How Does Acupuncture Work?

HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK? We are often asked how on earth putting a few needles in to a muscle can possibly work? Traditional acupuncture has been practised for thousands of years and is derived from Chinese medicine.  It is based on the belief that an energy, or "life force", flows through the body in channels called meridians. This life force is known as Qi (pronounced "chee").  Practitioners who adhere to traditional beliefs about acupuncture believe that when Qi doesn't flow freely through the body, this can cause illness. They also believe acupuncture can restore the flow of Qi, and so restore health.* Western acupuncture (also known as dry needling) works by stimulating the nerves under the skin and muscles of the body.  This triggers the production of normal substances in…
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Patients are satisfied with Osteopathic Care

According to recent studies, 96% of patients are happy with their Osteopathic Care.   (Source: iO Quality in Osteopathic Practice, 2018) Furthermore, patients who enjoy a good experience with their Osteopathic Care are more likely to show an improvement in their symptoms. A recent survey also showed that patients have a high level of confidence and satisfaction with Osteopathic practice, significantly more than some other health care practices. An Osteopathic consultation can last up to an hour for a new patient and includes taking a full medical history as well as discussing any concerns, symptoms and injuries the patient is experiencing.  This time allows a positive patient partnership to develop which supports shared decision making for improved outcomes. Osteopaths use a wide range of gentle ‘hands-on’ techniques that focus on releasing…
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Welcome Jamie!

Welcome Jamie! We’re delighted to introduce the newest member of our team, Jamie, a fabulous Massage and Holistic Therapist.  He is offering a wonderful new set of treatments compromising of Hot Stone Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Indian Head Massage. Jamie is also looking to further his studies in sports massage and already has a wealth of knowledge in martial arts, strength and conditioning, yoga and nutrition. Jamie joins us from the incredible Award Winning Laroma Therapies situated in Worthing Town Centre.  He will share his time between Laroma and ourselves, joining us in clinic on Thursday and Fridays. We are looking forward to this being the start of a very exciting venture so, to celebrate, Jamie is offering a fantastic introductory offer – £5 OFF your First Treatment! Choose…
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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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