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 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 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.
You can read some reviews from our clients on the Review page here, or Book Online here for a Bowen Therapy Treatment for Shoulder Bursitis in Geelong. We're open till 9pm on weekdays and Saturday.
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.
You can read some reviews from our clients on the Review page here, or Book Online here for a Treatment for Frozen Shoulder in Geelong using Bowen Therapy. We're open till 9pm weekdays and Saturday.