Patrick Sermet is a 1981 Sherman College of Chiropractic graduate.

When a student he never had enough learning chiropractic methods and technics : HIOBlair analysesThompson, Diversified, Gonstead, ToftnessLogan BasicApplied KinesiologySOT,...

In 1979 he met Richard Van Rumpt D.C., founder and developper of Directional Non Force Technic (D.N.F.T.).

When back in France Patrick started his own practice in the suburb of Lyon and kept attending seminars mainly in USA.

  • Among others the annual Sherman Lyceum, Guy Riekeman Renaissance seminar in Paris, George Goodheart seminar in London,...
  • He pursued studying with Van Rumpt exchanging letters about patients, (until Van Rumpt passed away in 1987).
  • At the 1986 Lyceum, he met Walter Vern Pierce whose technic was focused on the adjustments of C1-C2-C5 and pelvis.
  • Patrick Sermet integrated Thermography and more spinal radiographic analyses to his practice. For years a Medical Radiologist provided him with quality X-Rays allowing him to perform very accurate chiropractic analyses.
  • In 1988 he discovered Network and attended numerous seminars and transformational gates.

And always questioning about the efficiency of chiropractic technics : cross-checking tests, leg checks, reactive leg, muscle testings, mobility, observing posture, respiration, and stalking the slightest changes and relaxing movements related to challenges and adjustments.


Facing many questions, he studied Psychology full time at the University of Psychology Lyon II, from 1991 to 1998.

As his legal battles - initiated for practicing chiropractic (chiropractic was illegal in France until 2001) - drove him financially and psychologically broke, he left everything behind and in 1992 and, while pursuing his psychology classes, started a new chiropractic practice in Bourg en Bresse, where he is still practicing.

  • During these 8 years at the University of Psychology Lyon II he improved his knowledge in neuroscience, ethnology, psychoanalyses, wrote papers about body and emotions, the therapeutic touch, pain, spinal problems and how they can relate to psychological conflicts, cultural issues, ... and body dysfunction.

He learnt to better listen to "what the patient has to say" and to bound Psychology and Chiropractic.

 From 1992 to 1995 he followed a full training in sophrologia & relaxation technics of Schultz and Jacobson allowing him to learn a great deal about the stress physiology, as well as about memory and emotions.