Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Going for Gold: Bowen for Olympians

After years of preparation and excitement, London 2012 is finally here.

From Friday, you will be able to see the Games, which include tennis, judo, athletics and diving, in full swing.

However, if Olympians swing a little too hard, an injury could cost their country.

During the Beijing Olympics in 2008, U.S.shot putter Adam Nelson’s rib slipped out of place while he was practicing, which meant that the previous silver medal-winner picked up nothing.

Also at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Hungarian weightlifter Janos Baranyai bent his right arm backwards and collapsed whilst competing and had to be taken to hospital.

And it’s not only athletes that could strain themselves.

During the run up to the Olympics, the public are encouraged to get involved with a lot more sporting activities which can lead to a lot more sporting injuries.

Typically to recover from a drastic sporting injury, months of rest and physiotherapy are needed.

However, on top of regular physiotherapy, Olympians (and aspiring Olympians) could benefit from Bowen Therapy.

The Bowen Technique works to heal niggling problems, pains or injuries in an extremely gentle but effective way.

Bowen is a natural, drug-free, non-invasive, complementary therapy that 'asks' the body to recognise the ailment and make the changes it requires as opposed to ‘forcing’the body change.

During the 30-60 minute treatment, the Bowen practitioner makes small, rolling, movements over muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue at precise points on the body, using only the amount of pressure appropriate for that individual.

No hard-tissue manipulation or force is needed or used.

Between each set of moves, the body is allowed to rest for a few minutes, to allow it to absorb the information it has received and initiate the healing process.

One client said: “I received Bowen for a sports related prolonged groin strain.

“The treatment was beneficial and greatly enhanced my quick return to sport.

“Since treatment I had had no further problems.”

Read more testimonials from people who’ve used Bowen for sports injuries here.

If you have a sports injury and are interested in how Bowen Therapy can help, visit the website to find a Bowen therapist near you or call 0844 561 7173.

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