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Case Study #3

Client came in after 6 months wearing an orthopedic boot due to fracture of right foot.  The chief complaint was low back, hip and left knee pain.  Visual assessment revealed asymmetry in leg length with the left hip contracted making the appearance of a short left leg.  Palpation showed restrictions in the right jaw.  Following release of the jaw reassessment showed the coccyx deviated to the left.  Once the coccyx was released, additional protocols for the ankles, knees, and pelvic was employed.

The client returned one week later reporting everything felt good.  Another release of the jaw and coccyx was performed along with the ankle procedure.

On the third visit the client presented with tonal symmetry and no discomfort so treatment was terminated.

NOTE:  Often after being required to wear an orthopedic boot the Bowen Technique is required to get the hips in balance (as the boot creates a “longer” leg).  The hips remaining in imbalance creates torque and uneven load on the knees and if left untreated this dysfunction creates deterioration in the knees and pelvic structure.


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Case Study #2

Plantar Fascitis

65 yr old tennis player with left heel pain for 6 months.  Client presented with left-sided asymmetry in leg length.  Restrictions were found at the right TMJ (fascial  lines cross the body from cervical to low back). Knees were not responsive to palpation. At the second treatment the client reported no pain for 5 days.  Some restrictions were released with additional knee and ankle protocols.  During the third treatment the client reported being sore after the last treatment.  She had been playing tennis with hard inserts in her shoes which we removed.  Visual assessment showed restriction in the coccyx. The coccyx was released and symmetry was restored.  At the fourth session the client reported no foot pain or stiffness.  Treatment was terminated as she presented with tonal symmetry.  She has had no further issue one year later.

Case Study #1

Client presented with chronic pain in hip, back and neck due to disc herniations from car accident.  Pain has persisted for twenty years despite physical therapies and cortisone injections.  Pain  level was reported 7 out of 10.
First treatment revealed restrictions at both ends of the spine with a complex assessment of asymmetry.  These restrictions were released using the Bowen Technique with the client returning in one week.  The wait period between sessions is for two reasons.  First, it gives the body time to “unwind” the previously held restrictions, and secondly it gives the therapist a good understanding of how far along the treatment is by how long the client goes without pain and maintains symmetry.
On the second treatment the client stated “Better!  Good start”  Assessment during this session revealed one less layer of distortion- a much less complex distortion pattern.  The third session showed an even less complex pattern.  On the fourth treatment the client declared 80% improvement.  The fifth session was our last session as the client reported no pain or limitation the entire week and presented with tonal symmetry.  Maintenance treatments of approximately 6 weeks were recommended.
The client left stating “I can’t believe 20 years of pain was fixed in 5 weeks.”