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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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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
Very good friendly service, would recommend to anyone.
David Brett
David Brett
15:32 15 Apr 24
My experience with Forte has proved exceptional. My engagement has been with Gemma, sports massage expert. I went for a specific issue and now regularly go because she has (a) solved the problem and (b) worked hard on reoccurrence and general well being. If anyone needs a sports massage try her. You won't be disappointed.
Terry Quigley
Terry Quigley
10:28 25 Mar 24
Took my wife kicking and screaming as she didn't think it would solve her week long back pain. An hour later she came out with a beaming smile and I had the look of "I told you so".Awesome service, no doubt we will be back
Mike Venner
Mike Venner
11:05 16 Mar 24
Vey good visit went through what treatment I would need very good treatment very polite has helped my condition hopefully will progress to terminate the pain I am suffering
Stephen Kemp
Stephen Kemp
14:28 07 Feb 24
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

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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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