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Bowen Technique at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

What is Bowen Therapy?

After introducing Heather, our new massage therapist the other week in our newsletter one of her treatments which received a few questions was about Bowen Technique or Therapy. So we asked Heather to explain it in a little more detail: What is Bowen Technique? The Bowen Technique is a specific, gentle therapy that helps the body to self correct. Rather than the strong manipulations used by some chiropractic or osteopathic…

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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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Frozen Shoulder Treatment at Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

Frozen Shoulder

Sadly this version has no princesses or catchy tunes! But with a bit of help you can “Let it go” (sorry I couldn’t help myself!). Adhesive Capsulitis This is when the “capsule” that surrounds the shoulder joint becomes stiff and tense (adhesion). So the shoulder joint becomes “frozen” and painful to move. With 3 bones, over 10 muscles groups and numerous ligaments and tendons the shoulder is a hugely complicated…

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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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PhysiotherapyMagnetic Resonance TherapyFull Body ScreeningGait AnalysisSpecialist Knee Clinic

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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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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Plank works your core without the risk

Will a strong core stop back pain?

Often people with back pain are told that their “core” isn’t strong, that they should “strengthen their core” to relieve their back pain. What is your core? Roughly speaking, when people refer to the core they mean the muscles between the base of your ribs and your hips: The pelvic floor muscles transversus abdominis multifidus internal and external obliques rectus abdominis erector spinae (sacrospinalis) especially the longissimus thoracis the diaphragm the latissimus dorsi gluteus maximus trapezius Is your…

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The Mobiliser - simple, effective and convenient

The Mobiliser in your home?!

Many of you will have tried out our fabulous Mobiliser at the clinic as part of your treatment. For those wondering what on earth I’m on about it’s that big black bed in the other room that you lie on and it wiggles you about! Aha, bet you remember it now! If I haven’t introduced you then the simplest way to imagine it is . . . . this is…

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Estelle Mitchell supporting Knitted Knockers on the Costa del Sol

Knitted Knockers

At which point you ask, “what on earth is a knitted knocker?!” And wonder whether I have completely lost the plot! A Knitted Knocker is a breast prosthesis, knitted by volunteers, with 100% cotton yarn and filled with non-allergenic stuffing. And provided FREE to anyone who needs one. There, that’s the technical bit out of the way! How much do your boobs weigh? A question that many a woman, particularly…

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Mobiliser Testimonial - Golfer Bernard Gallacher OBE

Bernard Gallacher OBE and his Mobiliser

Bernard Gallacher OBE was one of the foremost golfers of his generation, a consummate competitor who will always be remembered for leading the European Ryder Cup team to their famous victory on American soil in 1995. Here Bernard talks about using the Mobiliser to help manage his back pain so that he could continue to play golf at the highest level. Bernard says: “I’ve experienced the odd twinges in my back throughout my golfing…

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