Ann Sheppard - Osteopathy and Physiotherapy Practice, Lausanne

Osteopathic treatment for physical dysfunctions

Experienced physiotherapists

Physiotherapists make it easier to reintegrate into daily life after illness, injury, or disability.


Ann Sheppard, an osteopath who specialises in cranial osteopathy and energy osteopathy, as well as being a physiotherapist with a special interest in manual therapy (Swiss Association of Manual Therapy, SAMT), lymphatic drainage, and the Mézières method.


Ann Sheppard -osteopath and physiotherapist - LausanneAfter graduating from business school in Lausanne, I decided to become a physiotherapist and gained my diploma from the Vaud Cantonal School of Physiotherapy in Lausanne in 1988.

My professional career started in Fribourg, where I worked in Charles Melloul’s physiotherapy practice from 1988 until 1990, followed by the Clinique La Source in Lausanne from 1991 to 1997.

The urge to experience something completely different led me to Afghanistan as a physiotherapist with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), where I integrated the management team for the orthopaedic centres of Mazar-I-Sharif and Hérat, with a side trip to Ghazni, between June 1997 and September 1998.


  • From 1999 to 2001, I temporarily gave up being a physiotherapist to be an ICRC delegate: firstly in Rwanda, where I visited prisons and supervised agricultural micro-projects, then in Myanmar as office manager.
  • At the end of 2001, I began studying osteopathy at the Libera Universita’ degli Studi di Scienze Umane e Tecnologiche ( in Lugano, gaining my diploma in 2005.
  • 2002 to 2006, I worked in Eric Duckert's physiotherapy and osteopathy practice in Aigle.
  • In January 2007, I took over the practice at Avenue Vinet 19 from Esther Schlachter 



The team


Nathalie welcomes you to the practice and answers the phone from 8:30am until 12:30pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Outside of these hours, we can be reached on the same number. If we're busy, please leave a message on the answering machine and we'll get back to you.





    Léticia Novo


Leticia Novo is a general physiotherapist.