Since The BodyHoliday LeSPORT first started, the resort has always tried to create an experience that balances health, wellbeing and nutrition with relaxation and fun. The belief has always been that any holiday is a genuine opportunity to recharge batteries by making sure that the body is fighting fit. ‘Give us your body for a week and we will give you back your mind’. This has been the approach since those early days and it still holds true.
This is why Matt Charlton – who graduated with a Masters of Osteopathy (M.Ost) from the British School of Osteopathy (BSO), the largest and oldest osteopathic college in the UK – is the newest addition to the cadre of expertise at The BodyHoliday. Ultimately, Matt says, his goal is to help his patients become more aware of their bodies; to use this awareness to consciously and actively assist the body in healing itself.
After picking up a rugby injury in his late teens Matt experienced his first osteopathic treatment. Four things were immediately clear:
- His practitioner was always relaxed and confident
- Her explanations were always clear and precise
- The treatments were interesting and varied
- His recovery was quick
These are the qualities that Matt consciously instills in his own practice. As part of his ongoing professional development, Matt has attended courses in Neuromuscular Rehabilitation; Cadaver Studies and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). This broad range of interests allows Matt to integrate a combination of approaches, helping him further tailor treatments to his patients’ needs.
Matt is an avid sportsman, regularly running and swimming. He has recently discovered the health benefits of Bikram Yoga and has spent time in India working on a health and hygiene book for charity.
Matt is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOSc) and the British Osteopathic Association (BOA).
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
Who and what Osteopaths treat
Patients often represent a wide cross section of the populace, ranging from young to pregnant women, children and sports people. Patients seek treatment for a wide variety of conditions such as:
- Low Back pain
- Neck and Upper Back pain
- Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Hip, Knee and Foot pain
- Jaw pain
- Sports injuries
- Repetitive Strain injuries
- Work-related injuries
- Postural problems
- The pain of arthritis
- Effects of trauma (e.g. whiplash)
- Musculo-skeletal symptoms associated with chronic conditions (e.g.
- asthma, osteoarthritis)