Lucas qualified in 2003 from the Institut Supérieur d’Ostéopathie in Aix-en-Provence, France with a 6 year full-time training in osteopathy (5000+ hours).
As a practitioner, he has been working in Aix-en-Provence, Marseille and finally in Paris’ Quartier Latin where he established and ran a successful practice for the past 10 years.
Lucas has also been an osteopathic teacher in Aix-en-Provence (ISO) and Paris (CEESO), teaching visceral osteopathy, fascial tissue treatment, post traumatic treatment and palpation.
Later on, in 2012, he was elected president of the French Academy of Osteopathy.
In 2014, he joined West Coast Osteopathy and Wellness to test the waters in Vancouver, and finally moved to BC in spring 2015 to offer Canadians his original osteopathic approach refined and polished on demanding, stressed out Parisians.
Lucas has extensive experience in working with patients of all ages (0-99+). He has worked as a volunteer to treat disabled children in a dedicated French organization (EHEO). He has also been part of the osteopathic team of a natural birth clinic in central Paris (Groupe Naissance) working with pregnant women and providing post-partum and infant osteopathic care.
Other particular populations he has worked with a lot are artists and musicians : comedians, actors, ballet and modern dancers, opera singers and professional concertists.
For active people, he has developed an effective way of treating post-traumatic and chronic issues, that has proved popular with climbers, marathon runners, yoga teachers and other very active individuals prone to sports injuries.
With an always developing interest in better understanding patients and their individual balance, he has been training and perfecting various therapeutic modalities with a strong orientation towards recognizing the individuality (constitution) in each person and adapting his treatment in that fashion.
This way of promoting a healthy body and mind awareness through touch and dialogue is particularly appreciated by people that prefer a soft treatment without sacrificing deepness and efficiency.
More recently, Lucas has developed an interest in Flower Essence Therapy and has trained with the most experienced practitioners in the field by travelling to Spain and California. He has hence learned to understand and recognize emotional states and their repercussions on the body, and to work in a soft and efficient way to help rebalance them. Psychosomatic disorders typically respond very well to this modality of treatment.
Among others, Lucas has been trained in the following techniques :
biodynamic approach, fascial unwinding, cranial osteopathy, visceral osteopathy, muscle-energy techniques, Jones techniques, meridian treatment (with Philip Beach), high and low velocity adjustments, reflex techniques, osteopathic treatment of the neuro-endocrine and immune system, post traumatic treatment as a whole (physical, psychological, concussions), TMJ and dental osteopathic approach (with Alain Piron).
Member of Osteopathy BC (former Society for the Promotion of Manual Practice Osteopathy)
Member of Syndicat Français des Ostéopathes
President of the French Academy of Osteopathy
Registered and insured as an osteopath in France and as an osteopathic practitioner in BC, Canada.