Mr. Ricardo Marques was born and raised in South Africa. He is incredibly passionate about wanting to help people and has chosen Chiropractic as his way of doing so. He believes in the art of Chiropractic and the healing potential it possesses. Ricardo has a strong sporting background, while being in South Africa representing his provincial team in Hockey and Squash. He was actively involved with co-ordinating and heading up the medical team at College Rovers Rugby Club. He has extensive knowledge and experience in strength training, sporting injuries and various strapping techniques.
He completed his Masters degree in Chiropractic at Durban University of Technology, South Africa- by compiling his dissertation on spinal stability training (Relative effectiveness of three treatment protocols with and without brace aided pelvic stabilization in patients with chronic low back pain). Due to his knowledge and passion of the sport industry Ricardo studied further and attained his Sports Chiropractic (ICSSD) qualifications through F.I.C.S. Ricardo accompanied the South African U21 men’s hockey team to the World Cup in 2013, which was held in India. He aided the team with all their medical concerns due to the fact he has a good understanding of the sport along with his professional expertise.
In 2016, Ricardo moved to Marbella, Spain and has quickly built up his reputation and shared his knowledge and expertise to everyone he comes to contact with. He now heads up the medical team at Marbella Rugby Club.
Lukasz adopts a holistic approach to patient care, recognizing the intricate interplay between different systems within the body.
Drawing upon his diverse skill set, he employs Chiropractic and Osteopathic techniques to address musculoskeletal issues. Additionally, he places great importance on treating fascial densifications and achieving proper tension balance throughout the body. By considering the body as a unified entity, Lukasz strives to provide comprehensive care that goes beyond mere symptom relief.
Starting from July 2023, Lukasz will be practicing at CostaSpine in Marbella, where he eagerly looks forward to helping individuals improve their overall health and well-being. If you are unsure whether Lukasz can assist you with your specific condition, we welcome you to contact us for a consultation. Lukasz extends his warmest wishes for good health and eagerly anticipates the opportunity to meet and assist you on your personal wellness journey. Until then, take care and see you soon!
Isabel Garmendia, a passionate chiropractor, was born and raised in Madrid, Spain. She graduated from the Madrid College of Chiropractic in 2022. Her journey into chiropractic care began in childhood when she experienced its benefits as a patient, igniting her desire to help others through this practice.
Specializing in women and pediatrics, Isabel’s fervor for aiding patients originates from her profound belief in the body’s innate capacity to self-heal with proper support. Employing a holistic approach to healthcare, she is committed to addressing not only symptoms but also the root causes of discomfort and imbalance in her patients.
Working with women offers Isabel unique opportunities to guide them through various life stages, including pregnancy, postpartum care, menopause, and beyond. She derives immense satisfaction from empowering women to optimize their health and well-being through personalized chiropractic adjustments and wellness plans tailored to their individual needs.
In her work with pediatrics, Isabel is motivated by her desire to deliver gentle and effective care to children, ensuring their optimal growth and development. From treating common childhood ailments like colic and ear infections to supporting proper spinal alignment as they reach developmental milestones, she is dedicated to nurturing the health and vitality of the youngest members of the community.
In every patient interaction, Isabel strives to create a welcoming and supportive environment where individuals feel heard, valued, and empowered to actively participate in their health journey. By blending her expertise in chiropractic care with a genuine passion for helping others, she feels privileged to contribute to enhancing the quality of life for women, children, and families in the community.
Having been involved in many sports while growing up, such as tennis, rugby, golf, martial arts and volleyball David Carretero became a massage therapist in 2013. This was to fulfil his constant curiosity about the human body and muscles which allow us to perform the multitude of our daily tasks and hobbies Massage therapy, being an ancestral technique, should be part of our everyday life, ensuring our body and soul is in unity.
This knowledge ensures David to understand the complexity of the body, of how it functions and the physical needs it requires to function at its maximum. His studies and expertise is not only limited to sports massage, but therapeutic and relaxing treatments.
David accompanies his massages with a wide array of stretching techniques and exercises for our daily life to maintain a healthy body. He is constantly trying to refine his skills and improve his techniques to ensure all his clients are fully satisfied and keep coming back. His love for sports, wellness and peace, is his passion for helping others and is defined through his life. David Carretero “There is no such wealth as health”.
From a young age Sini has been doing different kinds of sports, including running, skiing, cross-country skiing and football. She competed in running until the age of 19, winning 3 x junior Finnish championship in 3000 m running.
At the age of 17, injuries started disturbing Sini′s running career. Lower back problems and shin splints were causing her a lot of pain, and therefore she became more interested in the human body; how it works, and what can be done to prevent injuries.
At the age of 20, she decided to apply to study in the massage institute to learn more how the human body functions. She started her studies in Helsinki 2007, and graduated 2008.
She worked in Helsinki as a massage therapist until the year 2010, before moving to Spain with her partner.
As a caring, down to earth person Sini loves being able to help other people. She wants to make every massage experience unique for each client, by combining different techniques; deep tissue massage, Sports massage, relaxation massage and Indian head massage. Her goal is to make sure each client leaves the clinic feeling revitalized.
He was in a lot of pain and wasn’t able to walk properly, raising his arm to write on the board was an impossible task. He was suffering for 2 months and doctors were unable to find a way to relieve the pain.
Fortunately he found a Chinese chiropractor who was finally able to help him lead a normal life again through massage and acupuncture.
After 6 sessions he was able to play football again – his love affair with massage began! He then realised how important a massage is in one’s daily life and he has one as often as he can.
Many years later he started a trip which ended up lasting 10 years circumnavigating the globe and he was fortunate enough to experience massages from around the world understanding and learning the different techniques.
When he decided to settle down he started his professional masseur course and is now the happiest person in the world helping people the same way the Chinese chiropractor helped him all those years ago.
Meet Claudia Sola, our Office Manager. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Claudia obtained a Bachelor’s degree in tourism and hospitality and worked in the industry for over 10 years. Following this, she worked as a personal assistant for 8 years before making the decision to move to Spain at the end of 2022.
In her free time, Claudia enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling to experience new cultures, and visiting new places. As a proud Argentinian, she has a deep appreciation for traditional Argentinean cuisine such as Asado (barbecue), dulce de leche (caramelized milk), and mate (a popular Argentinean beverage). Additionally, Claudia is an avid fan of Fútbol (soccer) – a passion shared by many in her home country.
Claudia’s life motto is simple but impactful: “If you have to do it, do it with a smile.” This positive outlook is reflected in her work as our Office Manager, where she brings a friendly and approachable demeanor to her role here at CostaSpine.