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Repetitive Strain Injury Treatment In Chelmsford

Osteopathy for Repetitive Strain Injuries

We find the root cause, treat and then create a plan to manage your pain…

Commonly treated Repetitive Strain Injuries

Repetitive Strain Injuries are commonplace. Here are just six of the most common ones that can be treated by Osteopaths:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: This condition is caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist and can cause numbness, tingling, and pain in the hand, arm, and shoulder.
  • Epicondylitis: This painful condition occurs due to overuse of the elbow tendons, leading to swelling and tenderness in the elbow joint.
  • DeQuervain’s Syndrome: This is a condition resulting from inflammation of the tendons around the thumb, leading to pain and difficulty with gripping or pinching activities.
  • Tendinitis: This is a condition that occurs when tendon tissue becomes inflamed, causing pain and difficulty with movement.
  • Bursitis: This is a condition that occurs when fluid-filled sacs around the joints become inflamed, leading to pain and stiffness in the joint.
  • Trigger Finger: This condition is caused by inflammation of the tendons in the finger or thumb, resulting in painful “catching” or “snapping” of the finger when trying to bend it.

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45 Minutes First Appointment £85
30 Minutes Return Appointment £66

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45 Minutes First Appointment £75
30 Minutes Return Appointment £60

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45 Minutes First Appointment £65
30 Minutes Return Appointment £54
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Repetitive Strain Injuries explained

Repetitive strain injuries are caused by overuse or repetitive movements of the muscles and tendons. Activities that require sustained gripping, such as typing on a keyboard, using a mouse, or playing an instrument can cause RSI. Poor posture while sitting or standing for long periods of time can also contribute to RSI. Repeating the same movement over and over again without rest or change in position can lead to the development of RSI. People who work with tools and machinery may also be at an increased risk for developing RSI. Additionally, certain medical conditions such as diabetes or arthritis can increase an individual’s risk for developing RSI.

How does an Osteopath treat Repetitive Strain Injury?

Osteopathy can be used to treat the underlying causes of RSI through manual therapies, therapeutic exercises, and lifestyle advice. Osteopaths use manual manipulations such as soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation, and muscle energy techniques to reduce pain and restore flexibility in the affected areas. They may also provide advice on stretching, strengthening exercises, and ergonomic changes to one’s work or home environment. Osteopaths also provide lifestyle advice, such as suggesting ways to reduce stress levels and improve posture while sitting or standing. This can help prevent the development of RSI and manage existing injuries more effectively..

How long does it take an Osteopath to treat Repetitive Strain Injuries?

The amount of time it takes to treat RSI depends on the severity and type of injury. Generally, most cases can be resolved within 8-12 visits. Osteopaths will work with each individual patient to develop a personalised treatment plan based on their specific needs, which may include manipulative therapies, therapeutic exercises and lifestyle advice.

Treatment Summary


The osteopath will then use gentle manipulation, stretching and massage to help reduce pain and stiffness.

No. Of Visits

In some cases, a single visit may be enough to reduce pain and discomfort. In more severe or long-term conditions, a course of treatments may be necessary to achieve lasting relief.


We will also provide advice on lifestyle changes, such as exercise or ways to improve posture, that can help support recovery.

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Osteopath Reviews

Keeping Chelmsford Moving
Chris sorted out my long-standing neck problem which was showing no signs of improving through rest. Great guy - give him a go and I don't think you'll regret it.
Maurice Crockard
Maurice Crockard
13:50 05 Oct 23
Everytime ive needed treatment for my pain the staff have been so lovely, informative and helpful. I always recommend these guys to anyone as i know they go above and beyond to help you. Big shoutout to the new assiocate osteopath Harry who is very down to earth and easy to have a chat with. He did a great job of treating my shoulder pain, informing me about next steps to take, exercises to do and making me feel at ease. 👍✨️
12:04 18 Sep 23
Fantastic clinic, Chris has always been able to get me moving again from running injuries, martial arts to crossfit.Worth a visit!
Amar Mistry
Amar Mistry
11:39 02 Aug 23
Can't recommend Chris and his team highly enough. Professional, knowledgeable, and all round miracle-worker!
Lucy Hughes
Lucy Hughes
12:59 25 Jul 23
Went for a first appointment for RSI with Chris. Simply incredible. Listened carefully, very calm and then offered helpful advice. Worked on my back and shoulders and arms and explained connections between different parts. Provided exercises via video and Youtube (for a secondary issue which he was kind enough to offer help on as well even though the session was meant for RSI). Already booked a 2nd appointment and feeling super happy.The receptionist was lovely and kind and the atmosphere of the place is superb as well. 10/10 overall for everything.
guy oliver
guy oliver
11:50 25 Jul 23
It's such a welcoming atmosphere in the clinic, and the team at Forte are outstanding! Very knowledgeable and they work with you to support your injury/condition! Highly recommend!!
Tom Regan
Tom Regan
20:55 03 Jul 23
I've seen Niro on and off for a few years now when needed and would highly recommend. I even took my 11 years old daughter who's Autistic to see him, he was amazing with her. His manner is professional but friendly. I've previously had a negative experience with another well known clinic in Chelmsford, felt as if they were just interested in the money and doing more treatments than needed, i have never had this with Niro. Great staff, lovely place, highly recommended.
Verity Roberson
Verity Roberson
18:37 24 Jun 23
Great first appointment, Chris listened hard and responded with appropriate treatment
Lynne Taylor
Lynne Taylor
10:55 06 Jun 23

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Chris Branch
Principal Osteopath

We understand that taking the first steps to becoming pain free is always a big decision.

I'd like to personally reassure you that every case is dealt with respectfully, transparently and with care.

Please book your initial appointment and our knowledgeable practitioners will be able to guide you toward feeling great again.

Private Health Insurance

Osteopathy is often covered by private health insurance, but in some cases it is an additional element of the policy or you may need to get a referral from your GP or approval in advance. It is best to contact your insurer and ask about the details and process for your particular policy. We can invoice direct to the insurer if appropriate.

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