Balance-Rite Osteopathy Clinic was established in 2003 after Mark and Karen Brewer completed their four year BSc degrees in Osteopathic Medicine at The Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine. Having gained registration with the General Osteopathic Council immediately on qualifying, they have been successfully treating patients ever since. The clinic was moved from Staines to their purpose built Chertsey Osteopathic Clinic in 2012, from where they provide a highly specialised and professional service in a friendly, relaxed and comfortable setting.
Both Mark and Karen have been studying the beneficial effects of Classical Osteopathy and the Body Adjustment techniques since 1999. The very heart of this approach is in the initial diagnosis of your mechanical structure and framework, at both a macro-structural and micro-structural level. Having specialised in this one approach over this fifteen year period, they have developed their own highly skilled and unique approach to treatment of your whole body and musculo-skeletal system. Both Mark and Karen focus on the correct adjustment of a patient’s failing bio-mechanics to relieve painful symptoms and provide effective treatment.
Mark qualified and worked as a sports therapist in 1997. Since qualifying as an osteopath he has completed post-graduate courses in medical acupuncture, ergonomics, electrotherapy, kinesiotaping therapy, and classical osteopathy.
Mark has had a great deal of success with all ages for various musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, work strains, frozen shoulder, sciatica, neck and shoulder problems and sports injuries.
Karen was nominated by many of her patients for the nationally recognised CAM Award for ‘outstanding practice’, which she won in 2014. Since qualifying as an osteopath she has completed post-graduate courses in Classical osteopathy, cranial osteopathy, paediatric osteopathy, osteoMAP and ergonomics.
Karen has a special interest in patients who are suffering with chronic, musculo-skeletal pain conditions, an area where she has gained much experience and has had a great deal of success.
Her list of patients includes a wide range of ages, from school-aged children to senior citizens, treating issues from everyday aches & pains, work related strains, children’s growing-pains & spinal developmental problems, chronic pain following accidents & falls, as well as having a variety of sports enthusiasts including two members of the World Club Crew Champions in Dragon boat racing and a World & European Karate Champion.