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Osteoarthritis - 5 facts backed by science

Osteoarthritis – 5 facts based on science

In my newsletter last week I went through a detailed description of injections for knee pain which prompted more questions about options. (Don’t forget you can sign up over there on the left!) I thought I’d follow up with more detail about the physio route, as that’s my personal preference (obviously!). All backed by modern science I should add.  Images aren’t necessary unless there’s something odd (we call them red…

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Migraine Maths

In 2015 additional training and equipment meant that I was able to introduce our new Headache and Migraine Clinic service which has expanded ever since. New team members and upgraded technology mean that we can do better at what is required to treat this challenging and complicated condition. Which, in my experience, is treating the whole person. Unique to you Migraine is a very personalised condition – no two patients…

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Improve recovery after surgery by 50% at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

Post Cosmetic Surgery Lymphatic Drainage

When you choose to have a cosmetic procedure it is easy to forget that before you reach the beautiful “after” picture you have to undergo surgery. And all surgery, regardless of its aim, causes trauma and swelling and discomfort. Which doesn’t really fit into that beautiful “after” picture does it? Less swelling, less pain, faster recovery Post op recovery is not a fun process, but there is a way to…

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Reduce pain and swelling after surgery by up to 50% at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

3 steps to faster recovery after surgery

Surgery is a BIG thing for our bodies. There’s the medication and anaesthetic, the trauma to skin, muscles and other tissues, the emotional stress . . . . Now admittedly these can vary HUGELY depending on the procedure – open heart surgery is a totally different conversation to an arthroscopy for instance. But all three things happen in all surgeries, whether you are excited to have it (cosmetic surgery for…

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Pre surgery diet and tips from Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

Pre Surgery – how to get the best surgical results

Most people know that after surgery comes rehab – in fact for most people that’s probably the first thing they think of for physiotherapy! And rehab is really, really important – but I’ll talk about that next time. Before we get started on what to do after surgery – let’s talk about what to do BEFORE surgery. Different types of surgery Obviously there are many different types of surgery for…

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Staying safe at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

The New Normal

Now all of Andalucia is safely into Phase 3 so we start to look forward to the “New Normal”. Here at Bodyworks we are guided by the regulations from the Colegio de Fisioterapeutas de Andalucia as they are my governing body. I’m not an epidemiologist or a virologist or an infectious disease specialist (although I know them!). I’m very lucky to have had the support and input of some very…

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What to do if your knee operations is postponed - with consultant at Bodyworks Health Clinic Marbella

Knee Pain as your knee operation has been postponed?

If you are waiting for your knee operation it can get a bit disheartening. It can feel like limbo – you aren’t getting better, just . . . . waiting. And often you don’t get a referral to a physiotherapist or other support and help until AFTER the operation. And if that operation is delayed or postponed because of a crisis (here’s looking at you Covid-19!) then you get stuck.…

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What to do if your hip operations is postponed - with consultant at Bodyworks Health Clinic Marbella

Hip Pain while waiting for a postponed hip operation?

If you are waiting for your hip operation it can get a bit disheartening. It can feel like limbo – you aren’t getting better, just . . . . waiting. And often you don’t get a referral to a physiotherapist or other support and help until AFTER the operation. And if that operation is delayed or postponed because of a crisis (here’s looking at you Covid-19!) then you get stuck.…

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Isolation - managing your pain at home Marbella Bodyworks Clinic

Staying active in isolation

Missing your outdoor sports? Struggling to keep up your rehab after an injury or post-surgery recovery? Stress + inactivity + a less than ideal working from home/desk set up woken up an old pain? Worried about how to get help? Let’s go through what you can do to stay active and painfree even when you can’t leave the house. Resources Got an internet connection? You’re all set! Right now YouTube…

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Medical Resources during Coronavirus quarantine Costa del Sol 2020

Medical Resources during Coronavirus quarantine in Costa del Sol – without leaving the house!

Welcome to quarantine in the Costa del Sol in March 2020! Isn’t it exciting??? Currently you are only able to leave the house for essential supplies or work. However, many of us may still need medical advice or support during this period, for a wide variety of reasons. Video and Technology to the Rescue!! I’m not the only one offering using technology to continue treating patients! It’s fantastic to see just…

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