Isobel Knight

Bowenworks
Hamilton House - 4th Floor
Mabledon Place
London
WC1H 9BD

07947 475082

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Bowenworks
Hamilton House - 4th Floor
Mabledon Place
London
WC1H 9BD

07947 475082

About me

Bowen is a gentle form of body work in which subtle moves performed over the muscles and connective tissue send messages deep into the body, retrieving cellular memory of a relaxed, balanced way of well-being.

Bowen moves are light, gentle and very precise. There is no forceful manipulation. The practitioner is able to discern stress build-up in the muscles and other soft-tissue, enabling them to perform specific Bowen moves to assist recovery and pain relief.

Bowen was founded in Australia by the late Tom Bowen, who discovered that making small and gentle movements on strategic points in the body generated an integrated healing response. You can see photos of some of these movements below.

It is suitable for the newborn through to the elderly and stunning results may often be observed after only a few treatments; even for chronic complaints.

Training, qualifications & experience

I became interested in Bowen when most other physical therapies had failed to help my chronic back pain. Bowen gave me significant relief and I was impressed by the subtleties of the approach.

I studied for my Diploma under the Bowen Academy of Australia (Bowtech) and I also have the ITEC Anatomy and Physiology Diploma, qualifying in 2003. I am now studying for my advanced Bowen work.

I am a full member of the Bowen Practitioners associated with the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia and the UK Association, and was a committee member in 2005.

I did an MSc in Dance Science at Trinity Laban in 2008-9 and have an interest in working with dancers who have sustained injury, with a particular interest in those with hypermobility.

I have Professional Membership Hypermobility Association and the London & SE Hypermobility Club,(an academic group, led by Professor Rodney Grahame), the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and Dance UK. I also have a full Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.

Member organisations

Bowen Association

Therapies offered

Other available therapies

Ehlers-Danlos (Type III) Hypermobility Syndrome - Writing

I am internationally published author on Ehlers-Danlos (Type III) Hypermobility Syndrome. My first book on the topic, ‘A Guide to Living with Hypermobility Syndrome, Bending without Breaking’ was published in 2011 (Singing Dragon Press). My next book, A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to managing Ehlers-Danlos (Type III) Hypermobility Syndrome – working with the chronic complex patient’ will be published in March 2013. You can find out more about my other EDSIII related publications, on (link page).

Lecturing

I am now lecturing in the UK and Internationally on the topics of both Bowen and Hypermobility Syndrome and have given lectures in a range of places including at Trinity Laban, Tring Ballet School, Royal Academy of Dance, the Pilates Foundation and at the Hypermobility Syndrome Association (2012) residential weekend.

I am a member of the Hypermobility Syndrome Association and I am the London support Group Leader and have close links with the HMSA medical liaison team. I am a member of Ehlers-Danlos-UK and the London & SE Hypermobility Club, an academic group, led by Professor Rodney Grahame.

Fees

To book an appointment, please contact Isobel Knight on 07947 475082 (for East Dulwich or Peckham) or e-mail bowtherapy@gmail.com.  I only take card or cash payments in Peckham and East Dulwich.

Costs

£60.00 at Helios (Kings Cross) and London Holistic Centre (London Bridge)
£85.00 for central London home visits/appointments.

Special Offer

The offer is £220 for 4 treatments, if paid at once (saving £20)

Discounts for children and students are available, so please ask me.

Further information

About Me

Bowen Therapy – My training

I became interested in Bowen when most other physical therapies had failed to help my chronic back pain. Bowen gave me significant relief and I was impressed by the subtleties of the approach.

I studied for my Diploma under the Bowen Academy of Australia (Bowtech) and I also have the ITEC Anatomy and Physiology Diploma, qualifying in 2003. I am now taking my advanced Bowen modules, and will progress to my Master-level Bowen work in 2015. I have had the privilege of being taught by Oswald and Elaine Rentsch who learned from Tom Bowen himself. I regularly attend CPD courses to ensure that the standard of my Bowen work remains as high as possible and sometimes assist Bowen Instructors teaching student classes.

I am a full member of the Bowen Practitioners associated with the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia and the UK Association, and was a committee member in 2005. I have contributed to articles in the Bowen UK Newsletter and International Journal, ‘Bowen Hands.’

Bowen Therapy Treatment –Special Interests

I have a particular interest in treating chronic fatigue and chronic pain, back pain, sports injuries, women's health complaints and fibromyalgia. I have a special in working with patients who have Ehlers-Danlos (Type III) ‘Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. I am also very interested in working with dancers, especially classical ballet dancers. I have completed an MSc in Dance Science at Trinity Laban which has enhanced my skill based in working with and treating injured dancers. Completing an MSc has also honed my research and writing skills. I am a Dance UK registered practitioner and a member of the International Association of Dance, Medicine and Science (IADMS).

Bowen Therapy – Writing and Research

I have written a number of articles about the Bowen Technique, and have had several published including one by the The British Medical Journal, the Hypermobility Syndromes Association Newsletter and Ehlers-Danlos-UK magazine, ‘Fragile Links.’ I have also had articles published about me in the Cambridge Explorer Magazine and The Dancing Times. I am now writing a book about managing challenging and chronic medical conditions using Bowen Technique with author and Bowen Instructor, John Wilks. This book will be published in 2014.

I am planning some ‘mixed method case studies’ involving Bowen Technique and the treatment of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome - Hypermobility Type (EDS-HT), linking with both patients and  the expertise of physiotherapists at the Hypermobility Unit of St John & St Elizabeth Hospital with a view to progressing my research into larger cohort studies. I am now beginning to work towards a PhD by works in the public domain (contribution to research and writing on EDS-HT.

Ehlers-Danlos (Type III) Hypermobility Syndrome - Writing

I am internationally published author on Ehlers-Danlos (Type III) Hypermobility Syndrome. My first book on the topic, ‘A Guide to Living with Hypermobility Syndrome, Bending without Breaking’ was published in 2011 (Singing Dragon Press), and was updated to a 2nd Edition in 2015. My next book, A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to managing Ehlers-Danlos (Type III) Hypermobility Syndrome – working with the chronic complex patient’ waspublished in March 2013. You can find out more about my other EDS-HT.related publications, on (link page).I also co-authored a book with John Wilks about Bowen Technique, which came out in 2014.

Lecturing

I am now lecturing in the UK and Internationally on the topics of both Bowen and Hypermobility Syndrome and have given lectures in a range of places including at Trinity Laban, Tring Ballet School, Royal Academy of Dance, the Pilates Foundation and at the Hypermobility Syndrome Association (2012) residential weekend.

I am a member of the Hypermobility Syndrome Association and I am the London support Group Leader and have close links with the HMSA medical liaison team. I am a member of Ehlers-Danlos-UK and the London & SE Hypermobility Club, an academic group, led by Professor Rodney Grahame.

Important information

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.

Maps & Directions

London, WC1H 9BD

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I am available Monday-Friday and very occasional Saturdays

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