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Back Pain

My sceptical visit to a Bowen practitioner

My sceptical visit to a Bowen practitioner
By Carolyn Jarman

I had tried doctors, chiropractors and physiotherapists (each helping in some small way), but my back problems increased to the point of desperation. If I forward even slightly from the perpendicular, I fell flat on my face as my back gave way.

Progressing to back spasms (every couple of days) made me cry out in pain before I collapsed on the floor yet again. My husband had to put my shoes and socks on for me and often help me to dress. I couldn’t sit in a car for more than 30 minutes without a walk to ease the pain and stiffness.

Back Pain?

Have back pain?  So many people experience it, yet most don’t know why or what to do about it. 

This handy infographic breaks it down..

Dad thanks NHS after being able to walk

Worcester News
Thursday 30th January 2014

Dad thanks NHS after being able to walk

A DAD with acute and agonising sciatica may be able to return to work and can now walk without a stick thanks to complementary therapy while he waited for a cure on the NHS.

Justin Willis, aged 42, of Beauchamp Road, Malvern, was in such pain he felt he was being ‘stabbed’ and collapsed up to four times a week, sometimes in front of his distressed daughter, Tyler, now aged six.

Mr Willis has been signed off work at Foster Care Co-operative in Malvern his GP since last October but now, thanks to the two Malvern-based therapists, feels the worst may be behind him.

Herniated Discs and Bowen Therapy

Herniated Discs and Bowen Therapy

A herniated, slipped or bulging disc is when an intervertibral disc is constantly compressed which causes the nucleus (the soft centre) to bulge, or possibly rupture the tough fibrous outer layer like the outside of a tyre. 

This prolapse may push on the spinal cord or on the nerve roots, causing intense sharp pain in and around the lower back. The majority of disc herniations occur in the lumbar region (lower back), because that part of the vertebral column bears much of the weight of the body, and it is also the region which does the most bending and flexing.

The Health Hazards of Sitting

Really interesting article about posture and the way we sit.

By Bonnie Berkowitz and Patterson Clark,Washington Post 
Jan 2014

We know sitting too much is bad, and most of us intuitively feel a little guilty after a long TV binge. But what exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we park ourselves for nearly eight hours per day, the average for a U.S. adult? Many things, say four experts, who detailed a chain of problems from head to toe;

How is Body Imbalance Determined?

Interesting image to show how imbalance in the body can cause ongoing problems in seemingly unrelated areas......

Adventurer Bear Grylls' battle with back pain

Daily Mail                                            
24th April 2007   

Adventurer Bear Grylls' battle with back pain and high cholesterol by MOIRA PETTY         

To the outside world, the adventurer Bear Grylls epitomises supreme fitness.

Bowen - Pregnancy & Back Pain

Daily Mail, Monday July 8 2002   
I was pregnant when doctors told me I wouldn’t be able to walk for a year after giving birth    –    so I found a miracle cure.
The newest therapies claim to achieve dramatic results with the minimum of hands-on contact.  These extremely gentle treatments aim to encourage the body’s own natural healing processes.  What’s more, they apparently work.  
In six controlled trials, spiritual healing was shown to improve wound healing and help in the treatment of pain.

The Bowen Technique Pelvic area treatment

Today’sTherapist International Trade Journal   -   Issue 47  Jul Aug 2007    

The Bowen TechniquePelvic area treatment            
by Janie Godfrey with material by Julian Baker
When a client presents with pain radiating down the front of the leg, through the shinbone and  affecting the lateral border of the foot, it is hard to know if it is the sciatic or femoral nerve that is being affected.

The Effect of Bowen on Pain and Anxiety

The Effect of Bowen on Pain and Anxiety 

By Alastair Rattray           Bowen Teacher and Therapist  
Tom Bowen, an Australian living and working in Geelong, New South Wales, developed his remarkable technique over some 35 years. He described himself as a “muscular-skeletal” therapist and regarded himself as an osteopath though he had never had any formal medical training. 

Probably 95% of Tom’s clients were suffering from some form of muscular-skeletal problems.
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