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Shin Splints Symptoms
Shin splints is a general term used to describe pain between your knee and ankle, and is felt most on the front or the inner shin bone. Shin splints normally affect people involved in strenuous exercise or physical activity.
It is extremely important not to run through the pain as shin splint could be a sign of an injury to the bone or surrounding tissue.
You are at risk of getting shin splints if you:
➢ Have been running for less than 5 years
➢ Run on hard surfaces or slopes.
➢ wear poorly fitting or worn-out trainers that don’t cushion and support your feet properly
➢ are overweight, as this places extra stress on your legs
➢ have flat feet or your feet roll inwards, as this puts more pressure on your lower legs
➢ have weak ankles or a tight Achilles tendon (the band of tissue connecting the heel bone to the calf muscle)
➢ have tight calf muscles
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Sciatica Nerve Symptoms
Sciatica can be a debilitating pain caused by the longest nerve in the body, (the sciatic nerve which runs from the lower back to the foot) being pinched in the lower back symptoms include:

➢ Shooting pains in your leg
➢ Hip Pain,
➢ Lower Back Pain,
➢ Buttock pain,
➢ Pain in the back of the leg while sitting

If the sciatic nerve is irritated or pinched you may feel pangs, numbness, tingling sensation. Even though the pain may begin in the lower back the pain radiates through the sciatic nerve from the buttocks all the way down the leg to the foot and toes.
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If you don’t treat plantar fasciitis, it can become a chronic condition, preventing you from being able to keep up your level of activity and be increasing the possibly developing symptoms of foot, knee, hip, and back due to plantar fasciitis altering the way you walk.
The sequence of pain is tough to break. You may be caught in this cycle of anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxants, and painkillers. Bowen Therapy is a non-intrusive therapy where you may notice immediate reactions to the light rolling moves applied to very specific areas of your body. A typical session lasts from 45 minutes to one hour, with your Bowen Therapist using gentle rolling motions on very specific muscles, tendons, ​and ligaments.

Some patients feel immediate tension release and/or decrease in pain. Others can feel a shift in the tension to another part of the body as the body is realigning itself and attending to underlying imbalances.
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Treatment for Parkinson’s sufferers using the Bowen Technique will differ than other therapies you may have tried, both due to the gentle pain-free technique, and the speed in which we practitioners expect to see results. Many report a near immediate reduction in stiffness, finding longer lasting effects after 3 or 4 sessions.
Bowen Therapy is not a cure for Parkinson’s, however, ​it has shown to be beneficial to those suffering from body stiffness and restriction, allowing them to move more freely.
A fellow Bowen Therapist John Coleman used the therapy throughout his recovery from symptoms related to the condition. His video below makes interesting viewing for those who may have, or know someone who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
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“At My Bowen Therapy, we treat the symptoms as opposed the diagnosis, and aim for long-term change, not just a quick temporary fix. The technique is a natural and holistic approach to healing, seeing the body as a whole and an understanding that pain felt is often associated with an issue elsewhere within the body.
Bowen Therapy uses a very precise rolling action over, very specific muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which can even be performed through light clothing. This action activates the central nervous system to address underlying dysfunctions within the body. In short, the body’s natural ability for self-regulation and healing is activated, just like when you break a bone or cut yourself, become too hot or too cold. This activation, in turn, ​encourages the body to go back to its original state of balance. This ‘balance’ is referred to as “ homeostasis”.
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Treatment for back pain using the Bowen Technique will differ than other therapies you may have tried, both due to the gentle pain-free technique, and the speed in which we practitioners expect to see results.
If there were no changes within 3 sessions our practitioners would suggest further investigation, as they would be pretty confident that your condition was not just soft tissue related.
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No different than adults, children can experience a range of symptoms due to Muscular skeletal misalignment. These could be caused an injury or trauma, bad posture, and in fact's some say that our birth is a very traumatic experience for us.
Similar to adults, initial consultations will include assessment of the bodies alignment which could be contributing to both physical and emotional issues.
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Do you have a tingling sensation, pins and needles, ​and numbness, thumb weakness, pain or a dull ache in the hand, fingers or arm? If so there is a possibility you may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This pain is caused when the median nerve is squeezed where it passes through the wrist.
The median nerve controls some of the muscles that move the thumb; it also carries information back to the brain about sensations in your thumb and fingers.
Your doctor or specialist may have offered you surgery or a cortisone injection, however, Bowen Therapy may be able to assist in natural, non-invasive way as is a great first option to try. Research what others are saying worldwide about Bowen for Carpal Tunnel or give it a try yourself.
Any good doctor will advise that surgery should always be the last option, and Bowen Therapy offers a natural, gentle option to try prior to more invasive and expensive treatments.
Many conditions occur through the ​manifestation of soft tissue issues elsewhere, therefore The Bowen Technique is used to treat not just the current symptoms, but the underlying causes too. Treatment may involve work on your Jaw, or even your pelvis, not just the arm or wrist.
Bursitis
Cubital tunnel syndrome
DeQuervain’s syndrome
Diffuse RSI
Dupuytren’s contracture
Dystonia (Writers Cramp)
Ganglion
Epicondylitis
Tendinitis
Tenosynovitis
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Raynaud’s Disease
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“Inflammation around the arthritic area causes pain, so my primary focus as a Bowen Therapist’s is to assist in reducing the individual’s inflammation. Many arthritis sufferers find the therapy very beneficial, and I get many referrals from Orthopaedic Surgeons for those looking for a less invasive, natural pain management option.
Using Bowen therapy for such issues seems to produce more immediate relief than other therapies such as chiropractic or physiotherapy, as the therapy reduces the pressure around the area as it relaxes the surrounding soft tissue, therefore assisting in reducing pain.
Bowen Therapy is safe enough that even pregnant woman can even enjoy the benefits. Bowen Therapy has the ability to relieve pain, restriction, ​and imbalances within the body, utilizing the body’s own healing mechanisms. The truth is, that the body has the natural ability to heal much more than we have all been conditioned to believe.
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“We live in a fast-paced, high-stress environment nowadays which takes a serious toll on our health. Stress and anxiety can manifest as both physical pain and or emotionally pain, and should never be left untreated. In my personal opinion, I believe that stress and anxiety are the biggest cause of dis-ease in the body.
During stressful situations, our body reacts by releasing hormones into the body to deal with the situation. This is a state of alertness, often known as “fight or flight” and is present in both people and animals.
These hormones start an immediate physical reaction, increasing heart rate, breathing and preparing muscles to fight or flee. I have read on numerous occasions that modern research is showing that this response is triggered in adults on average 40 times per day and I find this is something we should all address, after all, we are designed to be in this state of alertness when a saber tooth tiger jumps at us while we are sitting around the campfire, not stuck in traffic jams, or agitated because our phone never stops!.
When our body is in an acute state of stress, our natural healing system is either put on a slow burner or even disabled, can we really expect our bodies to function properly when it is putting all its energies into surviving the next few minutes? To me it makes perfect logic that the answer to that question would be “no”, and over time the body can display symptoms with a few examples below.
Numbness and tingling
Dizziness
Chest pain
Headaches
Fear of impending doom
Neck tension
Stomach upset, nervous stomach
Pulsing in the ear
Burning skin
Weakness in legs
Nausea
Shortness of breath
Electric shock feeling
Shooting pains in the face
Heart palpitations
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