After completing her education as a physiotherapist in Germany, Anja studied Osteopathy at College Sutherland/Germany, graduating in 2004. Her passion for osteopathy lead Anja to complete a Master degree in Paediatric Osteopathy with the Osteopathie Schule Deutschland (OSD), validated by the University of Wales, in 2011.
Eager to explore osteopathy, Anja joined the Women’s health course at the Molinari Institute of Health (MIH) and graduated in 2017. Anja then became a tutor and assistant lecturer at the Vienna School of Osteopathy (WSO) in 2008 and since 2011 she has been the leading lecturer for structural and visceral osteopathy. Between 2016 and 2019, Anja also lectured at Akademia Osteopatii in Poland.
Due to her special interest in Women’s Health, Anja became a lecturer at MIH in 2018 and the European School of Osteopathy in 2019 for this topic. Currently, she is head of the postgraduate department at Vienna School of Osteopathy and coordinator for MIH in Vienna.
Many changes occur throughout a woman’s life, including various dysfunctions. While treating women, the following questions are only a few examples of questions that are likely to arise:
– How can we support babies and girls to avoid later problems in the gynaecological system?
– How can we help young women suffering from pain during a period or sexual intercourse?
– How can we support women with infertility or hormonal imbalances?
– How can we help to cope with the changes of menopause?
You will explore embryology, the development, maturation, and ageing of a woman’s endocrine systems. You will also consolidate anatomical and physiological knowledge to better understand how osteopathy could be helpful. Bringing examples, case history, and our osteopathic findings together will allow us to identify the most effective treatment.
In theory, Anja highlights strategies to work with a 5-model-approach and will teach suitable techniques for approaching the whole body, especially the endocrine system. Wherever possible during this course, references to scientific evidence shall be cited.
– Understand the development of the gynaecological system (from embryo to adolescence)
– Know approaches to support the healthy development of the gynaecological system
– Know approaches to young women with typical pathologies/dysfunctions like dysmenorrhoea, repetitive cystitis/interstitial cystitis, and HPV/infections.
– Learn strategies to support women with dyspareunia, vaginismus, vulvodynia, and vestibulodynia and understand the pathology.
– Understand the main pathologies causing infertility (endometriosis, PCOS, etc.) and know treatment strategies
– Learn strategies to support women coping with hormonal disbalances during pre-perimenopause
– Know about typical symptoms and causes of pre-perimenopause
– Understand changes in menopause (connective tissue)
– Understand pathologies often occurring after menopause: incontinence, organ descent, and tissue dryness