Jo has been qualified as a midwife for 29 years with a wealth of experience embracing all aspects of maternity care spanning across 5 different countries. Core-team labour ward in a busy city hospital, working with refugees in areas of conflict, home-deliveries, and teaching and preparing realistically for what is to come, are but a few of Jo’s areas of expertise. She qualified as a lactation consultant in 2011 and alongside teaching has found this area of care to be her busiest. Her aim is to empower patients so that they feel confident and informed for the journey ahead. She teaches from a base of sound academic knowledge and clinical experience having delivered hundreds of babies. Good preparation is imperative and she offers this in the form of versatile prenatal courses and breastfeeding workshops. She offers private consults both within her clinics and online – extending her breastfeeding support and expertise to many other countries.
Jo is also midwife to all NATO UK patients in Belgium, with clinics at SHAPE- in Mons, southern Belgium.
Madeeha is a qualified psychotherapist specialising in cognitive behaviour therapy. Originally from the UK, she is a native English speaker working with adults in Brussels. She has extensive experience supporting individuals to promote their mental health, but to address a particular problem or concern, offer support or to promote personal growth. She has a special interest and experience working with clients experiencing emotional difficulties during the perinatal period, such as antenatal/postnatal depression, perinatal loss, birth trauma and postpartum adjustment difficulties. She uses her clinical expertise, client’s goals and evidence-based practice guidelines to define the optimum treatment approach and ensure the process and duration of therapy is tailored to meet the needs of the client.
Madeeha now teaches Mindful Childbirth within the 6-session preparation courses.
Laura has been a practicing physiotherapist for over 18 years. She opened her practice LvW physiotherapy here in Belgium in 2009. She owns and operates her own physiotherapy consulting business which allows her to teach manual theory courses Globally. She is an Instructor and Examiner for the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) and a recognised Fellow of the International Fellowship of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (IFOMPT). She is also an American Board Certified Specialist in Physical Therapy. She has worked with pelvic floor dysfunction and spinal instabilities for manual years and recognizes the connection between a healthy pelvic floor and body. She encourages her patients to strive for balance health and body and her encourages her therapists she teaches to continually strive to seek certifications and education to help patients reach these goals.
I am a qualified physiotherapist with experience in the neuro-musculoskeletal field to support and help patients to get back to their activities. I combine various therapeutic approaches to provide a tailor-made rehabilitation that best suits the needs of each individual. I treat various musculoskeletal conditions with a detailed assessment and emphasise my rehabilitation not only on the current symptoms (short-term) but also on the identified causes to maximise the mid and long-term recovery.
I Graduated in 2010 from the Physiotherapy School (IFMK) of Strasbourg, France, I went on to complete my certifications in orthopaedic manual therapy (COMT) with an American program taught in Paris, France (IAOM-US) in 2015. I am currently enrolled in a Post Graduate Master of Science in Musculoskeletal at the University of Brighton (UK) and teach orthopaedic manual therapy courses in France (IAMPT) which helps me to constantly update and improve my practice and clinical reasoning.
Originally from Los Angeles where I received a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a focus on exercise science, I moved to Europe in order to pursue experiences and education abroad eventually earning my Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen Scotland. Since then I have continued my training and education becoming a Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). I am currently following a certification course to become COMT (Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist) through NAIOMT as well. I am also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and have worked with individuals and athletes at various levels and athletic ability.
As a physiotherapist, I have worked with a wide variety of patients from those with back pain, to knee replacements as well as some more complex neurological conditions. I find that often times it is not just the area of pain that is the issue but that the body as a whole needs to be evaluated and observed for the cause. I also work in a variety of settings; clinics, gyms and even individuals’ homes and enjoy the variety and challenges that each bring.