How Taping Techniques Can Benefit You!

  Taping techniques, both kinesiology tape and zinc oxide taping, can help to support muscles and joints in and out of activity. Many athletes, both professional and amateur use these techniques before a match, event or training. Here’s how the techniques could benefit you: Zinc Oxide Taping An effective and very supportive taping technique, used mainly for short term joint support in sports, for example: rugby, football, hockey etc. A very sturdy technique, in which the tape allows the joint to move in a certain, way to guard against injury. Kinesiology Taping Kinesiology taping or kinesio taping is a great way to support joints and muscles and increase blood flow into muscles that may be strained or pulled. Research has proven that joints like the knee and muscles such as…
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A few tips to help prevent and treat minor sports injuries

How many of us have managed to keep up our New Year resolution to keep fit? January and February can be hard months to get motivated, especially if you find your good intentions limited by injury. Here are a few good tips we give our patients at Offington Osteopath Clinic in order to exercise safely and manage any minor injuries they pick up along the way. Warm up before exercise – 5 minutes at a low level and gradually increasing the intensity, ie, a brisk walk before a run. This raises your body temperature and makes your muscles more flexible, therefore less likely to injure. Gradually build up your exercise regime. If you haven’t been exercising for a while, start with lighter weights, less time on the exercise bike, etc,…
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Offington Osteopath Clinic

We are a small team of professionals dedicated to providing a safe and friendly environment for you to visit. We aim to get you free from pain, back to work, sport and your normal daily activities as safely and quickly as possible   We are here to provide immediate symptom relief but also to explore why a problem has occurred so we can take steps to help prevent it happening again.
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