Valéria A Ferreira (DO MSc Ost PGCAP) was born in Brazil and has been a resident in London for the past 31 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.
Julia Homersham gained her Masters in Osteopathy with distinction from the University College of Osteopathy in London. Originally from New Zealand, she has lived in the UK since 2004. Prior to becoming an osteopath, she worked in various hands-on roles within the visual arts.
She has experience in helping a wide variety of patients, especially older adults and the general working population. She has a keen interest in self-development and is continually investigating areas of relevance to her patients, with the aim of providing optimal patient care.
Julia believes osteopathy has a broad scope; it can help a wide variety of people in multiple aspects of their lives. She incorporates traditional osteopathic principles alongside contemporary evidence-based research into her clinical reasoning.
When not engaged in things osteopathic, Julia enjoys hiking, foraging, reading, watching live music, and visiting galleries and museums.
I was born in South Africa and moved to the UK 18 years ago. I currently live in Buckinghamshire with my wife, our young daughter and our Labrador called Nox. I originally studied 3D design as I always wanted to pursue a career where I worked with my hands. I have held a wide variety of jobs over the years but was drawn to osteopathy after receiving treatment myself and experiencing the relief it gave me.
“ If you want or need the very best that Osteopathy has to offer then look no further. Valéria Ferreira is an outstanding practitioner - her growing practice a must for anyone in need of the most thorough of Osteocare. The results of her work are felt both immediately and with long term therapeutic holistic effect. In my 20 years of visiting her practice I have always left astounded by her work, and every other family member or friend I have recommended has not only been converted to her profound healing but have long continued to visit her. The only misgiving I have about praising her work is that it will be even harder to get an appointment."
"Valeria is a star! She has been treating me for a few weeks now and has started the healing process in my body and given me the tools to help myself as well. I am very grateful - being over 70 - one begins to think that all is inevitably downhill! Valeria as a person is a very positive tonic and deals with the ‘whole’ person in a very holistic way. I cannot recommend her and her work highly enough."
"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..."