01787 374964 The Iveson Clinic for Physiotherapy and Chiropractic

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.





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, Melanie Osborne, Debbie Perry and Bookkeeper Sally Feldt.  The receptionists are able to deal with all enquiries, bookings, payments, invoicing and liaising with medical insurance companies.

Nicola Adams – Receptionist










Janette Osborne – Receptionist

Melanie Osborne – Receptionist







Laura Palmer qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2007, after training at the University of Hertfordshire. She worked for the NHS for the first five years of her career, within different specialities including elderly care, respiratory, neurology and musculoskeletal.

Since then Laura has worked in a private practice, specialising in musculoskeletal problems and sports injuries. She has undergone further training to qualify in acupuncture, including cosmetic acupuncture; she is a qualified aquatic physiotherapist with a keen interest in knee injuries, having written rehabilitation protocols for ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) repairs. Laura works at the Iveson clinic on Tuesdays and Wednesdays as well as offering home/domiciliary visits.

Laura is married and has one child; when not working she enjoys spending time with her family.




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