Presenters - Virtual Intern. Student Days

Carmine Castagna
D.O. BSc. Ost. PgCert. Edu. mROI (CC)
Carmine Castagna - OsEAN Student Open Forum 2020   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 board of Directors of the OsEAN.
Andrey Chervotok
Andrey Chrvotok - OsEAN Virtual International Student Days 2021   1984-1990 – student at the S.M. Kirov Military Medical Academy.
1990-1991 – surgical internship.
1994-1997 – training in Osteopathy in Ecole Supérieur d’Ostéopatie (Paris).
1997-2000 – worked as the Vice-rector for Education and a teacher at Russian School of Osteopathic Medicine in Saint-Petersburg. Pioneer author of osteopathic curricula integrated into the practice in Russia.
2000-2008 – worked at the Institute of Osteopathic Medicine of the SPbMAPO (St. Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Studies).
From 2008 through the present – Deputy IOM Director for Education in the V.Andrianov Institute of Osteopathic Medicine (IOM). Founder of the IOM.
He is involved with teaching and research activities. His teaching and research activities include physiology and pathology of musculoskeletal system, dentition and visceral system. He arduously practices tissue approach in osteopathy. He acquired a 20-years professional experience working with dental patients with pathology of masticatory system. Doctor Honoris Causa.
Giacomo Consorti
Consorti Giacomo - OsEAN Student Open Forum 2020   Giacomo Consorti is an Italian osteopath, teacher and researcher. He collaborated with the Sapienza University of Rome both for research purposes and as a teacher during a 1st level Master. He is a member of the Clinical-based Human Research Department of COME Collaboration and a teacher in the CERDO school (Rome), where he manages the relationships of the school with other international institutions, such as OsEAN. In 2012 he began his training in the field of medical education, pedagogy and didactics thanks to 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 collaborating with other institutions as ISO and AIMO. He is currently a board member of the ROI (Italian Register of Osteopaths).
Enrique Gilsanz Cáceres
Eur. Ost. D.O., MSc.
Enrique Gilsanz Caceres - OsEAN Virtual International Student Days 2021  

Enrique Gilsanz Cáceres is a spanish Osteopath Eur. Ost. D.O., physiotherapist, nurse and MSc in Biomechanics. He practices as osteopath in his center in Madrid, and teaches in the schools FBEO-UFV (Spain, Mexico,Brazil), AIFROMM (Bergamo, Italy), Still Academy (Poland) and Universidad Europea (Madrid).

He is a member of the Board of the Spanish Register of Osteopaths.

Mario González
D.O. MSc.
Mario Luis Gonzalez Diaz - OsEAN Open Forum 2020   I am a Belgian-Spanish osteopath born in Belgium and resident in Spain since 2000.
Physiotherapist since 1988, trained in osteopathic schools in Belgium and Spain.
I have been a teacher in several countries through various private institutions in osteopathy, as well as collaborating in several University Masters in osteopathy, manual therapy and biomechanic
My interest in biomechanics led me to investigate this field, integrating research data within the osteopathic discourse, adapting scientific terminology within academic models in osteopathy.
I presented an MSc paper on knee joint kinematics and its involvement in the clinic.
My current clinical research for the PhD option field is focused on the electromyographic assessment of myofascial functions and their simultaneous assessment in ultrasonography.
My clinical approach emphasizes the integration of all systems of the body with minimal intervention on the elements responsible for the physiological adaptation of the patient.
Niclas Granfelt
Niclas Granfelt at OsEAN Virtual International Student Days 2021  

Niclas Granfelt is an Osteopath, OMT Physiotherapist and Masseur. He has over 20 years of experience in manual therapy. He practises Osteopathy in Helsinki, Finland. He teaches at the Osteopathy School Atlas and gives private lectures in manual therapy.

He collaborates with surgeons and other healthcare specialists, and has a wide knowledge of working with top athletes. He has been working with professional ice hockey players for over a decade and is currently an assistant coach for a youth ice hockey team. At his private practice he sees clients from children to elderly people, from post op surgery to patients with different kind of functional problems.

He has a patient centered holistic view of treatment. His treatment relies on clinical experience and clinical reasoning. He uses and combines frequently different types of Osteopathic approaches in his treatments as no single-body system works alone. Currently he studies Biodynamic Osteopathy and Evolutionary Physiology.
Outside work and studies he has an interest in meditation and martial arts.

