Physical wellbeing top of the agenda

Physical wellbeing top of the agenda

3rd April 2023

Physical wellbeing is a key element of everyone’s quality of life, with exercise having proven benefits. But when you need support after an injury, or to improve flexibility, physiotherapy and pilates are proven methods of treatment. 

Hadleigh Physiotherapy, based both at Masterlord Office Village and Hadleigh, has a wealth of expertise with partners William and Charlotte Dykes and their team of physio and massage therapists and pilates instructors. They always start with a clinical assessment, to decide on the most appropriate treatments. 

From injuries due to sport or a fall, to back and postural pain, the team uses physiotherapy and pilates as the primary tools, also offering acupuncture and treatments for vertigo.    

Both William and Charlotte are driven by their desire to have a positive impact on people’s wellbeing. William, who swims competitively, plays golf and is a member of Ipswich Golf Club, and Charlotte, with her background in physio at NHS hospitals, thrive on their interaction with people.

Charlotte explains, “Pain is an indicator that something is wrong. Don’t put it off, seek expert advice.  We empower people to understand why they have pain. If they understand, you can take the fear away.

“Everyone is more proactive now in looking after themselves, but sometimes ‘weekend warriors’ can push themselves too far with exercise or sport and cause injury. Generally, each person knows what’s wrong with them. We provide education and self-management along with treatment to help them recover.”

William Dykes started his business 20 years ago in Martlesham after working in the NHS. In 2013, he and Charlotte bought the old dairy in Hadleigh where they started a private practice and now offer 20 pilates classes each week.  People travel from all over Suffolk for the quality of their treatment and classes. 

The move to Gamma Terrace at Masterlord came when they outgrew their space at Martlesham in 2018.  Originally a short-term solution, they discovered that people found it easy to access and can combine a treatment with a visit to Waitrose, John Lewis or B&Q!  So they expanded.   

“It’s a great location, parking is free, and with two locations we can cover the county,” adds Charlotte. 

With a dog and two girls to look after at home, the husband and wife team have found a way to balance their busy work and life.  There will never be a shortage of runners, cyclists, horse riders, golfers, tennis and team sports players who need their skills. 

Hadleigh Physio are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year with a gala event at Trinity Park, Ipswich on Saturday 30 September.  All proceeds will be donated to the East Anglian Air Ambulance, which saves lives by delivering highly skilled doctors and critical care paramedics by air or car to seriously ill or injured people in the region.

More information:

Call 01473 810185 or email

Unit 9, Gamma Terrace, Masterlord Office Village, Ipswich, IP3 9FJ


The Clinic, 111 George Street, Hadleigh, IP7 5BP

Donate to the East Anglian Air Ambulance:

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