The Bognor & Havant Osteopathic & Sports Injury Clinic is managed by Karen Read. Karen graduated from the European School of Osteopathy, Maidstone, Kent in 1991. Karen started practice on her own and Ben works alongside me. As members of the General Osteopathic Council, Karen and Ben continue to keep their skills up to date with the latest practices and thinking by attending various training courses throughout the year. They enjoy working with a range of clients from keeping people active and helping them with mobility to helping people overcome sports injuries. To make an appointment, get in touch with us today.
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I’m Karen Read I have over 30 years experience and I manage both clinics and Ben Works along side me. I’ve got over 25 years of experience and have worked with a huge range of problems over the years. My passion is helping with sports injuries and I was Team Osteopath for JFC Naples Field Gun Team.
“I know about sport and how it affects the body. From doing lots of sports I know how injuries can occur and how to help you return to your sport, fully fit. I can give you the tools to facilitate your own recovery. I can also help with preventative exercises with further advice on staying injury-free. I can also advise on how to speak to your coaches about injury, advice on footwear or equipment choices.”
Karen is also a director of Singing Gorilla Projects, a registered charity that provides support to remote Ugandan villages. The charity has just opened up a health clinic in the village of Nkuringo. https://www.dthomas.co.uk/singinggorilla/
She has also undertaken 3 charity cycle rides in Kenya, Cuba and Vietnam and Cambodia, raising money for WomenvCancer charity.
Ben qualified in osteopathy in 2001 and now works part-time in our Bognor clinic. He’s experienced in treating patients with all types of problems, whether they’re age-related, occupational, or trauma related, and has a particular interest in ergonomics and work station set up. He also works from a clinic in Worthing.
Ben has always been a keen sportsman, and has long had an interest in treating sports injuries and helping patients to avoid further problems.
He is experienced in treating patients from all backgrounds, with all types of problems, whether they be age related, or occupational or traumatic in nature. He sees age as no barrier to treatment and finds treating the older generations just as rewarding as the young. He believes that almost anyone can benefit from Osteopathic treatment and advice.
Ben has a special interest in ergonomics and workstation set up and is able to advise on these areas. Another area of interest is ‘headaches’, many of which originate in the neck and are often quickly eased by Osteopathic treatment. He has also trained to use acupuncture needles in ‘dry needling’ techniques.
When not at work, Ben can be found spending time with his family, on the cricket pitch, or out on the water in Chichester Harbour. He has also been spotted taking part in International Stone Skimming competitions!