Sports Massage now available!

Posted on Aug 22, 2016

We are excited to announce that sports massage therapist Elis Merton has joined our team as of this week. She is offering sports massage appointments from just £25.00 for half an hour, and is currently available Monday daytime & evening and Fridays. Our website will be updated with more detail soon, but meanwhile for more information or to make a booking with Elis, just call or email!

Yoga @ the Bridge Project

Posted on Jul 8, 2016

One of our physio team – Claire Rumble – is now running a weekly Yoga session for adults with learning difficulties at the brilliant Bridge Project in Sudbury’s Gainsborough Street. If you’ve never been, they also have a fantastic café/ restaurant and a paint your own pottery studio which will be great to try with your little ones over the summer!

Beautiful feet?

Posted on Sep 7, 2015

After your chiropody treatment – why not treat yourself? Sarah now has a range of Dr’s Remedy enriched nail care products so you can add a splash of colour to your toe nails.

Non-toxic, hydrating and free from Phthalates and formaldehydes – and they look great! For more details on treatments & costs see our chiropody page

Chiropody service expanding!

Posted on Jun 1, 2015

In order to meet the growing demand for her services, we are pleased to announce that Chiropody with Sarah will be available on Weds mornings, in addition to our existing Thursday clinic, from the end of June. Make an appointment to get your feet ready for summer!

NEW: Tai Chi for Balance classes

Posted on Apr 13, 2015

We are pleased and excited to announce the start of our new adapted Tai Chi classes for balance improvement. These classes are specifically aimed at people with long-term conditions (arthritis, Parkinson’s, MS, stroke, & inner ear disorders affecting balance) or those recovering from illness or injury. Also, anyone who has experienced an unexpected fall or who are restricting their usual activity due to loss of confidence in their movement.

The class will cover a Tai Chi based course of exercises that have been specifically modified by physiotherapists to assist people with any of the above issues. These 18 adapted Tai Chi exercises are taught with the focus on healing, improving stamina, strength, co-ordination and balance in standing postures.

The classes will be run by our neurological physiotherapy specialist, Halcyon Mandelstam – see the ‘About Us’  page for more about Halcyons background. Classes will take place on Tuesdays, for up to 4 people at a time, though one-to-one sessions can be arranged if required. Do email or call us for more details

Sudbury Physio Presents at Dance UK Conference!

Posted on Apr 11, 2015

11th April – Clinic Partner Nicola Stephens is presenting at Dance UK’s industry wide conference  – The Future: New Ideas, New Inspirations. Her talk “Injury in the Classroom – Adapting Class for the Injured Dancer” is in the program HERE

Physiotherapy – What to Expect.

Posted on Dec 19, 2014

So what can I expect from a physiotherapist?

I’ve read a few things recently which have made me realise the obvious; not everyone who isn’t a physiotherapist knows what we do!

Our role is to help you return to full function (whatever that may be) when pain or injury interrupts your everyday activities, which it will at some point as that’s a normal part of life!

Firstly, you should understand that physiotherapy is very much about helping you to help yourself. We’re looking for a long-term solution to your problem, which can be implemented quickly, either getting you over it (following an injury), or enabling you to manage it (for arthritic problems).

Five or six visits are usually plenty for any given problem; some things need a little more, but often the problems we deal with need fewer sessions. We’re certainly not looking to book you in for a predetermined number of sessions per week over the next six months!

Your first visit to a physiotherapist here will last up to an hour, allowing us to make a full assessment. We have a lot of questions to ask you, and need to hear everything you can tell us about why you have come: your medical history (or lack of), the things that make you feel better or worse, the things you like to do. The answers to our questions about your symptoms will enable us to see patterns which help us identify the cause of your problem.

During that first session, we will discuss what we believe the issue is – be it joint, muscle, nerve or technique.  And then we can start work on helping you to recover.

Physiotherapists use a range of techniques and we don’t all work in the same way. More importantly, no two patients are the same, even those with similar injuries.  We will never prescribe a set number of sessions or even a specific regime of treatment before assessing you. Most importantly, at every stage of your treatment, you should understand exactly what is going on and why.  If you don’t, just ask us.  We love to talk, almost as much as we love to listen!

Physiotherapy treatment will almost always involve some form of exercise to improve your muscular control (the most common cause of injuries we see).  It may also include hands-on treatment such as massage, gentle stretches or mobilisation of joints.  This is all done with the goal of enabling you to get the affected areas moving better yourself. We will also explain and advise on how to avoid the problem recurring.  Once you understand the nature of your injury or problem, and have been shown a way to manage it, then YOU are in control.  Every day, it is a thrill to see our patients being able to get on with looking after themselves and getting back to their normal routine.

Of course, not everything we see can be helped by physiotherapy. Physiotherapists are trained to recognise a whole host of medical problems however and, if we can’t help, we will refer you to the most suitable professional who can, either directly, or by liaising with your GP.

I hope this answers some of your questions about physiotherapy. Do drop us a line if you would like any more information at all.  As I said, we love to talk!

NEW! – Chiropody service Starts Thursday 13th Sept.

Posted on Oct 20, 2014

We are pleased and excited to announce the start of our new chiropody service here at the centre. Sarah Murray-Johnson is an established local HCPC registered chiropodist who will be joining our team from Nov 13th offering  chiropody appointments for all your footcare needs. Between our physio team, massage therapists, Sarah and our reflexologist Lisa we truly are now offering a head to toe service!

Sarah’s webpage on this site will be published shortly, in the meantime please do call us with any enquiries.

Sudbury physiotherapist goes international!

Posted on Oct 8, 2014

Following on from her successful presentation at the recent VASTA conference in London, we are very proud to announce that NICOLA STEPHENS will soon be presenting her research into screening for vocal injury risks at the 24th Annual conference of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) in Basel, Switzerland. IADMS is the premier forum for presentation of medical research and information relating to the health and wellbeing of dancers, and Nicola is very excited to be introducing a new direction to proceedings with her work regarding the injury risk (and injury prevention strategies) to the vocal apparatus of musical theatre performers, an area largely ignored until now…

UPDATE: Nicola’s presentation was extremely well received and has generated a lot of interest in future research collaborations – watch that space!

For more information on the conference, click HERE

Shiatsu Massage

Posted on Aug 23, 2014

Shiatsu massage is now available at Sudbury Physiotherapy Centre with Diego Robirosa, for more details, click here