A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we place onto a user's device. It is used to tailor the user experience either for the duration of their visit (using what is known as a session cookie) or for repeat visits (whereby we store what is known as a persistent cookie).
We also use "analytical" cookies which allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how these users move around our website.
Yes, cookies are completely safe and do not hold any private information such as your home address, date of birth or credit card details.
The information stored on cookies is safe and anonymous. They do not hold information, which could personally identify you, and the information on your account is always safe. If you would like to find out more about cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org
If you are not comfortable with our website using cookies please change your browser settings or navigate away from this website. Please note that by not using cookies some of the website's features may not be available.
Users can manage or block the cookies set by us, or indeed any other website, should they wish to do so. This can be done via the browser settings on the user's device. A user who has consented can also withdraw their consent at any time using these settings.
For more comprehensive information on the subject of blocking cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org. Users who wish to specifically manage or block cookies on the browser of their mobile device may need to refer to the manual for the handset.
Users should be aware that restricting or blocking cookies may have an impact on the functionality of this website and effect the intended experience.
We reserve the right to embed content from websites such as YouTube. As a result users should check the relevant third party website for more information about those cookies.
A persistent cookie is used to store the user's consent for Hadleigh Physiotherapy to store cookies on their machine.
Hadleigh Physiotherapy reserve the right to add further cookies in the future if we feel they will be beneficial for the performance of this website.
We use Google Analytics, a free service offered by Google that gathers detailed information about the visitors to this website. This information is used to measure the flow of visitors around the site with a view to improving the user experience over time. Get more information on the cookies gathered by this service.
Tuesday 19th September 2017
Paediatric Physiotherapy – Q&A
In September we introduced you to our newest member of the team, Paediatric Specialist Physiotherapist, Ruth Dunstone.
A children’s physiotherapist specialises in treating children from birth up to the age of 18 and has the additional knowledge of childhood diseases with the expertise to assess and devise management programs suitable for varying stages of development.
How can physiotherapy help children?
Children are prone to different conditions and injuries to that of adults, often requiring a modified approach to management. It is a specialist area of physio as additional knowledge of such childhood conditions and child development is needed. Overall, the aim is to ensure that they meet their physical potential while encouraging an active lifestyle for health and well-being.
What are the most common conditions that you treat?
Anything from 'my child moves funny' to not meeting their development milestones or sports injuries. Most often though, it’s an issue with the legs, like tight muscles, pain or postural issues.
When did you first discover that you wanted to be a children's physiotherapist?
During my degree, I had two paediatric placements and I knew then I was 100% suited.
Tell us about your experience in this field.
I have worked with children for almost 9 years. I am currently working for NHS England with the Children's Physiotherapy team at Ipswich Hospital, but have previously worked in Gibraltar and at the Royal Hospital for Children, in Glasgow. I have a special interest in the early years and neurological problems.
What do you find most rewarding in your work?
There is never a dull day when you work with kids, they always surprise you and over the years I have been inspired by their resilience.
What does Hadleigh Physio have to offer?
When I first met Lottie and Will (owners) at the Hadleigh Show, they were incredibly warm and appeared dedicated to their profession. I like that it’s a family run business and they stand for the same principles I do. Importantly, the barn at Hadleigh Physio is a lovely big space to be able to assess children doing what they do best – playing.
How can I find out more about the services that you offer?
Please look at the website for more info and links or alternatively call/email with any questions.
Friday 8th September 2017
We are very excited to introduce our newest member of the team, Paediatric Specialist Physiotherapist, Ruth Dunstone BSc (hons) MCSP.
A children’s physiotherapist specialises in treating children from birth up to the age of 18 and has additional knowledge of childhood diseases with the expertise to assess and devise management programs suitable for varying stages of development.
Ruth is HCPC registered and is an active member of the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP). Whilst she has a keen interest in the early years and neurological conditions, she has a wide breadth of experience across the field of paediatrics.
Ruth qualified from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2008 and has specialised in Children's Physiotherapy since then.
Initially, working for Capability Scotland, a charity supporting children with complex needs, she worked under fully certified Bobath therapists and she herself completed the introductory course. She further trained in paediatric splinting, manual handling, hydrotherapy and rebound therapy. Whilst working for the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow with the respiratory and neurology teams, she gained a huge amount of experience rehabilitating children with conditions such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, cardiac and neurological complaints.
Whilst living in Gibraltar she gained further experience and expertise treating children with musculoskeletal, sports, chronic fatigue and obesity issues, to name but a few.
Ruth loves the outdoors and can often be seen in the countryside walking or running and after having had a baby last year she is getting back to her other love of Yoga.
Ruth will hold clinics at our Hadleigh practice on Monday afternoons with home visits by appointment.
Friday 14th July 2017
Our practitioners here at Hadleigh Physiotherapy have had a very busy few months out of work from cycling up and climbing mountains to swimming in open waters and they certainly don’t like to make it too easy for themselves!
As you would know from last month’s edition of the Hadleigh Community News and Facebook, Will spent the last week of June cycling across the Dolomites in Italy with our mascot Maximus making sure spirits were kept high throughout the ride. We offer Will a huge congratulations for finishing the gruelling Maratona Dolomites race on Sunday 2nd July in an amazing time.
On the 8th of July our Sports Masseuse Kerry, took on a challenge of epic proportions and in the dark too! Kerry and Maximus survived the gale force winds, cold conditions and torrential rain of Ben Nevis and whilst they were unable to summit, they reached a staggering 903 metres before visibility was zero and the organisers stopped further hiking.
Well done Kerry who managed to raise a great amount of money for the Alzheimer’s Society. If you would like to sponsor her post-event then please visit her link at Just Giving: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kerry-wheeler3
Other news for Kerry is that she will be offering from August onwards, both Swedish and Sports Massage appointments at our Martlesham practice on a Tuesday and Thursday morning.
On a more community focussed subject, we met with the Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance on the 7th of July so that we could work towards becoming a more Dementia Friendly practice. The session was very informative and we look forward to further training later in the year.
Wednesday 21st December 2016
Wishing you a lovely Christmas and a healthy start to the New Year.
We would like to thank you very much for choosing Hadleigh Physiotherapy during the course of this year.
Hadleigh Physiotherapy will be closed over Christmas, from the 23rd to the 29th of December inclusive.
Hadleigh Physiotherapy team
I can't recommend/rate Hadleigh Physiotherapy highly enough. The whole team have been superb in both their expertise and professionalism at all times, but equally so, the Practice has a relaxed...... read more
I have suffered from Fibromyalgia (a condition causing pain in the muscles, tendons and ligaments) for many years and have struggled to find the right exercise to improve my condition.... read more
I began Pilates classes with Charlotte in Jan 2014, following the advice of an osteopath I had been visiting. The osteopath had been attempting to fix an excruciating shoulder I...... read more
I have been attending Charlotte’s Pilates class for about nine months and am amazed at how much improvement there has been. Because the classes are small, Lottie is able to...... read more
Hadleigh Physiotherapy is fantastic. Charlotte and Will have worked with a number of my family members who benefitted from their expertise and knowledge, in relation both to long standing postural...... read more
I’ve been in a quite a few of Charlotte’s different Pilates classes over the two years and what has impressed me is the way she tailors each class to her...... read more
I am really glad I made the decision to visit Sarah Fowler at her Respiratory clinic. I was unaware that I could actually breathe through my nose and she introduced...... read more