Jean-Christophe graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in the UK in 2013 and has been working in Hong Kong since 2015 alongside competent medical practitioners.
He believes in a tailor made and integrative approach to medicine by understanding lifestyle and nutrition in order to provide the best holistic care.
Jean Christophe applies the philosophy of Osteopathy using his extensive medical knowledge through a wide range of approach such as Structural, Visceral, Cranial and Biodynamic to enhance the body’s self-healing mechanism.
His active lifestyle which includes competitive trail running, swimming, yoga, weight training, surfing and tennis enables him to have a deeper understanding of sport related injuries and advising his patient with the rehabilitation process.
Jean Christophe has also an interest in Equine and Canine Osteopathy (having completed the animal osteopathic diploma in 2018) and has worked with the Jockey Club in HK in the past.
Jean Christophe recently took started studying Functional Medicine as he believes Osteopathy and Functional Medicine are complementary and follow the same philosophy.
Jean-Christophe was awarded 🥇 BEST OSTEOPATH 2022 SILVER WINNER in Liv's Wellness & Lifestyle Awards.
Areas of Expertise
When treating patients, I bring my medical knowledge to the equation and apply a philosophical approach enabling me to tailor the treatment to each individual and understand why they present with pain. Every person possesses the natural self healing and self regulatory forces, and it is my job to allow them to express.
Osteopathy for Sports
Sports injuries are very common and if you exercise regularly, whether you train for long distance trail running, workout at the gym or enjoy yoga practice, injuries and imbalances are almost inevitable.
I focus on correcting any imbalances that could create unnecessary tensions which could lead to strains affecting tissues such as tendon, ligaments, muscle and bones.
Osteopathy can also be used as a preventative measure in order to keep your body elastic, stable and balanced further reducing the risk of injury.
In addition, Osteopathy can be used to enhance performance and optimise recovery helping athletes achieve their goals. As a result, more and more sport clubs are employing Osteopaths.
Osteopathy for Seniors
Today, more and more elderly people are complaining of aches and pain.
Common complaints include poor mobility, loss of muscle mass, fibrosity of the tissue and calcification, degenerative changes, metabolic systems inefficiency, and impaired blood supply
Osteopaths will aim at understanding the elderly needs and improving their health as well as providing dietary advice and mobility exercises.
Osteopathic treatment aims at increasing mobility, lubricating joints, optimising blood supply, improving posture and educating patients through the use of gentle and safe techniques.
Osteopathy for Pregnancy
During pregnancy, the body is subject to biomechanical changes and has to adapt and accommodate for the growing baby. This results in postural imbalances, strains and tension that can be exacerbated by hormonal changes such as relaxin which enables the softening of the soft tissues to help with widening of the pelvis in the case of a natural delivery.
For example, fluid flow can be altered resulting in swelling (hands & feet), breathing can be compromised or ther lower back can be uncomfortable due to the biomechanical changes that the future mother is subject to.
Osteopathic treatment throughout pregnancy aims at guiding the patient, releasing tensions and restrictions, rebalancing and stabilising the body as well as improving the blood supply. As a result, the delivery is more comfortable for both mother and the baby. Osteopathic treatment can also help with baby positioning and prepare for labour.
Osteopathy for Children
Osteopathic assessment and treatment for newborns is recommended soon after delivery and has proven to ease the physical stresses from pregnancy and birth.
Osteopaths use subtle techniques in a very safe and gentle manner, such as cranial treatment in order to support the unfolding of the cranial bones allowing the body to develop in a balanced and healthy state.
Scientific research demonstrated that Paediatric Osteopathy is helpful and as a result, a rising number of parents are bringing their babies to consult with an Osteopath.
Common conditions include : infantile colic, torticollis, plagiocephaly (or flat head syndrome), club foot, digestive disturbances, ear infections, breastfeeding issues, and trauma from difficult labour or delivery.
Children can also benefit from Osteopathic treatment to assist in the development of their motor skills. Examples of conditions treated at the clinic include gait asymmetries, traumas and postural issues.
Osteopathy for Animals
Animal Osteopathy is the fastest-growing profession in the field of animal healthcare worldwide. Animal Osteopaths use similar techniques and principles on dogs and horses. Since animals cannot inform us on the presenting complaint, clinical reasoning is primarily based on thorough observation and detailed examination.
The Osteopath will address any tensions and restrictions in order to improve the structure and normalise function. Your dog or horse will benefit from the treatment on different aspect such as:
Increase performance, relieve pain, improve body function, increase flexibility and mobility, improve blood circulation and reduce the risk of recurring injuries. All of this positively influences the behaviour, the health and the longevity of your dog and horse.
Common conditions include lameness, gait asymmetry, discomfort, stiffness, arthritis, digestive disturbance, behavioural changes, impaired fluid flow and many others.
Functional medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.
The functional medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, functional medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.