Physiotherapy is provided in many different forms but primarily at Hadleigh Physiotherapy we offer a Musculoskeletal Service. This concentrates mainly on the assessment and treatment of soft tissues (muscle, ligaments and tendons) joints & bones.
Physiotherapy aims to help restore movement and dysfunction. It uses a wide range of skills including manipulation, mobilisation, massage and exercise, and is often assisted by other forms of treatment such as acupuncture and Clinical Pilates. Preventative measures and education are very important in the management plan given to patients as to avoid recurrence of the injury or condition.
Here at Hadleigh Physiotherapy we undertake a thorough assessment of each problem. This involves a physical examination, together with an understanding of your past medical history, occupation, social circumstances and your recreational activities. This comprehensive assessment may identify problems which are situated away from where the pain is felt, but our experienced clinicians will explain the diagnosis and the source of the problem. Our aim is to ensure your diagnosis and treatment relates to you and your whole lifestyle.
Conditions that may benefit from Physiotherapy include:
All our staff our Chartered Physiotherapists and members of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). These bodies ensure that a Physiotherapist has undergone the necessary training and continued professional development to allow them to practice within Private Practice.
Pilates is a form of exercise and body conditioning devised by German born Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. It focuses on breathing, alignment, core strength and flexibility.
Clinical Pilates uses modified versions of Pilates’ original mat work exercises, making them appropriate for people recovering from injury or those working around specific conditions.
At Hadleigh Physiotherapy we offer 1:1, 2:1 sessions or small classes (max 5 clients). All our sessions are delivered by a Chartered Physiotherapist with a special interest in rehabilitation and Pilates.
Our aim is to deliver a personal Pilates service that is achievable, safe and effective. Our Physiotherapists are trained by the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI), a leading provider of Physiotherapy treatment, education and products. The APPI have reviewed each of the original Pilates movements and modified them to develop a specialised Pilates programme that reflects current research and can be made suitable for all, regardless of age, experience or fitness levels.
The exercises taught have a beginner, intermediate & advanced level so that clients can be guided to work to their own individual pace and ability. All exercises are performed in a very precise and fluid manner. This slow and controlled approach brings long term results for all.
Clinical Pilates can help you to:
Clinical Pilates can be used to enhance elite performance athletes by challenging their stability and control in specific movement patterns relevant to their chosen sport, thereby improving overall efficiency and success.
“Pilates is like a manual for your body, let us help you reach its full potential” – Joseph Pilates
See our Pilates class schedule here.
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.
Ruth holds weekly clinics on a Monday afternoon at our Hadleigh Practice. Home visits can also be arranged.
Respiratory Physiotherapy is a specialist branch of Physiotherapy aimed at those with breathing problems. It normalises and maximises your breathing function through breathing control exercises and re-education, postural exercises, sputum clearance techniques and education. Respiratory Physiotherapy aims to promote healthy breathing patterns and to reduce the impact of chronic respiratory disease.
Our experienced Respiratory Physiotherapist, Sarah Fowler, offers the following range of treatments:
Sarah also offers Buyteko training for Asthma sufferers.
Sarah holds regular clinics on Monday and Wednesday mornings and also offers home visits.
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Sports, Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage can be used to effectively treat aches and pains throughout the body, either on its own or alongside other treatment plans such as Physiotherapy.
Sports Massage is not limited to sports injuries and can be used for anything from relieving tension in the neck and shoulders to easing off foot and ankle pains. Sports massage is an effective way to stretch out back, neck and shoulder muscles, especially when working daily in a hunched over positions at desk or steering wheel. It is equally suited to individuals who perform sports either as a pastime/hobby or at a professional level.
Sports and Deep Tissue Massage can be vigorous and tends to be more focussed, targeting the areas that are causing the problem. This will include effluage and petrissage (sweeping massage strokes) as well as tapotement (hacking, cupping and beating).
Swedish massage is generally used when the client requires a more relaxing massage and comprises of lighter sweeping massage strokes (effluage and petrissage).
Massage is highly recommended for those embarking on sporting challenges at all levels; from a 5k parkrun to a marathon or triathlon. Massage can help to keep persistent niggles and injuries at bay in your preparation, and helps with recovery post events.
Each body is different – you don't need to be an elite athlete to benefit from Sports Massage.
We run clinics every Monday evening and Friday during the day in our Hadleigh practice or on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in our Martlesham practice.
Find more information on Sports & Swedish Massage here.
Acupuncture is one of the many skills that can be used by Physiotherapists to help treat pain and inflammation. Dating back thousands of years, this form of traditional old Chinese medicine is now practiced widely within both the NHS and private practice.
It is proven that Acupuncture can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain relieving chemicals to promote wellbeing. These endorphins and serotonin chemicals assist the body’s healing process and reduce its perception of pain allowing other treatments to aid recovery.
Acupuncture can be combined with and assist any of the following treatments options:
James offers Acupuncture appointments on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon/evenings and alternate Saturday mornings.
We stock a range of rehabilitation and Pilates products for purchase to help aid in the recovery and prevention of future injuries/conditions and to facilitate more effective home exercise regimes.
