me to embark in a whole new career. Being in London, England at the time, the choice was obvious; The British School of Osteopathy (BSO). After five years of intense training I gained my Master’s in Osteopathy in 2013. The training at the BSO has allowed me to gain an excellent knowledge of anatomy, physiology and the last two years of the training in clinic has given me the chance to see and treat a wide variety of patients coming with different complaints. After graduating I decided to expand my knowledge, and that is what I love about osteopathy; the learning does not stop; I attended various post graduate studies in cranial, visceral, functional and other courses related to osteopathy. On top of that I went back to working as an associate at the BSO evening clinic and some other practices in; central and south-east London, Kent and on the English coast near Brighton (where occasionally the sun comes up).
I moved to Nova Scotia in June 2015, in Bridgewater, where I have worked at Maritime Osteopathy with Erica Poole and Jennifer Sparks.
I am really pleased to be joining the Harmony Health’s team as well as to keep working alongside Erica and hopefully soon again….Jennifer.
These last four and half years since graduation have given me the opportunity to broaden my knowledge but also treat and help a great deal of patients. I have interest in treating all sorts of patients who suffer with stress related issues, poor posture, low back pain and chronic degenerative conditions that particularly affect the elderly. I have a very patient-centered approach and being active myself, I understand the needs of injured athletes who wish to return to their training. I can provide rehabilitation programs and exercises that would help prevent further injuries. Having a passion for movement, I also attended a few courses with the Gray Institute in Chicago and Alberta which have given me more tools to add to my rehabilitation skills. I also attended different courses here in Halifax. More recently I went on an intense 5-day course in Minneapolis with the Osteopathic Cranial Academy. My next step would be to learn and refine my knowledge in pediatrics and be able to treat babies.
I have never had the chance to come to Canada before. Having spent over 10 years in London where everyone lives on top of each other I felt like I needed some space, fresh air and I also missed skiing. Plus, in Canada some people apparently speak French….so it seemed like the right choice for me. It has also giving me the chance to meet new people and discover another culture. Last June, I finally became a permanent resident, so it’s official, I can stay
I am available at Harmony Health Centre Tuesday through to Friday. I will also be available every other Saturday morning.
Special note to the patients:
I am NOT an osteopathic physician NOR a doctor of osteopathy NOR a medical practitioner. I have trained in osteopathy manual practice and therefore I am an osteopathic manual practitioner.
I strongly recommend my patients to keep visiting their family physician or nurse practitioner regularly for their health issues.
I am in good standing and registered with:
The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) in England
The Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO)
The Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths (NSAO)