THE HISTORY OF BOWEN
The founder of the Bowen Technique, Tom Bowen (1916 – 1982) was born in Brunswick, Australia. He started by treating the injuries, aches and pains of local sportsmen, friends and family and colleagues in Geelong.
He had a particular interest in back pain and in the 1960s, he opened his own clinic and developed the therapy.During the 1970s, the Webb Report (Australian Government Report into Complementary Therapies) found that Tom Bowen was treating 13,000 people a year.
from the GEELONG ADVERTISER
Saturday, 3 April 1999
H E A L I N G H A
N D S
two decades after his death ‘the Bowen Technique’ is being taught to final year
osteopathy students at both RMIT and VUT and is expected to become part of the
chiropractic curriculum. KAREN MATTHEWS
delves into the history of a remarkable man.
“I expect to pass through this
world but once;
Any good thing therefore that
I can do,
Or any kindness that I can show
to any fellow-creature
Let me do it now;
Let me not defer or neglect it
For I shall not pass this way again.
The Tom Bowen Story
short biography by his daughters, Heather Edmonds and Pam Trigg
Thomas Ambrose Bowen was born on April 18, 1916 the
third child and only son of William and Norah Bowen. He had two older sisters,
Norah and Beatrice and a younger sister, Agnes.
Tom left school at an early age, possibly at 15 years of age, and became a
carpenter like his father. If he had ever entertained the idea of going to
medical school this would never have happened as his father would never had
considered any of his children getting a better education than was necessary to