Presenters Open Forum 2022

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Eyal Lederman
D.O., PhD
Eyal Lederman   Dr. Eyal Lederman graduated from the British School of Osteopathy and has been in practice since 1986. He is the director of CPDO, an international centre providing continuing professional development for manual and physical therapists. Dr. Lederman is a pioneer of osteopathic research conducting the first doctoral study in Europe examining the neurophysiology of osteopathic manual therapy. He also researched and developed Osteopathic Harmonic Technique, Osteopathic Functional Neuromuscular Rehabilitation and Osteopathic Functional Stretching. He has been an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London (UCL), Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science UCL where has conducted research into functional movement rehabilitation. He has also been a visiting professor at Unitec, NZ.

Apart from these activities, Dr. Lederman regularly teaches osteopathy and manual therapy to various groups and universities in the UK and abroad. He has published several articles in the area of manual and physical therapy and is the author of the books 'Harmonic Technique, Fundamentals of Manual Therapy', 'The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy', 'Neuromuscular Rehabilitation in Manual and Physical Therapy' and 'Therapeutic Stretching: Towards a Functional Approach'. His latest book 'Functional Exercise Prescription: Supporting rehabilitation in Movement and Sport is due to be published in March 2022.
Steven Vogel
Steven Vogel D.O.   Steven Vogel is Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) at the University College of Osteopathy. He practiced in the UK National Health Service in primary care for over 20 years alongside working in research, educational and clinical management. Steven has sat on two Guideline Development Groups for The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and for the National Clinical Pathway for Back Pain in the UK and has recently been appointed to the expert review group for a WHO back pain guideline. He has published research with interprofessional colleagues on a range of MSK and manual therapy related issues. Current interests include evidence informed practice, communication and consent, adverse events and interprofessional conceptions of manual therapy. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, President Elect of the Society for Back Pain Research and a Trustee of the National Council for Osteopathic Research.


Xavier Blusseau
Xavier Blusseau - OsEAN Open Forum 2022   With a degree in osteopathy in 2002, Xavier Blusseau is working from his own private practice. Very involved in improving training and professional practice, he participated in the work of the National Health Authority on the management of common neck pain, drafting of training standards in partnership with the University of Rennes, and the working group responsible for the redesign of the osteopathic training in the Ministry of Health.

In addition, he is director of the Ostéobio external relations and former head of education. It has set up a training in osteopathy focuses on the critical analysis of osteopathic concepts, on an interdisciplinary anotomo-functional approach, on a biomechanical and neurophysiological model of manual therapies acts, and on inter-professional collaborations for integration of osteopathy in the provision of care.
Simone Buccino
    I am Simone Buccino, Osteopath and lecturer at EDUCAM in Rome. I work in a large private clinic where I carry out my profession. In addition to teaching, I coordinate teachers and assistants at EDUCAM.
Carmine Castagna
D.O. B.Sc. Ost. PgCert. Edu. mROI (CC)
Carmine Castagna -  OsEAN Open Forum Conference "Teaching the Working Principles of Osteopathy" 2021  

Carmine Castagna, followed in the footsteps of his father by becoming an osteopath. He studied at the Istituto Superiore di Osteopatia (ISO), Milan, completing the BSc (Hons) Ost degree course in 2008. From that year onwards he has been a practicing osteopath, as well as active in osteopathic education. In 2010, he became principal of the ISO, a full time osteopathic degree course college; in the same year he was chosen as vice-chairman for the education committee of the ROI Register of Osteopaths of Italy. Since 2012 is working on the professional profile of osteopaths in Italy. In 2013 is Italian deputy to the CEN (European Committee for Standardization), engaged in the definition of the professional profile of osteopaths in Europe. In 2014 he competed a postgraduate certificated in  academic and clinical education at the British School of Osteopathy . It’s actually involved in the writing of the core competence of osteopathy for the ROI, and former member of the boar of Directors of the OsEAN.

