Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
The Bowen Technique™ (also known as Bowtech™ and Bowenwork™) is a series of gentle, specific moves on muscle and connective tissue that was developed by the late Tom Bowen in Geelong, Australia. Sometimes called the homeopathy of bodywork, these subtle inputs to the body, stimulate the body’s innate desire to heal and often have profound results
What problems can be addressed with Bowen Technique™?
Bowen™ treats many of the same conditions as other body therapies such as acupuncture or massage. These include muscle pain, disc pain, muscle spasms, arthritic pain, urinary incontinence and anxiety. Shoulder problems can be very difficult to resolve, and Bowen TM seems to do a great job for many forelimb lameness patients. Cats usually like Bowen TM as well.
Will my dog or cat enjoy the Bowen Technique™ treatments?
Healing occurs best in a relaxed patient. Bowen™ engages the body’s parasympathetic nervous system, leading to relaxation.
How often will treatment be needed?
Treatments are usually done weekly, and a response is often noted within one or two treatment intervals. Once a patient is doing better we look for a treatment interval that maintains that pet in optimum health, which might be biweekly, monthly, or on an as-needed basis. Every treatment plan is individualized.
Are there side effects of Bowen Technique™?
As with any hands-on therapy, the main side effect is deep relaxation. Some patients may experience what is sometimes called a “healing crisis” where they experience symptoms from a problem they had in the past. This should be short-lived and followed by improvement.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.
We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including Canine Rehabilitation Services, Animal Chiropractic, TCVM Consultations, Bloodwork for Referral Services, Wellness Exams, Vaccines and more!
Beginning June 29, 2020, clients are able to come into the hospital with their pets with the following restrictions:
SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us.
Face coverings must be worn to enter the hospital.
Use hand washing station upon entry.
Washrooms will be closed to the public until further notice.
If you wish to remain in your car during the appointment, when you call to inform us of your arrival, we will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm - Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Full Circle Veterinary Alternatives Inc.