Sports Injuries, Dancers Injuries: The Hamstring & The Bowen Technique – A Study
by Fair Oaks Bowen on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 2:20pm ·
Summary: The hamstring muscles are regularly implicated in recurrent injuries, movement dysfunction and low back pain. Links between limited flexibility and development of neuromusculo skeletal symptoms are frequently reported. The Bowen Technique is used to treat many conditions including lack of flexibility. The study set out to investigate the effect of the Bowen Technique on hamstring flexibility over time. An assessor-blind, prospective, randomized controlled trial was performed on 120 asymptomatic volunteers. Participants were randomly allocated into a control group or Bowen group. Three flexibility measurements occurred over one week, using an active knee extension test. The intervention group received a single Bowen treatment. A repeated measures uni-variate analysis of variance, across both groups for the three time periods, revealed significant within-subject and between-subject differences for the Bowen group. Continuing increases in flexibility levels were observed over one week. No significant change over time was noted for the control group.
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We’ve seen Susan twice. She came in a few weeks ago with severe sciatic pain and knee pain. After tonight’s session, which was session #2, she is sciatica pain free! She says as soon as we can help her with her knee pain, she is going back to country western dancing! The Bowen Technique is safe, gentle, long lasting, effective and affordable! Visit www.fairoaksbowen.com or call 916-225-3014
In 2001 I was in head-on collision. I probably should not be here, but thanks to God and the excellent airbags in my Avalon- I came out with just two herniated disks in my back and neck. The disc in my neck was so bulging into my spine & doctors told me if I don’t have surgery I could jar it enough to permanently damage my spine. Instead, I increased my dosages of EnerPrime and Prost ‘Elan, and I truly have not had pain except on occasion from over-doing. Recently, the pain has increase. My shoulders, arms and hands were starting to swell up. Even touching my skin hurt. During the night, there wasn’t any position I could get into to relieve the pain. Again, I increased the two supplements and things would get better for a couple days and it would be back.
I started going to Mike Mc Gee at Fair Oaks Bowen Therapy because of the wonderful things I’d heard about his work. I went for 4 visits and now have had one full week completely without pain. I feel great!!!! I can’t thank him enough for what he does. I truly feared I would need surgery and letting anyone near my spine was probably adding to my stress and pain. However, that is now all gone and Mike is the hero in this story!
Thank you Mike and Kathy for all you do! Blessings, Kim Money
I’ve been living with thumb joint pain for 12 years. I suffered with loss of gripping ability. I wasn’t able to do the simplest things. The hand surgeon said I had Osteoarthritis of the CMC joint of both thumbs. Surgery wasn’t an option, so I was sold thumb splints and left believing I was to manage the excruciating pain for the rest of my life. A friend told me about Bowen. I immediately researched it and decided to try it. I asked Mike if I had to BELIEVE in the technique in order for it to work. Mike said that my autonomic nervous system was responsible for healing and my thoughts didn’t matter. Let me tell you! I may have had doubts when I first arrived, but I got converted real fast! Bowen is simply amazing!
The most fascinating part is that the body heals in the order IT needs to. First area of healing for me was my neck. I could barely move it from side to side since an accident in ’85. I was surprised and delighted at having improved mobility from the very 1st Session. My thumbs have opened up. I have use of my hands again. I haven’t needed my thumb braces or splints at all since the first week! I’ve had a total of 5 Sessions at Fair Oaks Bowen Therapy. Mike and Kathy are the best. So much healing has gone on for me that I think Bowen HAS to be good for just about anything. I’m telling eve3ryone I know who’s suffering with pain about this. I now believe that Bowen should be FIRST on any one’s list. It’s gentle, effective, and lasts.
Chris Durkee, Sacramento CA.
Some businesses have “Bowen” Practitioners on staff. Some businesses “teach Bowen”. If your practitioner has not had their training through The Bowen Academy Of Australia, chances are very good, they are NOT performing The Original Bowen Technique. There IS a difference. The Bowen Technique is gentle. It’s safe for EVERYONE including infants and the frail. It is fast – generally 3 to 5 Sessions handle most complaints. It is precise, and it is different from anything most people know. Know this, tho: It Works.
At Fair Oaks Bowen Therapy, we’ve completed our education through The Bowen Academy Of Australia, which has the strongest direct connection to the source, Tom Bowen. The Academy holds all practitioners to the highest of standards and provides a meticulous educational structure. In addition to our basic classes in The Technique, we’ve completed advanced training with Ozzie and Elaine Rensch, who worked directly with Tom Bowen, and other noted Original Bowen Technique certified instructors.
Fair Oaks Bowen Therapy Practices The Original Bowen Technique
Because the technique is so gentle, it is effective on a WIDE range of issues across ALL AGE groups! We’ve helped people who’ve suffered from: Bulging Disks, Sciatica, Migraines, TMJ, Arthritis, Digestive Problems and so much more. This unique, gentle technique picks up where all other “alternative” methods have failed. For deeper details and a video, visit www.fairoaksbowen.com. Mike and Kathy