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Can your gut microbiota protect you from serious disease_

Can your gut microbiota protect you from serious disease?

And yes, I am including our current pandemic of Covid 19 in that question. While we still learning daily about Covid 19, one of the most interesting things is that some people are completely asymptomatic, while others display grave symptoms very quickly. And there is much investigation to identify who is at risk and how to better protect them. Age seems to be a factor, as do co-morbidities (previous health…

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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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Physiotherapy Appointments not available at Bodyworks Health Clinic

Back to work we go!

Finally Bodyworks can offer physiotherapy and screening appointments in person!  The end of week 6 and it seems there might be a glimmer of “normal” coming.  Face to Face It’s taken some careful reading and some determined shopping for supplies but I am THRILLED that I can now offer appointments in the clinic from Monday 27 April.  And many of our practitioners are allowed to return from Monday 4 May!…

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Digestive Health Expert Lisa at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella discusses pandemic poop

Pandemic . . . Poop?

No, this isn’t some new, obscure symptom of Covid-19 (or at least, that’s not where I’m going with this!). But a look at how lockdown, quarantine and our current life is affecting every part of our body – including our bowels. Life is different Right? Even if you are back at work there are masks and gloves and hand sanitiser, or you’re all set up with the ironing board to…

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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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Video Consultations with medical Professionals at Bodyworks Health Clinic

Secure Video Consultations with Clinical Professionals

I started alone – just me offering video consultations during this period when face to face appointments aren’t possible. But slowly I have been joined by a growing group of professionals who are able to offer support and services for their patients online. It’s an amazing insight into the future! International support Of course one of the strengths of this method of support is that it doesn’t matter where you…

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Secure medical Video Consultations - Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

Secure Video Consultations

So Zoom is the most fashionable app right now – for meetings and socialising, exercise classes and webinars and . . . . well anytime you want to see the person you’re talking to! But with more use some of the serious security flaws have come to light. And this means it’s not appropriate to be used for medical video consultations – we have a higher burden of data protection…

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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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