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Healthcare on the Costa del Sol - Episode 11 - Hearing Changes

Podcast Episode 11 – Hearing changes

This week is the last episode of Season 1 of Healthcare on the Costa del Sol! Whew, it’s been a huge learning curve over the last 6 months and we have had such fabulous feedback from our lovely listeners.  We are taking the rest of the summer off to regroup, rethink and will be back in the Autumn with new ideas, new voices and some interesting new ideas.  Now back…

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Healthcare on the Costa del Sol - Spisode 9 - Private Hospitals

Podcast Episode 9 – Private Hospitals in Marbella – Quiron Salud

This week we are talking to Isabel Bracero from the Quiron Salud hospital in Marbella. Isabel will be talking us through the range of services available within the private healthcare sector here on the Costa del Sol.  We know from personal experience with so many of our patients that they choose private healthcare for a number of reasons, wanting faster appointments, English speaking medical staff or inability to access public healthcare. …

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Podcast 7 - Pelvic Floor on Healthcare on the Costa del Sol

Podcast Episode 8 – Pelvic Floor – What you need to know

This week we are talking to Julie Colan, founder and creator of Secret Whispersand pelvic floor crusader.  As many of you know I’ve worked with local midwife Anne Halpenny of Irish Midwives for a very long time, supporting her antenatal classes by educating mums to be about the importance of their pelvic floors.  So it was brilliant to get a chance to chat to Julie about the importance of the pelvic floor and her…

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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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Podcast Episode 6 - Health Insurance on the Costa del Sol

Podcast Episode 6 – Health Insurance

Confused by health insurance? Not sure what it does or doesn’t include? Need to know what to do for your residencia? I know I was! Sonia Fendley from STM Nummos Life talks us through her top tips from over a decade of experience explaining how to make the best use of your current policy and what questions to ask if you’re getting a new one. Health insurance is tricky topic,…

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Podcast Episode 5 - 7 myths about back pain. Healthcare on the Costa del Sol with Estelle Mitchell

Podcast Episode 5 – Back Pain!

In this episode we talk about 2 things – 1st that I wrote a book! Apparently several decades of experience means I know a thing or two. Secondly – Back Pain. In particular all the total rubbish that people get told by medical professionals who should know better! It makes my blood boil when I hear some of these things. So, inspired by the HUGE body of research published in…

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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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Healthcare on the Costa del Sol Podcast - Episode 4 - First Aid Spain - what to do in an emergency

Podcast Episode 4 – First Aid in Spain – Would you know what to do?

That’s the powerful question that we asked ourselves in our First Aid Course with nurse, midwife and Emergency Responder Trainer, Anne Halpenny from First Aid Spain. Today she explains what YOU can do in a crisis. Anne is a nurse and a midwife who I have worked with for well over a decade. But today we chat after our First Aid course at the clinic. Would YOU know what to…

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Vionic Summer Shoes and Sandals at Bodyworks Marbella 2019

Vionic Summer 2019

This summer we have tried so hard not to be too distracted by all the wild colours and focus on those styles and looks that our patients have repeatedly asked us for! Chaps and ladies. We are hoping to get another delivery later in the summer so if there is something you feel is desperately required, do let the girls on reception know so we can get hold of it…

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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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