Who We Are

Our Team & Partners

Philippe Druelle, Director Emeritus
Philippe Druelle has devoted his life to the promotion of traditional Osteopathy in Europe and North America. He is an Osteopathic graduate of the Atman College of Osteopathy in France and he presented his thesis on “The Atlas and the Occlusion” during the creation of the National Diploma in Osteopathy in 1983. He was awarded a D.O. in Belgium honoris causae in 1988. He is an international teacher of renown in Europe and in Canada with the goal of providing a comprehensive program in Osteopathic Manipulation Practice for future graduates. He founded the College d’Etudes Osteopathiques in Montreal in 1981, the Deutsche Osteopathie Kolleg near Munich, Germany in 1990 and the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto in 1991. He is president of the Canadian Foundation for Education and Research in Osteopathy (FCERO) which promotes the osteopathic treatment of handicapped children at clinics in Montreal and Quebec. Dr. Druelle is not only a prolific writer, but he is renowned for his skill as a teacher of osteopathic palpatory diagnosis and treatment.

Sylvie Erb, Co-founder/Director
Sylvie Erb is a graduate of the College d’Etudes Osteopathiques in Montreal. She is a member and co-founder of the New York Manual Therapy Center. She is the co-founder and director of the Foundation Osteopathy Without Borders since 2007, and leads osteopathic humanitarian missions to Pakistan every Summer.

David Fenton, Board Member
David Fenton is the Chairman of Fenton, a communications firm specializing in the environment, public health and human rights. He founded the agency in 1982 to support progressive changes in society. Being the brother of an osteopath, and later the husband of one, he was exposed early on to the many benefits of osteopathy, and wishes more would know about this wonderful, effective, natural medicine.

Aleema Khan, Board Member
Aleema Khan is founder and chairperson of Cotcom Sourcing Ltd, a textile buying house. She serves on the board of numerous charities, most notably Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust Hospital, one of the largest Cancer Hospitals and Research Center in the Sub Continent. The Hospital is entirely funded through charity. Namal Education Foundation, Hammeed Muggo Trust, Pakistan Education Society and SABAH (South Asian Business Association of Home Based Workers) are the other boards Aleema tirelessly contributes her entrepreneurial and generous talents to. Through her experiences with osteopathy, she realized the impact and potential it has to change public health and individual lives. This has led her to being a driving force for bringing osteopathy to Pakistan.

Faisal Naqvi, Professor
Faisal Naqvi is a graduate of the Montreal College of Osteopathic Studies where he is now a professor. He is founder and president of Osteopathy Continuum in Montreal which is a health and wellness clinic. Faisal has been working with Osteopathy Without Borders since 2007 and has taught the first Introduction to Osteopathy courses in Pakistan.