If you are serious about sport, Body Restoration is a vital resource.

It will cover:

• Enhanced Sports Performance
• Injury Prevention
• Sports Injury Management and Rehabilitation
• Biomechanics: Body Balancing
• Improved Speed, Agility, Flexibility, Strength and
Endurance
• Reduction in Muscle Pain and Fatigue, Post Performance Shoulder Issues

How Does Bowen Work for Sport ?

Bowenwork allows muscles, ligaments, tendons and connective
tissue to release. The release experienced in the muscle bed allows
the muscle to relax, gain length and be able to receive adequate
blood supply and essential oxygen. Sports performers are often
unbalanced. Single muscles can seize creating wider problems in
the groups that surround them. This will directly affect the range
of movement, create restriction and often pain. Acute injuries
need to be addressed to make sure the body does not compensate
for the damage and develop other difficulties. Chronic injuries
(those of more than six weeks duration) have layers of restriction
which need to be unravelled to expose the root cause. Initial
treatment usually requires only three or four clinic sessions with
management sessions recommended over three months. The
technique works closely in conjunction with physiotherapists,
podiatrists and fitness experts to gain optimum performance and
injury prevention.

Why do Postural Correction Exercises?

Most sports today create imbalances in your body simply from the
constant repetitive motion. This is especially true with racket and
club sports. By doing a daily correction routine specifically
designed for your body’s imbalances, you will teach your body to
move without compensation, preventing injury or stimulating faster
recovery from a previous injury as well as increasing speed and
power

Shoulder Issues

Throwing, swinging a golf club, spiking a volleyball, pulling the
body through the water, supporting the upper body while cycling
are dependent on proper shoulder mechanics. The shoulder has
15 muscles that cross it that have to work in concert for maximum
strength, speed and stability. This can be compromised by bad
mechanics, trauma or overuse in exercise in preparation for the
sport. Often pre-season preparation done too enthusiastically can
be the basis for the compromised structure. What results can be a
minor to a major impingement on the soft tissue (muscle, tendon,
nerve, etc.) of the shoulder by the hard tissue (bone)
due to the compromise in coordination of the shoulder
musculature. Pain swelling, weakness, and inflammation arise from
the impingement. The athlete may not have the strength or
range-of-motion or stamina necessary to perform adequately
because of the impingement. Without having done any irreparable
damage to the joint tissue, the athlete may think they have a injury
to the rotator cuff and stop competition unnecessarily.

Ankle and Foot Issues

The ability to drive, to turn on a pitch, follow through on a golf
swing, to jump, even to run and cut are all dependent on the
strength and stability of the ankle and foot. These structures have
enormous innate strength yet can become chronically misaligned
after an ankle sprain. The sprain causes two problems on the
outside of the ankle, bruising and swelling temporary weakness and
inability to bear weight. The other problem is usually not noticed
and can be the cause of long-term ankle weakness, repeated
sprains and foot pain. The inside of the ankle/heel gets squeezed
together from the outside of the ankle being spread apart at injury.
The result is that the heel doesn’t land flat or sit flat on the ground,
being tipped outward by the injury (the problem can be detected by
pressing into the inside of the heel of the often injured ankle, if
there is tenderness there, there is a chronic misalignment). This is
another issue that can go on unresolved for years, leaving the
athlete prone to re-injury and weakened in critical performance
areas. Often just one session of Bowenwork can completely relieve
this problem. Another issue is that misaligned hips can cause foot
problems such plantar fascitis, hammertoes and bunions.

Hamstrings and Knee Issues
(Jumping and Quick Starts)

Many sports involve jumping and quick starts and stops. Basketball,
softball, volleyball, skiing, tennis are just a few as is golf which is a
full-stop to full-speed to full-stop sport whether we realize it or not.
Our hamstrings, the muscles that run from below our hips to our
knees and bend our legs at the knee serve us in all these sports for
speed and power. Unfortunately the hamstrings are multiple
muscles that have to work in balanced unison to ensure knee
alignment, power, speed and stamina. Small injuries to the
hamstrings can reduce their resilience with out causing full loss of
capacity. Small traumas may leave the hamstrings contracting
unevenly or worse, holding a contraction pattern that misalign the
knee. When this happens, the runner, ballplayer or golfer may
think they have a knee injury. This can reduce their stamina, their
power to jump, their speed, or their quickness in turning whether in
running or even in golf. It can mean knee pain after every
competition. This can lead to reducing the length of time of
performance or problems of anticipating actions that cause further
pain, both robbing the competitor of their potential satisfaction. If
this isn’t deemed serious enough to consult a healthcare
professional, the problem can continue and worsen, finally
unnecessarily ending involvement in a sport.