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Bowen Therapy uses a series of simple, gentle rolling moves across muscle, bone and fascia performed by the doctor. Because it works in harmony with the body, by stimulating the body to do what is does best and that is heal itself. Bowen Therapy is extremely effective for any muscular, skeletal, or nerve related conditions. It has also been successful in treating chronic pain due to injury. It is not a forceful manipulation and it is not massage but it will align your body, restoring function and decreasing pain. Developed in the 1950’s by Australian Tom Bowen, its success has been spreading across the world.

Bowen Therapy – Effective for All Ages

Bowen Therapy is so safe and gentle it can be used on anyone from infants to the elderly. It produces a deep relaxation and can release blocked emotional energy, which can accelerate the healing process. Most people see either a complete resolution of their symptoms or a significant improvement and rarely need ongoing care. The majority of people only need 4-6 treatments. Scenar treatments can be a useful adjunct to Bowen therapy as they complement each other very well. Treatments typically last 60-90 minutes and need to be done a weekly basis for 4 weeks typically. Some people occasionally need one or two follow up visits for a “tune-up”. Book early as the time slots fill up quickly and be sure you can commit to at least 4 weeks to obtain maximum results.


  • Scoliosis
  • TMJ
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica
  • Migraines
  • Knee/Hip Pain
  • Back/Neck Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shoulder Pain/bursitis/tendonitis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Coccyx/tailbone pain
  • Pre/Post Operative Recovery
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Asthma

If you or someone you know is suffering from any of these conditions, there is a strong probability that symptoms can be reduced or eliminated with these safe and gentle techniques. BOWEN THERAPY IS NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE AT THIS TIME. RESEARCH STUDIES ON BOWEN THERAPY – http://www.universitypainclinic.ca/BOWEN-RESEARCH.html


Fibromyalgia In a study of twenty patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia conducted by Jo Anne Whitaker, M.D., at the American College of Rheumatology, almost all participants experienced various degrees of relief which lasted from a few days to several weeks. Most reported immediate relief following a Bowen treatment. For some, repeated Bowen therapy maintained complete clinical remission. The results were statistically significant and correlated with improvement of clinical well-being. Migraine Research Study London-based Bowen Technique practitioner Nikke Ariff completed the Bowen Technique Migraine Research Program which studied the efficacy of the Bowen Technique in treating migraine headaches. The 39 migraine volunteers consisted of 37 women and 2 men. Thirteen of them had been suffering from migraines for 1-15 years; seventeen of them had been having migraines for 16-30 years; and nine had had migraines for over 30 years. In all, 31 participants experienced a positive result, representing 79.5% of participants. At the end of the program, 36 of the 39 said they would recommend Bowen as a treatment to a friend or colleague. Asthma Research Study Nikke Ariff is a Bowen therapist who, between 2002 and 2004 carried out a research program to test the efficacy of the Bowen Technique with Asthma sufferers. The research was carried out over a twelve month period. The majority of participants had been suffering from Asthma over 5 years, most for over 15 years. The results were very positive. Eighty-three percent of the participants reported a reduction in the frequency of their asthma attacks and 75% of the participants reported using less medication than before the Bowen Research project. Of the 24 Volunteers who completed the program, 22 reported that secondary health concerns had also improved, including back, neck and shoulder problems; knee and joint problems; headaches and migraines; hay fever; irritable bowel syndrome and digestion; circulation; insomnia; anxiety, stress, depression and energy level improvement. Exercise and Sports Science A study at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill compared practitioner and patient responses on the efficacy of the Bowen Technique in treating pain. Practitioners rated its effectiveness as 85% for back pain, 88% for neck pain, 83% for stress and tension and 80% for fibromyalgia. Patients rated the Bowen Technique at 85% for back pain, 80% for stress and tension, 95% for TMJ, 80% for hip pain and 75% for other conditions. Effects of the Bowen Technique on the Autonomous Nervous System and Heart Rate Variability By measuring changes in the value and pattern in heart rate variability before and after a Bowen treatment, this study by Jo Anne Whitaker, M.D., demonstrated that the Bowen Technique affects the autonomic nervous system (ANS). By using Heart Rate Variability to study the autonomic nervous system, early findings demonstrated that Bowen treatments balanced the ANS. The control group consisted of subjects with all types of rheumatological conditions. TMJ A research project on TMJ abnormality was conducted by Dr. John Bauman, DDS. Immediately after the first Bowen treatment, one third of the patients felt dramatic relief from their symptoms. Frozen Shoulder Dr. Bernie Carter at the Metropolitan University of Manchester (UK) conducted a study of patients diagnosed with frozen shoulder who have been treated by the Bowen Technique. Initial data reveal that 77% of the study group have experienced positive outcomes from their treatment.   BOWEN THERAPY IN MISSION VIEJO, BOWEN THERAPY 92691, BOWEN THERAPY 92692, BOWEN THERAPY IN LAGUNA NIGUEL, BOWEN THERAPY 92677, BOWEN THERAPY IN ALISO VIEJO, BOWEN THERAPY 92656, BOWEN THERAPY IN LAGUNA BEACH, BOWEN THERAPY 92651, BOWEN THERAPY LAKE FOREST, BOWEN THERAPY 92630, BOWEN THERAPY IN LADERA RANCH, BOWEN THERAPY 92694  

