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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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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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 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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What is Tennis Elbow?
What Causes Tennis Elbow?
Surprisingly, Tennis Elbow only occurs in 5% of people who play tennis. It is commonly found to occur in people who are involved in jobs where they are required to perform repetitive types of motion. For example, cutting trees, playing a musical instrument, carpentry, rowing a boat, cutting meat etc. Due to the constant to-and-fro of the arm, the tendons that connect the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle to the elbow, develop rips and cause pain.
Apart from sport and certain occupations, age also seems to play a role in those who may be predisposed to developing a Tennis Elbow. The condition is found to mostly occur in adults who are between the ages of 30 and 50.
When to Seek Treatment for Tennis Elbow?
Early treatment of tennis elbow can facilitate a faster recovery and reduce the chance of re-occurrence. Bowen Therapy can 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 extensor 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 tennis elbow, the pain will likely get worse. In some extreme cases, medical procedures or surgery might be required.
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What is Gout?
What Causes Gout?
When levels of uric acid in the blood increase, it can lead to the formation of urate crystals which can accumulate in the joints. This further leads to swelling and intense Gout attack. Uric acid is produced when the body breaks down purines, substances found naturally in the body and some food types like steak and seafood. Other food types that can lead to high levels of uric acid in the body can include beer, drinks with fructose etc. Even though uric acid is excreted out via the kidneys, if excessive levels are being produced by the body, it can be retained in the blood nonetheless. When this occurs, sharp, needle-like uric crystals appear in tissue surrounding joints that causes Gout.
Gout can be influenced by other factors like obesity, medical conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes etc., certain medications, heredity, age and sex as well.
When to Seek Treatment For Gout
Bowen Therapy can be effective at any stage during a gout attack. If used in the early stages, Bowen therapy may diffuse the intensity of the gout attack.
Bowen can still be very effective in the very painful stages of gout, by helping to loosen the tissues in the calf, ankle or around the foot that often tighten up during a gout attack of the toe. Increasing circulation to the area may help the body to flush out the uric crystals causing the pain, and reduce the severity of the inflammation in the joint.
In the final stages, the inflammation following a gout attack can sometimes linger around for weeks or months, which Bowen Therapy can help clear up.
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What is Shoulder (Subacromial) Bursitis?
What Causes Shoulder (Subacromial) Bursitis?
An injury to the bursa in the shoulder can lead to Shoulder (Subacromial) Bursitis as can extensive use of the shoulder muscles. People who are in jobs doing overhead lifting of heavy objects and performing a lot of pulling are especially prone to this condition. The same can go for sports professionals involved in throwing or pitching. It is also believed that a slouching posture can increase the risk of being diagnosed with Shoulder (Subacromial) Bursitis.
When To Seek Treatment For Shoulder Bursitis?
When diagnosed with Shoulder (Subacromial) Bursitis, rest is recommended to allow the shoulder to heal. Bowen Therapy may help increase blood circulation to the bursa and surrounding structures to increase the rate of healing and speed up recovery, so that significantly less resting time is needed than if left untreated. Bowen Treatment for bursas can be very effective at reducing the pain,
As with most conditions, earlier treatment will facilitate a faster recovery and reduce the chance of re-occurance. Also, if the pain in a shoulder due to bursitis restricts the shoulder's movement for an extended period of time, this could then potentially lead to frozen shoulder. Without treatment and continuing the activity that is aggravating the bursa, the pain will likely get worse.
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Treatment for Frozen Shoulder in Geelong
What is Frozen Shoulder?
What Causes Frozen Shoulder?
Frozen Shoulder is found to occur in those who have had to restrict the movement of their arm for a long period of time either due to injury, pain, surgery like mastectomy or chronic health conditions such diabetes or a stroke. People between the ages of 40 to 70 years old are more prone to getting diagnosed with Frozen Shoulder and the condition affects postmenopausal women more than men.
When to Seek Treatment for Frozen Shoulder?
Bowen Therapy treatment can be very effective at reducing the pain experienced with frozen shoulder, improving the range of movement, and considerably shortening the recovery period. Bowen therapy works to release the layers of connective tissue (fascia) that are sticking together, causing the frozen shoulder, and improvement is usually experienced after the first session.
In a Study done on the effectiveness of Bowen Therapy on Frozen shoulder by the Clinical Nursing Practice Research Unit at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston (UK), the Median 'worst pain' pre-therapy score reduced from 7 (mean 7, range 1-10) to a median 'worst pain' score of 1 (mean 1.45, range 0-5) post-therapy. It was found that all participants of the trail experienced improvement in their daily activities, even those with a very longstanding history of frozen shoulder.
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What is Hip (Trochanteric) Bursitis?
What causes Hip (Trochanteric) Bursitis?
Trochanteric Bursitis can be caused by repetitive trauma through excessive walking, running or cycling, where muscles or tendons have been rubbing over the Trochanteric Bursa causing too much friction. If posture, gait or running technique is incorrect, the Bursa is more likely to become inflamed since the muscles or tendons will not be rubbing over the Bursa as they should.
A fall or sudden impact through sports may also damage the Bursa and cause Hip Bursitis.
Other diseases such as arthritis, calcium deposits in the tendons, weak hip muscles or a tight ITB that leads to improper posture can also cause Trochanteric Bursitis.
When to Seek Treatment for Hip Bursitis?
As with most conditions, earlier treatment will allow a faster recovery and reduce the chance of re-occurance. Also, as somebody with hip pain starts to walk differently, other parts of their body (ie. back) can go out of alignment too from improper gait.
Bowen Treatment for bursas may be very effective at reducing the pain, and significantly improve the rate of healing.
Without treatment and continuing the activity that is aggravating the bursa, the pain will likely get worse. Tendons or muscles rubbing over a damaged bursa that no longer provides protection or lubrication may also become damaged.