Phil experienced two strokes on New Years´ Day 2006 and was in the stroke unit for several months, having lost speech, movement and a lot of sight in this left eye. He’d had a high achieving job in advertising and brought the same drive to his rehab, ignoring anyone who told him that he would never be able to do “X”. He’d completed a marathon a few years previously and felt that, physically speaking, things were as good as they were going to get.
We decided to see what Bowen could do with the hope of trying to bring more evenness to the two sides of his body. There was still a definite difference and his movement had some ataxia which included a limp left arm (apart from a sudden movement of his finger at the end of when the swing would have happened) and other things like having having to go down stairs sideways.
We did sessions every 2 weeks for a few months and he is currently taking a break to allow him to adjust to the huge changes in his experience of his body.
The London Bowen Clinic currently offers Bowen Technique, MSTR Scar Work and AiM in Cambridge and Primrose Hill, London NW1 and NW3.