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We treat all injuries caused by gardening, falling, poor posture and sports activities, from minor sprains and strains to major ruptures and pre/post-surgery rehabilitation. We see patients from all over Stockport and High Peak.

We also have gym facilities and two Personal Trainers. Whatever your goals, we'll help you get there with out tailored personal training sessions. Or alternatively join our Spin, Core, Circuit, Back care or Pilates programmes.

We also practice Acupuncture and have a Nutritionist for any dietary advice and concerns.

Training, qualifications & experience

Alex Ernill - Physiotherapist - BSc(Hons) MCSP HPC OCPPP
Alex qualified in 2000 from Brunel University, London. After 5 years of NHS practice at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital, Alex moved back North and continued his work in private practice. He has extensive experience in musculoskeletal and sports injuries, gathered through post graduate training and a variety of hospital and sports based work. His past experience includes pitch side physio for Arsenal's academy football team, the Football Association and the Amateur Boxing Association England.

Sue Fraser-Thomson, Principal Physiotherapist, Grad Dip Phys MCSP HPC OCPPP

Sue has been involved in sport all her life playing hockey, badminton and golf at county level. She regularly goes running, mountain biking and skiing wherever possible. She therefore has first hand knowledge of many of the frustrating injuries athletes suffer. Sue's many years of physiotherapy experience means that her skills have evolved as she continuously keeps her physiotherapist expertise current with modern methods of prevention, treatment and recovery.

Cathy Wright - Nutritionist - First Class Honours degree in Human Nutrition. MSc (Distinction) in Nutrition & Health. Registered with the Association for Nutrition; a member of the Nutrition Society, The British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES) and the Society for Endocrinology.

Cathy has spent the last ten years studying to attain her goal of becoming a nutritionist, she is passionate about self-development and achieving one’s full potential. She firmly believes that optimum nutrition is the foundation for this attainment; believing that when we are well nourished, we feel good, we look radiant and have endless energy to pursue both our personal and professional aspirations.

Matt Ball, YMCA Personal Trainer (level 3) Masters in Sports Massage
Matthew has been 18 years qualified as a personal trainer, having worked on Gladiators, the World Disability Games and numerous Biathlons and Ultra Marathons.At Fountain Square, Matthew carries out the gait analysis and foot scan, physio rehab, and trains either private or group exercise classes. He is Stott pilates trained and runs the Pilates and Back care classes. Matt has extended his massage skills further this year by qualifying in Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

Sarah Jones, Phyiotherapist MCSC, HPC,
Sarah graduated in 1998 from Salford University with a BSc (hons) degree in Physiotherapy. She spent 8 years working at Manchester Royal Infirmary and St Mary's Hospital, Manchester where she gained skills in musculoskeletal out patients, neurology, hydrotherapy and paediatrics. Sarah continues to maintain a specialism in Paediatrics alongside her adult sporting injury work which is driven by her own love of running, skiing and gymnastics.

Jiang Chang, Chinese Medicine, Member of British Acupuncture Council, Traditional Chinese Medicine UK, NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners.

Jiang has been practicing Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for over 30 years. During the initial consultation he will check your pulse, look at your tongue and eyes, examine related parts of the body by non-invasive approaches to diagnose your symptoms. Treatment will be either/or chinese herbal medicine or acupuncture.

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Therapies offered


Additional information

  • Physiotherapy Assessment & treatment £42
  • Physiotherapy follow on treatment £40
  • Domiciliary Visit £52
  • Sports Massage - 1 hour - £34
  • Core stability training - 1 hour - £34
  • Chinese Acupuncture - approx.1 hour - £40
  • Personal Training - 1 hour - £34
  • Nutritionist with dietary analysis (2 hours) £75
  • Golf MOT £80
  • Video/walking analysis (gait analysis) - £45
  • Class sessions - either spin/core, spinning, pilates, core, circuit £8 per session - book monthly course

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.

Fountain Square Clinic
3 Buxton Old Road
SK12 2BB

Type of session

In person
Fountain Square Physiotherapy

Fountain Square Physiotherapy