Valéria A Ferreira (DO MSc Ost PGCAP) was born in Brazil and has been a resident in London for the past 28 years. She is an enthusiastic and committed lecturer at the UCO (University College of Osteopathy, previously called BSO) and practicing osteopath in the City of London.
Valéria completed her Osteopathic training at the COET (2000) and the MSc in Osteopathy (2006) at the ESO, where she conducted a research project investigating the effectiveness of Osteopathic treatment on patients with Endometriosis.
Valéria is an associated fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), who teaches at the UCO, leading the 4th year Visceral Osteopathic module. She was also a member of the final year technique team between 2009 – 2017.
Valéria delivers various CPD courses in Osteopathic integration in the UK, Europe and Brazil, exploring the application of the structural, fascial, visceral and cranial approaches and techniques. She runs a very successful practice in the City of London, where she has worked for the last 19 years and in Lewisham (SE London).
In 2014, Valéria became the founder and director of “COBRA” (Brazilian Osteopathic Centre for Research and Advanced Techniques), while promoting the 1st Osteopathic Research conference in São Paulo (ICAOR10) and actively working as a member of the Brazilian Osteopathic committee for the Rio Olympic Games during its initial phase.
"Valeria is a true osteopath and her treatment approach is rare to find. She has very practical and logical way of explaining what she thinks is going on, like reading a physical map that is uncannily accurate. It doesn’t feel like a passive treatment, you are quite actively engaged throughout which helps you to feel re engaged/embodied. You feel you have a better understanding and awareness of your body and effective short and long term relief after treatment. I have every confidence and trust in her and couldn’t recommend her highly enough."
"...Valéria has a unique ability to ‘just know’ where to place her hands on your body, and what to do once there. That ability combined with an incredible knowledge of the physical creates amazing transformation for her clients. I often and without hesitation refer my friends, family and clients to Valéria and know that they will always be in the safest of hands..."
"...Valéria Ferreira is an amazing practitioner! There’s no doubt about it. She has helped me more than I can express... by unlocking my body and releasing deeply held damage which was the result of a chronic childhood illness. I had no idea that my body was so restricted until Valéria worked her magic on me. I had seen many Osteopaths, Chiropractors and other therapists over the years but thanks to Valéria, for almost the first time since I was a small child, I could breathe deeply, stand tall, with balance, strength and energy..."
"I have been a colleague and client of Valeria's for over 20 years. During that time she has successfully treated me for a variety of muscle skeletal and deep tissue issues with her unique blend of osteopathy, cranio-sacral and deep tissue techniques. She is a very gifted practitioner who I would highly recommend”.