Case Studies

Meg living with Hip Dysplacia and Sponylitis

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Case Studies | Comments Off on Meg living with Hip Dysplacia and Sponylitis

Meg, my border collie, was diagnosed with hip dysplasia four years ago, aged six. At the time, she was an agility dog competing at shows most weekends and training twice a week.  She suddenly developed a severe limp and following an x-ray, I was told she had severe hip dysplasia in both hips and spondylosis.  She was on controlled lead walking only. Her agility career ended on that day, and I thought her life had too. Four years on, after receiving regular Bowen therapy from Zoe, she is a happy, healthy dog, leading a normal, happy life.  Something I did not think I would see four years ago. I frequently take Meg walking on Dartmoor, where she enjoys long, daily...

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Tonto a very nervous rescue dog

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Case Studies | Comments Off on Tonto a very nervous rescue dog

Canine Bowen really helps the nervous/stressed and rescue dogs. Bowen helps by calming the nervous system and removing some of the stress in their body allowing them to be much more relaxed about life which in turn, seems to allow them to accept situations that were too much to deal with before. Tonto was just that type of dog. He is a Yorkshire terrier aged 6-7yrs old. Everything in life was very scary for him. He originally came for Bowen because of an intermittent lameness in his shoulder, but, as a result of having three sessions of Bowen it helped him to become more accepting of his surroundings. Each time Cathy (his owner) brought him, she would tell Zoë of the...

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Pi injures himself a few weeks before the Crufts Novice Finals!

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Case Studies | Comments Off on Pi injures himself a few weeks before the Crufts Novice Finals!

Pi is owned by Elaine Brammer and is a tri coloured 4yr old Border collie who competes very successfully in agility, qualifying for the Novice Finals at Crufts 2010. Disaster struck when Pi took a tumble chasing his ball, resulting in intermittent lameness to the right hind leg. After visiting the vet, of whom he is not keen on at the best of times and does not enjoy being examined by strangers, gave the prognosis of possible cruciate ligament damage. He was put on metacam, an anti-inflammatory and told to rest. Pi still had intermittent lameness. Elaine resigned herself to the fact that Pi would probably not run at Crufts. Zoë suggested trying the Bowen Technique, even...

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