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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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Nutrion Event with Beran Parry at Bodyworks Clinic

Event – Functional Wellbeing and how to Transform Your Health and Vitality Naturally!

Wednesday 6 March 15.00 TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH,WEIGHT AND ENERGY THIS SPRING! Free Springtime Health and Wellbeing Presentation : by Beran Parry, Amazon Bestselling Author, Master Nutritionist & Health Transformation Coach. We all want to feel empowered in our health and wellbeing choices because that empowers us in our personal and professional lives! Profound knowledge and recognised expertise are the solid foundations for Beran Parry’s 35 year professional career as one…

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Podcast - Healthcare on the Costa del Sol

Podcast Episode 1 – Choosing a Health Professional

Our very first episode! And what better way to start than with how to choose the right person in the first place? This episode is roughly based on my article for the Euro Weekly News called 5 Tips for Choosing a Health Professional and also based on an article our consultant orthopaedic surgeon Dr Jyri Lepisto, wrote some time ago called “10 Tips for choosing a surgeon“. I wanted to…

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Vionic January sales - Bodyworks Clinic Marbella

Vionic Shoe Sale

A little belated getting this news out there but we are having a massive sale of our Vionics! 50% OFF!!! Men’s Shoes Bowery ChaseIn sturdy weather proofed suede this boot will do for a multitude of occasions both smart and casual.BlackSizes EU – 41 – 46Price: 130€ 65€ Irving Adler SlippersThese classic mule slippers have a suede upper and gorgeously fluffy, genuine shearling lining. The ultimate luxury for winter nights…

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6 thing your doctor got wrong about back pain

6 things your Doctor got wrong about back pain

The wonderful, glorious thing about medicine is that it is constantly improving and changing. But it means that keeping up to date on what really works is a job in itself. A British Medical Journal article once estimated that family doctors needed to do 60 hours of reading a WEEK just to have a broad understanding of the changes involved. And that is literally life and death. Is it any…

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Working as a physiotherapist in Spain

Getting a job as a physiotherapist in Spain

Every year, in January and over the summer I am contacted by physiotherapists who have read this article which I wrote a very looooooooong time ago. So I thought it time to update this a little with the information that I generally add when I get the emails! Estelle Mitchell, a UK-qualified physiotherapist with more than 26 *ahem, it’s more like 40 now! years’ experience, came to work in southern…

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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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