Howard has come to complementary therapies from a scientific background after many years working as a geologist in Africa and the South Pacific. He trained as a reflexologist after taking early retirement; over the last 25 years his reputation has grown as a gifted practitioner and inspiring teacher. Patients in a cancer self help centre benefited from his outstanding dedication, treatment and support through a successful school of reflexology he established and later with the inclusion of the Bowen technique.
Mr. Plummer received his training when Bowen was in its infancy in Britain at the European college of Bowen Studies. Since then he has focused on the Bowen Technique, which was created and developed by its founder, Thomas Ambrose Bowen. To that end, he established a free donation based clinic for children suffering from cerebral palsy, autism and other similar conditions. When the clinic opened in 1999 his vision to provide complimentary care to help special needs children was realized. Howard’s intention was to demonstrate Bowen's effectiveness in improving the quality of life for these children. In doing so, he inspired other practitioners to open clinics throughout the U.K. forming a body of evidence to highlight the suitability and positive results attainable.
During the early years of the clinic Mr. Plummer true to his scientific background became fascinated with embryological development. In his eyes, the children were the teachers, showing patterns and trends in their conditions which highlighted the relationship between sensory, motor control and the connective tissue system. Through investigation and observation Fascia Bowen evolved into a successful complimentary and palliative approach involving a light stretch of the epidermis (top layer of skin) over the dermis; along with specific points of contact to effect muscle, connective tissue and fascia. Many practitioners have commented on how incorporating this approach into their work has had a positive impact, not only for the children, but has proved to be highly successful for adult clients on a broad spectrum of complaints.
Between his private practice and the work with special needs children has afforded Mr. Plummer ample opportunity to continue his investigations. It is his belief that Bowen is still in it’s infancy and through his training inspires others to take up the baton. There are now more than 25 children’s Fascia Bowen clinics through out the U.K. and demand for workshops abroad is growing as the effectiveness of this dynamic approach spreads.
Information regarding Cerebral Palsy CerebralPalsySymptoms.com
Ontario Federation of Cerebral Palsy http://www.ofcp.ca
Report on brain disorders:
Canadian Down's Syndrome Society http://www.cdss.ca
Down's Syndrome Association of Ontario http://www.dsao.ca
Autism treatment centre http://www.autismtreatmentcenter.org/contents/other_sections/
AUTISM SOCIETY OF ONTARIO http://www.autismontario.co
Autism Parenting Magazine http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/
Cerebral Palsy Guidance cerebralpalsyguidance.com