William Dykes – Director
Physiotherapist, BSc (Hons) MSCP
Will has worked in Suffolk as a physiotherapist since qualifying from the University of Teesside with an honours degree in 1999. He has worked extensively in the NHS, both at the West Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital. He has gained invaluable experience and built relationships with consultants in Rheumatology and the Orthopaedic departments.
From 2005 to 2013 he was employed by the Ministry of Defence and was clinical lead at Wattisham and Woodbridge primary care rehab facilities. During this time he was able to continually develop and expand his private practice in Martlesham under William A Dykes Ltd.
Will has worked at GB performance level in both track and field and has specialist interest in biomechanics and elite sports performance.
In 2013, Will and his wife Lottie opened Hadleigh Physiotherapy Ltd and in April 2015 merged the two companies.
At the weekends you might see Will somewhere in Suffolk on his road bike, clad in his Hadleigh Physio cycling kit.
Will holds clinics in Hadleigh and Ipswich everyday throughout the week.
Charlotte (Lottie) Dykes – Director
Physiotherapist, BSc (Hons) MCSP
Fully certified APPI Pilates Instructor (MAPPI)
Charlotte qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2000 from the University of East Anglia, working initially at Addenbrookes Hospital NHS trust. There she developed an early interest in movement dysfunction, lumbopelvic stability and muscle imbalances, and started her post graduate training with the Kinetic Control Group in Clinical Pilates. She then moved to the musculoskeletal Physiotherapy department at Ipswich hospital before becoming the Clinical Lead for Physiotherapy in the Trauma and Orthopaedic department.
Having suffered a back injury in 2012 she decided to return to her roots and revisit her love of Pilates. Charlotte commenced her training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) to become a fully certified Pilates instructor. She now teaches over 12 classes a week alongside 1:1 sessions and physio clinics.
If you are an early riser you may pass Charlotte on her morning runs with Pepsi, her lovely Cockerpoo, or see her on her new shiny road bike around the Suffolk countryside.
Pilates classes and 1:1 sessions are available throughout the week. Find our latest class timetable.
Pelvic and Women’s Health Specialist Physiotherapist, MSc, BSc (hons), MCSP, MPOGP
HCPC (PH 51675)
Helen graduated from UEL with a BSc honours degree in Physiotherapy in 1996. She went on to complete her postgrad qualification in women's health physiotherapy in 2000, gaining full membership of POGP (then known as ACPWH). Helen then completed a MSc in Physiotherapy in 2005, and was awarded a distinction. Her research dissertation looked at physiotherapy treatment for women with vulval pain. This was published in 2009 in an Obstetrics and Gynaecology medical journal. In 2016 Helen also completed a postgraduate Foundation course in Acupuncture through the University of Herts.
Helen spent the first 15 years of her career working in the NHS, at the Royal Free Hospital (RFH), a Central London teaching hospital until September 2011. Helen was the lead clinician for women's health physiotherapy there for over 10 years, and was responsible for developing and expanding the service, including the development of primary care and extended scope practice physiotherapy clinics within urogynaecology and pelvic floor dysfunction. Helen began to also work with her consultant colleagues in private practice in 2007 at 132 Harley Street. She continues to hold clinics there once a week.
Helen has been actively involved in her specialist network of the CSP (POGP) throughout her career, having been a member of numerous committees. Helen has also previously been a regular undergraduate Physiotherapy lecturer at UEL, and a Clinical Educator for MSc students at the University of Bradford. Helen enjoys teaching and education, and has hosted her own courses and regularly lectures for different professional groups. Helen has published papers in several journals on a range of women’s health physiotherapy topics and is hoping to publish a case study regarding physiotherapy and acupuncture for vulval pain in the near future.
If you are suffering with any of the following, please arrange an appointment to see Helen: chronic pelvic pain, vulval pain, bladder or bowel control issues, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, postnatal pelvic floor or abdominal muscle weakness, vaginal prolapse.
Helen holds regular clinics on Monday and Friday at the Hadleigh practice.
Read more here - helenforthphysio.com
Physiotherapist, BSc MSCP
Katie graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1991 and then worked in the NHS for a number of years. She has worked with the Military in the UK and Northern Ireland and has also enjoyed working in many beautiful places while treating a diverse range of professional athletes and amateur sports enthusiasts.
Since graduating, Katie has continued to develop her clinical skills and gained the following further qualifications:
She consults as an occupational health and wellbeing specialist in corporate, aviation, industrial and manufacturing sectors helping employers manage and improve their employee workplace productivity and fitness for work.
Away from work, Katie enjoys cycling, mountains and exploring, preferably in the sun in view of the sea!
Katie holds a regular clinic on Thursdays at Unit 9 Gamma (Masterlord Office Village).
Physiotherapist/Acupuncturist, BSc, MSc, MCSP, MHCPC
Originally a football coach, working with Leicester City FC, James went on to study Sports Science at the University of Greenwich and Professional Football coaching with West Ham United and the David Beckham Academy. After getting injured whilst playing semi-professional football, James received physiotherapy treatment and decided to change career path, qualifying as a Physiotherapist from the University of Essex in 2010.
Additionally, to his role at Hadleigh Physiotherapy, James works within the NHS, specialising in musculoskeletal injuries and patients suffering from vertigo. James has previously worked with Watford FC and Leyton Orient FC as well as in the private sector.
James is currently completing his Post. Graduate MSc degree, recently qualifying in steroid injection therapy and complex musculoskeletal conditions. When James is not at work or studying, you will find him on the tennis courts at Essex University or enjoying family life with his wife Seren and son Jasper.