Scenar Therapy


A relatively new FDA approved device, Scenar offers a unique treatment protocol that works especially well for cases involving chronic or acute pain and neuromuscular re-education. Originally designed for use in the Russian Cosmonaut program, Scenar has been widely used in Europe and Canada in both hospitals and medical offices. Scenar therapy is comfortable and extremely effective at helping a wide variety of health problems and I am thrilled to bring Scenar Therapy to Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel.

Using highly sophisticated algorithms the Scenar device:

  1. Detects areas of acute or chronic inflammation as well as areas of adaptation and degeneration
  2. It provides a signal that stimulates the release of neuropeptides from the endocrine system to augment the ingredients needed for repair.
  3. Scenar reconnects the brain with the injury so nutrients and healing can be directed to the area. In chronic pain, the brain just “hears” white noise after a while. Scenar brings the body’s attention back to the area needed attention.
  4. Using multiple biofeedback loops it dynamically changes the signal characteristics to prevent adaptation/habituation of the signals.
  5. It tones down the overactive sympathetic nervous system and stimulates the underactive parasympathetic nervous system.
  6. Scenar reverses the polarity of adapted injured tissue from negative to positive so resources for repair are attracted and the electropositive current of the injury is restored which notifies the brain of the situation.

Treatment times run from 30 minutes to 90 minutes as there are complicated diagnostic protocols to follow depending on the nature and severity of your complaints. SCENAR THERAPY IN MISSION VIEJO, SCENAR THERAPY 92691, SCENAR THERAPY 92692, SCENAR THERAPY IN LAGUNA NIGUEL, SCENAR THERAPY 92677, SCENAR THERAPY IN ALISO VIEJO, SCENAR THERAPY 92656, SCENAR THERAPY IN LAGUNA BEACH, SCENAR THERAPY 92651, SCENAR THERAPY LAKE FOREST, SCENAR THERAPY 92630, SCENAR THERAPY IN LADERA RANCH, SCENAR THERAPY 92694

Pilates Exercise Rehabilitation


Pilates is the main focus of Dr. Deb’s classes. Not familiar with Pilates? Think it is just for women? Read on! Pilates is a form of strength and flexibility training that can be done by someone at any level of fitness. The exercises can also be adapted for people who have limited movement. It is an engaging exercise program utilizing specialized Pilates equipment that people want to do. Pilates promotes a feeling of physical and mental well-being and also develops inner physical awareness. Pilates is also helpful in preventing injuries or rehabilitating from injuries, improving posture, and increasing flexibility, circulation, and balance. Pregnant women who do these exercises can develop body alignment, improve concentration, and develop body shape and tone during and after pregnancy providing you have the approval of your Obstetrician.

According to founder Joseph Pilates, “You will feel better in 10 sessions, look better in 20 sessions and have a completely new body in 30 sessions.” There are over 500 exercises that were developed by Joseph Pilates. “Classical” exercises, involve several principles.  These include concentration, centering, flowing movement, control, coordination and breath.

