4 Health Checks You Should Book This Month 

If you’re feeling a bit behind when it comes to prioritizing your health, then we’ve got four health checks that you should book to ensure your body is healthy and you’re happy! It can be easy to let our health become the last priority when we’re really busy, so this is your sign to get these appointments booked. Our health is everything, so put yourself first! 

Blood Test 

If you haven’t had a blood test in the last year or so, then it’s good to get one booked. If you have any pre-existing health conditions then you will likely have them often, however, it’s good to have them even if you don’t have conditions, especially if you’ve been feeling unlike yourself, slightly lethargic, or just a difference in how you feel in general. Blood tests can pick up on so many different things and help you resolve issues if there are any there. They take just a few minutes and could even help you to identify issues that aren’t resulting in any symptoms! 


For those of you with any kind of soreness, stiffness, or flexibility issues in the muscles and joints, then get yourself a physical therapy appointment. Even if you think the issue is minor, a physio can completely transform how you feel! They will help to support recovery through movement exercise, and manual therapy and also provide advice for best practices when it comes to your joints and muscles outside of physiotherapy. 

Along with people who have any kind of pain or discomfort, if you play a lot of sports, go to the gym often, or are a keen runner, a regular visit to the physio will also help to provide targeted interventions that are specific to you. They could give you flexibility advice to help you squat deeper, stretches to help you hit that running PB, or important post-match routines to help your body recover. Physio should not just be seen as something you do when you are injured, but as a proactive practice in your life to help improve your move and feel overall.  


One of the most common things people push to the back of their priorities when it comes to their health is their oral health. However, when you don’t regularly visit your dentist and have a good oral hygiene routine, it can lead to serious oral health issues, like tooth decay, loss, and gum disease. So, if you haven’t been to the dentist in the last 6 months, book in to see your dentist and hygienist. They will be able to check that there are no issues present, as with oral health, often it takes a while for symptoms to arise and at that point, the treatment required can be quite serious. Your dentist will be able to identify issues before you do, and then resolve them, which is often much less invasive and much cheaper than if the issue were to develop. Also, you should see your hygienist, as they will remove any build-up of plaque, which when left, can cause tooth decay and loss. 

Your dentist and hygienist will also provide support for your at-home oral hygiene routine, so you can continue the good work at home! Many dentists in the UK, including popular dentists in Solihull, Leamington Spa, and Milton Keynes if you’re around the Midlands, offer great subscription plans. You pay a small fee each month and then access multiple dentist and hygienist appointments throughout the year, as well as discounts on treatments. This is worth looking into, as it helps you stay on top of your oral health. 

Eye Test 

Last but certainly not least, you should be having an eye test every 1-2 years. Book your first appointment and then based on that, your optometrist will be able to advise on how often you will visit. As with the dentist, often issues with our oral health aren’t immediately symptomatic, whether it’s a minor change in your eyesight or a more serious issue. Having your regular eye tests means that if your vision does change, and either you need glasses/contact lenses or your prescription needs changing your daily life will improve in terms of your eyesight and also other things such as reducing headaches and eyestrain. 

Having eye tests also helps to pick up on more serious issues with the eye itself and around the eye, such as cataracts and glaucoma. Eye tests take around 30 minutes, which we think is definitely worth it considering how important our eyesight is. You may think you have perfect eyesight, then as soon as you put a pair of the right glasses on, your world is transformed! 

jones onigbinde
Fisioterapeuta/Doctor en Fisioterapia

Jones se graduó de la Universidad Obafemi Awolowo Ile-Ife en Nigeria con una Licenciatura en Rehabilitación Médica en Fisioterapia, completó su doctorado post profesional en Fisioterapia de la Universidad de Montana, Estados Unidos. Ha estado practicando fisioterapia desde que se graduó en 1998 en diversos entornos clínicos. Sus años de experiencia incluyen trabajar en cuidados intensivos, salas posquirúrgicas y unidades de cuidados intensivos. Antes de mudarse a Canadá en 2005, Jones trabajó en Nigeria y la República de Seychelles. Jones actualmente tiene licencias para ejercer con el Colegio de Fisioterapeutas de Alberta y el Consejo de Profesiones de la Salud y el Cuidado del Reino Unido. Las áreas de certificación de la subespecialidad de Jones incluyen terapia manual, manejo de TMJ/TMD, kinesiotaping y rehabilitación vestibular. También tiene una certificación en medicina del estilo de vida, lo que le permite brindar una intervención de estilo de vida basada en la evidencia en el manejo de problemas de salud crónicos como la diabetes, la hipertensión y la pérdida de peso enfocada en la salud. Jones es miembro actual de la Asociación Canadiense de Fisioterapia, Digital Health Canada y Kinesiotaping International. Durante su tiempo libre, a Jones le encanta pasar tiempo con su familia, jugar fútbol con su hija y sus dos hijos y explorar las hermosas Montañas Rocosas situadas en la hermosa provincia de Alberta.

Elsi Morales Gutierrez, RMT
Terapeuta de masaje registrado

Elsi graduated with an advanced clinical Massage Therapy Diploma from Makami College. She is a Registered Massage Therapist with 3000 hours. Over time, Elsi has developed her unique massage therapy skills that has helped many patients and clients in pain amelioration and functional restoration following an injury or accident. Elsi is an outgoing person and deeply passionate about helping people achieve their health and wellness goals. She performs deep tissue massage, cupping, and hot stone massage as parts of her therapy sessions. She is a member in good standing with the Certified Registered Massage Therapist Association. Elsi enjoys spending time with her family during her leisure time.

Joel Rodríguez RTA, OTA
Asistente de Terapeuta de Rehabilitación Coordinador de Alcance Comunitario (COC)

Joel se graduó de la universidad CDI con un Diploma en el programa de Asistencia en Terapia de Rehabilitación. Desde su graduación, ha trabajado en clínicas privadas de rehabilitación con diversos pacientes y clientes. Su interés particular en el programa de ejercicios de rehabilitación le ha permitido tener un impacto significativo en la recuperación de sus pacientes. Joel es trabajador y cercano. Sus raíces españolas le han permitido ayudar a coordinar las necesidades de atención médica dentro de la comunidad española en Calgary. Su programa RTA cumplió con los estándares de acreditación establecidos por Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada. Vive en Calgary con su joven familia.

Tania Espinosa
Administrador de la clínica

Tanya se graduó con honores de la Escuela de Negocios CompuCollege en Burnaby, BC con un Diploma de Asistente de Oficina Médica. Su experiencia incluye trabajar en el Departamento de Medicina de la Universidad de Columbia Británica en diversos entornos administrativos académicos y clínicos especializados. Mientras estuvo en UBC, trabajó como secretaria individual o como parte de un equipo de administradores de oficina. Antes de su carrera en UBC, Tanya trabajó en una variedad de consultorios de rehabilitación física multidisciplinarios que van desde fisioterapia y masajes hasta quiropráctica y medicina deportiva.