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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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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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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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Patient Support Seminars at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

June Schedule – Patient Seminars

Last month, as a trial, we started running some small FREE patient seminars at the clinic to see if there would be any interest. WOW what a response! We continue our trial into June but, due to everyone’s hectic schedules, we will stop during July and August. So get these in your diary as it’s your last chance for a while! The Shoulder The Joint, movement and the complications Wednesday…

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3 S's of successful knee surgery - Bodyworks

Three Simple Steps to successful knee surgery

Surprising topic from me right? But if knee surgery is the best option for you there are 3 simple things that YOU can do to get a better outcome. The 3 S’s of a “happy” knee: Straight Strong (no) Swelling Working to achieve these before and after surgery (ahem or instead of??) will mean that you get the best results. If your knee treatment plan doesn’t include these it’s a…

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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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5 Reasons your Knee Pain isn't getting better (1)

5 reasons your knee isn’t getting better

I hate it when I hear that people have had “loads” of treatment for a problem but aren’t making progress. What a waste of everybody’s time (and probably money too!). And you, the patient, end up frustrated that you keep doing all the “right” things but aren’t making progress. But don’t give up hope! Because it could be that one of these simple changes could make all the difference. Get…

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Taking care of your feet!

6 Step Workout for Strong, Stable Feet

As recommended by the College of Podiatry in the UK here is a 6 Step Work Out to keep your feet strong and stable. Like I’ve said before – a strong foundation means everything above it works better. You walk better, taller, slimmer and more stable. So take off your socks, wriggle your toes and let’s go! 1. Towel Grabbing Sit on a chair and put a (old!) towel on…

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Learning about the importance of MOVEMENT

Strengthen your Core or your foundation?

Having a strong “core” has been the mantra for many physios, pilates teachers, yoga teachers, fitness experts for quite a few years now. But what if the key to better posture and less injuries was a bit lower? Good Foundations I read a fantastic article from Matt Fitzpatrick , a consultant podiatrist at the College of Podiatry discussing his belief that if you strengthen and exercise your feet you will reduce…

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Starting off on the right foot – the Initial Consultation

I have always believed that getting better is a two way process – my job is to guide and educate rather than just “do to” you. If you understand what’s happening within your own body, why you feel the way you do and react the way you do, then you understand why I make the recommendations that I do. And you make an educated decision about how to proceed. Either…

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