How are we different from other exercise facilities? With 20 plus years in healthcare and 12 years of teaching Pilates movement, Dr. Deb will evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and educate you on how to correct these through movement and body awareness as part of your treatment protocol. You will be “diagnosed” or evaluated for impaired movement patterns whether for general health and fitness, rehabilitation or increased sports performance. Balanced Body Pilates equipment, Core Align and other tools are used in various combinations to provide a nurturing and fun yet challenging environment. You will take home information you can use each day to stay healthy, flexible and strong – not just come, workout and go home. Each class level is a fun and challenging session that progresses you through various movement patterns to increase your flexibility, stability and strength through neurological re-patterning on various pieces of Pilates and Core Align equipment. So what does that mean for you? Whether you are working one on one or in a small group class, you will receive the same detailed individual attention to correct form and posture. If you are already an athlete or working out, this can increase your performance or help you meet your goals of becoming a healthier you. If you haven’t been doing much lately or don’t care for exercise normally, Pilates is an excellent means of restoring your normal flexibility, strength bringing ease and zest back into your daily activities of living. Don’t worry, everyone starts at their own pace! Class size is a maximum of 4 students, with private and semi-private lessons available too. PRICING: 8 group classes prepaid $200 Individual group classes $30 each 8 private lessons prepaid $360 Single private lesson $60 each NEW STUDENTS WITHOUT PRIOR PILATES TRAINING ARE REQUIRED TO DO 2-3 PRIVATES FOR YOUR SAFETY AND TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE VARIOUS EXERCISES BEFORE ENTERING A GROUP CLASS. SCHEDULE OF CLASSES: All classes are by appointment only and require a 24 hour cancellation notice to avoid being charged for a missed class. PILATES IN MISSION VIEJO, PILATES 92691, PILATES 92692, PILATES IN LAGUNA NIGUEL, PILATES 92677, PILATES IN ALISO VIEJO, PILATES 92656, PILATES IN LAGUNA BEACH, PILATES 92651, PILATES LAKE FOREST, PILATES 92630, PILATES IN LADERA RANCH, PILATES 92694

Myofascial Therapy

Myofascial release (MFR, self-myofascial release) is an alternative medicine therapy that treats skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscleOur Goal is to Help you Return to a Pain Free, Active Lifestyle!

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Chiropractic in Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo, CA

Chiropractic is defined as a drug free hands-on health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and most importantly, the prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the impact these disorders have on the nervous system function and overall health.  Doctors of Chiropractic treat disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system, including but not limited to neck pain, back pain, headaches and other joint pain or reduced function. Chiropractors have a broad range of diagnostic skills and are trained to prescribe therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises. Diagnostic testing including but not limited to, clinical examination, diagnostic imaging and laboratory tests help to determine if your case is appropriate for Chiropractic care or if you need to be referred elsewhere to co-manage your condition.  Lifestyle and nutritional counseling are also within the realm of Chiropractic treatment.  Remember, prevention is the best medicine and Doctors of Chiropractic have been at the forefront of preventative medicine from their inception. Manual manipulation or “adjustments” of the spine and other joints is the primary mechanism for treatment as well as soft tissue manipulation and other forms of physiotherapy.  The primary function of manipulation is to restore normal movement within a joint or improve joint mobility in hypomobile joints.  This is done by applying a controlled force into the direction of restricted joint movement.  Adjustments or manipulations restore mobility and function and allow tissues to heal properly.  Causes of joint hypomobility or restriction are many, it can be from an injury, moving an object incorrectly or simply develops over time via poor posture and stress. With all these mechanisms, the affected tissues undergo chemical and physical changes leading to inflammation, pain and decreased function.  While there are a number of Chiropractic adjusting techniques, Diversified technique is the most widely used followed by instrument adjusting, both of which are used in this office.  You can discuss with the Doctor the differences between the two techniques and come to a decision together on which method would best suite your case.

Many people wonder does an adjustment hurt?

Adjustments rarely hurt at the time or later, in fact many people feel relief shortly after if not immediately after an adjustment. There are always exceptions and a small percentage of the population will get sore for a few hours and through the next day before they start to feel better. Please feel free to discuss any concerns you have with the Dr. Deb. ______________________________________ CHIROPRACTOR IN MISSION VIEJO, CHIROPRACTOR 92691, CHIROPRACTOR 92692, CHIROPRACTOR IN LAGUNA NIGUEL, CHIROPRACTOR 92677, CHIROPRACTOR IN ALISO VIEJO, CHIROPRACTOR 92656, CHIROPRACTOR IN LAGUNA BEACH, CHIROPRACTOR 92651, CHIROPRACTOR LAKE FOREST, CHIROPRACTOR 92630, CHIROPRACTOR IN LADERA RANCH, CHIROPRACTOR 92694

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