Yes! This can definitely be the case. This is especially so if those old soft tissue injuries were never properly addressed- which is often the case. Say, for instance, you broke your ankle years ago, and the bones were properly taken care of but you had to wear a boot for awhile. Wearing a boot of course throws off your hips a bit- one leg and hip contracts (the one with the boot) as if you have a shorter leg. So the hips gets stuck in this unevenness so you unwittingly are walking around with a “short” leg and down the road – maybe even years later- you develop back pain or sciatica. The muscles and other soft tissues (for example, the fascia) need to be released after the boot is removed to bring the hips and therefore the legs back into proper alignment. You have probably heard that “muscles have memory.” The body is brilliant at protecting itself and sometimes in doing so, is a bit over-zealous. Signaling the brain to reset the tension in all of these areas will ensure that the body is back in proper balance, avoiding issues down the road. Bowen Therapy does this easily and efficiently.
There are many scenarios – too many to list. The bottom line, though, is a new pain in one area can be attributed to an old injury in completely different area. Yet another reason to visit your very own Bowen Therapist!
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