Sally is the founder of Bowen's Natural Therapy Centre initially starting in 1993 in a Chiropractic Centre and then pursuing her own practise in KIeene Street Cessnock. In 1999 she went into a partnership with Steve Johns purchasing the current building in Cumberland Street.
Sally is a Sport/Remedial Therapist, a Bowen Therapist currently finishing her Masters. She also is a Medical Herbalist working closely with Denis Stewart as his assistant Herbalist. She believes this combination gives her a broad look at symptoms and condition and can direct you to any one of the these modalities to suit your specific problem.
She can help with:
- Frozen Shoulder
- Babies restlessness reflux/colic
- Symptomatic sciatic nerve paint
- Bunion/plantar fasciitis/spurs all with strapping
- General misalignment and discomfort
- Children's injuries e.g. wry neck and other injuries.
On the herbal level please see Denis Stewart's listing.
Steve is the other partner at Bowen's Natural Therapy Centre and has been practising for 16 years as a Personal Development Coach and recently went to the USA to upgrade his qualifications to Advance Personality Trainer of which there are only 2 currently in Australia at his level. He is also a speaker and author.
Specific areas he specialises in are:
1. One on one sessions
- learn about yourself
- learn how to work out your strenghts
- simple and proven tools to gain control of your life
- create a peaceful mind
- improve communication at work and home
- resolving your problems
2. Staff training and mentoring
- specialising in the study of personality types and behaviour in the workplace
- improve the bottom line by understanding your workers needs
- overcome conflict and build harmony in workplace.
Denis has been practicing Herbal Medicine for 40 years and has had his rooms at Bowen's for 10 years. He has been the major principle in teaching herbal medicine school and continue to be a major influence in the understandin og fthe benefits in the field of Herbal Medicine.
He was a Conjoint Associate Professor at the Ourlmbah campus of the University of Newcastle between 2002 -2007 participating in establishing the "Bachelor of Herbal Therapies Degree" at the University.
Western Herbal Medicine in the soldest system of medicine in the world today. Its aim is correcting imbalances and resolving patterns of dysfunction in chronic condition.
Some specific areas Denis specialises are:
- Gastro intestinal/Bowel dysfunction
- Immune system
- Skin disorders
- Glandular fever/Autoimmune/Rheumatoid Arthritis
- General Wellbeing
Trevor has been practising Bowen Therapy for 11 years since 2005. He has a passion for Bowen therapy and has seen the positive results of this therapy over the many years and how it has the ability to change lives.
Trevor is a Cert IV Bowen Therapist with the Diploma of Bowen Therapy and currently completing his masters. He has known Sally and Steve at Bowen's Natural Therapy Centre.
Some of the things Bowen can assist with are:
- Frozen Shoulder
- Neck problems
- Carpel tunnel
- Jaw problems
- Migraine headaches
Chris Porter - Registered Osteopath
Chris joined Bowen's Natural Therapy Centre 14 years ago in 2002. He has been practicing as an osteopath since 1999, after graduating from The British School of Osteopathy in London. To graduate as an osteopath involves doing an intensive 5 year Degree.
Since then, he has learned additional skills including a course in acupuncture and applied kinesiology.
Apart from manipulation Osteopath use other techniques such as stretching, pressure and mobilisation with both muscular and skeletal systems. Chris looks at a whole personal problem rather than just than a symptom.
Chris assesses patients problems in conjunction with X-Rays and MRI's ordered by himself. He addresses the underlying causes of many areas including:
-Shoulder and arm pain
Shakira started at Bowen's Natural Therapy Centre in 1998 as a PA to Sally and then onto Front Office Manager. She is currently our Practice Manager and BAS registered bookkeeper for all our accounts.
Shakira is an integral part of our team and virtually runs us all in time management, office procedures and structure for current and new therapists. And we do as we are told!!!
Contact us for details.