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.
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for our session yesterday. I feel the work done each time we met has been building together and allowed for significant pain relief of my back and more air capacity. All this is so much appreciated especially with my baby growing so fast and needing so much!”
"...While never being invasive, Valeria is constantly observing and listening to the body, asking many precise questions to find the best way of adapting her vast and varied professional experience to your specific needs and always looking for the best results possible. One really has the feeling that she has left no stone unturned or avenue unexplored. I am truly impressed with Valeria's work..."
"...I have been having weekly appointments with Ms Ferreira, and they have been the most helpful care I have received in the 5 years I have been seeking care for chronic pain, hypermobility and fibromyalgia. Her mixture of osteopathy and yoga, as well as the frequency of the sessions, has been essential to my wellbeing through my shielding period, as well as transformative for my wellbeing in general..."
"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."