Jason Haxton
MA, DO (h.c.)
Jason Haxton - OsEAN Virtual International Student Days 2021   Jason Haxton, MA, DO (h.c.) has been the director of the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine since January 2001. Besides managing the Museum that was created in 1934, he makes multiple international trips each year (Ireland, Belgium, Russia, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Brazil and the UK) to provide lectures – during the covid-19 pandemic he has been presenting his lectures through ZOOM and webinars. Ion his work he provides historic research materials and promotes the principles of osteopathic medicine through exhibits for osteopaths globally. At A.T. Still University in Kirksville he keeps a busy schedule teaching medical students and welcoming guests from around the world to the museum. The museum is going for AAM accreditation, the highest recognition for a museum.
Currently he is providing CME credit by partnering with the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons’ President Dr. Michael Brown.
Jason just finished collaborating with German filmmaker and producer Antje Christ affiliated with channel ZDF/ARTE to produce two science documentaries on understanding osteopathy for the European audience – link: Released spring 2020.
Jason worked on The Science of Osteopathy -- a documentary by Juan Castillon and Raul N. Cortes. Released November 2019.
Jason most recently worked on the Emmy award winning PBS documentary: “The Feminine Touch”. Released April 2017.
Jason is an honorary Alumnus of KCOM/ATSU and received from the KOAA Board the Distinguished Service Award 2019.
When not providing exhibits and lectures to international and USA conferences on osteopathy – Jason welcomes guests from around the world to A.T. Still University – Kirksville to experience the rich osteopathic heritage at the Founding School of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still.
Larisa Lasovetskaya
 MD, D.O.
Larisa Lasovetskaya - OsEAN Virtual International Student Days 2021   Larisa Lasovetskaya is the Principal of the Russian Academy of Osteopathic Medicine. Her main medical specialty: pediatrics, osteopathy. She graduated as MD in 1988 at Lenindgad Medical Pediatric Institute. In 2000 among the first group of Russian part-time students, she graduated from the European School of Osteopathy (UK). Since 2001 she is its official representative in Russia. Larisa has taken part in many conferences on osteopathy in Russia and abroad, conducted workshops at international osteopathic conferences; has publications in Russian Medical Journals and abroad. She was an executive committee member of World Osteopathic Health Organization since 2007 till 2011; member of the United National Register of Osteopaths (Russia). She has her own understanding and methodology of diagnosis and osteopathic treatment.
Sandra Lois
D.O. MSc. P.T.
Sandra Lois - OsEAN Open Forum 2020   I am a spanish osteopath specialized in the approach of the visceral field and in the
perinatal care of women. Teacher in several countries through the FBEO (Formación Belga-
Española de Osteopatía), in which I also provide academic advise.
My view of the osteopathic approach emphasizes the integration of all body systems and
a therapeutic approach of minimal and precise intervention on the elements responsible of
the physiological adaptation by the patient.
I am currently president of the Spanish Registry of Osteopaths (ROE), from where I defend
the osteopathic profession under the European Standard on osteopathy (EN16686).
Velda Lulic
D.O. BSc.
Velda Lulic   Velda Lulic D.O. is the Principal and Senior lecturer at the Hrvatska Akademija Osteopatije (HAO)/ Croatian Academy of Osteopathy. Co-founder of HAO. Designed the academic curriculum for HAO. Teaches most of the courses at the HAO.
Lecturer for the CEO in Canada and Switzerland (SICO), occasionally in Germany (DOK). Teaches the Heart course and the Cervical Spine for these schools.
Studies: Osteopathy at CEO, Montreal, BSc PT at McGill University, Montreal.
Additional Activities: Member of Competency Committee of OsEAN, former member of the Board of OsEAN, former member of the board of Ostéopathie Québec, former assessor for foreign applicants to Ostéopathie Québec.
Hazel Mansfiel
MA Cantab BSc. OstMed. D.O. ND
Hazel Mansfield at OsEAN Virtual International Student Days   Hazel is an Osteopath of 15 years’ experience with a background in neuropsychology from Cambridge University, and a renowned lecturer of osteopaths and other manual therapists at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Originally based in London where she set up a large osteopathy and physiotherapy clinic focused on an integrative approach with top surgeons and specialists, she now consults in private practice in Stockholm, Sweden. Her clinical passion and special interests are in back pain, stress, and using the best available knowledge to elevate standards of patient care.
Robert Muts
D.O. BSc.
Rob Muts - OsEAN Student Open Forum 2020  

Study: Osteopathy (Belgium), Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine.

Job: Director of the College for Osteopathy Sutherland Amsterdam and the Academy of Mesology. Founder and director of the Integrated Medical Centre in Amsterdam, a centre for diagnosis and therapy in complementary health. Former President of Osteopathic European Academic Network.

Specialty: Osteopathy in the visceral field, peritoneum and nutrition.

Jory Pauwels
D.O. MSc.
Jöry Pauwels - OsEAN Student Open Forum 2020  

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.

Currently OsEAN's President.

Inge Schuermans
Inge Schuermans - OsEAN Virtual International Student Days 2021  

Inge Schuermans graduated from KU Leuven in 2006 as a master in rehabilitation sciences and physiotherapy with a specialization in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Stimulated by the work of colleagues, she started her osteopathy training at the Flanders International College of Osteopathy (FICO) in Antwerp, which was completed in January 2014 by presenting her final paper, namely the effect of osteopathy on snoring. Apart from the clinical work, she teaches at FICO in all aspects of osteopathy; biomechanics, soft tissue techniques, cranial and visceral.
If you want to work with people, you have to study many different things, that is why she also followed Applied Kinesiology (AK), neurostructural integration technique (NST), biodynamic aspects in osteopathy in children and, since 2016, evolutionary osteopathy (EVOST).
Except explaining osteopathic principles, philosophy and techniques,… in an understandable way, her particular interest also lies in the power of the mind; how our perception, beliefs and intention will influence our reality and thus the impact we can have on our patients.