Healing Chondromalacia Patellae.


Chondromalacia Patellae is where damage has ocurred to the cartilage at the back of the kneecap. The pain is usually located at the front of the knee, around or behind the kneecap. Pain is typically worse when going up or down stairs. It may be brought on by sitting (with the knees bent) for long periods. A grating or grinding feeling or noise is felt when the knee moves (crepitus).

“My daughter had been diagnosed with Chondromalacia Patellae by our G.P and the only help they could offer was rest and Ibuprofen up to 4 times a day. My daughter is 10 and this I didn’t feel was adequate, or indeed a very positive answer”.  States Nicky Smith.

“Prior to this condition she was enjoying playing football for a local team, but was no longer in a position to play regularly unless on a high doseage of painkillers, at least 6 times a week”. Explains Nicky


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After a year of researching and exploring alternatives, Nicky began reading about The Bowen Technique and contacted me through a social media site .  Nicky writes, “Marian put Charlotte at ease straight away and was just fantastic with her. Following her examination she confirmed what the Dr had said, but also that she may have some ligament damage”.

Charlotte had three Bowen sessions to reduce the inflammation and pain around her patella. After the final session she was no longer on daily medication. She was able to walk down the stairs without pain and sleep through the night. After a period of a few months rest, Charlotte’s condition has been gradually improving. She is now back football training and has played her first football match. She is making good progress and looking forward to spending more time playing football for her local team.






Human Bowen Therapy: Case Study-Healing Chondromalacia Patellae