Stephanie grew up in the Italian Alps, in South Tyrol, and recently moved to Norway to follow her partner to his new job. She left a busy practice in the South of England and is currently working hard to add Norsk to her English, German and Italian.
Stephanie has always been fascinated by the human body. She decided to study osteopathy after an exceptional recovery from sinusitis following osteopathic treatment. She graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in Kent (UK) in 2010 following four years of intense training including anatomy, physiology, pathology, orthopaedics, practicing techniques on each other and treating the patients at the university clinic.
Following her undergraduate introduction to treating children and pregnant ladies she was very keen to expand her knowledge on that field and completed the two year postgraduate Diploma of Paediatric Osteopathy. In those two years at the charitable Osteopathic Centre for Children in London as well as at the paediatric and neonatal wards of Barnet Hospital she gained great insight into the normal and abnormal development, the different biomechanics, and complications of childhood and pregnancy. She worked on very sick children under close supervision from experienced osteopaths and had the opportunity to treat very premature babies in North London. Those two years hugely improved her cranial palpation skills as children tend to be more wriggly than adults.
Typical patients included babies with colic, sleep disturbances, constipation, reflux, difficulty latching and feeding, recurrent ear nose throat and chest infections, as well as children with dyslexia, anxiety, depression, cerebral palsy, autism, behavioural issues and genetic syndromes.
She attends advanced cranial osteopathy courses run by the Sutherland Cranial College to continue her professional development and learning of the human body.
She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council, which is a prerequisite for calling yourself an osteopath in the UK and requires continuous professional development and maintains the high standard of osteopathic and medical practice needed.
In Norway, the title of an "osteopath" is not protected, however the Norsk Osteopat Forbund is working towards making it a protected and registered title.