Clicking achey hip after fall from horse – Aged 12yrs

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Brooke cuddles the horse that she fell & hurt her hip on.

Brooke first came to see Karen after a fall off of her favourite horse, Charlie, which caused her hip to click and ache intermittently.

Karen assessed Brooke and showed us that her whole structure was out of line, causing stiffness of movement in many parts of her body. She  explained exactly what she was going to do, in a way that Brooke understood and made her feel very comfortable about the whole process. Karen always warned Brooke before she did anything so that Brooke was able to relax and allow Karen to work.

From the first visit, Brooke’s hip stopped clicking and the ache went away. Within 4 sessions, Brooke was standing straighter and had much more movement throughout her body.

We are really pleased that Karen was able to help Brooke, and couldn’t have found anyone else who made the process so easy and worry free. I have recommended Karen to a number of people and will happily carry on doing so. She has magic hands and a very caring nature.

Brooke Beard – age 12
March 2015

Treatment for Early Stages of Scoliosis in Brother and Sister

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Ollie & Tilly receive treatment for early scoliosis of their spines at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic.

I attend Balance-Rite Osteopathy on a three weekly basis, just to keep me on track with posture and flexibility as my age progresses. I find it really, really useful. We service our cars regularly, but few people have their own bodies regularly maintained!

My son Oliver is now 12 and my daughter is 10. Their mum suffers from scoliosis and as a precautionary measure I took both of them to Karen for a check up, as it’s the onslaught of puberty that starts this condition, for reasons unknown by the medical experts!

Ollie particularly showed early signs with a sloping shoulder, a muscular bump to the side of his spine, and a left foot that points outward slightly. Tilly showed less signs at that time but has started to recently. Continue reading

Undiagnosed Bowel condition that caused Constipation and no sensation to empty bowels since birth.

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“After nearly 15 years of top doctors from Guys to Great Ormond Street drawing a blank and having no idea how to help Karis, it has been nothing short of a miracle the success that Karen has achieved. Karis has a normal life for the first time ever”

Karis was born 3 months premature and has suffered her whole life with an un-diagnosed bowel condition. She endured incredible pain every day and was subjected to numerous unsavory interventions and medicines. Eventually, after being passed from hospital to hospital with no success and having in excess of 90 in-patient stays and 47 anaesthetics it was decided to go ahead with a Colostomy bag.

Karis had this for 7 years and it was eventually reversed 2 1/2 years ago. Unfortunately it was only a matter of weeks before things started to go back to the way they were. She was in constant pain with no medication being able to successfully manage her bowel movements. One of the key factors was that Karis had never had any sensation for a need to go to the toilet.

Karen heard of her case and offered to try and help. She saw Karis for 10 treatments which she provided free of charge as she was just keen to help her. Within 2 sessions Karis started to improve, both her bowel movements and also her skin which was always covered in a rash due to the toxins in her body.

Karis now has regular bowel movements and for the 1st time in her life actually gets the sensation of needing to go to the toilet. After nearly 15 years of top doctors Continue reading

Walking Incorrectly & Posture Concerns – aged 10yrs.

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Casey Cheeseman enjoys her treatments at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic

I took my daughter aged 10 years, to see Karen at Balance-Rite Osteopathy clinic as I was concerned at how she was walking and her posture.

Karen identified problems with her pelvis and lumbar spine which were altering the way her legs ‘hung’ from her pelvis. Casey started treatment and it was amazing to see how she walked differently after only a few sessions.

I also found it quite stunning that the skin tags that covered the areas of both of Casey’s inner thighs before treatment started, began to go and completely disappeared, after only a couple of months of treatment. This has made wearing shorts, skirts and getting changed for P.E at school, much nicer for my daughter when her legs are exposed.

My daughter enjoys her treatment sessions and I’m very pleased with the progress we have made.

Donna Williams on behalf of:  Casey Cheeseman, Aged 10yrs
Addlestone, Surrey

Treatment after a Difficult Birth where Intervention was used

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Esther has been treated regularly at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic since a baby, to ensure any mechanical problems in her developing spine are picked up early enough to correct them, before they can become a real problem

Esther started seeing Karen 4 years ago, at about eight weeks old after a traumatic vontouse delivery. Her scalp plates were very rigid and her back had areas of immobility. Karen has worked with Esther to improve all these areas.

She is now a happy little girl who has grown with a healthy spine and is able to enjoy dancing and swimming without problems.

Karen still treats Esther regularly to ensure that as she grows, her back develops without any problems that could affect her later in life. It has also helped improve her constipation, skin rashes and eczema, that are all linked and can occur together.

Joanne Sherwood on behalf of:
Esther Sherwood-Taylor, aged 4yrs
Chertsey, Surrey

Acute Mid-Back pain after playing Golf – aged 15 years

I called Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic to get an appointment for my 15 year old son as he was in a lot of pain after playing golf and he could hardly move. Although Karen was treating her last patient of the day, she kindly said she would stay on and wait for us to get there.

I was very impressed with Karen’s examination and treatment as it involved the whole body, not just the part that was hurting and she took the trouble to explain why this was so important. I was also amazed that even at the end of that first treatment my son was able to stand and move so much easier.

After only two treatments (which was only three days) my son was out of pain and moving normally and Karen said he could resume his beloved golf again – he was overjoyed!

I would highly recommend Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic, as their approach gets you back on your feet super-quick and I will certainly be returning as soon as a problem arises.

Tina Bandyle,
Jamie Turner age 15yrs
Egham, Surrey

Karate champion – aged 12yrs

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Rebecca Collins
National Kumite Champion, GKR Karate Championship 2013

When I first phoned Karen she fitted me in on a Saturday afternoon after my pain had got to the point that I could not put up with it anymore, I also found the clinic very easy to find. The environment is excellent, very clean and well equipped, Karen spent some time discussing my history and trying to find the route of the injury.  After my first visit the pain in my leg was 90% better than it was before I had seen her, she explains clearly what she is doing and I always leave feeling better than when I walked in.

My 12 year old daughter, Rebecca, has had treatment at Balance-rite Osteopathy Clinic for a hamstring problem that was resolved after one treatment and now has regular maintenance sessions that keep her in top form for her karate competitions.

The treatment is first class and I have recommended Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic to all my friends and family.

Michael Collins,  for Rebecca, aged 12yrs
Stanwell, Middx