Mattia Cella
Mattia Cella - OsEAN Open Forum Conference "Teaching the Working Principles of Osteopathy" 2021   Graduated in 2016 at ISO – Milano (BSc validated by Wales University). Post graduate degree in clinical and academic education in 2018 and post graduate in advance osteopathic practice-sport (PG validated by Bucks University - London)
Assistant teacher at ISO since 2016. Clinical tutor at ISO since 2019.
Giacomo Consorti
Giacomo Consorti -  OsEAN Open Forum Conference "Teaching the Working Principles of Osteopathy" 2021   Giacomo Consorti is an Italian osteopath, teacher and researcher. He is a member of the Clinical-based Human Research Department of COME Collaboration and the coordinator of the Education Department of Osteopathy of the Istituto Superiore di Osteopatia (Milan), where he also manages the relationships of the school with other international institutions, such as OsEAN. In the 2012 he began his training in the field of medical education, pedagogy and didactics thanks to the the SIPeM (Italian society of medical education). In the following years he taught medical education, pedagogy and didactics for trainers of the health professions including osteopaths on behalf of SIPeM of which he is actually Communications Supervisor. He is a board member of ROI (Italian Register of Osteopaths) and a member of the EFFO Working Group on Education in Osteopathy.
Thomas Cornet
Thomas Cornet D.O.   My name is Thomas Cornet, I’m 23 years old and I graduated osteopathic school in June 2021. Today, I’m practicing in two different offices in Brittany, France.
I've really been interested in pedagogy for two years now, because of the complexity that it involves. This has led me to sign up for a postgraduate diploma in medical pedagogy at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale, last October. This program really helps to understand how to teach students to develop their knowledge and clinical skills. What interest me the most about pedagogy are the students’ commitment to courses, anatomy lessons and the balance between “traditional” osteopathy and evidence-based practice in the curriculum. Regarding my personal research, I’m focusing on sports osteopathy and the evidence based approach to pain.
Arnaud Crepin
D.O. MSc.
Arnaud Crepin 1   Graduated from Osteobio in 2002, Arnaud Crepin practices osteopathy near from Paris since this year, and became a visceral osteopathy teacher in Osteobio in 2003. Responsible for different sections of education, he is now Director of education program since 2019. Since this year he followed an universitary cursus and was recently graduated from UPJV in Amiens, with a Master of Education Science.
David Dessauge
David Dessauge - OsEAN Open Forum 2022   Graduated from Osteobio in 1999, I began my career as an osteopath while regularly pursuing continuing education and teaching in the school that trained me. After obtaining a University Diploma in surgical and sectional anatomy in 2009, I specialized in musculoskeletal disorders and particularly in infant torticollis and plagiocephaly, then I participated in several studies and publications on these themes. At the same time, I became director of the school Osteobio and I trained in biomechanical ergonomics to get clinical expert in gestures and postures. Passionate about research, epistemology and pedagogy, I try to participate in at least one scientific publication per year.
Lex Flisijn
D.O. MSc. BE
Lex Flisijn DO MSc  

Osteopath and somatic experiencing practitioner
Co-owner of the centre for integrated medicine IMC Gimborn, Zevenaar (NL)
Teacher and supervisor at the clinic of the Dutch Osteopathic College Sutherland, Amsterdam (NL)

Past experience:
Head of studies Dutch Osteopathic College Sutherland Amsterdam
Teacher visceral techniques at the German Osteopathic College Sutherland, Nürnberg (D)
Board member Dutch Osteopathic Association NVO

Martin Garet
    Department of Clinical Physiology and Exercise, Saint-Etienne
University Hospital Center, France
Anne-Sophie Heissat
Anne Sophie Heissat   Anne-Sophie Heissat is an osteopath and has been working in her own private practice since 2010. She started teaching in 2011, especially in anatomy, structural techniques and general osteopathic treatment. She has been the head of the clinical department of the Ceeso Paris since 2018 and her research work focuses on the notion of pedagogical diagnosis of students.
Erwann Jacquot
MSc medical education, MSc in the Science and Technique of Physical and Sports Activities, DO
Erwann Jacquot   Erwann graduated as an osteopath from the CEESO in 2014-. In 2017, he achieved his MSc degree in pedagogy in health science – at the Medical University of Strasbourg.
Erwann has been involved in osteopathic education since 2014 and he is working at CIDO osteopathic school in Saint Etienne at the moment.
Thomas Matthew
Thomas Matthew  

Former radiographer, Thomas has been practicing osteopathy for 15 years. He's also a medical imaging teacher for osteopathic students since then, and has long been thinking about ways of objectifying osteopathic diagnosis for researches and for pedagogical purposes. 

