The Bowen Technique
on Dogs

The Bowen Technique on Dogs

Whether a working dog or family pet, dogs can experience a wide range of issues. The Bowen Technique may help with the following:

  • Lameness, Stiffness, Gait abnormalities
  • Muscular Pain, Sprains and Strains
  • Difficulty going up or down stairs, jumping
  • Loss of performance in racing/agility dogs, reluctance to go for walks
  • Allergies, Skin conditions
  • Post operative surgery
  • Osteoarthritis / Spondylitis
  • Degenerative Joint Conditions, Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
  • Wobbler Syndrome
  • Nerve impingement/injury, bruising including during birth or post operative
  • Respiratory problems
  • Digestive/Kidney/Bladder and Bowel problems
  • Heart conditions
  • Recurrent Ear problems
  • Epilepsy, Neurological issues
  • Behavioural problems e.g. Unresolved fear, aggression, reluctance to be groomed or handled, timidity, unresolved training difficulties
  • Dogs that pull on the lead
  • Rescue/Re-homed dogs – release of tension, anxiety from earlier stress/trauma.
  • Fear-based anxiety (fireworks, thunderstorms)


Prolapsed disc, surgery

“Abigail, my 7 year old Rottweiler dog had a spinal operation in September 2010 due to prolapsed discs. After the operation she dragged herself around on her front legs, she couldn’t get up and did not use her back legs at all. Seven months later there was no improvement, in fact over the previous two months she began to get slightly worse, even though she was having physiotherapy. We were doing everything we could for her but I was concerned about her quality of life. I had to feed her on the floor, toileting was difficult , she couldn’t exercise properly so her weight was difficult to manage and she couldn’t live anything like a normal dog. I saw an article in the newspaper about a Bull being treated with the Bowen Technique so I thought I would try this as a last resort. I’m extremely glad I did as the results have been amazing. She had her first Bowen (Cat and Canine Muscle Release Therapy) treatment and just flaked out. It was after the second treatment that I started to see an improvement. She had a course of treatment, the last treatment two months ago now and I’m so pleased to say that she gets up herself, walks and runs unaided, toilets herself and lives a completely normal life. Considering she had started to get worse and I thought I was going to have to put her to sleep she has made an amazing recovery. Anyone in the same position as me with a dog like Abigail, I would recommend using CCMRT, it has completely changed her life.”

C. Penlington, Herefordshire Practitioner: Jacky Clarke CCMRT
Hind end collapse

“Six months ago our 13-year-old Labrador collapsed like Bambi. After 1 session of CBT he stood up. He has ongoing treatments as and when required and you would never know he had ‘Rapid deterioration of hind leg use’, of which there was nothing which could be done for him. I wish this this therapy could be accepted and more readily available for older dogs, for those that cannot have surgery/anything more done to them. His quality of life is 9/10. He wasn’t ready to let go and we were not ready to give up on him, this has given him a fantastic quality of life, he is a happy dog again.”

A.S., Aynho. Practitioner: Carole Justice-Gray CBT
Chronic Limp

“Our black lab had been suffering from a chronic limp for many months. From the outset, we were impressed how Carole built up her relationship with Kali, allowing the dog the freedom and time to express herself and become accustomed to Bowen. Thanks to Bowen, Kali’s condition has improved significantly and has made a pronounced recovery, both physically and mentally.”

K.B., Woodeaton Practitioner: Carole Justice-Gray CBT

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