You get in, you sit down, you turn the key and off you go. You’re in a temperature controlled environment, you’ve got the cruise control set and you’re on the highway…how can this be bad for your health? Well, for the occasional road trip it probably isn’t, but over a period of days or weeks…or years, the physical damage the road and your car can do to your body can – and almost certainly will – mount up. Get out of the car feeling numb? That’s trouble brewing for your circulation or spinal cord. Get a pain in your back after hitting an unexpected pothole? You may now have a spinal compression injury that is going to nag at you for months. Sore neck? Sore head? Tension and fatigue is building up…and something is going to give.
Just like sitting in an office chair for eight or ten hours, sitting in a car seat for the same period of time is entirely unnatural for the human body. And then add in the continuous vibrations, jerking and bouncing and your body is now doing something evolution never prepared it to do. For starters, most of our natural motion and impact is meant to pass through our feet and legs…these are a our natural shock-absorbers when walking or running that largely isolate impact away from our vertebrae, discs and spinal cord – all of which are susceptible to popping out of place with too much ‘jiggling’.
The trouble is, in a car, none of the up and down impact motion is passing through our legs to soften the blow – instead, the seated position exposes the spine directly to the same (or even worse) impacts our feet are meant to deal with. Our tailbone and pelvis are both exposed to sudden and violent forces that can be transferred to the lower spine…or even all the way to the neck which is trying to hold a wobbling and bobbing five kilograms of head in place. The simple fact is, neither our skeleton or muscles are prepared for this, which means, if you drive far enough, or long enough, you are going to incur a spinal injury of some sort.
Benjamin Setter was involved in a motor accident in January 1991. The injuries sustained left him with a severe spinal curvature. Through a family friend, Benjamin received one Bowen Therapy treatment every week for three months. At the end of this period Benjamin was relieved and surprised to find ...Read More
Neck Pain Relief... Let us start with what can cause neck pain? While most people assume injuries happen playing sport, twisting the wrong way or lifting something – the truth is sitting around can be just as bad for the body. So what warning signs should you be looking out for when it comes to p...Read More
Some of the automatic benefits enjoyed by our clients at Setter’s Health Centre. Seniority: Benjamin is the most senior Bowen Therapy Practitioner in Townsville. As such he has seen a wide variety of clients and many varied situations that it is second nature for him to advise you on possibilitie...Read More
Multiple Sclerosis Relief With Bowen Therapy!! On Monday my Mother June and I had an incredible coffee meeting with Ian & Wendy Alley. Ian having been diagonised with Multiple Sclerosis in 1993 and came to see June and me to see if Bowen Therapy could help? As Bowen Therapy had only been tau...Read More
At Setter's Health Centre who have helped clients for over 26 years & offers a relaxed and professional environment. Testimonial Wonder!!! I found Ben during my first pregnancy, and in an effort to avoid induction, had my first ever Bowen Therapy. Although overdue, I went into labour the nig...Read More
The Inaugural Bowen Therapy Clinic of Townsville began at Setter’s Health Centre in November of 1991. Contact us about a Bowen Therapy session today! [gallery ids="9164,7694,7830,8253,8254,7732,8308,8168,9447"] The Inaugural Bowen Therapy Clinic of Townsville began at Setter’s Heal...Read More
Bowen Therapy Pain Relief Townsville EST 1991... Welcome To Setter's H.C. Bowen Therapy Pain Relief Townsville EST 1991. Are you looking for pain relief in Townsville? Try our gentle healing technique at Setter’s Health Centre. We employ the Bowen Therapeutic Technique – Bowen Therapy, which ...Read More
Bowen Therapy Townsville... Pain Relief Specialists in Townsville for 26 years. Contact Setter's H.C. for effective relief of Pain & Injury. Health Funds Approved! Bowen Therapy Townsville: Today’s lifestyles demand more and more from our bodies without always giving anything in return. We ar...Read More
Our backs have been with us for a long time…and not surprisingly sore low backs just as long. If your Upper back is hurting, first of all, make yourself more comfortable. Take a long cushion with you, particularly in the car or at work. If you’re sitting for long periods, stand up and walk a...Read More
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