The toughened tissue that is designed to take the repetitive flexing and extending of the knee while performing vigorous activities like walking or running is no longer taking the full load due to the misalignment. The movement of this misaligned knee during activity causes additional stress on the surrounding tissues which quickly become inflamed during activity.
Luckily those who are frequent walkers or runners usually are fit, healthy people, so when they stop the activity that is aggravating the knee it soon recovers and feels better, however because the alignment of the knee joint has not been corrected, next time they begin vigorous activity the pain flares up once again.
If one is to ignore the pain and continue activities that cause knee pain, after time these knee issues tend to progressively get worse, and the pain becomes more severe. This can lead to leg muscle weakness and worsening mobility, potentially causing weight gain which adds further stress to the knee. Using Bowen Therapy we work to correct the alignment of the knee, so that the joint tracks properly, therefore correcting the underlying problem so that you get lasting relief from your knee pain while performing your physical activities.
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To get the lasting pain relief that Bowen Therapy is famous for requires addressing the underlying causes of the pain. The root causes can be varied, but by using advanced assessment methods we often find that there are several contributing issues that need to be corrected before lasting relief can be experienced.
Some of the elbow complains we commonly treat with Bowen Therapy are:
Once we correct the underlying problems using Bowen Therapy, gentle exercises can help to strengthen the muscles around the joint and help to prevent re-injury.
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To achieve the lasting pain relief that Bowen Therapy is famous for requires addressing the underlying cause. The root causes can be varied, but by using advanced assessment methods we find that often there are several contributing factors that need to be corrected so that lasting relief can be experienced.
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Treatment for Hip Pain
If one is to ignore hip pain and continue activities that cause pain, after time, hip issues tend to progressively get worse, and the pain can become more severe. As with most injuries, earlier treatment leads to faster recovery times.
Using Bowen Therapy we work to correct the alignment of the hip and surrounding structures to correct the underlying cause of hip pain. Since the hips are the base that holds your entire upper body, it is important that they are aligned correctly to prevent compensations and associated pain higher in the body,
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Because Bowen Therapy addresses the nerves that control both the muscles and joint alignment, relief can be experienced for longer, making Bowen Therapy one of the most cost effective treatments for shoulder pain around.
Some of the shoulder complains we commonly treat with Bowen Therapy are:
If you are experiencing increasing pain and reduced movement or function in your shoulder joint, you shouldn't delay in seeking treatment. When one moves their shoulder joint less because of pain, it may contribute to the developing of frozen shoulder which, once developed takes a lot longer to respond to treatment
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Because there are no forceful movements or cracking of bones there is no risk of doing any damage to any of the body structures. And because we work with the muscles and their controlling nerves in Bowen Therapy, the muscles that hold the bones in place are corrected, so that muscle and bone alignment is addressed By addressing both muscles and bone alignment relief from your sore neck can be experienced for longer, making Bowen Therapy one of the most cost effective treatments for neck pain around.
Some of the neck presentations we commonly treat with Bowen Therapy are:
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What is Golfer's Elbow?
Golfer’s Elbow, scientifically known as epicondylitis, is a condition where the tendons that connect the forearm to the elbow become inflamed. The pain initiates from the bony bump-like structure of the elbow and travels down the inside of the forearm.
The name is a misnomer, in that it doesn’t just affect golfers. Golfer’s elbow is different from Tennis elbow in that, tennis elbow affects the tendons on the outside of the elbow, while Golfer’s Elbow is caused by damage to the tendons on the inside of the elbow. It is also less common than tennis elbow.
What Causes Golfer's Elbow?
The condition gets its name from an overused hand motion, like that of a golfer. Golfer’s Elbow is caused by forearm muscle overuse due to repetitive movements like flexing, gripping or swinging. These movements can cause tiny tears in the tendons. Overuse of tools like hammers, rakes and paintbrushes can cause Golfer’s Elbow as well.
When to Seek Treatment for Golfer's Elbow?
