I have over 26 years’ experience in professional practice as an osteopath, acupuncturist and naturopath. I practise privately in Santa Eulalia del Rio, Ibiza. My aim is to provide safe, affordable, expert treatment to the local community. I am dedicated to the relief of suffering and the improvement of health.
Since August 2020 I have closed my osteopathic practice to new patients.
A little history
I first qualified as a health practitioner in 1990, but owing to ongoing studies and my acupuncture apprenticeship I did not begin to practice independently until 1994. I first practised in Italy before moving to Ibiza in July 1998. To date I have accrued 26 years’ clinical experience, and an excellent reputation in the local community as a caring and effective holistic health care practitioner.
Over the past year the long-term effects of two serious falls have made full-time osteopathic practice difficult for me. I have therefore decided firstly, no longer to take on any new patients for osteopathy; secondly, to concentrate more on my work as an acupuncturist and herbalist; and thirdly, substantially to reduce my hours of work. Effectively, from 2021, I am semi-retired.
My areas of special expertise
- Manual treatment of the body.
- Herbal medicine.
- Spinal, skeletal, muscle and nerve pain.
- Chronic health problems (problems that have developed over a long time).
- The relationship between the mind and physical health, especially the role of stress.
What can I offer?
- Long experience. I have been in practice since 1994.
- Wide-ranging knowledge. In addition to my main modalities (manual treatment, acupuncture, herbal medicine), I have good groundings in general medicine (though please note, I am not a medical practitioner), traditional oriental medicine, naturopathy, and health psychology.
- A thorough, logical, problem-solving approach.
- A holistic mindset. I am particularly concerned with overall, long-term health, which depends on a variety of physical, environmental and psychosocial influences.
- Dedication. All my patients receive as much thought and care as is necessary to helping their problem.
Qualifications and Experience
- In private practice since January 1994.
- Registered with the Registro de los Osteopatas de España (Spanish Register of Osteopaths).
- Member of the Asociación de Acupuntores de España (Association of Acupuncturists of Spain).
- Member of the Sociedad Española de Fitoterapia (Spanish Society of Phytotherapy).
- Formerly registered with the General Osteopathic Council (1999 – 2012, resigned).
- Certificate of successful completion of studies in Medical Neuroscience (Duke University, delivered online via Coursera, 2020).
- Certificate of specialisation in Integrative Health and Medicine (University of Minnesota, delivered online via Coursera, 2020).
- Certificate in Herbal Medicine (University of Minnesota, delivered online via Coursera, 2020).
- Advanced Diploma in Herbalism (School of Natural Health Sciences, UK, 2017).
- Master’s Degree in Psychopathology and Health (2012).
- British Bachelor of Science Degree in Osteopathy (1999).
- Diploma in Naturopathy (Libera Università Italiana di Naturopatia Applicata, 1994).
- British Diploma in Osteopathy (1993).
- Diploma in Acupuncture (Scuola Medica Italiana di Agopuntura e Discipline Complementari, 1990).
- British Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology / Food Science & Nutrition (1983).
- Associate lecturer at the Scuola Italiana di Osteopatia, 2005-2009.
What else do I do?
I walk the shorelines, cliffs and hills of my island home, I write poetry and I play music (badly) on the mandolin and harmonica.