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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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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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Video Consultation - Physiotherapy and Nutrition at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

Video Consultations

WOW what a week in the news! Headlines that wouldn’t seem out of place in some of the more ludicrous disaster movies. More and more of Europe on lockdown with events cancelled and sports seasons on pause – it’s chaos out there! And now we wait and see. But there are some things that don’t stop – and your knee, neck or back pain might be one of them. In…

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When even the small things are hard – Testimonial

This lovely lady came to see me a few months ago. She’d been in pain a long time and so frustrated with her situation. She only had a few days before they were leaving on a big trip and so we had a tight deadline to work to! She and her husband sat on our terrace, talking and thinking (having one of Emmie’s special coffees!) for over an hour while…

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Dr Joris Van der Lugt at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

A surgeon I actually want to recommend . . . .

I know, the idea shocked me as well! Recently I declared 2020 to be the Year of the Hip. Today I’d like to tell you why. Through the mists of time Back when I was a very VERY new physiotherapist I was extremely fortunate. One of my patients was getting a hip replacement! While incredibly common now (over 35,000 per year on the NHS) they had only just started to…

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Bodyworks 2020 - Whats Next?

2020 – What’s Next for Bodyworks?

Before we decide what’s next for Bodyworks in 2020 we want to hear from YOU. Over the last 15 years I have been incredibly fortunate to work with wonderful patients and practitioners offering an enormous variety of treatment options. In our “still feels new but isn’t” location we’ve added some more new things, free seminars and a membership scheme to name just a couple. But we want to make sure…

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Studying and supporting Kids Feet at Bodyworks Spain

Children’s Feet – Junior Formthotics Trial

I came across some fascinating information today about a trial done with podiatrists in New Zealand, Australia and the UK looking at using Formthotics to support children’s feet. I’ve worked with Formthotics for over 20 years now, in the NHS, private practice in the UK and now here in Spain. I’ve tried many (many, MANY!) other brands and support options over the last 2+ decades but I keep coming back…

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Knee Pain Seminar with Knee Specialist Estelle Mitchell at Bodyworks Marbella

Knee Seminar

For our next seminar we are addressing the largest joint in the body, capable of carrying 5 times your body weight (that’s about half a ton!) – your knees! Wednesday 13 November – 11.30 Do you have any of the following knee problems? Feels like it will give way Difficulty with stairs Restricted Movement Problems Kneeling Intermittent Pain Ligament Injury Swelling Weak Muscles Tracking Issues Patella Tendonitis Meniscus Damage Arthritis…

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Knee Back Hip - referred pain. Consultant Estelle Mitchell at Bodyworks

Referred Pain – Knee, Back or Hips?

If you have pain in the knee or back you probably think something is wrong with your knee or back. In most cases this is probably correct but sometimes the brain gets confused making you think that one part of the body hurts when in fact, the real source of trouble is elsewhere. This curious (and clinically important) phenomenon is known as referred pain. I’ve been talking a lot lately…

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