Board Members




Jöry Pauwels, MSc. D.O. / FICO Osteopathy Academy Belgium & Poland

Jöry Pauwels 1

  studied physiotherapy, manual therapy & education in teaching, continued at Flanders International College of Osteopathy, moving on from student to joint principal of Fico. Professionally Jöry is active at Fico, (private & Fico) clinic and high end physical sport (national rugby team). Jöry teaches in a number of European countries on (osteopathic) treatment concepts, education, innovations in safe & efficient mid-range manipulations: fluid build-up & non-impulse techniques and on gynecology & obstetrics. Currently Jöry enjoys his 2 children, food & drink, telemarking (white slopes and majestic mountains), traditional karate (IOGKF), (motor)cycling, rugby (national division) and golf when recovering from previous activities. Jöry’s mission for the future is to further the development of OsEAN & osteopathic teaching, the expansion of Fico and being a father.

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Raimund Engel, MSc. D.O. / WSO

Raimund Engel


Raimund is a practicing osteopath and Principal of the Vienna School of Osteopathy based in Vienna, Austria. He obtained his D.O. title from the Vienna School of Osteopathy and his MSc. (Osteopathy) from the Danube University Krems.
Raimund was instrumental in the founding of the school in 1991 as well as in setting up the first osteopathic Master’s program in mainland Europe in collaboration with the Danube University in 2005.
Since 1999 Raimund has become increasingly involved in international osteopathic affairs. He served as the first Honorary Secretary of the World Osteopathic Health Organisation (WOHO) and as President of the Osteopathic European Academic Network (OsEAN) from 2008 until 2016. He is actively involved in promoting osteopathy as a distinct clinical discipline in Austria as well as in other parts of the world.
Raimund has more than two decades of teaching experience in Europe, Japan, Russia and Brazil. He is also a regular presenter at international osteopathic conferences.

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Tim Daelemans, MSc. Ost. (DIU) / FICO Osteopathy Academy Belgium & Poland

Tim Daelemans


Tim Daelemans is a MSc. PT from the university of Leuven in Belgium. He graduated from the Flanders International College of Osteopathy and completed his MSc in Osteopathy at the university of Dresden. Currently he is the director of the Osteopathy Academy of FICO in Antwerp (Belgium), Warsaw (Poland), Krakow (Poland). He is head of the scientific research department and teaches at the academy. Tim is also an international post – graduate teacher on manipulation techniques and on disc pathology and semiology. He’s member of the international CEN committee that produced the draft for CEN document on services in Osteopathy. He’s a speaker on several international congresses worldwide. He conducts audits of osteopathic schools for the Austrian Standard Institute. He’s also the head and manager of a medical centre in Belgium.

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Daniel Heed, D.O. BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, PGC (Clinical Anatomy) / SKOHS

 Daniel Heed  

Daniel has practiced manual therapy since 1999 and still is. Although nowadays he spends most of his working time as the Principal of the Scandinavian School of Osteopathy, Sweden, where he thinks a responsive leadership is important while developing an organization that is thriving. He has also a great interest in clinical anatomy which he has studied, taught and related to osteopathy for many years. Daniel enjoys both being totally focused in budo training but also to contemplate under the stars if time allows.

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Marcello Luca Marasco, MSc. D.O. / AbeOS

Marcello Marasco 1


Marcello Luca Marasco is a D.O.M.R.O.I. since 2003. In the nineties he got first the degree in Motor Sciences and then in Physiotherapy. He became an osteopath studying to Italian Institute of Osteopathy (ISO) in Milan and in 2007 he completed his formation by studies as Relational Counselor. Now he is the owner of AbeOS Osteopathy school with three sites of Formation in Italy: Raiano, L’Aquila and Bologna. Marcello is also a teacher of the school, the didactic coordinator of the school and the head of the clinic. He is a post-graduate teacher mainly on synovial joints and hvla techniques. He’s member of AISO Core curriculum committee that is working on regulation about osteopath profession in Italy. He is the author of 4 books about osteopathy practice. Marcello works as an osteopath at his private practice in Raiano, L’Aquila, Bologna, Rome and Pescara and he is specialised on the sportsman’s treatment also collaborating with several sportif team.

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Andrea Bergna, BSc. PT D.O. / SOMA

Andrea Bergna


Andrea Bergna is a BSc PT graduated from University of Milan since 1993 and an Osteopath since 1997. He is specialized in the orthopaedic, traumatology and sports field, collaborating with various specialists and having worked in the Italian Federation of Athletics, for different athletic societies and having himself been an athlete of national interest.

He is founding member of SOMA - Istituto Osteopatia Milano since 2000 where he is Director of Studies for Type 1 Course, Head of the Research Department and teaches osteopathic principles and practice, in particular by developing a learning program for the evaluation and treatment of the fascial system. He is co-author of the Core Competencies in Osteopathy drawn up by ROI - Registro degli Osteopati d'Italia (Italian Register of Osteopaths), author of scientific publications and textbooks. He is also Research Manager of AISO - Associazione Italiana Scuole di Osteopatia (Italian Association Schools of Osteopathy), for which he is co-author of Core Curriculum in Osteopathy.

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