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…
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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,…
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