What is APPLIED MYOSKELETAL THERAPY?

In Applied Myoskeletal Therapy, therapists recognize the interconnectedness of different body parts like the pelvis, base of the skull (occiput), and neck (cervical spine). They understand that if one part is out of place or not working well, it can affect other areas too. For instance, if the pelvis isn’t aligned properly, it can lead to issues in the neck and base of the skull, causing headaches, neck pain, or difficulty moving the neck. Similarly, problems in the base of the skull or neck can impact the alignment and function of the pelvis.

To address these connected problems, therapists in Applied Myoskeletal Therapy use gentle techniques suitable for people of all ages. Instead of forceful movements or intense pressure, they apply gentle touch and movements to help the body relax and heal. This therapy is safe for everyone, from children to older adults, as therapists adjust their techniques to each person’s needs and comfort level. By treating the whole system, they aim to provide better and longer-lasting relief from muscle and joint issues, making it a popular choice for those seeking soothing and effective treatment.

How Bowen Therapy and Applied Myoskeletal Therapy work Together

Bowen Therapy: This is a holistic approach to healing that involves gentle, rolling movements over specific parts of the body. It’s aimed at stimulating the body’s own healing mechanisms.

Applied Myoskeletal Therapy: This therapy focuses on addressing pain and dysfunction in the musculoskeletal system. It often involves techniques like massage, stretching, and corrective exercises to restore balance and function.

Now, how do they integrate well?

Complementary Techniques: Bowen Therapy and Applied Myoskeletal Therapy both target the body’s musculoskeletal system, but they use different techniques to do so. Bowen Therapy works with subtle movements and energy flow, while Applied Myoskeletal Therapy uses more hands-on techniques like massage. By combining these approaches, practitioners can address different aspects of a person’s pain or dysfunction.

Enhanced Results: When used together, Bowen Therapy and Applied Myoskeletal Therapy can enhance the effectiveness of each other. Bowen Therapy may help to relax muscles and improve circulation, making it easier for Applied Myoskeletal Therapy techniques to release tension and correct alignment issues. Conversely, Applied Myoskeletal Therapy can address specific structural imbalances that Bowen Therapy may not directly target.

Holistic Approach: Both therapies take a holistic approach to healing, considering the interconnectedness of the body systems. By integrating these therapies, practitioners can address not just the symptoms but also the underlying causes of pain and dysfunction, promoting overall well-being.

Client-Centered Care: Integrating these therapies allows practitioners to tailor their approach to the individual needs of each client. Some clients may respond better to one approach over the other, or they may benefit from a combination of both. By offering integrated care, practitioners can provide more personalized treatment plans that optimize results for their clients.

In essence, Bowen Therapy and Applied Myoskeletal Therapy work well together because they complement each other’s techniques, enhance overall results, take a holistic approach to healing, and allow for client-centered care.