Bells Palsy - physiotherapy and acupuncture can reduce effects

Face Drop – Bell’s Palsy

You’ve woken up and looked at yourself in the mirror, one half of your face has dropped and you are unable to make it move. Your first thought is, “OMG I’ve had a stroke!” Check FAST F – Face drooping A – Arm Weakness S – Speech Difficulty T – Time to call an ambulance (dial 061 in Andalucia) If these don’t apply then you could have a facial palsy…

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5 Reasons your Knee Pain isn't getting better (1)

5 reasons your knee isn’t getting better

I hate it when I hear that people have had “loads” of treatment for a problem but aren’t making progress. What a waste of everybody’s time (and probably money too!). And you, the patient, end up frustrated that you keep doing all the “right” things but aren’t making progress. But don’t give up hope! Because it could be that one of these simple changes could make all the difference. Get…

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Health Insurance Consultation at Bodyworks

Bodyworks and Health Insurance

As many of you will know, because we’re quite upfront about it, here at Bodyworks we don’t deal directly with health insurance companies. Never have done. Now that doesn’t mean that our treatments aren’t covered for many of our patients, just that you pay us and the health insurance company pays you. But the times they are a-changing! We’re not there yet BUT with the help of our new partner,…

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Ankle injury - sprain or fracture?

Ankles – a “sprain” or something more?

Out walking, on the playing field or tennis court, you fall and hurt your ankle. Annoying and painful, definitely. But now what? Feet up on the couch or off to A&E? Fracture or Sprain? These 4 quick tests, called the Ottawa Ankle Rules, are designed to eliminate people who do NOT have an ankle/foot fracture and thus, do not need an x-ray!! Can you take 4 steps (limping is allowed!)?…

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5 Tips for choosing a Health Professional

5 tips for choosing a Health Professional

Our theme for our Event this year is Our Trusted Health Network and on Saturday 29 September we are having an Open Day at our clinic in San Pedro so that our patients can meet the other health professionals who make up that network. Many of our patients have moved to the Costa del Sol from other countries. So they don’t have that automatic network that you do in a…

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Bodyworks Open Day -Trusted Health Network

Bodyworks Open Day – Trusted Health Network

Well the end of summer seems to have arrived! I’m sure I blinked and missed the summer entirely. But with the new school term and cooler weather arriving it always feels like the time for fresh beginnings here on the coast. Many people are deciding to tackle things that might have got ignored during the hot, busy, chaos of summer. Like niggly health worries. Who to trust For many of…

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Neck Manipulation and stroke risk

Health Warning – Neck Manipulation and Stroke Risk

One of the most important things I do in the initial consultation is take a full and detailed medical history. Which means finding out everything that has happened to people over the course of their lives and the treatment they’ve received. I’ll be honest, this can be an emotional process for me let alone my patient recounting it. Sometimes these histories can leave me hooting with laughter but quite a…

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Hearing Aid Maintenance in the Summer on the Costa del Sol

Summer Hearing Aid Maintenance Tips

With Peter away for 2 weeks (who said he was allowed holidays?!) he thought he should leave some advice for maintaining your hearing aids in his absence! Hot and Sweaty Summer on the coast means one thing – HEAT! And for most of us that leaves us a bit hot and sweaty. Your own sweat can increase the condensation within the hearing aid itself – basically causing water to get…

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Welcome to Acupuncture Evening

Welcome to Acupuncture

Our lovely new Acupuncturist Rebecca is starting our new series of presentations and talks on health and wellness. Starting with her specialist subject – Acupuncture and how it can help and support your entire body to relieve pain. Acupuncture – Therapy for your nervous system Wednesday 4 July 17.00 – 20.00 This evening will focus on: Chronic Pain Long term conditions “Bucket Diagnoses” – those lovely, complicated medical diagnoses which seem to stop…

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7 tips to help when back pain hits

Back Pain Treatment – you’re doing it wrong!

One of the best and worst things about modern medicine is that it moves so FAST! The “best” treatment a year ago can, in the light of new research, become not just outmoded but dangerous. We are learning all the time. The science of treating back pain A recent series of papers published in The Lancet has caused quite a stir in the medical profession as it basically demonstrated that…

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