The Bowen Technique and spinal release

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Published on February 11, 2009

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The Bowen TechniquePioneering musculo-skeletal therapy : The Bowen TechniquePioneering musculo-skeletal therapy Sports Injuries Workshop Northern Ireland Clinical Correlations in SportMal-alignment : Clinical Correlations in SportMal-alignment Creates stress which stops progress Leaves athlete open to injury Recovery time is longer Repetition of the same injury or pattern of injury. Removal of athlete from the sport Affect of the actual sport on the body Vertebral Malrotation : Vertebral Malrotation Lumbar rotation Locking of sacro-iliac Restriction of range of motion. Instability of lumbar spine. Increased tension on soft tissue. Related Sports Accidents : Related Sports Accidents Torn hamstring. Sciatic presentations Bulging discs Acute piriformis syndrome Degeneration of facet joints Soft tissue inflammation Sacral pain Thoraco-Lumbar Junction. : Thoraco-Lumbar Junction. High spinal loading High-velocity Hyperflexion Hyper-extension Rotary motion. Rotational stresses on ribs Presence of mal-aligned pelvis Related sports accidents : Related sports accidents Chest pain Abdominal pain Breathing problems Intercostal spasm and pain Nausea Fatigue Instability T4-T5 Junction : T4-T5 Junction Paraesthesia Aching pressure in upper body Headaches Autonomic outlet Weakness of grip Breathing problems Pain What Sports Accidents Create these symptoms? : What Sports Accidents Create these symptoms? Pulling heavily on one arm Falling on a shoulder Compression on chest Collision with an object Diving onto floors Throwing too hard Jarring head back Common Presentations : Common Presentations Practical 1 : Practical 1 Groups of 3. Choose a sporting action. Yes there is enough room !! Assess the presenting alignment. Observation only. Bullet points. What are the likely injuries ? What Bowen might you do ? Carry the Bowen out. Re-assess. Report back to group. Flipchart. Shoulder injury presentations : Shoulder injury presentations Hamstring Injuries : Hamstring Injuries Ankle Injuries : Ankle Injuries Back injuries : Back injuries Common Presentations : Common Presentations Treating the acute injury : Treating the acute injury Isolate Assess Use Bowen immediately if possible on affected site. Use Bowen above and below if injury may involve fracture or dislocation. Apply ACV 2 hourly Use proprioception exercises. Repeat Bowen What are our aims ? : What are our aims ? To loosen or tighten To promote responsibility from the individual Create awareness of the body Create acceptance of change To create balance as the individual perceives it. Create oustanding performance. Peak zone To address all areas. Social , psychological and physical with solutions. ( case studies ) Develop kinaesthetic awareness. Create a system where change can be seen. Treating the Chronic Injury : Treating the Chronic Injury Full consultation Biomechanics Long term protocol Activity assessment Multiple approaches Bowen every 7 days Practical 3 : Practical 3 In 3’s. Choose an injury which you are treating with Bowen. Using group knowledge and experience design a rehabilitation programme to suit the injury. Include Bowen treatment in this and any referrals to other trained professionals. Don’t worry if you feel you have no knowledge ! You will. Share these on a flip chart. Treatment ChartAcute : Treatment ChartAcute All men dream: but not equally.Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the dayto find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men. for they act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possibleT.E. Lawrence, the seven pillars of wisdom : All men dream: but not equally.Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the dayto find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men. for they act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possibleT.E. Lawrence, the seven pillars of wisdom A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than a little knowledge that is idle. : A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than a little knowledge that is idle. subacute : subacute Healing phase8-10 weeks : Healing phase8-10 weeks Long Term Goals : Long Term Goals Chronic injury classification : Chronic injury classification Proprioception : Proprioception Our internal physical sensation of position in a 3D environment. The summation of physical history in present activity. The sensation of the mechanics of movement. Gaps in prprioception, lead to gaps in movement. Proprioception : Proprioception Loss of elasticity means the inability to return to normal state after stretch. Connective tissue then hardens to a point it is like a corset. Depending on location of toughened connective tissue, different injuries can occur. Fascia is a major keystone for Bowen. Fascial Straps : Fascial Straps Practical 4: Fascia : Practical 4: Fascia In groups of 3. Assess one individual for fascial straps. Make notes and have a discussion about your discoveries. Use an eyeliner or washable pen to outline straps on the body. Do the straps you locate link to any symptoms? How might you approach this with Bowen? Conclusions : Conclusions Teamwork : Teamwork

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