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About your Osteopath

Osteopath and Physical Therapist

My name is Annie Arakelian and I am of Lebanese Armenian origin. After finishing my physiotherapy studies at the Lebanese University (UL), I came to Belgium to study osteopathy at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

I have always been fascinated by the biomechanics of the body as well as by human anatomy, and I worked as a student assistant in the ULB anatomy laboratory to guide second-year students in practical anatomy classes.

The many internships I did in Lebanon and Belgium confirmed my "idea" that helping and improving the lives of others is my calling. 

I am currently working also as an assistant and doctoral student in the Functional Anatomy Laboratory at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Academic background:

- Master's degree in physiotherapy obtained at the Lebanese University in Lebanon, in 2011 (with great distinction, valedictorian)

- Bachelor's degree in Motor Science (science of human movement) - Osteopathy specialisation, obtained at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 2016

- Master's degree in Motor Science - General Approach, with a focus on Osteopathy in 2018,

- Specialisation Master's degree in Osteopathy obtained at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 2019 (with great distinction, valedictorian).

Osteopathy diploma 

The osteopathy training at the ULB was the very first university to offer osteopathy training in Europe. It is organised within or in collaboration with the Faculties of Medicine and Motor Sciences. Theory and practical courses are given by specialists who work both as teachers and researchers. Only subjects that have a recognised scientific basis or whose clinical effects have given rise to a widely accepted consensus are taught. Certificates in paediatrics, rheumatology, sports traumatology and sports medicine are part of the programme.

     Additional Courses

  • "Taking care of the pregnant woman" course, Marie-Caroline Willième D.O., Haptis in Perwez
  • "Clinical Neurodynamics" course, College of Applied Manual Therapies (ETMA) in collaboration with Texas Tech University
  • "Dry Needling and Trigger Point" course, Kinéac Formation
  • Training "Musculoskeletal disorders of the manducatory apparatus", Sutherland College of Osteopathic Medicine (SCOM)