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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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Healthcare on the Costa del Sol - Episode 6 - Supporting Children's Mental Health with Dr Alina Boukri

Podcast Episode 7 – Supporting children’s mental health.

This week we are talking to child psychologist Dr Alina Boukri. Bringing children up is confusing and complex. Add in a new country and different languages at home and at school it can all become even more complex. Today Alina focuses more on younger children and coping with language difficulties. Interestingly in multi lingual children they may only feel comfortable discussing certain topics in one language but not another (Alina…

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Back Pain - Getting the best advice

Back Pain – what works?

4 out of 5 people will experience back pain.  Chronic lower back pain is becoming a big problem affecting over 18 million people in the UK preventing many from working. So what is the solution? Lumbar Fusion Surgery? The Backcare Charity states that; “Very few people require back surgery. Such surgery is only essential when there are extreme symptoms such as a paralysis of the bladder and bowel or loss…

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Bodyworks Welcomes Nicoleta Porojanu, psychotherapist

Welcome to Nicoleta Porojanu

We are thrilled to announce that British trained psychotherapist Nicoleta Porojanu has joined our team. As many of you will know I whole heartedly endorse Lorimer Moseley and David Butler’s revised approach to pain, particularly chronic pain. And they call this revised model “the BioPsychoSocial modal”. In reality this is a fancy term for treating your patient as a complete, individual person not just a sore joint. Acknowledging that there will be…

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar – base of the foot Fascia – stretchy, strong connective tissue that helps stabilize your muscles throughout the body.  Itis – inflammation.  So combine them and we get . . . . . . Plantar fasciitis – inflammation of the connective tissue which runs from the heel to the base of your toes How does it feel? It often starts as a dull, intermittent pain…

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Welcome! to Ilyes Chatiagner physiotherapist at Bodyworks Health Clinic Marbella

Welcome to Ilyes Chataigner!

We are delighted to welcome a new physiotherapist to our team at Bodyworks, Ilyes Chataigner. Ilyes is a Belgian trained physiotherapist who has plenty of experience working in multi-disciplinary clinics treating a wide range of patients. Although he has a teensy obsession with backs (you know, like my teensy obsession with feet!) Ilyes has a multi modal, big picture approach to treatment which complements our clinic philosophy. His work on…

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10 tips to stop back pain when driving

10 tips to avoid back pain when driving

With Easter / Semana Santa coming many people are driving long distances – either home for the summer or arriving here for the warmer weather. And long distance driving often results in back pain. Are you sitting comfortably? The seats themselves don’t always help – lowered, tipped back seats make the legs too straight, placing strain on the hamstrings, pelvis and lower back. The neck then tilts forward to look…

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Podcast - Healthcare on the Costa del Sol

Podcast Episode 3 – Acupuncture – the details!

Our 3rd episode! And this time we are talking to the ever lovely Rebecca Richards, our British trained Acupuncturist here at the clinic. We went into details about how to check that your acupuncturist is qualified to treat you (yeah, I know, I’m always on about the qualifications but it is really, REALLY important! I only want to interview people I trust to give you accurate information!). So here are…

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Speed up recovery from your hip replacement at the Bodyworks Clinic

Speed up your recovery from a hip replacement

It was with some horror that I listened to a recent patient inform me that her surgeon here on the coast had advised her to wait 12 weeks before starting rehabilitation and physiotherapy after her hip replacement. 12 weeks! During my military training the physio arrived the first day you woke up after surgery! Move it or lose it! In the UK as a whole the physio is usually heavily…

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Healthcare on the Costa del Sol Podcast - Episode 2 - Walking Football

Podcast Episode 2 – Staying fit and active with Walking Football Spain

With more and more research telling us that staying active and social combats a laundry list of illnesses and conditions in this episode I set out to talk to people who are creating opportunities for us to do both. So in this episode Emmie and I talk to Brian Gregory, organiser of Walking Football Spain about how his players have created an active, vibrant community on the coast for locals…

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