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 – 9.45: Introduction and expectations.

9.45 -10.45: Backache and pelvic pain – considerations when treating the Lumbar Spine and Pelvis 

10.45 – 11.00:  Tea Break 

11.00 – 13.oo: Tensegrity fascial loading assessment model 

Standing: Iiac positioning, LSP active movement, LEX loading assessment 
Supine: LEX loading; Seated: Sacrum and ischial tuberosities 

13.oo – 13.45: Lunch break 

13.45 – 15.45: Hands-on practice 

Superficial fascial techniques for LEX, the gluteus group, femoral triangle, iliolumbar, sacrospinous and sacrotuberous ligaments. 
Functional release of the Sacrum and passive/ active ischial tuberosity engagement.  
MET pubic symphysis. 

15.45 – 16.00: Tea Break 

16.00 – 18.00: Introduction to Visceral approach to the pelvis 

Research papers, clinical presentations and discussions regarding pelvic presentations and issues. 

Day 2 

9.00 – 10.00: Pubo-vesico-uterus- sacral ligament anatomy, assessment and technique 

10.00 -10.45: Bladder : anatomy and technique 

10.45 – 11.00: Tea Break 

11.00 – 12.15: Uterus – anatomy and techniques 

12.15 – 13.00: Osteopathic integration: what to consider when treating pelvic issues concerning the lower and upper extremities 

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch 

14.00 – 15.00: Kidneys – Anatomy and techniques 

15.00 – 16.00: Ileocaecal valve and mesosigmoid relevance in pelvic complaints 

16.00 – 16.15: Teabreak 

16.15 – 17.15p: Recap / Treatment demonstration 

17.15 – 18.00: Question & Answers 


Inschrijving: via het inschrijvingsformulier
Locatie: TPC, Groenenborgerlaan 149, B-2020 Antwerpen
Datum: vrijdag 8 – zaterdag 9 december 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’
KMO erkenningsnummer: DV.O215851
Accreditatie: accreditatie is toegekend door NRO en NOF voor 16 punten