Acute Back Pain

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Perm is now able to participate in all her sporting activities pain free.

I have been seeing Karen for a few years now. My initial ailment was acute back pain from years of stress that had taken its toll on my back and the muscles around it. Karen was excellent in diagnosing and treating the problem areas. It was going to take time to undo the all the years of aggravation that had developed and Karen dealt with it perfectly. Once I regained full movement in my back I have continued to see her on a regular basis to maintain the structure and ensure I do not regress.

Sometime later, I embarked on a charity ride to cycle from London to Barcelona. This places significant strain, not only on my back, but other areas. However, under Karen’s supervision, I was able to nip any issues in the bud and enjoy the trip.

Karen is highly capable and her ability to treat multiple ailments has been invaluable to me. I have had treatments from other osteopaths before and I would never go back. The holistic treatment I have had and continue to receive, helps me get on with my life without any restrictions. I would highly recommend Karen.

Thank you for all your help Karen – you are amazing!

Permjeet Brar, Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey

GB Dragon Boat Coach/Paddler

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Ian was able to return to his sport, having tried 2 months therapy from both a chiropractor & a physiotherapist. He got no relief from his very acute symptoms until he visited us at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic

Many thanks for sorting out my injury as quickly as possible.

After making no progress in almost two months of treatment with a chiropractor and physio, I was starting to wonder whether I would be able to resume my sport.

Thanks to your efforts, I am now fully back into my training regime and re-gaining my fitness in preparation for the forthcoming Great Britain crew selection time trials.

Kind regards,

Ian Bowers, Old Windsor, Berkshire

Coach/Paddler for GB Dragon Boat Racing Team

Keen Rower and Runner

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Rob attends Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic for regular maintenance treatment to enable him to enjoy all his activities.

I first used Balance-Rite Osteopathy clinic a few years ago, for no reason other than hitting my late fifties!

Being a fairly fit / sports individual ( I row three times a week in an old boys crew and have been rowing for 40 years, I do runs and push a few light weights ) I thought, what might keep my body in good health!

If you think about it, you will service and maintain your car but strangely not your body. So given the downward pull of gravity on the body, aching joints and inflexibility looming, I decided to do a regular maintenance routine on my body, hence every three weeks getting all the progressive defects attended to by Karen or Mark.

They have done a fab job in keeping me straight and ache free and this has really helped my posture and how I feel, I can thoroughly recommend them to anyone and fully recommend the regular visit, irrespective of problems or not. It just helps the body so much.

Rob Strange, 26/02/2013 – Photo taken at The Grim at Aldershot

Keen Golfer

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Richard was told by his previous osteopath that there was nothing that could be done, after treatment at Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic, he enjoys a better golf-swing – pain free!

I had only been at my new job for one week and it was a crucial time as the company was moving and we all had to help. I couldn’t believe it when my back suddenly went on me. I couldn’t move. My partner had to take me to A&E where they gave me some painkillers which were no good as I’m allergic to painkillers. I was recommended to go to Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic by my massage therapist who had been trying to manage my repeated back problems over the past few years, after I was told by my previous osteopath that there was nothing that could be done for me.

They assessed my whole body mechanics and explained that although I was feeling pain in my right low back, the problem was actually being caused from the spine in the middle of my back. I was told that this is very common in people who play golf, as this sport affects the mechanical functioning of the middle of the spine.

I was also given the option of having an intensive course of treatment, which involved three treatments in the first week, as this would be the quickest way to resolve the problem. I was very dubious, I was, however, in agony and having suffered with a similar problems in the past that took around a month to get better I thought this was being very hopeful. Continue reading

Scoliosis – Canoe racing and half marathons

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Janie has maintenance treatment as she feels it keeps her joints more mobile and her able to enjoy all her activities

I was diagnosed with a scoliosis when I was about 30. I have always been active and enjoyed sport and it has never prevented me from doing anything I wanted to do. I was conscious that having this condition makes it even more important for me to look after myself as the years go by, to prevent pain and problems in later life.

I have been going to Karen for a couple of years now. The treatment is gentle, and I look forward to a good chat with Karen while she does it. I will continue with “maintenance” treatment indefinitely because it noticeably helps to keep my back and joints more mobile, making it easier to continue with all the activities that I love – recent challenges include the 125 mile Devizes to Westminster canoe race, and the “Grim Challenge” as well as a couple of half marathons each year. Long may that continue!

Janie Lee , West End, Surrey


Low Back Injury During Training

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Chloe has returned to her hobby of rowing, pictured at the front in this photo.

I approached Karen for Osteopathy treatment after I had some pain in my lower back. I am part of a rowing club and think I injured myself in one of my training sessions. After realising the pain wouldn’t go away on its own, I was recommended to see Karen from my rowing coach.

I noticed relief after my first treatment. I was able to get back to rowing after just a few treatments and noticed the benefit immediately, I now have much free-er movement in my lower back and no longer experience any pain.

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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 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