Early treatment of Golfer's Elbow can facilitate a faster recovery and reduce the chance of re-occurrence. Bowen Therapy may help to increase blood flow to the area to increase the rate of healing and speed up recovery. Bowen can also help by working to release tension in the flexor muscles of the forearm which could be putting additional stress on the tendons of the elbow and preventing recovery. With Bowen Therapy treatment, the resting period required before relief from the pain is experienced tends to be significantly less than without treatment.
Without allowing the injury to heal, and continuing the activity that is aggravating the golfer's elbow, the pain will likely get worse. In some extreme cases, medical procedures or surgery might be required.
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What is Hay Fever?
What Causes Hay Fever?
When one inhales dust, pollen or other such particles, the immune system treats them as dangerous foreign substances, causing the body to release histamine and leukotrienes, which inflame parts of the nasal passage, eyelids and can trigger sneezing.
All these symptoms are meant to protect one’s body by either trapping or expelling the allergen. At times, the closure of nasal passages may block sinus drainage openings, causing sinusitis.
Treatment for Hay Fever in Geelong
Hay Fever treatment is best managed with prevention. There are some effective measures you can take early on before spring arrives that can prevent later hay fever outbreaks. You can learn about these in my free online program for hay fever.
Once spring has arrived, if one is aware that they are allergic to seasonal pollen, they can try to reduce outdoor activities at that time of the year.
Bowen Therapy can also be used to relieve hay fever. Some researchers have found that the nervous system may play a significant role in hay fever sufferers. This may help explain how the Bowen Technique, which works with the fascia and nerves of the body, can help relieve hay fever symptoms.
Often clients have reported substantially reduced hay fever symptoms after Bowen Therapy treatments, and in some severe cases, Bowen has helped to make life a lot more comfortable, especially for those whom have had limited relief from medications.
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What is Arthritis?
What Causes Arthritis?
Cartilage is the hard coating found at the end of the bones which meet at a joint. Due to wear and tear of the cartilage, those diagnosed with Osteoarthritis have a situation where their bones are grinding against one another when the joint is being moved which can result in restricted movement of the affected joint and pain. Normally this occurs with age, over years, but there can be a sudden onset after an injury as well.
For those suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis, the body’s immune system attacks the lining present in the joint capsule. This is a tough membrane that encloses the entire joint and is known as the synovial membrane which provides lubrication to the joint. When it becomes inflamed, the bone and cartilage of the affected joint can become damaged through the un-lubricated grinding of the adjoining bones as the joint moves.
Family history, age, sex and previous joint injuries are various factors that can predispose someone towards Arthritis.
When to Seek Treatment for Arthritis?
With rheumatoid arthritis, the earlier one seeks treatment the better. Since the lack of synovial fluid in the joint is causing a lot of wear and tear to the cartilage within the joint, the earlier proper functioning is restored to the joint, the less structural damage that will be sustained to the cartilage and bony structures within the joint. Bowen Therapy can be very effective, as it works through the body's fascial system, an extension of the nervous system to help correct the root cause - the nervous system attacking the lining of the joints.
If one is suffering from osteoarthritis, Bowen Therapy is unable to restore the damaged joint cartilage or underlying bone damage, however it can be effective at relieving the pain associated with osteoarthritis as well as improve joint functionality and mobility. Other treatment options that may be offered by a doctor to provide relief from joint pain and functionality are analgesics which can relieve pain but not provide any relief from inflammation, or NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) that can be prescribed that target both symptoms. NSAIDs may have side-effects though, like increasing your risk of heart attacks or stroke. Creams and ointments can also be applied to help alleviate symptoms caused by Arthritis. Corticosteroids may also be administered to suppress the immune system.
When conservative measure prove to be ineffective. Surgery can involve joint repair where the surfaces of joints are made smooth to improve function, joint replacement like that of the hips or knees or joint fusion for smaller joints to stop the joint moving all together.
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