The Iveson Clinic for Physiotherapy and Chiropractic
Long Melford, Sudbury
Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability, by using exercise, manual therapy, electrotherapy, acupuncture, education and advice.
Why go privately
So often we are hearing of patients who are struggling with their condition which hasn’t recovered with advice and exercises as provided by their local hospital.
The difference privately, is that we have time to offer traditional ‘hands on’ physiotherapy. We have time to do a thorough examination, discuss our findings and if appropriate offer and commence a course of treatment to help the patient recover more speedily. This may need one treatment or a course of treatment, but there is no arbitrary limit. Treatments are upto 40 minutes long. We would hope the patient would make a speedy recovery, but if we have any concerns regarding the recovery and feel a specialist or gp opinion is needed, we would refer back accordingly.
Patients are welcome to attend without a GP referral. If the physiotherapists have any concerns, they will write to the gp to advise them about the findings and whether further investigation or treatment is needed.
The treatment is available to people of all ages offering treatment for various conditions from sprains and strains, to shoulder knee or elbow conditions , to post -operative recovery such as after a knee replacement. Neck and back injuries often benefit from physiotherapy treatment, which will aim to regain natural movement in the affected joint, ease the pain and inflammation ,combined with developing a suitable home exercise programme.
Chiropractic is a branch of healthcare which focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of problems within the musculoskeletal system. Most people who see a Chiropractor do so for problems with their spine, which can manifest as low back or neck pain. This is often associated with arm or leg symptoms and headaches.
Chiropractic treatment employs a range of options, but usually involves the use of safe, gentle, specific adjustments to joints which are stiff or not functioning correctly.Read More
Acupuncture is used within physiotherapy , to assist in the management of pain and inflammation. Treatments are based on scientific research and evidence, which has found that pain can be reduced by stimulating the brain and spinal cord. This results in a chemical response to produce pain relieving hormones such as endorphin and serotonin, which assist the body’s healing process.Read more
Sports Massage can assist in correcting problems and muscle imbalances. This can be particularly helpful for people involved in sport or repetitive physical activities. The massage involves mobilising and manipulating the soft tissue and myofascial structures, which then enables the person to return to their physical or sport related activity.
Sports Massage can be given prior to exercise to warm up the muscles and thus improve performance. Alternatively, it can be used after exercise, to help reduce muscle soreness, disperse lactic acid and increase flexibility.
Benefits of Sports Massage include:
- Pain relief
- Relaxation and reduction in anxiety
- Prevention of delayed onset muscle soreness
- Increased blood flow and Invigoration
- Scar tissue breakdown