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/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.
Some further information on Jacqui's qualifications.....
Jacqui qualified in 2007 from the University of Hertfordshire and went on to work in the NHS for three years. One of her roles was as a senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist in Burns and Plastics at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, where her interest in scar management began. As part of this role she also treated patients following breast surgery and became aware of the lack of services offered to these patients, many of whom struggle with restricted shoulder movement and pain.
Over the following years Jacqui continued working in musculoskeletal outpatient settings while gradually progressing her training with oncology. She has trained in the Pink Ribbon method for Pilates following breast cancer treatment, the Willem Fourie myofascial release course for scar management and movement restrictions following breast cancer treatment and has completed three core modules in a masters entitled Clinical Leadership in Oncology and Palliative Care, amongst other short courses at Guys and St Thomas’ and The Royal Marsden. Through this time, she also taught a voluntary Pilates class through a local cancer charity and found that the group element of an exercise class offered significant psychological support to people who were all going through, or had been through, similar experiences.
Jacqui is passionate about improving the survivorship care that is offered to patients who have been through cancer treatment, with specific focus on informing patients on the benefits of physical activity at every stage of treatment. Through her 11 years’ experience as an outpatient physio she can treat for all general aches and pains, as well as those specifically relating to cancer treatment such as restricted shoulder function and pain following breast surgery.
There is an abundance of evidence surrounding not only the general health benefits of exercise in patients who are going through chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment, but also that it can in fact reduce rates of recurrence in certain cancer types. This doesn’t have to be a gym class or something that makes you want to run for the hills! It’s all about finding something that you enjoy such as walking the dog or cycling to the shop, and then pacing it depending on your stage of treatment.
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 as a fully certified APPI instructor.
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.
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.
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.
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 also a qualified Pilates Instructor, having trained with the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute. She found that a lot of the rehabilitation exercises she was prescribing to her sports massage patients were Pilates based so it seemed like a natural addition to her skillset to have a full qualification. She offers Pilates sessions at both Hadleigh and Gamma clinics.
Kerry is also 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 Wednesday evening and Friday during the day at our Hadleigh practice or on Monday afternoons/evenings and Thursday mornings at our Masterlord Office Village location.
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).
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.
Since studying front office management at college, Denise has worked predominantly in hospitality before taking a break to bring up her two sons.
She has a dog, two cats and nine sheep. When she is not with her animals she enjoys cooking, playing badminton and gardening - although, if it's sunny, everything stops to sunbathe with a book.
Thursday 21st March 2019
“Pilates is a bit, easy, isn’t it?”
A regular statement or question we hear....
And the answer is No.
Pilates is technically difficult, it requires you to achieve and maintain good form and posture whilst moving through a range of exercises.
It demands continual mental and physical effort, focusing on correct muscle activation.
And yes, it can be physically hard, with a burn and a muscle shake and a bead of sweat (these boys make it look easy😉)
Thursday 21st March 2019
With a growing number of elite and professional sportsmen making Pilates part of their training regimes, The benefits of ‘Pilates for Men’ is an increasingly common subject for debate.
The benefits will vary, but for most people, whether a sedentary office worker or an elite athlete,incorporating Pilates into their training regime delivers improvement in a number of areas; muscle strength and control, balance, flexibility and injury prevention. For these reasons, more and more men are asking about Pilates.
If you are interested or want to know more, call the office on 01473810185 or drop us an email at email@example.com
Wednesday 13th March 2019
Is pain stopping you from doing the things that you want to....then physiotherapy and sports massage might be able to help you get back into the swing of things!
Call the practice on 01473 810185 for further information or to book an appointment.
Monday 11th March 2019
New Hadleigh Physio initiative...striving to improve health and wellbeing of employees within their workplace.
Following on from Will's Wellbeing presentation to Shore Engineering at Colchester United Football Club, we received this great feedback.
“I have known Will for a number of years after he treated my son for chronic back problems, so when we decided to have a guest speaker at one of our staff training days, I had no hesitation in approaching Hadleigh Physio to undertake a presentation on Wellbeing.
Will attended our training day Thursday 28th February and his knowledge really shone through, he made all the staff feel at ease and had everybody thoroughly engaged with his presentation style. The feedback that I have had from both management and staff has been extremely positive and his presentation has been the topic of many a discussion in the office today. I have seen first-hand staff taking more care with their posture and taking time out to exercise during their breaks.
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Hadleigh Physio for treatment, both Will and Sophie have been instrumental in getting my son back to full fitness and he is now enjoying life at Uni but still pops in to Hadleigh Physio for check-ups when he is back home. As a business we hope to incorporate their services as part of our staff wellbeing initiatives for the future.”
1 Mar 2019
If you're a company with an ethos of looking after your employees and assisting them with their health and wellbeing please don't hesitate to contact us on 01473 810185 to see how we can help you.
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After two sessions of surgery for breast cancer, I was left with lumpy scar tissue and a nipple that was turned outwards. Jacqui gave me several massage sessions which released...... read more
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My experience of the physio here has been very positive. I felt comfortable with James, he explained the issue that I had, treated it and gave me exercises to do...... read more
Reflexology is one of the newest services to be offered by Hadleigh Physio, and Judy is a fabulous addition to their team. Reflexology isn’t new to me , but it’s been...... read more
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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