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Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy to Relieve Back Pain

Vitalia is pleased to offer Bowen Therapy as one of many treatment options. This therapeutic approach emphasizes the natural connections between the brain and the body to stop pain patterns. Life in the 21st century is endlessly stressful, causing individuals to constantly exist in a Fight or Flight mode. This can have drastically negative effects on one’s overall health. Bowen sessions focus on undoing the damage this stress can cause. Sessions last less than an hour, and we find that between 3 and 5 sessions can help return the body to a resting, pain-free, stable state. Common concerns treated with Bowen Therapy include muscle and joint pain, particularly back and knee pain, as well as other issues like infertility, carpal tunnel syndrome, and more.

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Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Adhesive capsulitis, also known as frozen shoulder, is a painful condition that causes inability to raise the arms and perform activities of daily living like brushing teeth and hair and doing up a bra strap. The exact mechanism behind frozen shoulder is not clear but believed to be inflammatory in nature. Common precursors include rotator cuff injuries, surgery, immobility for prolonged periods of time, thyroid dysfunction and even diabetes. The most commonly affected population is female between the ages of 45-65 years old however it can be seen in men.

There are three main phases of frozen shoulder, the whole process can take up to 3 years to return to normal function and pain cessation. Often onset is noted by shoulder pain in the night on one side and progresses to stiffness and lowered mobility with more severe pain. In some people, the second shoulder can be affected while the first shoulder is recovering.

Frozen shoulder can be diagnoses using a few in-office orthopaedic tests that involve observing range of motion of the shoulder joint. Sometimes imaging may be requested such as an x-ray but it is not required for confirmation.

Standard medical treatment involves strong anti-inflammatories and physiotherapy. Surgery is rarely recommended since resolution is known to occur with time. Naturopathic medicine offers an excellent solution which greatly speeds up the recovery of frozen shoulder. Bowen therapy often results in improved mobility after the first session and can in some cases completely resolve pain and restore range of motion after 3 sessions. Improving thyroid function and blood sugar dysregulation is often a treatment strategy.

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