Marine Schirru

Osteopathic Council of Ireland (OCI) Registration Number: 21122201

Marine Schirru

With a passion for the human body since a young age, I discovered osteopathy while competing in athletics as a teenager after my ankle injury. Since then, my interest in Osteopathy has continued to grow, prompting me to pursue my studies at the CEESO, an Osteopathic college in the beautiful city of Lyon, France, where I learned about Traditional Classical Osteopathic medicine. Classical osteopathy is gentle, yet powerful and aims to restore balance and ease, therefore maintaining and encouraging optimum health for the patient. Classical Osteopathic medicine focuses on good bio-mechanical function, integration and free movement of the human anatomy.

During my third year of study, I moved to England to obtain a worldwide recognised master’s degree in Osteopathic medicine, which the European School of Osteopathy offers. The European School of Osteopathy (ESO) was the first osteopathic college to be established in England under the foundations of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still who discovered osteopathy in 1874 In Kirksville, USA.

Marine Schirru Blarney Osteopath

During my full-time master’s degree course, I was trained in various specialties, such as women’s health, pregnancy, babies and young adults, the headache and migraine clinic, and the sports injury clinic. The ESO has been in existence for 70 years and is one of the leading osteopathic universities, with an impressive faculty of the most experienced and well-known osteopathic lecturers in UK. In 1989, the ESO was the first osteopathic college in Europe to offer a Paediatric clinic.

As a warm and enthusiastic osteopath, with a “patient-centred approach”, I love working as part of the Osteopathic team in Mallow, Blarney, and Fermoy Osteopathic Clinics. Currently, I am enrolled in a postgraduate diploma in Paediatric osteopathy (DPO) at The Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC) in London.

The OCC is a registered charity offering paediatric osteopathy to babies, children, pre and post-natal patients since 1991 in Southfield clinic, Warren Street clinic and Shoreditch clinic. The diploma in Paediatric osteopathy involves theoretical studies which focus on baby and child physiology and pathology, along the growth process. The structure of the course requires continued written and clinical assessment followed by an end of year exam. I choose to attend the OCC every 2 weeks as it is internationally recognised as a leading paediatric training course. This requires travelling to London every two weeks to work in the Children’s clinic in London.

Alongside my studies, I have also travelled solo to 20 different countries, gaining a newfound appreciation for diverse cultures and meeting people from all over the world.

Throughout my life, I have participated in 20 different sports, including 12 years of ballet and 15 years of horse riding. The discipline required for sports has taught me invaluable lessons which I can apply in clinic, supporting patients with sporting goals. Practicing sports is a key aspect of maintaining general health and well-being.

I chose to practise Osteopathy in Ireland as I lived 4 years in London and wanted to be closer to nature and have the opportunity to go on long hikes around the countryside. I am thoroughly enjoying all that Cork and Ireland has to offer. I appreciate the beautiful scenery and all the hidden gems that patients have told me about. I am delighted to be part of the Osteopathic team and really enjoy working with Judith, Damien, and Margherita.
It would be my pleasure to welcome and treat you at the Mallow, Blarney, and Fermoy Osteopathic clinics.

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