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Welcome to Bodybalance

At body balance we are passionate about health
We take a holistic ‘hands on’ approach to deliver the results you need to achieve total Body Balance.

Working Hours
Monday - Friday 09:00AM - 17:00PM
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED
Our Treatments

Mon - Fri 9.00 - 17.00 Sunday CLOSED

0800 987 5336

11 London Rd, St Albans AL1 1LA

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Neil Kemp

I went to see Sean initially not because I had an issue, I needed to be able to work on my squat, and trying to squat lower and past my 90 degree knee bend limitation.

Knee Pain

The knee joint is the largest joint in the body. It is referred to as a hinge joint. It is a load bearing joint that’s commonly injured.

Anatomy 101

The knee anatomy consists of

  • A number of powerful muscles
  • Strong ligamentous framework
  • Shock absorbers called menisci
  • Fat Pads
  • Large Tendon attachments
  • Bursae (small pouches of fluid that can swell up)

Dependent on the nature of complaint any one or combination of these structures could be causing your knee pain.

Assessment

At body balance we will assess your knee pain in detail looking at all the structures whilst making sure that the pain isn’t being referred from the elsewhere, such as the hip in order fully understand the cause and source of the pain.

We will look for signs of injury, swelling heat, bruising as well as how the knee works in conjunction with joints both above and below.

The biomechanics of the knee are very important. Any misalignment can lead to imbalances which if left can lead to knee pain and if left too long could lead to arthritic changes, a very common problem, especially as we age or if we’ve played lots of sport or used the knee incorrectly for long periods of time. An interesting fact is that for every extra one pound of body mass it increases the weight transfer through the knee to 3 pounds when we walk and a staggering 10 pounds when we run, something which your osteopath can advise on is how to possibly manage other factors contributing to your pain such as diet and lifestyle advice.

Common Knee Symptoms

pain, stiffness, aching, pain, locking, swelling, limping and difficulty fully straightening or bending the knee.

Common Knee Conditions that we see in clinic include

  • Anterior / Posterior Cruciate Ligament Sprain/Tear
  • Medial / Lateral Cruciate Ligament Sprain/Tear
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Chondromalcia Pattellae / Runners Knee / Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Jumpers Knee
  • ITB Tendinopathy
  • Tendinopathies
  • Osgood Schlatters / Shin Splints / Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

The 360 degree approach

We may also offer advice on your lifestyle. Particularly if we feel something you are doing repetitively is part of the reason why you have shoulder pain. We can offer advice on your posture and give advice on diet and exercise or give you specific exercises in order to maintain complete Body Balance.

It’s a simple process really. The ultimate aim is for us to make getting better less confusing for you.

With the benefit of time we promise: