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). Our sessions are delivered by Chartered Physiotherapists and Sports Massage Therapists with a special interest in rehabilitation and Pilates.
Our aim is to deliver a personal Pilates service that is achievable, safe and effective. The team 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
What is Pelvic Health Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy offers physical treatments for any ailment affecting mechanical body function which results in pain, loss of function, weakness, or loss of movement. Pelvic and Women’s Health Physiotherapists are specialists at treating problems experienced during pregnancy and the post-natal period, problems affecting bladder and bowel function, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and pelvic pain.
Examples of conditions treated are:
What is likely to happen during an appointment?
Your first visit is likely to last between 45 minutes and 1 hour. During this time, I will thoroughly assess your condition. This assessment may be ‘head to toe’, or more focused on the specific area affected, depending on the problem. You will be asked lots of questions about your health and lifestyle. Assessment of bladder and bowel issues, prolapse or pelvic floor dysfunction will often include a vaginal examination if you consent to this. Vaginal examination is a normal part of physiotherapy assessment for these problems and you have the option of having a chaperone present. Based on the findings of the assessment, I will employ a variety of techniques to return you to full function. I will also give you an idea of how long it might take the resolve the problem and how to prevent recurrence.
Some commonly used techniques…..
Helen holds regular clinics on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at our Hadleigh Practice. For further information please don't hesitate to call the practice.
Helen Forth, our Pelvic and Women’s Health Specialist is delighted to be offering The MummyMOT® in Hadleigh.
This is a must-do for all women who have ever given birth, ideally carried out from around 6 weeks postnatal, but beyond that too. It includes a 1hr and 15 min assessment of your posture and biomechanics, pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, and will help you on your path to recovery and back to physical exercise. It can also highlight any areas where further in-depth physiotherapy assessment and treatment is indicated. To avoid any long-term childbirth related complaints, it is advised to come early and get your tummy gap and pelvic floor tested – then start an optimal postnatal recovery programme. In France this is considered standard postnatal care, but sadly it is still not offered routinely in the UK.
Most women after having had a baby, will have weakness in either their tummy or pelvic floor muscles (or both!), which can lead to poor core strength. This in turn can result in back pain, pelvic pain, vaginal prolapse, and bladder or bowel control issues.
The MummyMOT® is a detailed physiotherapy assessment of the abdominal and pelvic area. It will check your posture, breathing, tummy gap and pelvic floor strength. You will receive a report of the findings on the day, plus an appropriate safe exercise programme will be prescribed. The MummyMOT® System combines the principles of Physiotherapy assessment with the practice of functional retraining. It is essential to address muscle weakness and imbalance, otherwise pain, prolapse, and continence issues can persist. Mums need to be able to bend, lift, squat, and twist safely, comfortably and without leakage, in order to care for their small children. The Mummy MOT exercises reflect the needs of your body at this unique time.
Book yours now by calling the practice on 01473 810185.
Vertigo, also known as Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) causes brief episodes of mild to intense dizziness. BPPV is usually triggered by specific changes in the position of your head. This might occur when you tip your head up or down, when you lie down, or when you turn over or sit up in bed.
Symptoms may include; dizziness, vomiting, loss of balance, room spinning sensations, nausea, and stiffness of the neck.
BPPV is often associated with a minor to severe blow to your head. Less common causes of BPPV include disorders that damage your inner ear or, rarely, damage that occurs during ear surgery or during prolonged positioning on your back. BPPV also has been associated with migraines. Vertigo occurs most often in people age 50 and older but can occur at any age. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is also more common in women than in men.
At Hadleigh Physio we assess and treat vertigo with specific evidence-based techniques shown to reduce and stop the symptoms.
Due to the current situation with Covid-19 and Ruth's role within the NHS it may be more difficult than normal to make an appointment to see Ruth.
Please call the practice and we will do our utmost to get you seen.
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.
Due to the current situation with Covid-19 and Sarah's role within the NHS, the Respiratory Service that we offer is temporarilty suspended.
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 at Hadleigh on 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 position at a 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 effleurage 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.
Kerry runs clinics every Wednesday evening and Friday during the day in our Hadleigh practice.
Find more information on Sports & Swedish Massage here.
Why have massage during Pregnancy?
Your body will be going through some major changes during your pregnancy and massage can be used to support these. It can be helpful with issues such as back ache and pain, stiffness in the neck and shoulders, leg cramps, swollen feet and ankles, general areas of muscle tension, as well as supporting you emotionally by aiding relaxation.
Massage is only carried out in the second and third Trimester and with agreement from your midwife.
Kerry, our Massage Therapist, is fully qualified and insured to carry out pregnancy massage and with her background in Sports Massage and Clinical Pilates, has a good understanding of anatomy and physiology so mums-to-be can rest assured that they are in safe hands.
The session will begin with a chat about your pregnancy and completion of a thorough consultation form covering your medical history. You will need to have discussed massage with your midwife, obstetrician or GP and have the all clear from them to proceed with the treatment.
The actual treatment is like a normal Swedish massage, but positions are adapted to allow for your changing shape. Most of the treatment will be carried out in side lying, supported with pillows to enable you to feel entirely relaxed and at ease. The massage will incorporate back, neck, shoulders, arms and hands, legs and feet.
Please call the practice for further information or to get your appointment booked with Kerry.
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:
Please call the practice on 01473 810185 for further information.
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 24th November 2020
One of our very generous clients has offered her services for free over the next 6 weeks or so in these times of uncertainty....if this is of interest please contact the office and we can put you in touch with Jos. Details of what she offers below:
RESILIENCE & JOB COACHING OFFER
Here we are again in a 2nd lockdown and for many people a very uncertain time. I have decided to offer my coaching skills on a voluntary basis to people who feel they could benefit. I am a certified Leadership and Career coach and am offering coaching mainly in resilience and job/career for those that are finding these times particularly challenging.
I am offering to work initially for 4 to 6 weeks with new clients. It will be on a first come first served basis. If you or anyone you know, would benefit from coaching please get in touch.
Face to face is obviously postponed due to Covid-19
Some areas you could work with me…
Tuesday 10th November 2020
Kerry has had confirmation from her governing body that she will now be able to treat during lockdown.
This is because Level 5 Sports Massage Therapists are trained to degree level and are therefore now recognised as therapy professionals. As such they fall under the same health care banner as physiotherapists, chiropractors etc in terms of providing services during lockdown to help alleviate the pressure on the NHS.
Kerry will be able to treat you if:
Please call the practice for further information or to book an appointment with Kerry.
Wednesday 4th November 2020
Further to the government announcement on Saturday 31st of October, we would like to reassure you that physiotherapy is identified as an essential service. The clinic remains open and all physio-led appointments will continue. Sadly, our sports massage and reflexology services will be temporarily suspended.
We are awaiting the specific guidelines from Public Health England and in the interim will continue to follow the Covid-19 Policies and Procedures that we currently have in place.
If you have an appointment with either Kerry or Judy after the 5th of November, please expect this appointment to be cancelled. However, we have just been advised that Kerry will be able to see clients with more information to follow soon.
If you are concerned about attending clinic face to face, we are able to offer a virtual/telephone consultation if this is your preference.
We thank you for supporting us as a small business, and on behalf of the entire team wish you well.
Will & Charlotte Dykes
Hadleigh Physiotherapy Ltd
Wednesday 14th October 2020
Will and James are now running clinics in both Hadleigh and Ipswich very similar to before lockdown.
To keep everyone safe, and comply with legal, regulatory, professional and insurance requirements, we have implemented a number of temporary changes at our clinics. We have created a flowchart (click on link below) to try and help our clients through the decision-making process of returning to treatment. Please see our website for more information.
Can I have a Physiotherapy Appointment?
We continue to offer virtual and face to face 1:1 clinical Pilates sessions and a varied class timetable via zoom, along with recorded video links of classes to practice at your convenience.
Our Admin Team have returned to the office Mon-Fri from 8.30am - 4.30pm to answer your calls and queries.
Please call us on 01473 810185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the team will get back to you as soon as they can.
We thank you for supporting us as a small business, and on behalf of the entire team wish you well.
Will and Charlotte Dykes
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