Anna Gullberg and Dr Vincent Staf founded the European College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2020. The institute represents a broad basic education in osteopathic medicine with a strong foundation in the handcraft it takes to become an osteopath. Everything from the facilities to the teaching staff has been thoroughly planned to ensure the high standards that osteopathy deserves. Our institute will be a focal point for students striving to advance and bring osteopathy forward.

Our story

ECOM is cooperation between Anna Gullberg and Dr Vincent Staf, founded in 2020.

Both Anna and Vincent are innovative osteopaths with a vision to make osteopathy grow stronger and to strengthen the osteopathic profession in its true colours. Together they created ECOM with the intention to make osteopathy both broader and stronger over Europe, and to give future osteopaths a strong foundation in the spirit of a more than 200-year-old profession, where tradition, clinical experience and research has brought us to where we are today

Our team

Training tomorrow’s osteopaths!

ECOM’s pedagogical team guarantees the highest quality of teaching in order to train invested and qualified osteopaths by ensuring the conformity of the teaching, by taking care of the quality of the practical and theoretical teachings, by regularly monitoring the progress of the students (continuous control, transcripts, pedagogical follow-up, etc.).
The pedagogical team is composed of:

  • International osteopathic practitioners D.O. practicing in private practice or in clinic. They give the courses of concept and osteopathic practice.
  • Qualified professors teaching basic sciences (biology, histology, embryology, anatomy).
  • Specialists in their field for medical matters (radiologist, psychologist, general practitioner, rheumatologist, etc.).

The teaching programme is piloted by the head of the establishment, assisted by the director of studies and teaching coordinators.

The ECOM team invests tirelessly in the excellence of the training it builds. Pedagogical innovation and the quality of transmission is at the heart of its concerns; for this reason the team is made up of osteopaths, academics, teacher-researchers, doctors and surgeons, and teachers of fundamental sciences who are committed every day to high quality training.

Co-founder and Director

Before becoming an Osteopath Anna worked as a physiotherapist in the sports industry. After graduating 2012 at Scandinavian School of Osteopathy (SKOS), she spent two years postgraduate at Institute of Classical Osteopathy (ICO) in Dorking England.

With an interest of bringing Osteopathy forward and go into research she graduated 2017 from a tree year MSc program at European College Of Osteopathy (ESO) She founded together with Dr Vincent Staf The European College of Osteopathic Medicine (ECOM) in 2020.

Co-founder and Chairman of ECOM board

He is the founder and CEO of IOB (Bordeaux International Osteopathic Medical School) since 2011 and of ISEMA (European Institute of Alternatives medicines) since 2017 in France. He completed his high school education in Belgium and graduated from ISCAM Brussels in 1985, then pursued his postgraduate education and medical training in France, where he earned a Diploma of Osteopathy, in COS Paris in 1995.
Since then he practices osteopathy.

He created in 2003 an osteopathic private clinic with two areas of expertise: practice on premature children by OMT and craniomandibular pathologies. Dr Staf has been running and teaching in all his schools since their inception.

His international academic curriculum motivated his desire to develop and share, within his school, his vision of a plural and international osteopathy that is turned towards the world.

IOB is accredited by the French Ministry of Social Affairs and Health since 2007 and member of Campus France, IOB is the first French Osteopathy school in France to develop its teaching on the international
level. Since 2018 with his team, he develops partnerships with Emirati and European universities.

Clinic tutor

Anders graduated from Scandinavian School of Osteopathy in Gothenburg in 2004. He founded “Lerums Hälsoklinik” in 2015 and has since 10 years back, beside his clinic, worked as an osteopathic instructor in both teaching and in the student clinic at the same school he graduated from. He is much appreciated from both students and colleagues for his high osteopathic standards and knowledge.

After graduation Anders continued at ICO in Dorking England with a specialization into Classical Osteopathy.

Licensed Nurse specialized in Ambulance and Anesthetic care

Erika is a Swedish Osteopath running her own clinic on the west coast in Sweden. She completed her nursing degree in 2009 and her Osteopathic education in 2013. She today teaches cranial techniques, pathology and orthopedics.

Her continued education since graduating in 2013 has predominantly been at Sutherlands Cranial Collage and Biodynamics in UK. The ambulance was her foundation for 15 years, but she has also spent a couple of years at the A & E, Queen Silvia´s Hospital for Children in Gothenburg as a nurse, and anesthetist at Kungälv hospital. 


IOB (Bordeaux International Osteopathic Medical School) graduate in Bordeaux with Dr. Staf, Paul is also a practitioner in traditional Chinese medicine.

Passionate about martial arts, Paul has a master’s degree in physical and mental preparation.

Since 2020, he has been the Director of the ISEMA (International School
of Animal Osteopathy) and teacher at IOB and ISEMA schools.
Paul has his own practice and spent two years at the Vincent STAF Osteopathy Clinic.

His osteopathic specialties are centered around pediatrics and obstetrics.

Biography & picture coming…

Biography & picture coming…

Biography & picture coming…

Biography & picture coming…

Biography & picture coming…


The capiatla of “fika!

The Café City, the Wooden City and the Potato City. The phrase “a beloved child has many names” really fits here, and it is easy to fall in love with Alingsås, whose cozy town center is so well preserved and carefully renewed that it has been praised internationally.

Surrounded by historic wooden houses, by cobbled courtyards, the aroma of freshly baked goods entices you for a “fika”. Alingsås goes by the nickname Fikastaden and is one of Sweden’s cities with the most cafes.

The city is a conurbation in Västergötland with just under 27,000 inhabitants, while the entire municipality has just over 41,000 inhabitants. Alingsås is chosen with care to give the education the right balance of medicine with a closeness to nature – the perfect inspiration to osteopathy!

Here you can find peace and focus on your studying at affordable prices in both student housing and hostels, easy with free parking and if you don’t know what fika is – you will learn it here!

Some of our students choose the more active student life in Gothenburg. With the train shuttle 30 minutes, you can get from door to door with only municipal transport. To clarify in true Alingsås language – here we both have the cake and eat it…