The awesome “cracks” or “pops” that people associate with osteopathy are just one of the many things that we do to get you out of pain. Whether it’s using kinesiotape, soft tissue techniques, stretches, exercises or one of the many other tools at our disposal, your treatment always comes after trying to understand what got you into pain in the first place and making a plan to get you feeling and moving better long term. To find out more, please get in touch!
Week Three of a Grade 1 calf tear rehab: As well as manual therapy, stretching and exercises, today’s calf tear rehab used: - Voodoo floss (the red band). - Deep Muscle Stimulator (the big metal thing!). – Instrument assisted soft tissue work (the little metal thing!). - Kinesio tape (the black tape). As it was on Patrick, one of the osteopaths here at Core Oxford, not used: -any mercy! To get your own calf strains and any other running injuries squared away, get in touch!
A common patient question at Core Oxford when we bring out the tape for knee, back, shoulder or Achilles issues is, - “What is it?” Quickly followed by, - “Does it work?” The short answers are, - It’s athletic tape with a patterned adhesive weft(the sticky bit on the underside is wiggley). And - It can be effective in changing how the body moves and senses pain.
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The three main things we aim do with osteopathy at Core Oxford are to: – get patients out of pain using soft tissue work, exercises or postural advice. – help patients understand what got them into pain in the first place by taking the time to listen to and understand them. – show patients how they can stay out of pain and get healthier by giving easy to follow lifestyle and exercise advice. To find out more, please get in touch!