Concussion

Information for Sports Organisations

Bowen therapy for concussion management

Bowen Therapy is a complementary therapy that may assist you following a concussion.  Bowen Therapy can be administered after a medical diagnosis and in conjunction with other medical treatments.  It is non-invasive and safe for all ages and all stages of concussion (including acute and Post-Concussion Syndrome).

Watch the video below for an introduction on how Bowen can help support you following a concussion.

Every concussion is different and recovery times vary.  However, the potential benefits of incorporating Bowen Therapy into your concussion management program include:

Reduced Recovery Time:

    • Bowen Therapy aims to accelerate recovery by increasing blood flow, reducing inflammation, and assisting the body’s healing response.
    • Bowen Therapy seeks to expedite recovery by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation, thus enhancing the healing response.
    • Bowen may assist in effective concussion recovery, facilitating a successful and timely return to the field.

Symptom Relief:

    • Concussion often results in symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, cognitive difficulties and sleep disturbances. Bowen Therapy has been reported to provide relief from these symptoms, helping people regain their cognitive abilities and overall functionality.  Read the Craig Mattimoe study here.

Comprehensive Approach:

    • By addressing both the physical and neurological aspects of concussion, Bowen Therapy provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to concussion management.

Non-Invasive and Safe: 

    • Bowen Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive technique that poses no risk of adverse effects.
    • Bowen Therapy is an intuitive Australian technique, taught worldwide, that poses no risk of adverse effects.
    • Bowen therapy complements existing medical treatments, making it a safe and valuable addition to existing concussion management strategies. 
Bowen Concussion graphic

Bowen Concussion Protocol Study
and the Sway IOS app

One of the tools we will be using to assess for concussion recovery is the Sway IOS app from Sway Medical.  It is an FDA class II medical device in the U.S.A and is currently available in Australia, soon to be available in New Zealand.

Athletic trainers across the globe use Sway throughout the baseline testing, sideline evaluations and the Return-to-Learn and Return-to-Play processes.

Please contact secretary@nzbowentherapy.org.nz to register your interest when it becomes available in New Zealand.

Read the origin story of the concussion protocol and initial findings of the USA based Bowen Practitioner Craig Mattimoe

Need help with a concussion?  Find a practitioner here.  Look for the Bowen Concussion Protocol Practitioner logo.