Diploma in osteopathy obtained at Institut des Hautes Etudes Ostéopathiques in Nantes, recognised by the Ministry of health, younth and sports.


Post-graduated trainning:


End-of-studies thesis:

"Prise en charge ostéopathique de l'hypofertilité masculine d'origine neurovégétative: intérêt diagnostique et thérapeutique" Tuteurs: S.Niel, D.Le Lannou.


After the D.O:




Different osteopathy techniques:


Functional techniques:

Functional techniques need an active participation of the patient. They enable the therapist, with patient's help, to mobilize tissues (muscles, joints and the respiration) and to bring the patient to a sufficient relaxation state to enable spontaneous correction of the osteopathic lesion. they always get in the lesion's direction.


Functional techniques split themselves in :

  • Direct technique
  • Indirect technique with lever arm action.

they always consist in an aggravation of the lesion, temporarly and voluntary, to enable the stimulation of its auto-healing faculties by the body.


  • To explain these functional techniques, Bob Bénichou often employed this metaphor: when we walk and that we lock a sleeve onto a nail, there are three solutions:
  • We can force to free and maybe tease the shirt, it is the tructural technique.
  • we can stop the movement and come back to free without teasing the shirt : it is the direct functional technique.
  • we can stop the movement, come back and with the other hand, take the tissue and delicately remove the nail : it is the indirect functional technique.


Structural techniques:

The technique is called structural because it mobilize the bone structure, the more often a vertebra, to force it in the other side or in the opposite direction of the leson. Most of time, a noise can be heard during the manipulation.




Osteopaths never force joints beyond physiological limit. The force advisedly applied, which is called " thrust ", serve by its specificity and rapility to cause a reflex which enable the recuperation of the range of motion and the suspension of the pain.



However, these structural techniques are often unpleasant, and need from the patient a relaxation state, confidence and cooperation.


Cranial techniques:

The cranial techniques are linked to the primary respiratory mecanism. They are totally involuntaries from the patient. The therapist feels the involuntary movement of the cranial bones and sacrum as well as all body tissues. He defines by his palpation what he calls a lesion and put in place different cranial techniques:



  • Exaggeration of the lesion
  • Set in tension at a distance through reciprocal tension menbranes.
  • Work on rhythmic cranial impultions, etc...
  • Equilibration and reciprocal trade technique by Rollin E. Becker.


Visceral techniques:

The undertaken works since Jean-Pierre Barral on abdominal organs showed that it exists a precise and repetitive dynamic of the visceral sphere: viscera move specifically under the diaphragmatic pressure influence. This visceral dynamic may be modified ( mobility restriction) or disappear.



In this case, functional troubles symptomes of an organ correspond to an abnormal dynamic of this organ. By applying a specify technique, the osteopath enable the organ to regain its natural physiology and the troubles linked to the mobility restriction are corrected.