Posted on Mar 23, 2020

Updated 15th May 2020

Current guidelines from our regulatory body advise that physiotherapists and chiropodists should continue to offer online assessments only in all but the most urgent cases, therefore we remain online only at present

This is for the safety of our staff, patients, clients and the wider community.

Online assessments with our physiotherapists are available via Zoom, and Kat is offering online Pilates Classes, both daytime and evening – please call or email for more details

if you have a concern regarding our CHIROPODY service with Sarah and think you may need an urgent appointment, please email the clinic or call 07984 019815 and we will get back to you as soon as possible 

We hope to resume face to face appointments for all of our services as soon as it is safe to do so, but as this may not be for some time, please do not hesitate to contact us if you need our help.

Thank you for your support

Sports Massage

Posted on Aug 3, 2018

Elis Merton, our sports massage therapist, continues to receive excellent feedback and is available on Monday afternoon/ evening, Fridays and Saturday mornings – sessions start at just £25.00 for 30 minutes. For more information or to make an appointment, 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!

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

New Partner Joins Sudbury Physiotherapy Centre

Posted on Apr 30, 2014

Nicola-1We are very excited to announce that we have a new managing partner! Nicola Stephens has joined Sudbury Physiotherapy Centre, replacing outgoing partner Uschi Grounds.

Nicola graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1997 with an honours degree in Physiotherapy. She initially worked for the NHS in Leeds, West Yorkshire specialising in musculoskeletal and rheumatology physiotherapy, before opening Performers Physiotherapy in 2003, which is based within Performers College, one of the country’s leading performing arts colleges. Nicola gained her MACP qualification in 2005, and her MSc in 2011 and has developed her role as a dance injury specialist at one of the country’s leading performing arts training institutions, physiotherapy lecturer and researcher since then. Nicola brings a ‘high profile’ touch to Sudbury as her research projects on injury screening have been presented internationally – she is also a sought after lecturer on injury prevention & management.

Nicola’s role will initially be mainly managerial and concerned with expanding our range of services, but she is looking forward to getting involved in the clinical side of the centre later in the year.

Later this year Nicola is scheduled to present at the international VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association) annual conference, this year in London, and at the IADMS (International Association of Dance Medicine and Science) annual conference, this year in Basel, Switzerland

This appointment also marks the transition of Sudbury Physiotherapy Centre into a family run business, as Leon & Nicola have been married since 2003, and have already established a successful clinic together at Performers Physiotherapy in Thurrock.

The rest of our fabulous team here at Sudbury Physiotherapy Centre remains unchanged, and we all wish Uschi the very best with her future endeavours.

Welcome to our new website

Posted on Feb 10, 2014

Our new website is now live!


Along with a host of new services on offer in our town centre clinic, we have a shiny new website, built by Gillian Ann Virtual PA Solutions we hope you find it useful & informative – take a look around and please do drop us a line on 01787 378178 for more information on anything you see here, or with any other feedback. Keep checking back for regular updates…