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The Iveson Clinic for Physiotherapy and Chiropractic

Long Melford, Sudbury

Meet the Team



julieJulie Iveson trained at the Middlesex Hospital and qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1984. Before this Julie had been an international gymnast and represented Great Britain on several occasions. She has a particular interest in sports injuries due to this.  After qualifying, Julie worked in the NHS for several years and then became Head Physiotherapist at Springfield Medical Centre in Chelmsford.


The Frinton Physiotherapy Clinic was Julie’s first private venture which went from strength to strength. In a short period of time it expanded into a large health clinic. This offered various other health services as well as physiotherapy. On moving to Sudbury, Julie took over from the late Denise Durrant in 2001.The clinic moved to  Long Melford,near Sudbury in 2003.


Julie enjoys treating patients by making use of her wealth of knowledge. She is a ‘hands on’ physio who uses traditional physiotherapy techniques to help recovery . Treatment also includes teaching appropriate exercises and self care .

Specialities are:

  • musculoskeletal problems
  • sports injuries
  • acupuncture
  • recovery after Orthopaedic operations
  • kinesio taping

 Like all of our practitioners, Julie undertakes regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This keeps her up-to-date with the latest clinical research and treatments.

Married with two children, in her leisure time she enjoys walking, swimming and painting.


Fiona Drew  – Chartered Physiotherapist MCSP HCPC, Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy, RAD

Fiona joined the Iveson Clinic in 2019, working part-time on Monday and Fridays. 

She trained at the University of East Anglia and then worked at various hospitals throughout Suffolk after qualifying in 2000.  This incorporated all areas of physiotherapy including:

  • neurology
  • care of the elderly
  • surgical and ITU
  • Outpatients and MSK
  • Paediatrics
  • Medical Wards & Respiratory

Fiona went on to specialise in working with adults  with learning disabilites, including many aspects of neurological work. Having worked in this area for 12 years , the service and funding was sadly withdrawn. This required her to decide on a different area of physiotherapy to work within. 

Away from work, Fiona runs her own dance school, ‘The Stowe School of Dance’. She has been a qualified dance teacher since 1991 , having been a student herself at the Legat School of Classical ballet and Royal Academy of Dance before this. Beyond this, Fiona is also undertaking a 2 year MA in Professional practice in dance technique pedagogy. 

Her interest in ballet has led her to now working within MSK(musculoskeletal ) and we are delighted she has decided to join our team at the Iveson Clinic.  To comply with HCPC requirements, Fiona regularly attends various CPD courses.These advance her knowledge and she plans to particularly specialise in neurology and dance injuries. 





Richard Iveson qualified as a Chiropractor in 1986 at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic.

After qualifying, Richard worked in Sudbury and then set up his own private clinic in Newmarket in 1990. He then started  the Iveson Clinic with his wife Julie, in 2001.  A range of treatments available include:


  • taping
  • soft tissue work
  • mobilisation
  • manipulation
  • electrotherapy

He has a particular interest in Activator Technique and Pilates.

Richard is registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC), as all Chiropractors must be, and thus abides by the GCC code of ethics and standards of proficiency. He undertakes regular CPD in order to keep up-to-date with his clinical knowledge.

When he is not working, Richard enjoys walking, swimming and playing the piano and keyboard.






The Iveson Clinic is staffed by our receptionists, Nicola Adams, Janette Osborne, and Debbie Perry .  The receptionists are able to deal with all enquiries, bookings, payments, invoicing and liaising with medical insurance companies.

Nicola Adams – Receptionist










Janette Osborne – Receptionist







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