I use the Bowen Technique with lots of runners and swimmers. Certain muscle groups are the power houses of the body: these are the galvanising gastrocnemius which defines the shape of the calf and the hamstrings at the back of the thigh propelling us forwards. The mighty quadriceps, namely the rectus femoris, vastus medialis, vastus lateralis and the satorius pick up the thighs and knees to move forward but also support the hips and pelvis.
The Bowen pelvic procedure also assists hurdlers with shin splints and gymnasts with landing on their feet correctly. In a similar fashion, anyone can develop these concerns even if they are not into sport, just life! A sprained ankle after stepping down a kerb, a strained back from gardening and even a ‘text neck’ or stiff neck from using a phone or iPad with the head bent forwards.
After the initial two or three treatments, a person may only need another session if the injury returns or the condition is ongoing as in the case of a torn muscle, a neurological issue or medical problem. In all cases exercise alternating with relaxation is encouraged in the client’s own time to allow for a successful outcome.