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5 Reasons your knee isn't getting better - Knee Specialist Estelle Mitchell at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

5 reasons your knee isn’t getting better

Earlier this month I had a gentleman come in complaining of long term (5+ years!!) pain in his knee. He’d had 2 rounds of surgery on the knee with no improvement. During my assessment I found that he had an even longer history of lower back pain and hip pain. So rather than focus on his knee, we focused on his back, I taught him a couple of little tricks…

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Piriformis Syndrome - fixing back pain at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

Piriformis Syndrome – a pain in the ass

So over the last few weeks I’ve talked about lower back pain and sciatica in particular. I’ve also been talking about those conditions that can sometimes get bundled up in a general “sciatica” muddle like Iliotibial Band Syndrome. (it’s ok, you can go read them, I’ll wait!) And today we are going to look at another one of those conditions that can cause similar symptoms – Piriformis Syndrome. This may…

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ACL Sports Injury Treatment at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

ACL Tears and Problems

ACL issues are common in many athletes, professional or keen amateur – sudden twisting, over extension, falls, a bad landing or sudden stops . . . these can all cause ligament injuries. But only 1 in 3 patients return to their sport! A shocking and often unnecessary statistic. What is the ACL? The ACL is the anterior cruciate ligament and connects the thigh bone to the shin bone in the…

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Sciatic pain - getting expert treatment at Bodyworks Health Clinic Marbella

Sciatica – finally!

When we were discussing seminar topics the one suggested left and right was Sciatica! This is obviously a topic people think about in connection with physiotherapy. And I was looking back at the articles I’ve written for the EWN and my own blog over the last decade and realised, I have NEVER written about sciatica!! So here goes, my first EVER article about sciatica! Fingers crossed! What is it? Sciatica…

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Healthcare on the Costa del Sol - Spisode 9 - Private Hospitals

Podcast Episode 9 – Private Hospitals in Marbella – Quiron Salud

This week we are talking to Isabel Bracero from the Quiron Salud hospital in Marbella. Isabel will be talking us through the range of services available within the private healthcare sector here on the Costa del Sol.  We know from personal experience with so many of our patients that they choose private healthcare for a number of reasons, wanting faster appointments, English speaking medical staff or inability to access public healthcare. …

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Estelle's A-Z of knee pain

The A-Z of Knee Pain – updated!

I’ve written an article with the same title a while ago but I thought some of it could probably do with a little update! The knee is (still!) the largest joint in the body. 4 bones more than 20 muscles each with a tendon 4 major ligaments as well as many little ones and at least 3 layers of cartilage. So here goes with my A to Z of knee…

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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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Speed up recovery from your hip replacement at the Bodyworks Clinic

Speed up your recovery from a hip replacement

It was with some horror that I listened to a recent patient inform me that her surgeon here on the coast had advised her to wait 12 weeks before starting rehabilitation and physiotherapy after her hip replacement. 12 weeks! During my military training the physio arrived the first day you woke up after surgery! Move it or lose it! In the UK as a whole the physio is usually heavily…

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Podcast - Healthcare on the Costa del Sol

Podcast Episode 1 – Choosing a Health Professional

Our very first episode! And what better way to start than with how to choose the right person in the first place? This episode is roughly based on my article for the Euro Weekly News called 5 Tips for Choosing a Health Professional and also based on an article our consultant orthopaedic surgeon Dr Jyri Lepisto, wrote some time ago called “10 Tips for choosing a surgeon“. I wanted to…

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