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How good is your digestion? asks Lisa of Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

How good is your digestion?

Following on from our previous article talking about the importance of a healthy gut microbiome as part of a strong and healthy immune system Lisa, our resident Gut Health Expert, has put together this simple quiz to help you find out if your guts are as healthy as you think they are! How did you do? If you think you might need some help don’t forget that you can arrange…

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Healthy Gut Healthy Immune System

Healthy Gut for a healthy immune system

So this week the Olive Press spoke to our Digestive Health Expert Lisa Manley Cahill about the topic on everyone’s mind at the moment – your immune system and staying healthy! Here are Lisa’s brief thoughts on the topic. If you’d like to discuss this in more detail with her we can arrange a 15 minute telephone consultation with Lisa or else you can book a consultation with her online…

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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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Getting even more information from our Full Body Check Up at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

Getting even more information with our Full Body Check Up

For the last 10 years we have offered our Full Body Check Up service. Primarily based around our thermal imaging technology we have also incorporated as many additional techniques as we can to make sure that we are offering as detailed and comprehensive a report as we can. Our aim is to give you information about your body from head to toe, inside and out without pain, discomfort or any…

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Depression and Chronic Pain - a chicken and egg scenario

Is your health getting you down?

The link between chronic pain and depression is one that is fairly obvious, in fact people with chronic lower back pain are 3 – 4 times more likely to suffer from major depression (Sullivan et al. 1992). If your pain means you can’t take part in your normal daily activities, golf, tennis or even moving about your house or the supermarket comfortably, then this brings you down even further (Williamson…

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Summer Sandals for 2016!

It’s that time of year again folks. The days are getting warmer, the chiringuitos are opening . . . and here in Spain we’re thinking about packing away the boots and jumpers and finding the shorts and sandals. So here is this year’s range of sandals that are good for your feet!! I will be placing the first order on Friday 8th May so if you want something let me…

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fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia – diagnosis or dead end?

In medicine (and I’m as guilty of this as many) we often consider getting a diagnosis the most important part. Having a name for what you’re going through, having a medical practitioner recognise that there is a problem can feel like a huge achievement. And everyone who practices medicine understands just how important this name is for the patient. But there are some groups of symptoms that medicine just doesn’t…

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Knee Pain after surgery

Knee Surgery – when it doesn’t fix the problem

Recent evidence suggests that as many as 20% of patients who have a Total Knee Replacement (TKR) continue to suffer chronic pain after surgery. The follow up looked into who this 20% might be – are there any common themes? Women We know women have a higher incidence of chronic pain. We also now know that pain messages in women are conveyed using a different biological system to men. So…

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Mi Marbella with Nicole King

Migraines on Marbella Now

During the summer I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by the gorgeous Nicole King for Marbella Now on RTV Marbella. My section starts at 5.18 and lasts for about 10 minutes. I love the song they have used – “I’m feeeeeeeling good!”. We’re mainly talking about my new Headache Clinic as Nicole’s son suffers from migraines and came to see me. A lovely chat and a great video tour…

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As a physiotherapist in private practice I've had to learn to say no

Why I say No – being a physiotherapist in private practice

I’m a physiotherapist in private practice. I work for myself. If I don’t see patients I don’t make any money. But there is the eternal argument between my accountant and myself regarding my business – I will refuse to treat certain patients. Now there is a HUGE amount that physiotherapy can help with, far more than it is usually credited with BUT if a patient is not suitable for the…

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