Marbella Physio
where the patient always comes first

Carretera de Cadiz, N340, Km 165.5
CANCELADA, ESTEPONA

Tel. 952 883 151
(next to Mundo Studios and Terra Sana)

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Here at Marbella Physio on the Costa del Sol, we
try and cover all aspects of a patient's wellbeing.
A small part of what we offer can be viewed in
the section marked
TREATMENTS

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Treatments Provided
   
Basically and as stated in the What is Physiotherapy section, physiotherapy can consist of:
   
Full History and Assessment:
Over and above the condition that a patient brings to the clinic and in order to fully treat this condition, the wider view of the patient's lifestyle is taken into consideration to try and avoid a recurrence of the problem.
Discuss Appropriate Treatment:
There are usually a number of different treatments that will achieve the same goal and after assessment and explanation, treatment can commence with the patients consent.
Physiotherapy Treatments:
Such treatments can include; manual & electrotherapy techniques, advice on appropriate exercises, posture re-education, taping and correct support advice. A full explanation of the problem is provided and when appropriate, a specific home management regime is given.

Technology:
Estelle is basically a "hands-on" physio but there are times when technology simply can not be beaten. As well as the most up-to-date electrotherapy equipment such as ultrasound, interferential and low level laser - all of course regularly serviced - Estelle now has the revolutionary and ground breaking FOOTMAXX Footmaxx Orthoticsorthotic system. This is the first such system in mainland Europe and more details can be found by visiting www.footmaxx.com or clicking on their logo.

Estelle also has a a cryotherapy unit (deep but ultra safe cold air) that is currently only available in the major european based football clubs. To date, it is understood that the only such system in the UK is with Manchester United.

   
   
   

So and after having said all of that, what can be treated?

The answer is a surprising amount of conditions! In essence, it is better actually talking to Estelle to see if she can help.

However, looking further and to give some common ailments, their conditions and treatments:click on any of the undernoted. More are being added on a regular basis so please come back often or let us know your ailment and we will try and post our views.

   
Spinal Problems
including prolapsed discs, degeneration, sciatica, lumbago, stiff / painful neck, arm and leg pains, whiplash type injuries.
Joint Problems
arthritis, injury, pain / swelling / stiffness in joints such as shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles.
   
Injuries
to muscles, ligament, cartilage and tendon problems. Work related conditions such as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).
After Surgery - rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery e.g. hip replacements or general physiotherapy after surgery.
   
Fractures
treatment to increase the healing rate and to gain full function once the bones have healed.
Gynaecological Conditions
including stress incontinence, salpingitis and post surgery rehabilitation.
   
Chest Conditions
both medical and surgical including asthma, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, bronchitis and bronchiectasis.
Neurological Conditions
such as strokes, head injuries, nerve injuries, multiple sclerosis, shingles and ME.
   

So, why should you be seen by Estelle?

  • Specialist expertise
  • Convenience
  • Flexibility
  • Speed of service
  • Education and advice
  • Individual attention and service

Remember that early treatment can mean quicker recovery and less time off work.
Estelle can often provide treatment within 24 hours.

   

Treatments are designed to promote healing, decrease pain and prevent re-injury.

Treatments may entail:

Manual techniques: Soft tissue and joint mobilisations (gentle loosening).

Manipulation: Stronger passive movement (not often required as it may be too vigorous).

Traction: Stretching (gentle).

Electrotherapy: Ultrasound, Interferential and Low Level Laser Therapy (or a combination).

Exercise: Strengthening/mobilising.

Rehabilitation: The right way to return to full function.

Training: Postural re-education, lifting/carrying techniques.

Advice: Home Management "tips and tricks", information on chairs, pillows, hot/cold packs, supports etc., etc.

   
   
   
With more moving parts than any machine, it's not surprising your body occasionally cries out in pain or refuses to do what you tell it to. Physiotherapy is an effective way to treat many of the problems you can experience!
   

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Testimonials

A small sample of the many testimonials that Estelle regularly receives

“Thank you for your excellent treatment”
Mrs Sheila Frank

"Thanks for getting me fit to run in the Marathon."
Nick Le Cocq

"I would like to thank
you for all your kind help in making me feel better ... I hope we can keep in touch"

Roseann Lewis

"When others had basically given up hope, you got me both mobile AND pain free. How can I ever thank you?"
Joanne Dodds

"I would like to thank you for all your help in getting me to those start lines this season"
Andy Kemp - Triathlete

 

 

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