Bowtech Better With Bowen  

Fiona Milnes
Advanced Bowen Practitioner
BA (Hons), BSc, BTAA
07763 991 556



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For an informal no obligation consultation, call Fiona Milnes on 07763 991556

   
                         
       

All treatments by appointment only

Treatments are carried out at:

Colne Treatment Room
The Treatment Room, Knotts Place, Colne. BB8 8AE
tel: 01282 864705

Warner Street Practice
27 Warner Street, Accrington. BB5 1HN
tel: 01254 875007

Formally at Fulwood Therapy Clinic, Preston & NJD Sports Injury Centre, Clitheroe

Home and workplace visits by arrangement

     
                         
   


Personal appointments:
Initial: minimum 90 mins .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. £50

Follow-up: 1 hour approx . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. £45

Baby Bowen .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. £10

Home visits .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. £50 - £65

Broken appointments .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. £35 ,,, ..unless 24 hours+ notice given

The fee scale is designed so that all clients
may be able to afford treatment.
In case of financial difficulty, please
feel free to discuss your personal situation.

     

"87% of hospital consultations for injuries to shoulder & upper arm required hospital admission.".
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Department of Health

"Many back injuries occur in the work place and costs to UK businesses can be in excess of £5billion annually." .................................................................Office for National Statistics

"71% of hospital consultant episodes for common migraine were for men."................................................
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Department of Health

"Work-related stress caused workers in Great Britain to lose 10.4 million working days in 2011/12"......................
....................................................................Health & Safety Executive

"Non-specific back pain causes up to 5 million lost working days per year." ....................................................... British medical Journal

"32% of hospitalisations for injuries to shoulder and upper arm occurred in 15 - 59 yeaar olds."......................
.......................................................................... Department of Health

 

A note to all

It is well documented that the NHS has a low impact on musculoskeletal pain of unknown causes. Despite decades of research and posturing to explain chronic musculoskeletal pain on the basis of a specific disease or injury, and despite increasingly sophisticated radiological assessment, little advance has been made in either achieving a specific structural diagnosis or, more importantly, in reducing the health and economic burden of chronic musculoskeletal pain. Therefore, when you seek help from the NHS ask to be referred to a registered Bowen Technique practitioner. If you are paying for treatment yourself, you are unlikely to find a more cost effective and long-lasting solution for your problem.

The best way for patients to have their treatment paid for by the NHS, we now understand, is to ask your doctor for a Personal Health Budget (PHB). This can only be asked for by those who have long-term conditions, which covers most patients I see. The PHB is one of those new plans to allow patients to choose the treatment that best suits them. It covers Complementary & Alternative treatments.

A personal health budget is an amount of money to support a person’s identified health and wellbeing needs, planned and agreed between the person and their local NHS team. Our vision for personal health budgets is to enable people with long term conditions and disabilities to have greater choice, flexibility and control over the health care and support they receive.

(NHS Personal Health Budget Guide)

If your complaint is long-standing and musculo-skeletal, covering conditions like frozen shoulder, back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, etc. you should not have problems asking your GP for a referral to Better with Bowen knowing that I am a fully accredited and qualified provider of the Bowen Technique. However, after many requests by patient's GPs for funding for Bowen treatment, and all turned down, I now learn that the East Lancs CCG will automatically turn these requests down. If my patients lived in other parts of the country, this type of funding would occur as more and more CCGs recognise the cost-effectiveness of the Bowen Technique. Ideally, it would make sense for patients to be treated with Bowen and funded by the NHS for conditions before they get to be chronic and long-standing – this seems, to just about everyone, a better way to save both pain and money. The NHS has a serious crisis of funding and yet the vast majority of people who come to me for treatment, only do so because the NHS has failed to help their problem. Most have had costly drugs, scans, physio treatment, and yet many have problems that have worsened over time, despite these expenditures. In the meantime, please inform your local Health and Wellbeing Board, Health Watch, Clinical Commissioning Group as well as your GP that your preferred choice is treatment by Better With Bowen. Only when patients continue to ask for this treatment will it be considered as a relevant alternative treatment.......For further information and links to relevant NHS sites, please click here

A note about Baby Bowen

Baby Bowen is a series of extremely gentle yet highly effective moves that are made on the baby's back and front. Baby Bowen is Bowen Technique for babies and is a very powerful tool for treating babies, relieving their discomfort and maintaining their health. For more infomation click here

A note for businesses

At Better With Bowen we cover a comprehensive service: Full consultation, assessments, treatment with the Bowen Technique, education including posture, exercises, ergonomics and guidelines on how to remain pain free. We believe that this whole-person/whole-life approach helps our clients adopt and maintain a positive solution to the pain, thus ensuring less time off work. We are also able to give talks to your workforce and managers on the management and control of back pain, shoulder pain, repetitive strain injuries, etc, that affect your staff and the effectiveness of your organisation.

Furthermore, we are able to give further information and guidance to specific employees - how they can help themselves - and improve their work-stations - how you can help them remain pain-free, the ergonomics of the working situation. (For your local BOWTECH* practitioners please go to www.Bowtech.com or www.Bowen-Technique.co.uk).
*Bowtech is the official organization that trains and instructs practitioners worldwide in the original technique given by Tom Bowen to Oswald & Rene Rentsch.

Smaller organisations may not have routine access to occupational health services but can contact Better With Bowen for help. Of those organizations that already use the services of a health provider, whether a GP or a complementary therapist, many will have found that the treatment and advice is not adequate, or proves very costly.

Looking after yourself and your workforce need not be such a problem. Contact Better With Bowen today.

A note to groups, guilds, schools and colleges

We welcome enquiries to give talks and demonstrations to help you understand how the Bowen Technique may be able to help your institution or group with problems that are being experienced.

Contact Better With Bowen today and start being part of the solution

info@BetterWithBowen.co.uk
tel: (+44) 01282 864705
or (+44) 07763 991 556

www.Bowtech.com
www.Bowen-Technique.co.uk

Full consultation -- Detailed assessments including orthopaedic tests -- Treats a wide variety of conditions -- Safe and gentle approach to client -- Most often, only a few sessions are needed, even if the problem is long-standing -- We can help make a marked and long-lasting effect on your health -- Guidance in suitable exercises -- Guidance in postural correction --