Valeria A Ferreira (DO  MSc Ost  PGCAP) was born in Brazil and has been a resident in London for the past 28 years. She is an enthusiastic and committed lecturer at the UCO and practicing osteopath in the City of London.  

Valeria completed her Osteopathic training at the COET (2000) and the MSc in Osteopathy (2006) at the ESO, where she conducted a research project investigating the effectiveness of Osteopathic treatment on patients with Endometriosis.  

Valeria delivers various CPD courses in Osteopathic integration in the UK, Europe and Brazil, exploring the application of the structural, fascial, visceral and cranial approaches and techniques.  She runs a very successful practice in the City of London, where she has worked for the last 19 years and in Lewisham (SE London). 

Dr IONA BRAMATI PhD, BSc (Hons), Ost Med DO, ND

 Dr Bramati, Osteopath and Naturopath uses cranial, structural and visceral osteopathic techniques in a holistic manner, aiming to balance health. These techniques are low-invasive and may be used in all age groups.

She is also trained in the principles of Functional Medicine by the prestigious Institute of Functional Medicine – AFMCP-UK to further her knowledge on the application of the integrative and holistic approach to chronic diseases. She is available to treat patients of all ages.

She is also actively engaged in Osteopathic Research.


This two-day workshop will assist the participant in appreciating some of the different layers of the pelvis cavity, including assessing its fascial and visceral contents. 
Participants will be encouraged to explore ways of improving their body positioning to enhance their proprioception during examination and treatment. This approach will be used throughout the workshop when applying visceral and fascial techniques. 
The choice of techniques will include practical and suitable visceral techniques that participants would easily integrate with a more structural and biomechanical concept of the body and health.
Indications and contra-indications will be discussed throughout the weekend.

Learning outcomes

  • Competently perform a variety of osteopathic techniques and design adaptations that are appropriate to the patient’s needs and justified by knowledge of the relevant principles.
  • Demonstrate an integrated knowledge of human biomechanics and how dysfunction in one area may lead to altered function elsewhere in the body.
  • Integrate current healthcare models to reach a diagnosis and an effective management program for the patient.
  • Reflect on the relevance and nature of osteopathic intervention possibilities within a wide variety of clinical presentations. 
  • Evaluate the patient-practitioner relationship and the importance of the responsibilities implicit in the relationship.

Day 1

09.00 – 10.30: Introduction and expectations. Backache and essential considerations when treating the Lumbar Spine and pelvis. 

10.30 -10.45: break

10.45 – 12.45: Integrative assessment of the pelvis – supine, side lying and prone position – Diaphragmatic function, considering the thoracolumbar fascia, Iliac positioning, Lumbar Spine passive and LEX loading assessment, sacral, coccyx and bilateral ischial tuberosity position

12.45-13.30: lunch break

13.30 – 15.30: Hands-on practice. Soft-Tissue techniques for the Gluteus group, femoral triangle, iliolumbar, sacrospinous and sacrotuberous ligaments. Mobilisation/ articulation – ilium, sacrum, SI-joints, Lumbar Spine. Muscle Energy Technique for the pubic symphysis. Functional release of the Sacrum and passive/ active ischial tuberosity engagement.

15.30 – 16.00: break

16.00 – 18.00: Introduction to Visceral approach to the pelvis (IB & VF) Research papers, clinical presentations and discussions regarding GIT- GU- Gynae issues.

Day 2 Visceral pelvis

09.00 -10.30 – Pubo-vesico-uterus- sacral ligament assessment and technique

10.30 – 10.45 – Break

10.45 – 12.45 – Bladder – anatomy and technique. Suspensory ligaments of the Bladder

12.45 – 13.30 – Lunch

13.30 – 15.30 – Uterus – anatomy and techniques

15.30 – 16.00 – Break

16.00 – 18.00 – Kidneys – Anatomy and techniques. Treatment demonstration – Osteopathic integration: what to consider when treating pelvic issues in relation to the lower and upper extremities. Q & A/ closure


Inschrijving: via het inschrijvingsformulier
Locatie: TPC, Groenenborgerlaan 149, B-2020 Antwerpen
Datum: vrijdag 10 – zaterdag 11 februari 2023
Lestijden: 09.00 u – 18.00 u.
Lunch: broodjeslunch inbegrepen
Financieel: €625
Rekeningnummer: IBAN BE 70 8601 1648 1925  BIC: NICABEB
Mededeling: uw naam +‘Ferreira 2023’
KMO erkenningsnummer: DV.O215851
Accreditatie: accreditatie is aangevraagd voor 16 punten bij de verschillende beroepsverenigingen.