Chris Degens graduated from the Flanders International College of Osteopathy (FICO) in Antwerp in 2012. Previously, he worked as a physio-manual therapist in Belgium. He successfully completed his master’s thesis with scientific research (the effect of indirect treatment techniques on the fascial system) in 2020, earning the title of D.O. in osteopathy.
His interest in osteopathy arose while studying structural therapy at FICO. (Osteopathy Academy) There, the importance of treating people as a whole was highlighted several times. Humans can only function properly and be healthy if the various bodily systems are in harmony with each other. The emotional system, for instance, is also involved and it often plays a role that must not be underestimated.
Based on a thorough intake interview and proper clinical examination, he looks for the origin of the complaints, then uses targeted techniques to restore the loss of movement. This causes the fluids in the body (blood, lymph and cerebrospinal fluid) to flow optimally and activate the body’s self-healing ability (= autoregulation).
For Chris, every individual is unique due to a combination of congenital traits and strains, which people have accumulated throughout their lives. By attending a number of refresher courses every year, he keeps his knowledge up to date and improves his working methods. With pleasure, he dedicates himself time and again to achieve optimal results with his clients, both children, and adults.