Carolina Vaccari D.O at bodytonic clinic
Carolina is an Italian trained Osteopath registered with the General osteopathic Council (GOsC) here in the UK. Carolina graduated in September 2014 after attending a 6 years course at the C.E.R.D.O. (Centre for Education, Research & Dissemination of osteopathy) in Rome, Italy. The course itself was amazing and intense training which gave her the fundamental medical knowledge to approach all musculoskeletal problems. It also permitted her to explore the Visceral* and Cranial aspects of osteopathy applicable on patients of any age, from children to adults.
Carolina’s love for Osteopathy developed when she was a teenager back home in Italy. Knowing that she wanted an active job and one which was hands on and not behind a desk, Carolina was told about Osteopathy whilst attending gymnastics training. Ever since she discovered osteopathy Carolina enjoyed it’s philosophy of considering the whole patient and the ability to address the root cause of the injury or pain rather than the symptoms.
“Since I was a teenager I have always loved the idea of working with people. Being able to help and make a contribution to the community is a big passion of mine.”
After graduation Carolina worked at Fisionet Centre in Rome, with a multi-disciplinary team working with orthopaedic problems and sports injuries predominantly. It was at this centre where she gained vital experience and knowledge in injuries prevention and rehabilitation. In addition to the above Carolina has also collaborated with yoga teachers at the Joy centre in Rome, designing workshops and seminars combining Yoga with Osteopathy.
Carolina gained more experience in the Sport environment working as Gymnastics Instructor at the S.S.D. Minnie Gym in Rome for more than 10 years, which gave her the opportunity to start treating athletes aged between 6 and 18 years old. Carolina has been able to combine her competence in sport activities with her job as an osteopath, giving patients from all ages specific exercises aimed to boost the effect of the osteopathic treatment.
In her spare time, Carolina enjoys traveling and has volunteered as an osteopath in South America in 2015 and 2017, working with International osteopaths and improving her social and cultural sensibility.
Due to her studies, my working and volunteering experiences, Carolina combines all three aspects (Structural, Visceral, Cranial) of osteopathy and this combination allows her to approach the patient from a global and holistic point of view.
“I love working as an osteopath and taking this unique viewpoint allows me to adapt and tailor treatment plans to the individual needs of each patient.”
Carolina’s osteopathic approach is not limited to dealing with musculoskeletal conditions, such as lower back or neck pain, but it is also aimed at contributing to manage chronic conditions such as chronic fatigue or chronic headaches, migraines and digestive conditions. Her osteopathic approach varies from joint manipulations to gentle and soft techniques in order to adapt the treatment to the patient’s need which might be different from one person to another, even if the complaint is apparently the same.
Carolina firmly believes osteopathic treatment being a continuous collaboration between the osteopath and the patient. For this reason she usually likes to combine osteopathic treatments with exercises and lifestyle changes to perform, adapt and follow at home in order to make the osteopathic treatment itself more effective and significantly improve its results.
Carolina has attended many CPD lectures and courses during and after her osteopathic studies and these include:
“Osteopathy in Paediatrics & Neonatology” – Post-graduate course, Italy
First Aid Training – Italy
Whilst Carolina is fluent in her native language of Italian, she is also fluent in English and Spanish as well.
*Visceral osteopathic technique or manipulation is a gentle manual therapy aimed at assessing and treating the relationship between the bodies organs (such as the liver and bladder) and other structures such as the ligaments, fascia and muscles that connect to those particular organs.