Magnetic Resonance Therapy (MRT or MBST) - the next generation at Bodyworks

Stopping Joint Pain without surgery – the Next Generation!

For the last decade at the Bodyworks Clinic we have worked with a game changing therapy option – Magnetic Resonance Therapy (or MBST or MRT). This has allowed us to help treat patients with any of a LONG list of joint pain conditions feel better, have greater movement and improved quality of life without surgery, drugs or long rehabilitation periods. This has been a revelation and it has been thrilling…

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Learning about the importance of MOVEMENT

What I learnt at conference

One of the things I think is extremely important for any medical professional is constantly updating their skill set. My training in the RAF gave me a much wider and varied range of experience than many physios but that was, “ahem” a little while ago now and things have moved on a teeny bit! Medical Fashion Much of the way I was initially trained has come back into medical fashion…

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Practise on crutches to be prepared after surgery

7 things you can do before Surgery to get a better result

While we’re all well aware of the need for rehabilitation and physiotherapy after surgery we don’t think about the preparations we need to make BEFORE surgery. Ask questions – Make sure you understand: what will happen at the hospital, the type of procedure you are having, how long you will be in hospital and who you will be seeing afterwards. the procedure is when you leave hospital and how you…

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Hip Dysplasia is 7 times more common in women

Hip dysplasia

A hip replacement is a fairly common procedure if you have arthritis in your hips. But what if it’s not that simple? The incorrect procedure can lead to long term issues and pain. Taking the time to get the right diagnosis is a critical part of choosing the correct procedure for you. Hip dysplasia is the most common cause of hip arthritis in young women but it is easy to…

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Top 10 tips for choosing a surgeon

My Top 10 Tips for choosing a surgeon.

So you have had a conversation with your family doctor or other medical specialist and they have suggested surgery as a solution. But how do you go about actually choosing the right surgeon for your procedure, especially in a new country? Here are my top 10 tips for choosing the right surgeon for you: Recommendations – from your friends and family who had a good result as well as other…

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Leg Pain- ankle, knee, hip and back - all connected

Hip, Knee or Back?

Surgical precision – not only the precision of work when you are performing surgery, but precision in making the choice of where and how to operate.  Taking the time A 5 minute consultation is not enough. An MRI scan alone is not enough. Let’s say you come to me complaining of pain in your right knee. Now the simple thing for me to do is to listen to your brief…

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How to make surgery more effective

How to make surgery more effective

I have been an orthopaedic surgeon in Finland for over 20 years. In that time I have worked in specialist orthopaedic hospitals treating patients that “others can’t fix”. This broad range of experience in private and state hospitals and clinics has given me an opportunity to examine what makes the difference for my patients between “fine” and “excellent”. I have found that using the principles of Functional Medicine have made…

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Dr Lepisto in the EWN

The Euro Weekly Introduces Dr Jyri Lepistö

A lovely full page spread from our long time colleagues at The Euro Weekly News – Costa del Sol to introduce my new colleague – Dr Jyri Lepistö.  Innovative, Integrated Surgery – Dr Jyri Lepistö Many Euro Weekly readers will be familiar with our long time collaborator, Estelle Mitchell, Clinical Director of the Bodyworks Clinic. However, there is now a new member of the team, Dr Jyri Lepistö, Orthopaedic Consultant. For…

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Referred Pain - Hips

Finding the source – referred pain

If you have pain in the knee or back you probably think something is wrong with your knee or back. You see your doctor, perhaps get an X-ray or MRI scan. But what if these investigations don’t show a problem? You still have pain in your knee but your doctor is saying there is nothing wrong. Or worse, you receive a lot of treatment (sometimes including surgery!) but make no…

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You are more than your MRI Scan

You are more than your MRI scan

Technology is a wonderful thing, the investigations that we can do now to find out what is really going on inside the body is amazing, X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans. . . the list goes on! But are we too reliant on them? If you have a pain in a joint or your spine getting the right image can help get an accurate diagnosis. BUT medical professionals must be careful…

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