New physiotherapy clinic set to launch at Sudbury Community Health Centre
Sudbury Community Health Centre will soon be home to a new private physiotherapy clinic, which hopes to help address the growing health needs of the town’s aging population.
The Hadleigh Physiotherapy Group is set to open a clinic at the Siam Surgery in Church Field Road on Monday, offering services such as musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy, vertigo and dizziness treatment, and acupuncture.
Initially open for two days a week, with plans to expand in the future, the clinic will be the third of its kind run by the group, following on from outlets in Hadleigh and Ipswich, which have been operating over the past decade.
Physiotherapist James Leathers, who previously worked at Walnut Tree Hospital and ran his own clinic in Gainsborough Street, will be leading the new service.
He told the Free Press that his past work in the town, which has a large demographic over the age of 50, indicated a strong need for these services, adding that he wants to help educate people about conditions that they might not be aware of.
“The other clinics have been very successful, so we have been looking at expanding,” he said. “Sudbury is a great location, and we have set up links with the local health service.
“I think these services are extremely important. People are living longer and some of them need that extra little bit of support. If we can prevent someone getting ill, that’s great.
“It’s a big area and the demand is there. From my past experience, there are a lot of local people who require the service, whether they are young or old.
“It’s a great profession to be in, and it’s very much needed.”
The initial opening hours for the clinic will be Mondays from 8am to 1pm, and Thursdays between 9.30am and 2.30pm.
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