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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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When even the small things are hard – Testimonial

This lovely lady came to see me a few months ago. She’d been in pain a long time and so frustrated with her situation. She only had a few days before they were leaving on a big trip and so we had a tight deadline to work to! She and her husband sat on our terrace, talking and thinking (having one of Emmie’s special coffees!) for over an hour while…

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Persistent Pain - 8 Tips from Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

Persistent Pain – 8 Do’s and Don’ts

1. I know that your pain is real. Persistent pain is very complex and often not related to a specific injury or damage. It is important to remember that your pain is real regardless of other factors that may be involved. Similar to other chronic conditions like heart disease or diabetes there are many factors which will influence pain. These include things like your activity levels and fitness, general health,…

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Sandie Ashing Clinical Hypnotherapist at Lux Therapy Clinic

Hypnotherapy

As many of you know we are very proud of our team of professionals here at Bodyworks. Some are full time team members and others drop in when a patient would prefer to be seen near Marbella. And to we have a special gift from two of our regular practitioners – husband and wife team behind Lux Therapy Clinic – Sandie and Stuart Ashing. Sandie is a clinical hypnotherapist who…

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Dr Joris Van der Lugt at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

A surgeon I actually want to recommend . . . .

I know, the idea shocked me as well! Recently I declared 2020 to be the Year of the Hip. Today I’d like to tell you why. Through the mists of time Back when I was a very VERY new physiotherapist I was extremely fortunate. One of my patients was getting a hip replacement! While incredibly common now (over 35,000 per year on the NHS) they had only just started to…

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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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