Hakim Mhadhbi
MSc, D.O.
Hakim Mhadhbi, MSc, D.O.   Hakim Mhadhbi completed his osteopathic training in 2005 and practices osteopathy in Rennes, France. He also completed post-graduate degrees in clinical anatomy, imaging anatomy, and multidisciplinary pain management in perinatal care and achieved a master's degree in sports biomechanics in 2013. He is currently involved in osteopathic education and research at the Institut d'Ostéopathie de Rennes-Bretagne, France, where he works as head of clinical practice and the international department and pedagogical coordinator. Hakim advocates an inclusive way between osteopathic tradition and an evidence-informed approach to education and practice. He is a student in the pioneer master's degree programme in osteopathy of the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Helsinki, Finland) with an enthusiastic group of osteopaths from all over Europe. His current research interests include innovation and implementation of evidence in osteopathic education. He has authored and co-authored some recent articles and books on osteopathic education.
Jory Pauwels
Jory Pauwels - OsEAN Open Forum Conference "Teaching the Working Principles of Osteopathy" 2021   Jöry Pauwels (°1976) studied physiotherapy, manual therapy & education in teaching, continued at Flanders International College of Osteopathy, moving on from student to joint principal of FICO. Professionally Jöry is active at FICO, (private & FICO) clinic and high-end physical sport (national rugby team). Jöry teaches in a number of European countries on (osteopathic) treatment concepts, education, innovations in safe & efficient mid-range manipulations: fluid build-up & non-impulse techniques and on gynecology & obstetrics. Currently Jöry enjoys his 2 children, food & drink, telemarking (white slopes and majestic mountains), traditional karate (IOGKF), (motor)cycling, rugby and golf when recovering from previous activities. Mental tranquility is found in shooting. Jöry’s mission for the future is to further the development of OsEAN & osteopathic teaching, the expansion of FICO and being a father.
Matteo Turinetto
D.O. M.Sc. Ost. PgCert. Edu. mROI (MT)
Matteo Turinetto - OsEAN Open Forum 2022   Matteo Turinetto is senior lecturer, clinical tutor and Didactic Coordinator for Full time and Part time program at Istituto Superiore di Osteopatia (ISO).
Graduating as DO, in 2002, from ISO with a Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy validated by the University of Wales, begun his activities as Osteopathic Medicine teacher assistant and lecturer at ISO till present.
From 2007 al 2014 was ISO’s Course Coordinator and actively participated the validation process with Bucks New University and developing BSc e MSc Full Time courses curricula.
In 2014 reinforce his educational competencies with the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic and Clinical Education taught by The British School of Osteopathy where in 2016 complete the Master of Science Degree in Osteopathy (MSc. Ost.). since 2016 he's the course leader of the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic and Clinical Education at ISO, validated by Bucks University.

