First Parachute Jump – aged 69!

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Tony has been attending for treatment for over 10 years and is able to enjoy all his many activities.

I first visited Balance-Rite Osteopathy over 10 years ago after having fallen into the Thames whilst out rowing (I am a coach at the Staines Rowing Club). Over the years I have seen both Mark & Karen for numerous injuries and strains -too many to list! Having had both osteopathy & acupuncture, I remain active at the age of 70, this year having completed ‘The Grim’ which is 8 miles long and was -3 degrees! and I landed safely after my first sponsored tandem parachute jump!

I visit for treatment sessions once a month, generally to maintain the good work that has been carried out over the years and obviously more frequently when I have an injury!

The fact I have been going for ten years speaks volumes and I have recommended numerous friends and acquaintances over the years, as I know they’ll get their problems sorted out in very good hands.

Tony Rawlings, Staines, Middx.

Enjoys Playing the Organ – aged 74yrs

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Stephen has been attending Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic for over 10 Years and has regular maintenance treatment, to allow him to continue doing the things he enjoys.

I first visited Balance-Rite clinic and saw Mark in 2004. Now at their third clinic in Chertsey, although its further away for me to travel to, it’s still worth the extra distance! Any reluctance goes when I think back to six weeks in bed due to the worst pain I’ve ever experienced.

I am completely convinced that I am in the safe hands of two highly qualified practitioners and have recommended them to several of my friends, who now also attend.

The clinic itself is always spotlessly clean and parking is now so much easier than in the previous clinics.

Stephen Gamble,
Stanwell-Moor,  Staines, Middx
19th Feb 2013

Enjoys Badminton – aged 75yrs

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Leander has always loved playing badminton.

I have seen many therapists over the years, with varying success depending on their skill – physiotherapy I found to be ineffective as they just prescribed exercises.

I have suffered for some time with low back pain and sciatica. I have a scoliosis (twisted spine) and being 75 years old, Karen explained to me that I was never going to get 100% better.

The explanations, care and treatments were first class and I am more than happy to continue being treated having had some relief after only two treatment sessions.

Leander Taylor
Staines, Middlesex

Enjoys walking the dog, aqua aerobics and gardening – aged 65yrs

I have been treated regularly by both Karen and Mark since 2009. I have found them both to be professional and easy to talk to. Last year I had to undergo a knee replacement and their treatment helped me through the very difficult rehabilitation afterwards.

I now go once a month to keep me mobile and continuing to do the activities I enjoy.

I would recommend Karen and Mark to anyone looking for treatment.

Wendy Capon,
Shepperton, Middlesex.

Enjoys Gardening – Aged 85yrs

I am very satisfied with the treatment I have had from Mark. He has successfully corrected several problems I have had.

The new treatment environment is tasteful and relaxing and I have no hesitation in recommending this clinic to friends.

I have found it easy to make prompt bookings and there is no problem with getting there or with parking.

These feelings are echoed by my husband, who is also a patient of Mark’s.

Daphne Palmer,
Shepperton, Middlesex

Finds Balance-Rite Osteopathy better than previous chiropractor

I first visited Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic in 2004. I had previously visited a chiropractor, which I did not find helpful, as their treatment never pinpointed the area in question and the treatment was always the same. I have been having treatment sessions now at Balance-Rite at six weekly intervals as a maintenance routine since they sorted out my problem. I always feel better for my visit and treatment. I discuss any problems I’m having and this is attended to, supported with advice and information on how it all works.

Mark and Karen are always friendly and interested, giving time to explain the treatment. In addition to their osteopathy treatment I have also received acupuncture from Mark a couple of times and this was also very beneficial.

The appointments are now something I very much look forward to – Thank you both very much!

Joyce Brooks,
Staines, Middx

Mid and Upper Back Pain

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Peter now enjoys his golf without suffering back pain.

Both my wife and I have used Balance-Rite for some time now and have always received excellent care from both Karen and Mark. In addition to the ‘hands on’ care, I personally have been given extra information regarding self help exercises to support any ongoing treatment and, of course, advice on muscular/skeletal problems is always available.

The new treatment facilities in Chertsey are very ‘Nordic’ adding to the general feeling that you’re in good hands. I have found them to be comfortable and quiet (I like the very soothing background music). Never any problems parking, as the new premises are now located away from busy roads.

Peter Wright
23rd November 2012
Wraysbury, Middlesex

Restricted movement in shoulder due to mastectomy & reconstructive surgery

Over 10 years ago I had extensive reconstructive surgery following mastectomy and treatment for breast cancer, but this resulted in the ligaments and muscles in my shoulder becoming tight and restricting the movement. To be honest I thought it was a small price to pay and something that I would have to live with.

But I was wrong, since visiting Karen, in just a few sessions she has managed to restore some of this movement. So now I can actually relax my shoulder, something I haven’t been able to do since my operation TEN years ago! I’m hopeful that after more treatments I’ll improve further.

I’m amazed that after this length of time this was even possible and I wish that I’d known about the treatment at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic, when i’d initially had my surgery.

Kind regards

Sue McNulty,
Ashford, Middlesex
Feb 2013

Pain in Back, both Hips and Shoulders

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Karin is now able to cycle and swim without pain.

I have had treatment with Karen over the last six months and when I first started I had pain in both hips, my back and shoulders.

I was very surprised that bit by bit the pain moved to different parts of my body and then disappeared. I feel so different now, whereas before I was often in pain during the day and now it has all gone.

In the past I have had many different therapies but I have found Karen’s treatment to be the most successful and am able to do the things I love again, cycling and swimming.

Addlestone, Surrey

Neck, Shoulder and Upper Back Pain after a Road Traffic Accident Seven Months Previously.

I first visited Balance-Rite Osteopathy in January 2014 after having been in a road traffic accident in June 2013. I suffered neck, shoulder and upper back pain and had difficulty in turning my head to the left. The thing that affected me most was being unable to lift and carry my two year old daughter because of the pain.

I was sent to a physiotherapist who gave me six sessions of treatment and on the last treatment cracked my neck- this was very painful at the time and gave me no relief from my neck pain.

When I saw Karen, she explained to me very clearly that the muscles and soft tissues had not been prepared sufficiently to accept a neck manipulation. I was amazed at how differently she worked, compared to the physio. Continue reading