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Alfonso Sanchez from Sontec welcomes patients at Bodyworks

Audiology at Bodyworks – introducing Alfonso from Sontec

This is one of those – good news / bad news situations! Bad news first – Peter Ormrod, our audiologist of the last decade (maybe more?!) is returning to the UK. His daughter, Joma, has built their UK business into such a thriving concern that he is returning to support her full time! This is obviously wonderful news for them and we are so happy for them! But never fear…

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Private Massage Treatment Room at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

Private Air Conditioned Treatment Rooms – why they matter

It’s funny isn’t it the things you take for granted. Things that are so obvious to you that it never occurs to you that someone else might feel differently. Things like privacy, patient comfort, medical confidentiality, personalised treatment. UK Training In the UK where I trained and worked for many years, physiotherapy occurred 1 on 1. You had the undivided attention of your physiotherapist throughout your appointment. Occasionally, particularly in…

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Food Intolerance Test at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

Food Intolerance Testing Special Offer

UPDATE – due to the high level of demand Lisa has extended the offer until 31 August 2020! Lisa is SO excited about this! For the last couple of months she’s been raving about this fabulous food intolerance test on offer in the UK and has been desperately trying to figure out how she can offer it to her patients here in Spain. Fortunately she’s had a bit of time…

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Physiotherapy non contact and private - MRT

No contact physiotherapy

The “new normal” starts here! And while many things are back to something like normal there are still many people who are wary about close contact with others, visiting medical centres or hospitals unless needed and wanting more privacy and space. Not all of that sits with our usual image of physiotherapy does it? Picture a conventional physiotherapy session and you probably think hands on contact right? Here in Spain,…

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Can your gut microbiota protect you from serious disease_

Can your gut microbiota protect you from serious disease?

And yes, I am including our current pandemic of Covid 19 in that question. While we still learning daily about Covid 19, one of the most interesting things is that some people are completely asymptomatic, while others display grave symptoms very quickly. And there is much investigation to identify who is at risk and how to better protect them. Age seems to be a factor, as do co-morbidities (previous health…

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What to do if your knee operations is postponed - with consultant at Bodyworks Health Clinic Marbella

Knee Pain as your knee operation has been postponed?

If you are waiting for your knee operation it can get a bit disheartening. It can feel like limbo – you aren’t getting better, just . . . . waiting. And often you don’t get a referral to a physiotherapist or other support and help until AFTER the operation. And if that operation is delayed or postponed because of a crisis (here’s looking at you Covid-19!) then you get stuck.…

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What to do if your hip operations is postponed - with consultant at Bodyworks Health Clinic Marbella

Hip Pain while waiting for a postponed hip operation?

If you are waiting for your hip operation it can get a bit disheartening. It can feel like limbo – you aren’t getting better, just . . . . waiting. And often you don’t get a referral to a physiotherapist or other support and help until AFTER the operation. And if that operation is delayed or postponed because of a crisis (here’s looking at you Covid-19!) then you get stuck.…

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Secure medical Video Consultations - Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

Secure Video Consultations

So Zoom is the most fashionable app right now – for meetings and socialising, exercise classes and webinars and . . . . well anytime you want to see the person you’re talking to! But with more use some of the serious security flaws have come to light. And this means it’s not appropriate to be used for medical video consultations – we have a higher burden of data protection…

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Isolation - managing your pain at home Marbella Bodyworks Clinic

Staying active in isolation

Missing your outdoor sports? Struggling to keep up your rehab after an injury or post-surgery recovery? Stress + inactivity + a less than ideal working from home/desk set up woken up an old pain? Worried about how to get help? Let’s go through what you can do to stay active and painfree even when you can’t leave the house. Resources Got an internet connection? You’re all set! Right now YouTube…

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Medical Resources during Coronavirus quarantine Costa del Sol 2020

Medical Resources during Coronavirus quarantine in Costa del Sol – without leaving the house!

Welcome to quarantine in the Costa del Sol in March 2020! Isn’t it exciting??? Currently you are only able to leave the house for essential supplies or work. However, many of us may still need medical advice or support during this period, for a wide variety of reasons. Video and Technology to the Rescue!! I’m not the only one offering using technology to continue treating patients! It’s fantastic to see just…

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