Poster Presnters

Luca Aletti
D.O. BSc
Luca Aletti   Professional osteopath graduated in 2017, he obtained his BSc degree from the University of Plymouth. In addition to his activity as an osteopath, Luca is a professor at the Accademia Italiana di Medicina Osteopatica in Saronno for the differential diagnosis course and coordinator of the Research department. He also holds the role of clinical tutor at the Centro di Formazione e Tirocinio Osteopatico in Saronno. In 2022 he completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Education.
As an osteopath he works above all with sports realities, in particular with the Italian Bobsleigh and Skeleton National Team, with which he participates in World Cup competitions.
Philip Bright
PhD, D.O.
    Dr Philip Bright is Head of Research and Professional Development and was Curriculum Development lead that conceptualised the Integration module.
Laura Carabelli
Laura Carabelli, DO, BSc - OsEAN Open Forum 2022   I'm Laura, I'm 24 years old.
In 2020 I obtained the Diploma of Osteopathy and the Bachelor in Osteopathic Sciences.
In 2022 I'll obtain the title Master in Osteopathic Medicine at Accademia Italiana di Medicina Osteopatica in collaboration with the University Collage of Osteopathy in London.
Irina Egorova
Prof. Irina EGOROVA   V.Andrianov Institute of Osteopathic Medicine, Head of the Department of the Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University
In 1989, graduated from Leningrad Medical Institute of Pediatrics with a specialization in pediatric neurology; internship of children neurology;
In 1999, completed the training on osteopathy at the Higher Osteopathic School in Paris (ESO Paris), defended her diploma in Geneva, and received Doctor of Osteopathic Degree;
Since 2000, has been teaching at the Institute of Osteopathic Medicine. From December 2005, she is the Head of the Institute
In 2003, defended her thesis on Hypertension-hydrocephalic Syndrome in Children During the First Three Months;
In 2006, became a first prize laureate at the European Federation of Osteopaths for research in osteopathy;
In 2008, defended her PhD dissertation on Somatic Dysfunction in Young Children;
Author of over 150 scientific papers on osteopathy, including 5 patents of the Russian Federation, 3 monographs, 4 guidelines.
Kathleen Martinet
D.O., MSc.
Kathleen Martinet   Diploma in osteopathy in 2010 and master's degree in pedagogy in 2020. Currently osteopath in private practice and coordinator at ESO Paris
Xavier Mathian
Xavier Mathian   Xavier graduated as an osteopath from ISOsteo Lyon in 2007. He started teaching in 2010 at CEESO Lyon. Now, he’s teaching at CIDO since 2019.
This year he presented an University Degree of trainer in osteopathy at Haute-Alsace University.
Gulia Molinari
D.O. MSc
Giulia Molinari   I’m Giulia, I’m 24 years old and I’m an osteopath.
I obtained in 2019 the Diploma in Osteopathy and the Bachelor in Osteopathic Sciences and in 2021 the title Master in Osteopathic Medicine with Distinction at Accademia Italiana di Medicina Osteopatica in collaboration with the University College of Osteopathy in London.
What has always struck me about this profession is the patient-centered approach in its uniqueness and complexity; the patient is not a pathology to be cured but a person to be looked at, and for this reason it’s important to investigate all different aspects that may contribute to the establishment and maintenance of his pain: the organic, environmental and bio-psycho-social components.
Now I work in an osteopathic studio in Varese and I’m a teaching assistant of Principles of Structural Osteopathy course at the Accademia Italiana di Medicina Osteopatica.
I believe that humanity, empathy and insatiable curiosity are the fundamentals in my daily choice of a profession that looks at the person as a whole.
Claire Piper
    Claire Piper is the Head of Clinical Integration at the ESO.
Edith Portejoie
Edith Portejoie   Edith gratuated as an osteopath from the CIDO in 2014. In 2018 she became teacher at CIDO osteopathic school in Saint Etienne.
In 2021 she obtain a University Degree of trainer in osteopathy at Haute-Alsace University.
Stephen Sandler
 PhD, D.O. FECert
Stephen Sandler   Dr Stephen Sandler PhD DO graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1975. He has been involved in teaching at postgraduate and undergraduate levels for more than 45 years in 22 countries all around the world. He helped found the Expectant Mother.
Gulia Terruzzi
Giulia Terruzzi   I'm an osteopathy student engaging medical pedagogy for the fist time thanks to my thesis project.
Dario Zecchillo
Dario Zecchillo  

Dario Zecchillo is an MSc osteopath since 2016. He has been working as a lecturer at the “Istituto Superiore di Osteopatia” (Milan; Italy) in the Research Department and the Education Department of Osteopathy.
Nowadays, he is pursuing his BSc in physiotherapy and he is working on a research project to study the effect of biofeedback technology in the rehabilitation process