Elias Hadjiioannou

My name is Elias Hadjiioannou. I was born in Xylotymou village, Larnaca District.

  • Graduate Physiotherapist (TEI of Thessaloniki), 1990
  • Bowen Technical Graduate (“The Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia”), 2012
  • Master in Bowen Technique (“The Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia”), 2016

In the course of my career as a physiotherapist I have also acquired the following titles after training:

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture (Acupuncture, Otopuncture, Ventucas, Botanology, Tuinamassage, Moxa, Electropuncture) by JiangaxiUniversity of Chinese Medicine China and three other recognized Academies (Greece, England, Germany) and today…
  • KaltenbornManualTherapy
  • MulliganManualTherapy
  • Dry Needle

  • MyofascialRelease and TriggerPointTherapy
  • TherapeuticTaping
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Fibrolysis
  • CO2 Therapy

At the same time, I participated in many seminars and conferences of Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine.
Professional experience
Since 1990, I founded , “Alexandreion Physiotherapeutic Center Ltd” in Xylotympou.
At the same time, from 1993 to 2016 I was a physiotherapist of a football team that competes in the Cyprus Championship A and many other teams in the B, C, D and B class leagues.

Social action

As a physiotherapist, I participated in the following actions:

  • Volunteer Physiotherapist at the Olympic Games – Athens 2004
  • Physiotherapist of the National Mission of the Mediterranean Games

«Pescara 2009»

  • Physiotherapist of the National Team of the 13th and 14th Games of Small States of Europe (Cyprus 2009 / Liechtenstein 2011)
  • Physiotherapist of the Cyprus Olympic Games Olympic Games – London 2012

I have been President of the Pancyprian Association of Physiotherapists (2008-2010), as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for six years.
I was an organizing member of the 1st and 2nd Pancyprian Physical Therapy Conference (2008/2010), as well as in the seminars: Kinesiotaping, Myofascial and TriggerPoint, ManualTherapy, Acupuncture and others.
I am also the organizer of all the Bowen seminars in Cyprus.
From 2016, as a teacher of technique, I started my own teams in Cyprus and Greece with about 50 students…

The Bowen technique in my life as a physiotherapist
How did I get to know the technique?
In 2006 I first heard about the Bowen technique from my uncle, who had a serious problem with his shoulder and neck for several years. Applying Bowen’s technique to Andrew Zoppos, his problem was completely cured. My uncle spoke to Mr. Zoppos for me and he wanted to meet me. When he told me, I avoided it for a number of reasons. First of all, I did not think it worked as a technique. At the same time, I was responsible for organizing seminars for other well-known physiotherapist techniques such as Kinesiotaping, Myofascial and TriggerPoint, Manual Therapy and Acupuncture, and I did not want to deal with another technique for which I had serious doubts.

Finally, after two years, at the beginning of 2008, Mr. Zoppos himself came to my physiotherapy. While I was treating a baby crying incessantly, she asked for leave to help and after allowing her, she managed to make the baby stop crying in just two moves. So I was able to continue my work undisturbed. This incident has given me interest and has troubled me. I started wondering if I should finally have known this method. After several hours of discussion, I promised him that I would try to set up a group for a seminar.

Finally, in May 2008, we made the first seminar with teacher Andreas Zoppo, who had come from Australia. A four-day full of surprises and processes completely new, an approach very different from all other known techniques. We have all been amazed at the knowledge and skills of this teacher. He spoke to us about the results of this technique, which he admittedly did not believe at first. However, we did not have anyone else in Cyprus with experience of applying the technique to confirm or disprove the teacher’s claims. I remind you that he told us that this technique is another important tool in the hands of the physiotherapist. He also pointed out that this technique would “solve our hands”, enabling us to help patients who, with classical physiotherapy, had no improvement. And he was absolutely right. It is something we see and we live it every day.

