My name is Julien Boillat, I am 37 and I'm from Lausanne, which is in the french-speaking part of Switzerland.
I've moved to Copenhagen with my wife and our daughter during the cold and rainy April of 2016.
I've done 5 years of full-time studies at the Swiss Osteopathy School with a master thesis in cranial manipulations.
Then I worked 2 years as an assistant, before passing a fierce federal exam. It is a long and tough path to become an osteopath in Switzerland but in the end osteopaths are licensed to make a medical diagnosis for their patients, like the general practitioners.
I have experience working in different osteopathy settings. Among others I worked 1 year in the emergency clinic of Lausanne where I got familiar with patients with acute pain.
At one point I was also giving free treatments in a clinic for homeless and poor people in Lausanne.
Then I started a 6-year long working experience in a clinic in Morges (Switzerland).
At this time, my interest in pediatric osteopathy was rising so I decided to take a specialization course on treating babies. It took me 3 years to accomplish this pediatric education, which was taking place on weekends in Paris.
As my wife is Danish, we decided to move to Copenhagen in 2016 where I started looking for job.
I first began working in a clinic in Farum for a year, but I was very happy to get invited to work at CityOsteopati in the city center, as it is a very nice and professional clinic. I worked there for almost 5 years.
As my dream has always been to have my own clinic, I decided to open my clinic in Frederiksberg in October 2020.
These are some links about my professional background in Switzerland:
Area of specialization
- Acute pain
- Neck and low back pain
- Pelvis check up / realignement
- Tension headaches and migraines
- Discus prolapse and lombar stenose
- Degenerative disease (arthitis)
- Shoulder injuries
- Baby check-up and treatments (pediatric)
- Sport injuries
- Digestive problems (constipation, reflux, etc)
- Treatments of children (pediatric)
My way of working:
Osteopathy is holistic. It starts by listening to the patient and trying to understand the origin of his/her pain. A good background investigation of symptoms is crucial in determining the right treatment.
After the anamnesis, I observe the patient's body to understand their patterns and to get a holistic view of their body structure and posture.
This can help me to figure out the origin of their pain.
Patients have to feel safe while getting treated. Therefore, I will always adapt my treatment according to their needs, their symptoms, their age, etc.
I usually don't use a lot of cracking techniques, but if I need to, it is always done gently and with respect of the body structure.
Osteopathy has a wide range of techniques, so please, if you don't like cracking manipulations (specially the neck ones), you just need to mention it and I can always adapt my treatments to you.