Our range of products includes:
Please call or visit the clinic to speak to our staff about our full range of products.
Tuesday 9th January 2018
We would like to thank everyone who has donated to our reverse advent collection. The generosity has been overwhelming, so we plan to make this an annual event. The Storehouse Foodbank in Sudbury were most appreciative of everyone’s wonderful effort.
Hadleigh Physiotherapy Ltd and Highcliff Veterinary Practice along with many others in the community will be taking part in the London to Paris Bike Ride to raise funds for the Royal British Legion in September 2018.
Please look out for next month’s edition of The Hadleigh Community News where we will provide comprehensive information on all our fundraising activities…
Hadleigh Physiotherapy will be welcoming Women’s Health Physiotherapist Helen Forth, to the practice in February so keep an eye out for further information on this new service.
Tuesday 19th December 2017
Wishing you the timeless treasures of Christmas.
The warmth of home, the love of family and the company of good friends.
Have a blessed and meaningful Christmas and happy New Year.
Thank you very much for choosing Hadleigh Physiotherapy and we look forward to seeing you in the new year.
Hadleigh Physiotherapy will be closed from the 23rd of December until the 1st of January inclusive.
Hadleigh Physiotherapy Team
Thursday 2nd November 2017
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year, Breast Cancer Care is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the pink ribbon, a powerful symbol for millions of people affected by the disease.
Earlier in the year, Lottie undertook her training to become a Pink Ribbon Post-Rehab Specialist studying the latest Theory and Best Practice for working with breast cancer survivors.
This allows her to tailor a rehab programme to help with mobility, strength and self-confidence either mid or post treatment. If you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact the practice.
The Hadleigh Hares will once again be running their highly successful 5 and 10 Mile Road Race & Junior 2K Fun Run which is sponsored by Hadleigh Physiotherapy.
The races follow undulating country roads through Layham and Shelley and thanks to the support of sponsors come with added bling! There will be a finisher medal for all races.
This year the Junior Fun Run will start at 10am and the 5 and 10 mile races at 11am.
Show your support for local events by cheering on the participants!
Tuesday 3rd October 2017
As in the October Edition of the In touch Magazine
DEMENTIA FRIENDLY HADLEIGH
We are delighted to announce that the Hadleigh Physiotherapy are our latest local business to sign up to support the work of the Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance. Will and Lottie Dykes set up the practice in 2013 and are located at 111 George Street, Hadleigh in the heart of our community.
Will and Lottie are joined by a team of experienced and dynamic health care professionals, and aim to provide every client with the highest level of patient care. They offer a comprehensive pathway to facilitate recovery by offering the following services: Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates, Acupuncture, Swedish and Sports Massage, Respiratory and Paediatric Physiotherapy.
The team offer a person-centred approach and take time to listen to you, clinically reason the cause of your condition or injury and thereby will formulate a comprehensive treatment plan. This will help you to understand, alleviate and manage your condition and prevent the likelihood of its reoccurrence.
As part of becoming a dementia friendly business the team have set the following aims;
o We aim to encourage all our team to become dementia friends
o We support the work of the local alliance
o We will sign post people to local services that allow them to stay active and connected
If your business or employer has not yet signed up to support the work of the Alliance or you would like more information email us on email@example.com or visit our website at www.hadleighdementiafriends.co.uk
Physiotherapy for dementia
Dementia is a loss of cognitive ability in a person who was previously unimpaired. It is an umbrella term that describes a set of symptoms that occur when the brain is damaged by certain conditions. A lack of cognitive ability can significantly impact on an individual’s physical presentation. Physiotherapy can help an individual with dementia to remain as independent as possible.
An assessment is best carried out in a client’s home or familiar environment.
Depending on the client’s stage on their dementia journey it is often helpful to have a friend or relative present at the assessment to provide a detailed account of the individual’s past medical history, daily routine, problems and hobbies. Following a detailed assessment, a list of the individual’s problems will be formulated along with realistic goals and an appropriate treatment plan. The treatment plan will be specific to the individual’s needs. However, a general treatment plan may involve:
Depending on the severity of the dementia, communication, understanding and memory may be a problem for the individual. This can make it difficult for them to engage in treatment, understand the purpose of therapy and remember to do exercises in their own time. If this is the case, our experienced clinicians utilise functional every day activities such as walking to the bathroom or polishing a table as therapeutic exercise which has purpose and meaning to promote participation whilst achieving specific goals.
Carer education is an important part of physiotherapy for dementia. The Physiotherapists will provide physical demonstrations, verbal instruction and written handover to carers involved in the management of an individual with dementia to ensure holistic care 24 hours a day. Carers are often shown how to use equipment, how to roll or position someone in bed, how to transfer or walk with an individual safely.
NICE and SIGN guidelines recommend physiotherapy for promoting and maintaining independence for this client group.
For more information on the Alliance or dementia friends visit:
If you would like to get involved and become a dementia friend or dementia friendly business, you can contact Tracey at: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01473 823470
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