About

The only failure one man should fear, is the failure to do his best. – Andrew Taylor Still

Once Upon a Time

A four years old little girl started playing piano . Her parent’s plan for her was to become a pianist, so she went to the prestigious Versailles conservatory in France .But it was not her dream, she wanted to ride horses So eventually she started riding poneys ( her mom thinking horses were really big animals …) and it became the kind of passion that makes you wake up at 4 every Sundays to go on competition.At some point her parents asked themselves if they had to put all the efforts for her to succeed in competition and do that for a living.

But no, something was missing …

And one day, she was 18, wondering what she wanted to do in life, and one of her American aunt called her ( at that time in 1992, osteopathy was really at his beginning in France, but as the founder of Osteopathy was American, very known over there ), saying that she had found the perfect job for her : osteopath for Horses.

There was no School in France to learn osteopathy for animals in 1992, so she was said that she had to study osteopathy for humans first and take courses in equine osteopathy after graduating. She did so, but working with people eventually became a no-brainer, and she never ceased to be grateful for that call…Now you know my story, you know what I do healing people, and you know how I do it, with osteopathy, but do you want to know why?

Our Vision &
Mission

My mission is to be an accommodating and a safe space for the people in pain to seek help. Here, I firmly believe that we are responsible for the world we live in and we can shape it to become a space where our children, family, friends and patients, are able to find a professional or place where they feel safe. A place where they will find the help they need in regards to their pain (it can be an ankle, stomach, stress, or trauma). Helping people feel better, and offering this safe space for people to heal is what drives me and what makes me feel useful.

Meet the Team

Noémie Vallois

Pilate instructor , BIO

Noémie is a Pilates instructor from Nice, France. Her love for movement started at the age of five when she started her dancing lessons. She was introduced to Pilates in Elementary school, and since then she has experienced a significant improvement in her strength and movement which helped her for her dancing career.

Noémie aspired to share the mobility and freedom she gained by practicing Pilates with others. After moving to Vancouver she received her Diploma to become an instructor from Pilates Process Vancouver. She has experience in helping people with mobility issues, and back problems. She worked with physiotherapist who specialized in pelvic floor and helped pregnant and postpartum women to reconnect with their bodies.

She wanted others to realize the true potential of their body and improve mental connection. The happiness she gains from seeing her clients experience freedom and strength through Pilates is the biggest reward. Out of the studio, she is also super active and loves going to adventure.

Nicole Williamson

Osteopathic practitioner  BIO

Nicole graduated with a 5 years full-time diploma (4800 hours of education) in Osteopathic Manual Therapy from the Osteopathic College of Bordeaux in France, She has been passionate about osteopathy for many years. Her comprehensive 5-year training has allowed her to acquire a diverse expertise and explore various treatment methods. Her commitment to the profession extends beyond clinical practice, as she’s had the opportunity to teach and share her knowledge within her college.

During her studies, she participated in internships in sports competitions such as crossfit, swimming, and races, as well as with disabled children. These experiences have shaped her understanding of osteopathy, enabling her to adapt her practice to the specific needs of her patients.

In her final year, she conducted an experimental study focused on the impact of osteopathic treatment on a patient’s stress levels. This study allowed her to incorporate a somato-emotional aspect into her practice.

As a member of Osteopathy BC, she strives to stay informed about the latest advances in the field and maintain high professional standards. Her therapeutic approach includes a range of techniques, from myofascial manipulation to visceral mobilization and myotensive techniques, all tailored to the individual needs of her patients.

She is eager to put her skills to use for patient’s well-being. Feel free to contact her to schedule an appointment or if you have any question .

FAQ

Does treatment hurt ?

Usually Osteopathic treatment are not painful. Sometime though you could feel some discomfort but you wiIl be advised to tell your Osteopathic practitioner if it is too much.

How long are the sessions?

Regular Osteopathic sessions last 55 min. The 110 min sessions are not available for new patients.

What should I wear?

Please do come with loose confortable clothings, no jeans… You can also bring a change of clothes : short, tee-shirt…

What happens during an Osteopathic treatment ?

The osteopath will need to examine the area(s) of your body causing discomfort. Sometimes the cause of the problem may be in a different area to the pain, (For example, a difference in leg length may result in compensations in the upper back which might result in neck pain) so they may need to examine your whole body. They will need to feel for tightness in the muscles and stiffness in the joints and may need to touch these areas to identify problems. They will explain what they are doing as they go along. If you are uncomfortable with any part of this, you have the right to ask them to stop at any stage without prejudicing your future treatment.

How many sessions do I need?

With a recent injury, most of the time it will take 3 to 5 sessions to successfully treat it. However ancient or chronic pains are likely to take more sessions.

Do I need a doctor's referral?

No.

Do you do home consults?

No.

Are treatments covered by my extended medical benefits?

Osteopathic treatments are not covered by MSP. However many extended benefits companies will now cover Osteopathy if your osteopathic Practitioner is a member of Osteopathy BC which I am.

Check with you company for the specifics of you plan.