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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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Osteoporosis Seminar with Musculoskeletal expert Estelle Mitchell

Osteoporosis Seminar

This time we get to discuss our skeleton – that’s right, we’re talking bone health! Wednesday 16 October – 11.30 Did you know that your bones do some absolutely fantastic jobs within your body? Red blood cells are created in your bones Stem cells – also created in your bones They store minerals and nutrients They are a critical part of your immune system Which is why osteoporosis and changes…

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Carpal Tunnel Seminar at Bodyworks with Specialist Estelle Mitchell

Carpal Tunnel Seminar

We had a stunning reception to our FREE Foot Pain Seminar last week. So this week’s topic is another one of my personal favourites – Carpal Tunnel!! Wednesday 2 October – 11.30 I have written and written about this topic over the last decade. The Carpal Tunnel / RSI phenomenon that has occurred over the last 20 years, often blamed on computers and our changing work habits. Now I’m going…

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FREE Foot Pain Seminar at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella with specialist Estelle Mitchell

Foot Pain Seminar

With the cooler weather and the start of the new school year the Costa del Sol returns to “normal”! And so we return to our usual schedule and work pattern as well. Before the summer we started our new seminar format. And WOW what a response! So we start again this week! Wednesday 18 September – 11.30 And we start with one of my FAVOURITE topics!!! Your FEET!! As everyone…

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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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Collaboration at Bodyworks

Since moving to our new location at La Colonia you might have noticed that there are all kinds of new services and people at Bodyworks. And some of those might seem quite different to our traditional physiotherapy. So as Facebook and all the other social media and networks makes it a bit confusing I thought I should take 5 mintues to explain to you what we’re doing. Core Team So…

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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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Healthcare on the Costa del Sol Episode 10 - Eye Health

Podcast Episode 10 – Keeping your eye healthy

This week the Eyes have it as we talk all things eye health with Jane Machin, English speaking Optician from Optica Machin about eye health.  Learning about how and who to talk to when you have an eye problem here in Spain (always critical info!).  But we also look at how the eyes impact the rest of your body – we all know about the connection between your eyes and headaches, but…

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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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