knee pain

knee pain - 6 problems that Bowen Therapy helps

Despite knee pain being a common problem among clients, it somehow rarely managed attention in any of my writing. Knee pain that clients arrive with has been highly varied.  For some it’s sharp knee pain, others dull aches.  For some…
shoulder

the shoulder - at the mercy of the rest of the body

There’s been a few people see me with shoulder problems of late. Frozen, restricted movement, bursitis, torn muscles and ligaments… One client the other day was a little chatty and trying to understand things a little. “I have a frozen…
sinusitis

sinusitis and sinus problems - relief in a natural way

Sinus infections and sinusitis are not only uncomfortable, but surprisingly common. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) claims that sinusitis to be “one of the most common primary care presentations in Australia”. …
breathe

take a deep breath… now breathe…

Through December last year, the instruction I gave to most clients as they left was to breathe. There was a real spate of people with stiff necks and aching shoulders, who were a little on the stressed side (as appears to be the norm in December). …
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Hip replacement - how to really help recovery and regain normal life

A while back, when seeing another health professional for my hip ache, I was told was that I’d likely need a hip replacement when I’m older. My hip was painful after trying to run. A few assessments were done, and I was told that I had…
hay fever

hay fever hay fever... you know how to do it !

ah, hay fever season ! For about 20% of the Australian population that means feeling blocked up, sneezing, and keeping that box of tissues handy ! Hay Fever, or more correctly allergic rhinitis, is an allergic reaction to plant or tree…
headache

5 types of headache that Bowen Therapy can help

Nearly everyone will experience a headache during their lifetime.  For many, medication can quickly resolve the problem, especially when headaches are only occasional.  For some, the headaches are more frequent or chronic, and reliance on…
plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis - a pain in the heel

There’s a facebook group that I’m a member of that’s all about hiking and bushwalking in Australia.  All sorts of things are discussed, questions asked… places, packs, sleeping bags, boots… Recently the topic of plantar fasciitis…
multiple sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis - Bowen can help the many symptoms

My first introduction to Bowen Therapy was through a work colleague who had multiple sclerosis. I’d had a minor car accident, resulting in an aching neck from whiplash that doctors weren’t interested in. Seeing me in pain, my colleague…
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basketball - hoops and tight hips

Last weekend, I helped out at the local Police and Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) annual 3 on 3 basketball competition.  Players and spectators were able to receive complementary Bowen treatments. It was a great day !  Lots of talented kids,…
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sport performance - finding an “edge”, your personal best

  A couple of weeks ago, the Marrickville Police and Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) asked if I’d return to support their kids sport program - their annual 3 on 3 basketball competition. Of course I said I would - last year’s event was…
frozen shoulder pain

Frozen shoulder - like sharp shards piercing the shoulder

Frozen shoulder can be a very painful and disabling condition The shoulder becomes increasingly stiff.  Shoulder movement becomes restricted.  Even simple movements such as fastening a bra or tucking a shirt into trousers become difficult…
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black dog, down in the dumps, the blues... depression

  depression November is Movember.  To finish the month where we focus on men’s health, we’re going to explore depression. Everyone feels sad or low or moody at times.  But depression is more than just a low mood.  Some people…

the prostate - no longer secret men's business

the prostate - no longer secret men's business With November seeing the appearance of not-always-attractive facial hair thanks to “Movember”, focus is being turned to men’s health issues.  Movember aims to improve awareness and education…
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Anxiety - more than just feeling stressed

Anxiety - more than just feeling stressed Anxiety can be a normal response to a real or imagined threat.  Most people have stress or anxious feelings when they’re in a situation where they feel under pressure.  It can be helpful to enable…
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stress - when everyday stress becomes chronic, Bowen can help

Stress - an everyday problem Stress is the natural way your body responds to a demand or threat.  When you feel threatened in some way, your body is designed to respond through physiological changes - your body’s way to protect you - until…
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Meniere's disease - vertigo, tinnitus, hearing loss... Bowen can help !

Meniere’s disease - vertigo, tinnitus, hearing loss... Meniere’s disease impacts an estimated one in 500 Australians.  A recent client, with a particularly severe case, was unlucky to be one of them. Meniere’s disease is a disorder…
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Iliotibial Band Syndrome - runner’s knee (or, in my case, hiker’s knee)

Iliotibial Band Syndrome - runner’s knee (or, in my case, hiker’s knee) Over the past couple of months, I’ve noticed many clients who’ve had tight iliotibial bands (ITB’s).  They’ve usually come to see me for other reasons - like…
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Bulging discs - a problem of the straight spine…

Bulging discs, tight hamstrings and lower back pain - the problems of flat back posture As an avid follower of Core Walking’s blog posts, I used to chuckle at all these people he saw with pelvic tuck !  It was the opposite of many of the…
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lower back pain - the sitting disease

Lower back pain - the sitting disease Constantly sitting.  Everywhere sitting.  Sitting for breakfast.  Sitting in the car or train to work.  Sitting at a desk all day, except when sitting in more meetings.  Sitting for dinner.  Sitting…
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neck pain... a pain in the desk !

Neck pain and the computer hunch Your days are spent at a desk, behind a computer, peering at the screen.  Before that it was staring into a phone screen on the train.  Or slumped behind the wheel of a car.  By mid-afternoon, the neck pain…
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upper back feel tight ?  don't stretch !

as I was preparing to write a little about some of the posture problems and muscle imbalances I often see, I was distracted… I was distracted by repairs to my tent of all things... I needed to fix the elastic in my tent poles ready for a hiking…
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Asthma - yes, Bowen Therapy can help !

With back burning happening around Sydney last month and the high amount of smoke in the air, a number of clients commented that their chest feels tight.  Many were concerned about their asthma. Most are surprised to know that Bowen Therapy…
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Sciatica and Piriformis Syndrome

Sciatica and Piriformis Syndrome have similar symptoms - pain that radiates through the buttock and down the back of the leg - but the underlying cause is different. Bowen Therapy can help give relief to both.
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private health insurance for Bowen Therapy

Many private health insurance funds cover bowen therapy in their extras packages. Your receipt from simply bowen therapy can be used to claim against your health fund.