Bells Palsy - physiotherapy and acupuncture can reduce effects

Face Drop – Bell’s Palsy

You’ve woken up and looked at yourself in the mirror, one half of your face has dropped and you are unable to make it move. Your first thought is, “OMG I’ve had a stroke!” Check FAST F – Face drooping A – Arm Weakness S – Speech Difficulty T – Time to call an ambulance (dial 061 in Andalucia) If these don’t apply then you could have a facial palsy…

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Estelle Mitchell supporting Knitted Knockers on the Costa del Sol

Knitted Knockers

At which point you ask, “what on earth is a knitted knocker?!” And wonder whether I have completely lost the plot! A Knitted Knocker is a breast prosthesis, knitted by volunteers, with 100% cotton yarn and filled with non-allergenic stuffing. And provided FREE to anyone who needs one. There, that’s the technical bit out of the way! How much do your boobs weigh? A question that many a woman, particularly…

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Lymphatic Drainage after breast surgery

Lymphatic Drainage after breast surgery

I’ve been using my Electrolymphatic treatment machine for a few years now and I’ve seen some amazing results. As I’ve spoken about before I use it to treat a wide range of issues as part of my physiotherapy practice. But, where I get most excited is in using it to treat post surgical patients, particularly after breast surgery. Why is this so exciting? After a diagnosis and operation for breast…

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Relieve the pressure on the base of the big toe and resolve the problem.

Bunions – explained

I was horrified to read on the NHS website (usually a reliable if rather conventional source) that the “cause of bunions is unknown“. What Utter Nonsense!!! We know the cause and have done for decades – excess pressure on the joint at the base of the big toe. This pressure causes the joint to twist out of alignment and swell, causing the typical “bump” as the bones move out to the…

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Does Lymphatic Drainage help cellulite?

Does Lymphatic Drainage help cellulite?

This ladies (and it really is only ladies!) is the $64,000 dollar question. And I realise that the future of my mortgage payments and any hope I have of upgrading my Golf to a convertible rides on the answer to this question! And the answer is . . . . . . Yes. But it helps it doesn’t cure. So this is how it works – underneath the skin, all…

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What does Lymphatic Drainage treat?

So one of my very favourite pieces of equipment is my Electro Lymphatic Drainage machine. It’s one of those things I use all the time but I don’t seem to talk about it very much, maybe because it has such an awful name! Contrary to what the name implies it doesn’t hurt, I don’t stick anything into you, yes it does use electricity (but so does my computer and my…

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