Partnership with Motor Neurone Association announced28/02/2019
Open Day 2019 – Date announced!07/06/2019
How did you become an osteopath?
I wanted to be a doctor when I was young, but it never happened because it didn’t seem perfectly right.
Then, couple of years after living in London I had a really bad back which made me look for an osteopath, as recommended by a friend. I didn’t really know what to expect but I just wanted the pain to go away. I had treatment and thought the approach was amazing and my back was sorted. I got very interested obout learning more about Osteopathy and a year later I went to college to study it.
Why do you enjoy osteopathy?
You can see tissue changing right in front of you, you can feel the changes and improvements sometimes almost immediately. The feeling of helping someone in pain is great. You feel their gratitude and you feel valuable.
What would you be if you weren’t an osteopath ?
Well, I guess I would be a photographer. In fact, that's what I was when I first got to England. I was coming from working on a cruise ship through the Caribbean and thought I needed some different working experience and London seemed to be a perfect place for that. It was a tough time for me and then back pain happened and I then finally learned what Osteopathy was. The rest is history.
What do you do in your spare time?
Not that I have much but when I do I enjoy walking with my dog in the parks and playing with him. At weekends me and my husband love having friends around for food and drinks, and sometimes we just relax and watch films.
How did you get to where you are today.?
After graduating, I had to go back to my home country of Brazil to look after my dad. I was very excited about working there as an osteopath but it was not an easy task. First I had to learn the medical terms in Portuguese and then I had to educate friends and family about Osteopathy, for them to help me with advertising. I found myself working in 3 different clinics and I loved it.
When my dad passed away I decided to come back to England and soon afterwards in October 2016 I got to be an associate Osteopath at one clinic and then another, before working here at The Malmesbury Clinic.
I treat a diverse range of conditions and everyday I learn with my patients.
I’m very excited because in April I’ll be starting my post grad course on Women’s Health and hopefully in a near future I’ll be opening my own clinic.