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Curious to understand the functioning of the human body and passionate about manual medicine, I completed a 6-year course at the Université Libre de Bruxelles before obtaining my osteopathic diploma. Today, I consult in several multidisciplinary practices in Brussels where I ensure a precise, gentle and patient-friendly treatment. As an osteopath, and in a general way, I am interested in musculo-articular pains as well as in their relief by the hand and by the movement. I am particularly interested in the treatment of pregnant women, the jaw joint and its relationship with the cervical spine, and acute situations such as torticollis or lumbago.

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  • Adult osteopathy
  • Perinatal osteopathy
  • Sports osteopathy
  • Biomechanics
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  • Master in Motor Sciences (Université Libre de Bruxelles) + Master of Specialization in Osteopathy (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Professional experience

  • - Assistant in charge of interim exercises in anatomy - Laboratory of Anatomy+ Functional, Erasmus (2019-2020).+- Osteopathy clinic - Campus Solbosch, Université Libre de Bruxelles (2020)+- Osteopathy clinic - Erasmus, Université Libre de Bruxelles (2020)

Organisations member

  • UPMO

Participation in conferences

  • -+2nd International University Congress of Osteopathy: "Soft tissues, from research to practice". Université Libre de Bruxelles, November 2016.+-+47th edition of Mise au point en traumatologie du sport: "L'épaule compliquée".+Université Libre de Bruxelles, March 2017.+-+11th Sport and Knee Congress: "La journée du ligament croisé antérieur". Université Libre+de Bruxelles, April 2017.+-+3rd International University Congress of Osteopathy: "Osteopathy, state of the art".+Université Libre de Bruxelles. March 2019.

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French
  • Dutch

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  • General topics

    Hi, I have a small Hernia (L5-S1) which pushes on the sciatic nerve. The pain is now extended to the knee/calf/foot. Which is the specialist I should get in contact with?

    • Hello,

      I think it would be wise to see a neurologist before consulting any manual therapist, especially if you have tingling sensations/numbness in the leg.



      Valérie Mertens

      Valérie Mertens

  • General topics

    Hello, my shoulder is about a few centimeters out of place since i landed on it strangely. My question is how serious this can be since I still have full range of motion although it does feel unstable in certain positions when I do sports and which doctor I need to see to put it back into place.

    • Hello, I advise you see a sports doctor so a detailed analysis can be made of the structures in your shoulder. If you have full range of motion, it is highly unlikely that anything need to be put back into place. Still, a carefully examination of the surrounding tissues would be wise.

      Valérie Mertens

      Valérie Mertens

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Academic Research and Publications

  • Forment SJ. , Dugailly P-M., Mertens V., Feipel V. , Effects of osteopathic treatment on orofacial breast skills in term newborns: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial, Osteopathic Review, September 2020.


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