Anthony - dyspraxia
My son Anthony was diagnosed with Dyspraxia when he was 6 years old. Other than limited occupational therapy and physiotherapy he has not received any treatment for his symptoms.
I read about the Bowen Technique by chance, attended a demonstration, and asked whether this could help my son - now aged 13 years. I was told it could. I must admit I was very sceptical about this but thought it was worth a try particularly as the children's clinic is free and the non-invasive nature of the treatment convinced me it could not do any harm.
After the first session Anthony was very relaxed and told me how much he enjoyed the experience and it was for these reasons only I took him back to the clinic. It was after the next appointment however that I really noticed a change in his posture (which is what I hoped to see). Now, after numerous sessions, he is standing and walking much more upright.
At last year's school Parents' Evening all of Anthony's teachers assured me that while he was doing his best they did not expect him to pass his GCSEs. This year the teachers are as pleased and surprised as I am at the marked improvement in his results and they now expect him to achieve a pass in every subject.
Similarly for the first time in 3 years Anthony decided to attend his orchestra's residential weekend in which he fully participated and thoroughly enjoyed himself.
I do not believe that the transformation in my son's self-confidence, concentration and general well being is a total co-incidence. This must be linked to the Bowen Therapy he has received even though I do not understand exactly how it works!
I would not hesitate in recommending this treatment to others.
In accordance with the BTPA Codes of Practice, therapists treating children under 16 years of age are required to have the child's parent or guardian present at all times.