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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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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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Podcast - Healthcare on the Costa del Sol

Podcast Episode 3 – Acupuncture – the details!

Our 3rd episode! And this time we are talking to the ever lovely Rebecca Richards, our British trained Acupuncturist here at the clinic. We went into details about how to check that your acupuncturist is qualified to treat you (yeah, I know, I’m always on about the qualifications but it is really, REALLY important! I only want to interview people I trust to give you accurate information!). So here are…

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Valentine's Day - Loyalty Dollars at Bodyworks

Valentine’s Day – Appreciating the people who trust us

Today is Valentine’s Day, soppy hearts and too expensive roses! And while it might not be your idea of a good time, I do think it’s a great reminder to show the people you love how you feel. Now, I’m afraid I’m going to get a little soppy and emotional, because over the last 15 years I have been repeatedly overwhelmed by the love and support shown to me and…

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Podcast - Healthcare on the Costa del Sol

Introducing our Podcast! Healthcare on the Costa del Sol

Drumroll please! Today we launch the first EVER episode of our new podcast – Healthcare on the Costa del Sol! So you can listen below OR we are on iTunes and Spotify. Please don’t ask me how to do that bit though as I have my in house technical support to do such things! What’s it all about? Over the last 15 years (!) we’ve noticed how many calls and…

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6 thing your doctor got wrong about back pain

6 things your Doctor got wrong about back pain

The wonderful, glorious thing about medicine is that it is constantly improving and changing. But it means that keeping up to date on what really works is a job in itself. A British Medical Journal article once estimated that family doctors needed to do 60 hours of reading a WEEK just to have a broad understanding of the changes involved. And that is literally life and death. Is it any…

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The knee-back connection - is your knee causing your back pain?

The Knee / Back Connection

Your body works as a whole unit. A team. And that “work” of moving you forward still needs to be done even if one part doesn’t function that great. So another area picks up the slack. And when that part of the team doing the extra work gets too tired? You get pain. Now, if this is the situation it doesn’t matter how much fabulous treatment you get in the…

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Working as a physiotherapist in Spain

Getting a job as a physiotherapist in Spain

Every year, in January and over the summer I am contacted by physiotherapists who have read this article which I wrote a very looooooooong time ago. So I thought it time to update this a little with the information that I generally add when I get the emails! Estelle Mitchell, a UK-qualified physiotherapist with more than 26 *ahem, it’s more like 40 now! years’ experience, came to work in southern…

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