What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is an established and recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that focuses on the structural integrity of the body. Much of the pain and disability we suffer stems from irregularities in the function of the structure of the body, as well as damage by stresses or disease.
Osteopathy uses many of the diagnostic procedures involved in conventional medical assessments. Its main strength lies in the unique way the patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint and the manual methods of treatment applied to suit the needs of each individual patient. At Rêve Pavilion we are experts in the application of Professional Applied Kinesology (PAK) to assist the diagnostic process and get to the heart of the matter faster.
How does it work?
The principals of osteopathy work on the understanding that a balanced relationship between the bones, muscles, nerves, connective tissues and organs is an essential part of health. Therefore, osteopaths work with the whole body, treating the whole person, not just conditions.
What does it do?
The treatment is aimed at achieving the best possible state of balance and health in the musculoskeletal system. The techniques used to treat strains within the body are very gentle and are aimed at reducing the likelihood of the pain or tension re-occurring. This is potentially further supported by advice on exercise as well as changes to diet and lifestyle.
Who is it for?
Reve Pavilion osteopaths are family practitioners and can help people with the mechanical problems associated with every age from newborn babies to, active adults, to the elderly. We recommend a free consultation to discuss your concerns.
“I have consulted Mark Mathews for over 25 years because of occasional back and joint paints, some severe, all of which were speedily resolved following his treatment [applying PAK and Osteopathy] and recommendations. This has enabled me largely to avoid the use of long-term pain-killing medication, to the benefit of my general health.” – J.O.