My experience in technique
From my first contact with technique in 2008 until today in 2018, I was fortunate to participate in more than 150 training seminars for the Bowen technique next to my mentor-mentor, Andreas Zoppo, as a trainee, assistant, apprentice teacher and a teacher of this technique, in Cyprus, Greece. Romania. During this time, more than 200 physiotherapists have attended the seminars. My participation in these seminars next to my experienced teacher gave me the opportunity to acquire a variety of experiences and knowledge on the therapies and teaching.

From 2016, as a teacher of technique, I started my own teams in Cyprus and Greece with about 50 students …

Although I have been using the Bowen technique for several years, I still am surprised how it works. The most impressive in this technique is that with such simple moves, you get as many good and immediate results.

I’ve studied and applied all the techniques I have mentioned with very good results for years. My many years of experience allows me to compare Bowen’s technique with these methods, which I use everyday and ultimately end up preferring it to most patients for the following reasons:

For the physiotherapist, it is a pleasant and relaxing technique

  • Bowen’s technique can be applied to many patient groups, without effects or concerns, even in sensitive groups such as infants and women during pregnancy
  • For patients, it is a relaxing technique, not at all painful, does not cause any worry or fear, as may be the case with other techniques such as acupuncture, manualtherapy,
  • The results of this technique are most of the times spectacular and immediate in a wide range of diseases
  • It also facilitates the patient program, since sessions are weekly

So now I come to admit that all these “incredible” that our teacher told us then is confirmed by the above. In recent years, this technique is very popular. They have been admitted and recommended by many doctors and he has been very much loved by the public. This also leads to the increase and widening of the clientele of physiotherapists seeking this technique.

With all the respect I respect for the profession and all the methods of physiotherapy, I strongly recommend the Bowen technique and I dare to predict how it will be the “technique of the future”. I therefore urge my patients and my colleagues to meet her. Why will they understand it after its implementation …

Summary of my Education and Actions

  • 1986-1990: Physiotherapy degree (Thessaloniki-Greece)
  • 1994, 2010: Therapeutic Taping
  • 1996, 2005: Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy
  • 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006-2009: Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture

(Jiangaxi University of Chinese Medicine- China)

  • 2003, 2011: Dry Needle
  • 2004: Kinesiotaping
  • 2006-2011: Kaltenborn Manual Therapy
  • 2008: Mulligan Manual Therapy
  • 2008: Bowen
  • 2008: Fibrolysis
  • 2008: Sports Medicine Seminars
  • 2009: CO2 Therapy
  • 1990-2013: Took part in many seminars and conference for physiotherapy

Lectures in sports medicine conference:

  • 2008: “The role of physiotherapist in the field”
  • 2009: “New methods in physiotherapy”
  • 1990-2018: Owner of Private Physiotherapy Center
  • 1993-2013: 1st division football team physiotherapist
  • 1990-2013: 2nd, 3rd, 4th division football teams physiotherapist
  • 2004: Olympic Games Athens 2004 (Volunteer Physiotherapist)
  • 2009:    Mediterranean Games Pescara 2009 (Physiotherapist of National Team)
  • 2009: 13th Games of the Small States of Europe Cyprus 2009 (Physiotherapist of National Team)
  • 2011: 14th Games of the Small States of Europe Liechtenstein 2011  h hjkn  (Physiotherapist of National Team)
  • 2012: Olympic Games London 2012 (Physiotherapist of National Team)
  • 6 years Consultant of Pancyprian Association of Physiotherapists
  • 2 years President of Pancyprian Association of Physiotherapists 2008-2010

Responsible for organization of seminars and conference

  • 1st Pancyprian Conference of Physiotherapists 2008
  • 2nd Pancyprian Conference of Physiotherapists 2010
  • Seminars
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Myofascial and Trigger Point
  • Manual Therapy
  • Bowen 11 Classes
  • Acupuncture

Elias Hadjiioannou

Recognized master of Bowen technique
Graduate of the Bowen Academy of Australia (Bowtech)

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