Bowen Therapy and Sports-induced Brain Injuries

Bowen Therapy practitioner Craig Mattimoe writes, “The unwanted after-effects of sport-induced head trauma are variously known as post-concussion syndrome (PCS), mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) or traumatic brain injury (TBI).

“Although it appears most PCS cases recover spontaneously, many do not, and there is no medical consensus regarding the required time for a full recovery, or even what constitutes a full recovery.

If an athlete is treated with Bowen while any PCS symptoms are present (most important) a more effective healing option is made available to the body’s innate self-repair and maintenance mechanisms, which option, as documented in repeated, first-hand clinical observations readily initiates a swift recovery (in 93% of cases thus far), the very occurrence of which would clearly seem to override and replace previously sluggish recovery patterns.

This is an especially hopeful prospect for athletes with multiple concussion histories and even more encouraging against the existing backdrop of exceptionally swift clinical recoveries routinely achieved with Bowen, wherein both first time and repeat concussion cases show almost no differential in immediate responses, overall outcomes or recovery times. In other words, from every indication, sport-induced concussed athletes respond and recover favourably and swiftly to Bowen therapy, despite the number or severity of prior concussions.

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