A graduate of the Bachelor of Osteopathy class of Southern Cross University, Dean opened the doors of Lismore Osteopathy in 2012.
Dean also works as a student clinic supervisor at Southern Cross University’s Health Clinic.
Originally from Portugal, Hugo moved to Lismore to study osteopathy at Southern Cross University. Having fallen in love with the Northern Rivers, he decided to grow roots in the area and upon completing his studies he joined Lismore Osteopathy.
Hugo has a background in massage, which he practised for over 15 years. This experience has given him an acute appreciation for the relationship between tight muscles, stiffness and restricted movement, and the pain and discomfort they cause.
No stranger to debilitating, chronic back pain and injuries himself, Hugo knows how important it is to care for the body with the help of osteopathic care, which is precisely the reason that led him to study osteopathic medicine.
There’s nothing Hugo enjoys more than caring for his patients and help them improve their physical condition, not only with the use of manual techniques during the treatment but also with advice on posture, corrective exercises and tips on how to improve sleep, hydration and recovery from everyday wear and tear.
When he’s not working you might find him at the local mountain bike track, the Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park, or if the waves are good Flat Rock is one of his favourite spots.
At Lismore Osteopathy we are government registered allied health practitioners, dedicated in understanding the interaction between the different structures and systems of the human body and their relationship to your health.