Chrissy has always been interested in the human body and how we can help it. She started this journey studying physiotherapy for 3 years in her home country Belgium, before deciding Osteopathy was where her passion lay. To pursue this, she decided to move to the UK and study a Masters in Osteopathy at the European School of Osteopathy (ESO), subsequently graduating with First Class honours.
During Chrissy’s time studying, she gained experience in helping in specialist areas such as paediatrics, women’s health (including pregnant and postnatal care), headaches and sports specific conditions. Women’s health and paediatrics particularly sparked her interest, so she decided to conduct her thesis exploring the impact of breastfeeding on low back pain in new mothers.
Having studied at the ESO, Chrissy is well versed in all treatment modalities available to Osteopaths, including musculoskeletal, visceral and craniosacral techniques. She is happy to see people of all ages, from newborns to the elderly and will adapt her treatment approach to each individual.
As well as the human body, Chrissy also has an affinity with horses. She has been riding since she was little, and has competed in show jumping for many years, right up to international level. She decided to couple up her love for both horses and Osteopathy and trained to become qualified in Equine Osteopathy during her time in England. She now greatly enjoys being able to treat both humans and horses!
In addition to Osteopathy, Chrissy has enjoyed a vast amount of travelling and has become quite the globetrotter, having made friends in all sorts of countries from Brazil to Panama to South Africa and many more. She also had the pleasure of visiting New Zealand on her travels and loved it so much that she has decided to now make it home. In her free time, you can find Chrissy in the mountains on her snowboard, at the beach scouting waves, on a horse or climbing up some scary looking rocks!