Physiotherapy

Physiotherapist working on client's knee

Physiotherapy

The ‘conditions’ page gives a list of just some of the things our team of physiotherapists can help you with.

Physiotherapists use a combination of treatments to help their patients, including various massage & release techniques, manual therapy, specific exercises & movement, lifestyle & ergonomic advice and sometimes acupuncture and other modalities such as ultrasound treatment.

Our team are able to work with people of all ages and backgrounds, on everything from local sprains & strains to serious back injuries, and from simple balance problems through to neurological problems such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and Parkinsons.

Our focus at Sudbury

Your first visit will last approximately 1 hour – during this appointment your physiotherapist will ask a series of questions about your current problem, your lifestyle and your past medical history. This will then be followed by a physical examination in which your therapist will observe you moving and test your range of movement, muscle power & nerve function where necessary. This all allows us to make an accurate diagnosis of exactly what the problem. This will be discussed and, if appropriate, treatment will begin there &then.

Follow up visits will be arranged as necessary if you need them, and typically last from 30-45 mins.

So why go private?

The big difference between paying for private physiotherapy and the NHS service is time. Waiting time for a private appointment is typically less than 3 days – same day appointments are often available. We can take as long as we need to assess your problem face-to-face, appointment times can be extended if necessary, and we can agree on what treatment is recommended and carry it out. Follow up appointments can be arranged when they are needed (as opposed to when they are available), and there is no arbitrary limit on the number of sessions you can have – you can decide, in conjunction with your therapist, when you are ready to be discharged.

Also, there is no need to see your GP before making an appointment – you can book direct. If, as a result of the assessment, we feel you need to see your GP or other specialist instead of a physiotherapist, we will explain this and write any necessary referrals (for NHS or private services) at no extra charge, and contact your GP directly if required.