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Bodyworks 2020 - Whats Next?

2020 – What’s Next for Bodyworks?

Before we decide what’s next for Bodyworks in 2020 we want to hear from YOU. Over the last 15 years I have been incredibly fortunate to work with wonderful patients and practitioners offering an enormous variety of treatment options. In our “still feels new but isn’t” location we’ve added some more new things, free seminars and a membership scheme to name just a couple. But we want to make sure…

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Studying and supporting Kids Feet at Bodyworks Spain

Children’s Feet – Junior Formthotics Trial

I came across some fascinating information today about a trial done with podiatrists in New Zealand, Australia and the UK looking at using Formthotics to support children’s feet. I’ve worked with Formthotics for over 20 years now, in the NHS, private practice in the UK and now here in Spain. I’ve tried many (many, MANY!) other brands and support options over the last 2+ decades but I keep coming back…

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Sciatic pain explained by Estelle Mitchell of Bodyworks Marbella

Sciatica or . . . . . .

Sciatica is one of those wonderful medical terms which we now use in everyday conversation to cover a whole host of aches and pains in our back, hips and legs. But, as I’ve spoken about in detail before, there are a number of conditions that can look similar to sciatica at first glance but, and this is a key point in the getting pain free process, need a different treatment…

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Knee Pain Seminar with Knee Specialist Estelle Mitchell at Bodyworks Marbella

Knee Seminar

For our next seminar we are addressing the largest joint in the body, capable of carrying 5 times your body weight (that’s about half a ton!) – your knees! Wednesday 13 November – 11.30 Do you have any of the following knee problems? Feels like it will give way Difficulty with stairs Restricted Movement Problems Kneeling Intermittent Pain Ligament Injury Swelling Weak Muscles Tracking Issues Patella Tendonitis Meniscus Damage Arthritis…

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Sciatica Seminar with Estelle Mitchell at Bodyworks Marbella

Sciatica Seminar

This week is one of my favourite topics – your back! We’re getting into all things lumbar spine and nerve pain with our focus on sciatica. Wednesday 30 October – 11.30 What is sciatica? Why does it come and go and move around? Is your disc damaged? Understanding your MRI scan ITB, Slipped Disc, Herniated Disc, Piriformis Syndrome, Disc Fusion – the confusing names you get given. Tips and tricks…

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Knee Back Hip - referred pain. Consultant Estelle Mitchell at Bodyworks

Referred Pain – Knee, Back or Hips?

If you have pain in the knee or back you probably think something is wrong with your knee or back. In most cases this is probably correct but sometimes the brain gets confused making you think that one part of the body hurts when in fact, the real source of trouble is elsewhere. This curious (and clinically important) phenomenon is known as referred pain. I’ve been talking a lot lately…

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Acupuncture for cancer patients at Bodyworks Marbella

Acupuncture to Support Cancer Patients

We are proud to announce that our fabulous acupuncturist Rebecca is now qualified to support patients with cancer with acupuncture Now many of the individual aspects and symptoms that are specific to those patients with cancer are generally and widely supported by acupuncture. But, of course, both cancer itself and the treatments associated with treating it, can have quite specific implications that require very careful consideration. Now I want to…

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HealthMe medical translation and booking for Bodyworks Members

HealthMe – Membership Benefits

One of the services that we are most excited about being able to offer to our members comes from our collaboration with HealthMe.es Over the last 15 years we have seen and heard many first hand experiences from our patients about accessing healthcare on the Costa del Sol. We’ve heard the combinations of praise for high quality services and care combined with the frustrations. And we’ve always tried our best…

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Osteoporosis Seminar with Musculoskeletal expert Estelle Mitchell

Osteoporosis Seminar

This time we get to discuss our skeleton – that’s right, we’re talking bone health! Wednesday 16 October – 11.30 Did you know that your bones do some absolutely fantastic jobs within your body? Red blood cells are created in your bones Stem cells – also created in your bones They store minerals and nutrients They are a critical part of your immune system Which is why osteoporosis and changes…

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Carpal Tunnel Seminar at Bodyworks with Specialist Estelle Mitchell

Carpal Tunnel Seminar

We had a stunning reception to our FREE Foot Pain Seminar last week. So this week’s topic is another one of my personal favourites – Carpal Tunnel!! Wednesday 2 October – 11.30 I have written and written about this topic over the last decade. The Carpal Tunnel / RSI phenomenon that has occurred over the last 20 years, often blamed on computers and our changing work habits. Now I’m going…

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