James holds regular clinics on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon/evenings and alternate Saturday mornings at our Hadleigh practice.
If you suffer from any acute or long-term conditions or sports injuries, please don’t hesitate to give the practice a call on 01473 810185 to book an appointment with James.
Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist, BSc (Hons) MCSP
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 holds weekly clinics on Monday afternoons at our Hadleigh practice. Home visits can also be arranged.
Physiotherapist, BSc (Hons) MSCP
Sophie qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2008 from the University of Essex, worked at the Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust and is currently employed with AHP Suffolk.
In addition to her Physiotherapy and Acupuncture skills, Sophie teaches Pilates through her ongoing training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI).
Sophie’s passion for sports led her to work as the Physiotherapist for both amateur and professional Rugby clubs. She is a dedicated runner, weight lifter and recently has taken up open water swimming.
Sophie teaches Pilates classes on Tuesday evenings and offers Pilates 1:1 sessions on Saturday mornings at our Hadleigh practice.
Respiratory Specialist Physiotherapist, MSc MCSP
Sarah qualified from Addenbrookes School of Physiotherapy in 1993. During her first job at Ipswich Hospital she began to become interested in the care of patients with respiratory disease and decided to specialise in this area taking a job at The Brompton Hospital in London – a national centre of excellence in the care of people with Cardiorespiratory disease.
After several years in London Sarah secured a senior physiotherapy role at Glenfield Hospital Leicester – a specialist centre caring for some of the sickest respiratory patients in the country. There, Sarah led the Physiotherapy team responsible for the Intensive Care unit, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery wards and outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation. During that time that she also completed a Masters degree in Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University.
Following a short career break to have her two children she returned to Ipswich Hospital where she works across the Surgical and Medical wards and outpatient unit.
Away from Physiotherapy Sarah enjoys keeping fit with regular exercise, cooking and traveling with her family.
Sarah holds regular clinics on Wednesday mornings at our Hadleigh practice and also offers home visits.
Physiotherapist, BSc (Hons) MSCP
Victoria qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2005 from the University of Brighton.
Victoria has gained board based experience completing junior rotations in the NHS across Kent, before becoming a community Physiotherapist. Victoria became a clinical lead across the Swale area in Kent managing community hospital rehabilitation and community rehabilitation in 2012. Over the years Victoria has developed a special interest in neurology and chronic pain.
After relocating to Suffolk, Victoria continues to work in the community for the NHS in Ipswich as well as offering evening home visits during the week and Saturday mornings for Hadleigh Physiotherapy.
In her spare time Victoria is a keen marathon runner and will be competing in this year's London Marathon for the Hadleigh Hares.
Sports Massage Therapist
VTCT Level 3
Kerry began her massage career in 2014 when she qualified in Swedish Massage. Fascinated by the effect of massage on the human body, Kerry was keen to advance her massage skills further and has since qualified to Level 3 VTCT in Sports Massage Therapy and Level 5 BTEC in Sports & Remedial Massage, or Soft Tissue Therapy as it is widely being called.
She has also trained with Rocktape in the use of Kinesiology Tape and Instrument Assisted Massage.
Kerry is the massage therapist to the Ipswich Witches Speedway Team, based at Foxhall Stadium in Ipswich, where the riders use massage as a pre-event tool and post injury, for recovery.
She runs clinics every Monday evening and Friday during the day at our Hadleigh practice or on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at our Masterlord Office Village location.
Sabina has worked in an office environment for the better part of 30 years. She is a highly enthusiastic, resourceful, organised and flexible person who possesses a significant amount of knowledge regarding administrative and office procedures.She loves working in a busy and varied office environment and enjoys all aspects of interaction with people.
Outside of work Sabina is mum to three teenage boys who keep her on her toes. She loves the outdoors whether it be walking the family dog Ella, gardening or visiting beautiful sights around the UK.
Friday 18th May 2018
Friday 10am - Beginners
Commencing Friday 8th June
As many of you will be aware, Kerry is leaving her reception role at the end of May to free up more clinic time for her Massage and Pilates.
She will be holding a Beginners class at 10am on a Friday and as she is still a student, these will be offered at a reduced rate.
If you are interested in joining Kerry’s class, please call the practice on 01473 810185.
Thursday 17th May 2018
Where has spring gone? We are now making preparation for the summer term running for 6 weeks from Monday 4th June.
Could all current attendees please confirm their attendance for next term’s classes by Friday 25th of May.
The last class of the current Spring term is Thursday 24th May 2018. Our next term commences:
Lottie 4th Jun - 12th Jul
Sophie 5th Jun - 10th Jul
Kerry 8th Jun - 13th Jul *
6-week term - £66. Drop in classes are £15 per class.
* Kerry’s classes are currently at Student Rate of £8 per class, £48 per term.
Friday 16th March 2018
The time just seems to fly by as we again make preparation for the new term running from the 16th April for 6 weeks.
Could all current class attendees please confirm their attendance for next term’s classes by Wednesday 4th of April.
The last class of the current Spring term is Thursday 29th March 2018.
Next term: Lottie 16th Apr – 24th May
Sophie 17th Apr – 22nd May
6 week term - £66. Drop in classes are £15 per class.
* Due to Monday 7th May being a Bank Holiday all of Lottie’s Monday classes on this day will be held on Monday 9th April instead
Look forward to seeing you next term.
Lottie, Sophie & the Hadleigh Physio Team
Friday 16th March 2018
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