Global Posture Re-education (RPG® Method)

Reeducation Posturale Globale (as its original French name) or RPG® Method, is an innovative approach to assess, diagnose and treat postural and musculoskeletal complaints. It uses manual therapy through specific posture exercises and focuses on stretching soft tissues in order to gain flexibility and mobility, eliminate unnecessary tension and restore the normal muscular tone.

At present it exists in 24 countries, this method was developed in 1980 by the French physiotherapist Phillipe Souchard (who was inspired by Francoise Mezieres work based on global postural active stretching exercises and body awareness). Only qualified physiotherapists are able to follow the RPG® Method specialization.

Assessment and Treatment

The RPG assessment is based on the concept that all the muscles of our body work in chains. When one part of the chain shortens this tension is transmitted along the chain. By evaluating them it is possible to find out the connections that cause a posture dis-balance or pain problem.

During the session we work on specific global soft stretching exercises. Starting with no tension and progressing gradually in order to gain more flexibility of the muscle chains.

The importance of the breathing

In RPG it is key to keep the breathing and chest mobility free from blockage. When stress, emotional issues exists the breathing is easily affected. During the stretching exercise, we focus on the chest and diaphragm mobility to keep them flexible and free in order to obtain the best results.

With the RPG® Method you can treat

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Cervicogenic headache
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Postural problems (Scoliosis; Lower limb misalignments (genu valgum, genu varum, genu recurvatum, foot misalignament)
  • Shoulder problems (frozen shoulder, shoulder pain)
  • Tendinitis
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Knee pain
  • Shin splints

Treatment planning

The planning of the treatment will be agreed during the first assesment as well the treatment main goal. The number of sessions can vary depending on the type of help requested (for pain treatment chronic or acute or postural improvement).

For scoliosis, postural and lower limb’s misalignment corrections, total number of sessions is expected to vary between 10 and 30; followed by a follow up plan.

Frequency: the sessions are normally planned once a week; in some cases twice a week may be advised when sever pain.

The duration of each session is 60 minutes.


Beginning of the treatment: Assessment appointment + First session (75 min) €90.

Standard sessions (60 minutes): €75. When a long-term treatment is needed for example (more than 10 sessions ), a 10% discount will apply for the rest of the treatment until the treatment main goal is achieved.

Payment method and health insurance reimbursement: You will receive an invoice from Re-educate your Body to be payed within 14 days. If your health insurance reimburse physiotherapy sessions, you may claim them your reimbursement.

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