I couldn’t turn my head for neck pain – one week before flying to Vegas to get married!

A colleague of mine gave me the number for Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic because I kept telling him how my neck was hurting. It was a few months until I actually called because I kept putting it off and now, as a self-employed builder, I don’t know why I left it so long! I was forced to call in the end because I couldn’t turn my neck properly to the right and had pain going down my neck and into my right shoulder blade. I was flying off to Vegas to get married and was dreading the flight with my neck the way it was, with only a week to go!

I’ve had problems with my neck for the past 10-15 yrs and x-rays 6-7 yrs ago, showed arthritis in my low neck. The pain varied depending on what work I was doing but generally I am always uncomfortable. I was waking every night at 3 or 4am with pain in my neck, hands and elbows. During the day I was having bouts of tunnel vision, that was like a wavy heat haze in front of your eyes, and lasted up to an hour. Continue reading

Enjoys Gardening and Spending time with her family – Aged 72yrs

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June’s quality of life has improved tremendously since she began treatment at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic. Her debilitating bowel problem has improved, as has her back pain and arthritic hands.

I started coming to see Karen after a recommendation from my daughter. I had spent years suffering from extreme back pain, arthritis in my hands and a debilitating bowel problem which was beginning to rule my life.

I had been examined by countless GP’s, specialists and chiropractors but none had manged to offer me either a conclusive diagnosis or any long term relief.

Within a few visits to Karen, not only was my back starting to show signs of improvement but also the constant numbness in my thumb and pain in my hands and wrists was alleviating. Most notable was the change in my bowel activity. I now have several days of normality following my visit, allowing me to have a quality of life I had long thought would be an impossibility. Visiting Karen was the best decision I ever made. She has helped me more in the last few months than any other professional I have ever seen. I am deeply grateful to her and would have no hesitation in recommending her services.

June Evans,
Staines, Middx.

Elbow Pain

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Johnny no longer wakes up during the night in agony

I first started treatment with Karen because I was up every night in the early hours, pacing the room because my elbow was hurting. My doctor had told me it was arthritis and I went to see Karen after my wife and daughter had some very successful treatment.

I was amazed at how, after so long and having not been offered any treatment by my doctor, that I too got relief from my pain. I no longer wake up in the night in agony.

I now have regular maintenance treatment, as Karen not only worked on my elbow but on my whole body – and my hands and back now feel so much better that I look forward to my sessions.

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Pelvic problems following child-birth

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Joanne has fortnightly treatment as a preventative measure, to keep her body mobile enough to carry out her work and hobbies.

I started seeing Karen after the birth of my daughter 4 years ago in 2011.

I was suffering with headaches and lower back pain following a complicated delivery, Karen discovered that my pelvis was very twisted, probably from having had my legs placed in stirrups during the birthing process.

With gentle manipulation, my pelvis has returned to normal and I was able to continue my hobby of belly-dancing. As I am a complementary and beauty therapist as well as a mother, my hands, shoulders and back take a lot of punishment, from the continual bending and massaging of others.

I now see Karen on a fortnightly basis to keep me healthy and mobile as a preventative measure. With Karen’s help I am able to live an active life and have relatively little pain.

Joanne Sherwood
Chertsey, Surrey