I founded the Bodyworks Health Clinic over 16 years ago – building the dream clinic I’d always wanted to work in and, over time, building a dream team.
Here in Marbella we are so fortunate to have access to a huge range of international leaders in their field and I am lucky that so many have chosen to work with us, in person in the clinic or in collaboration at their own establishments.
I’ve been working and training in my passion, physiotherapy, for over 40 years. And most of my colleagues had more than a decade of international experience when they started working with us. We probably have over a century of collective knowledge in the building!
But the most important thing for all of us – YOU.
Helping you get better using the best tools and techniques to create an effective and practical treatment plan.
And if the best treatment option isn’t available within our team we will make sure we organise a speedy referral to the best person to help make YOU feel better. Because your health is so much more important than our ego.
English Chartered Physiotherapist,
MCSP, SRP, HPC, OCPPP,
Grad Dip Phys.
Col No 2070.
I qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in January 1978 having studied and trained with the RAF. I then worked in the NHS (so much great training but way too much paperwork!).
Then I moved to private practice in Jersey before giving up the hustle and bustle to live in Spain. But I’m obviously a workaholic and decided to set up Bodyworks Health Clinic in 2004.
A boom, a recession and a global pandemic, training with elite specialists on 3 continents, 2 decades on and it’s still the best choice I ever made and has allowed me to claim specialisms in Chronic or Persistent Pain, Knees, Feet, Migraines and Headaches and the Lymphatic system
Closer to home I support local Walking Football teams and Youth Football Clubs as well as dancers, golfers, padel players, kite surfers of all ages and levels and write my Weekly Wanderings newsletter with tips and insights from the health industry (you can sign up over there on the right!)
A surgeon I’m actually happy to recommend! And believe me I can count those on 1 hand. Specialising in the Anterior approach for hips (the recovery time is amazing!) and revision surgery for knees, Dr Joris is a careful, talented, minimally invasive surgeon. Surgery is a last resort, but make sure that you choose the best.
A quiet, behind the scenes specialism, we often forget about the importance of the people who put us to “sleep”. A key part of a minimally invasive operation is a quick recovery time, and the anesthetic is a critical part of that. Dr Peter will often consult with Dr Joris so that you are making an informed and educated choice about your surgical options.
Lisa has worked her magic on patients in London and Dublin. Originally training as a nurse she had a dramatic personal journey to the world of Digestive Health.
She’s our guru for all things digestion – from what to eat, how to figure out what not to eat, how to eat for your hormones and, of course, how to clear the pipes! Going in and coming out – she’s the expert on your bowels and digestion!
Ioanna is our movement specialist.
Qualified as a physiotherapist in Greece and then specialising in Pilates, Ioanna is passionate about helping her patients move without pain.
From elite athletes (she worked with the Greek Paralympic team!) to those of us who just want to stroll the paseo in comfort, Ioanna tailors her work to your unique situation, continuing to learn new techniques all the time.
Ioanna has also recently completed her Masters in Healthcare!
Geoffrey has worked with me for over a decade. His therapy is incredibly gentle and yet has the most profound effects. I’ve been his patient, I’ve seen the results with others. I am still terrible at explaining it! But I trust him with my patients most in need of a gentle return to health.
Massage is such a big word, with so much variation. It’s a bit like “car”. They all have 4 wheels and an engine but can you compare a Ford Fiesta to a Rolls Royce?
Heather is definitely in the performance car class. This is not just “a nice rub”. This is targeted muscle relaxation with a real impact on your internal systems.
A specialist in lymphatic, post operative and pregnancy, Heather combines gentle and strong to get you the best results.
Patient Care Coordinator
We are a family business and the person who organises everyone is my daughter! With a third generation in training (she just has to finish primary school first!).
Emmie’s been doing this job since she was 12 years old (with a few breaks to run restaurants, hotels and work in IT). She’s my living diary and encyclopedia of medical personnel on the coast. She makes sure that we have everything we need to do our jobs – looking after you. And she makes a fabulous coffee too!
If you aren’t sure if we’re the right place she’ll answer your questions and make sure you have the right appointment, with the right person in the right place (here or another clinic!)