When is the last time you looked at the bottom of your shoes? Take a look. Are they worn unevenly? How they are worn on the bottoms tell you much about the state of your pelvic girdle (hips, and therefore the stress and strain on the legs, knees, ankles).
If your shoes are wearing unevenly you will inevitably have an issue with low back pain, knee pain, or a bunion forming on one foot or the other. Typically this happens as a result of an imbalance in the hips. And typically these imbalances are in the tension in the soft tissues (fascia, muscle, tendon, ligament) somewhere, often several places along the way from the hip to the foot.
Once we get these imbalances corrected through Bowen Therapy, it is imperative that you lose those shoes! Shifting and balancing the tension in the soft tissues (fascia, muslces, tendons, ligaments) through Bowen Therapy allows the hard structures (bones) in the pelvic and so forth to shift to neutral position, creating a more balanced positioning of the feet. If you put those unevenly worn shoes back on, you are walking unevenly on your feet and now have now undone all the work.
So, Happy Shoe Shopping!
Until Next Time,
A Funny Bowen Therapy Story
So. Not much time to write – it’s been a beautifully busy week here at The Boulevard!
So, I’m going to simply share a funny story with you that along the way tells you a bit more about why Bowen Therapy works.
So, a long time client of mine who over the years came (abeit reluctantly) to believe in Bowen Therapy sent a friend of his to me. Now this gentleman hailes from Chicago and I only had one chance with him- and he couldn’t turn his head and was in significant pain.
I gave him the appropriate treatment and sent him on his way. The next week when my long time client came in, he said the two of them had gone to dinner the night of his friend’s treatment and the friend exclaimed: “what was that lunatic doing?! I told her it was my neck and she was working on my legs”! (This is where I start laughing)
The next morning the two gather to play golf and the friend exclaims: “I feel GREAT! I can turn my head and I have no pain”!
I’m still laughing. Bowen Therapists are used to this.
The technical point of this funny story is as follows:
EVERYTHING is connected! Honestly, what might hurt in the neck could very well be a problem in the rear end! Why? Because FASCIA , in short, the connective tissue that runs through and wraps around every bone, muscle, and tendon (plus much, much more) weaves this way and that and criss-crosses here and there and what starts out in the toe can end up at the top of the head or elsewhere. So this “lunatic” is telling you the problem may be far, far away from the pain!
And so it is in the World of Bowen Therapy!
Have a Fabulous Weekend!