Member of Ostéopathie Québec
• Training of 6 years full time at the Higher Institute of Osteopathy (ISO) of Aix-en-Provence, France
• Post-graduate training in general and pediatric osteopathy and osteopathy for pregnant women (60 days of seminar with OD professionals over 6 months)
• Perinatal clinical internship with infants and pregnant women
• Osteopath DO
• CPMDQ (Commission of Practitioners of Alternative Medicine of Quebec)
For me, caring for Life is what characterizes best osteopathy.
While taking into account the patient’s problems and seeking to understand and alleviate them, the osteopath seeks to increase life, what brings health, well-being.
During a session, through classical osteopathic techniques (cranial, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, facial), I make space so that the patient’s vital potential can be expressed more fully and naturally restore the body to health.
Andrew Taylor Still, founder of osteopathy, taught some basic principles of the discipline such as “Life is Movement.”
When motion is present, that the structures and organs of the body are articulated and move properly, that the fluids (blood, lymph) flow, life can express itself and the body regains its natural capacity for self-healing to return to a state of health and well-being.
For me, during a treatment, good listening to the patient’s body and its innate intelligence that naturally tends towards healing is as important as the proper application of osteopathic techniques to lead to a relief.
I like to make the session a moment of well-being and relaxation to help the recovery.
A session begins with a health check to understand the patient’s condition and history of the onset of symptoms. Osteopathy being a holistic medicine seeking the cause or causes of the problems, this overview provides important information. Then palpation and osteopathic tests allow to make an initial diagnosis. But it is often during the treatment, while applying osteopathic techniques and listening to the patient’s body, that the cause of the problems is revealed and can be solved.
FIELD OF PRACTICE
My practice is suitable for all ages, from the first weeks of life up to the golden years.
Adults and children:
• Back pain: cervical, dorsal, lumbar
• Tendinitis and muscle pain
• Migraines, headaches
• Sciatic and other neuralgia
• Digestive problems (gastric reflux, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, pain . . .)
• Herniated discs
• TMJ (jaw) problems
• Regurgitation and reflux
• Colics, constipation
• Congenital torticollis
• Difficulty to suck during breastfeeding
• Plagiocephaly (flat head)
• Craniofacial asymmetry