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Patient Support Seminars at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

June Schedule – Patient Seminars

Last month, as a trial, we started running some small FREE patient seminars at the clinic to see if there would be any interest. WOW what a response! We continue our trial into June but, due to everyone’s hectic schedules, we will stop during July and August. So get these in your diary as it’s your last chance for a while! The Shoulder The Joint, movement and the complications Wednesday…

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Healthcare on the Costa del Sol - Episode 6 - Supporting Children's Mental Health with Dr Alina Boukri

Podcast Episode 7 – Supporting children’s mental health.

This week we are talking to child psychologist Dr Alina Boukri. Bringing children up is confusing and complex. Add in a new country and different languages at home and at school it can all become even more complex. Today Alina focuses more on younger children and coping with language difficulties. Interestingly in multi lingual children they may only feel comfortable discussing certain topics in one language but not another (Alina…

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Back Pain - Getting the best advice

Back Pain – what works?

4 out of 5 people will experience back pain.  Chronic lower back pain is becoming a big problem affecting over 18 million people in the UK preventing many from working. So what is the solution? Lumbar Fusion Surgery? The Backcare Charity states that; “Very few people require back surgery. Such surgery is only essential when there are extreme symptoms such as a paralysis of the bladder and bowel or loss…

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Bodyworks Welcomes Nicoleta Porojanu, psychotherapist

Welcome to Nicoleta Porojanu

We are thrilled to announce that British trained psychotherapist Nicoleta Porojanu has joined our team. As many of you will know I whole heartedly endorse Lorimer Moseley and David Butler’s revised approach to pain, particularly chronic pain. And they call this revised model “the BioPsychoSocial modal”. In reality this is a fancy term for treating your patient as a complete, individual person not just a sore joint. Acknowledging that there will be…

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Podcast Episode 6 - Health Insurance on the Costa del Sol

Podcast Episode 6 – Health Insurance

Confused by health insurance? Not sure what it does or doesn’t include? Need to know what to do for your residencia? I know I was! Sonia Fendley from STM Nummos Life talks us through her top tips from over a decade of experience explaining how to make the best use of your current policy and what questions to ask if you’re getting a new one. Health insurance is tricky topic,…

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar – base of the foot Fascia – stretchy, strong connective tissue that helps stabilize your muscles throughout the body.  Itis – inflammation.  So combine them and we get . . . . . . Plantar fasciitis – inflammation of the connective tissue which runs from the heel to the base of your toes How does it feel? It often starts as a dull, intermittent pain…

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Podcast Episode 5 - 7 myths about back pain. Healthcare on the Costa del Sol with Estelle Mitchell

Podcast Episode 5 – Back Pain!

In this episode we talk about 2 things – 1st that I wrote a book! Apparently several decades of experience means I know a thing or two. Secondly – Back Pain. In particular all the total rubbish that people get told by medical professionals who should know better! It makes my blood boil when I hear some of these things. So, inspired by the HUGE body of research published in…

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Welcome! to Ilyes Chatiagner physiotherapist at Bodyworks Health Clinic Marbella

Welcome to Ilyes Chataigner!

We are delighted to welcome a new physiotherapist to our team at Bodyworks, Ilyes Chataigner. Ilyes is a Belgian trained physiotherapist who has plenty of experience working in multi-disciplinary clinics treating a wide range of patients. Although he has a teensy obsession with backs (you know, like my teensy obsession with feet!) Ilyes has a multi modal, big picture approach to treatment which complements our clinic philosophy. His work on…

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Patient Support Seminars at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

Patient Support Seminars

One of the most important parts of healthcare that I stress to everyone again and again is the importance of being educated about your health. So that you are making an informed choice about what is right for YOU and your life, your needs. But that isn’t easy in such a complicated field, one that comes with it’s own set of words (which can mean very different things to what…

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What do your shoes say about you?

What do your shoes say about you?

And no, I’m not talking about trainers vs heels vs Gucci loafers! Your shoes tell a story about how you move, how well your muscles are working and what injuries you risk. So take your shoes off and let them tell you a story . . . . . . Heels Look at your shoe from behind – is the outside (lateral) edge of the heel worn away? This indicates…

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