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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a holistic treatment approach to help people...

Sporting Injuries

At Fountain Square we work with you to identify the problem and provide a range of treatments...

Acupuncture

Acupuncture traditionalists believe that qi regulates the body’s balance...

Reflexology

Reflexologists would not claim to provide a cure or to diagnose disease...

Nutritionist

Nutritionists can assess a person’s nutritional intake and eating habits objectively...

Osteopathy

Back, neck and shoulder pain are all common reasons for a person to visit an osteopath...

Podiatry

A podiatrist is a medical practitioner who specialises in the foot and ankle...

Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic drainage is performed via firm yet gentle ‘pumping’ massage...

Welcome to Fountain Square Physio

No age limits

We offer personal training sessions tailored to your needs, either one to one or group sessions.

First class treatment

All our physiotherapists are fully trained and highly qualified in all aspects of treatment and rehabilitation.

Stuart Fraser-Thomson Foundation

The foundation is committed to raising funds in order to fund mobility solutions for terminally ill patients.

Our Blog and What We Do

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  • Endurance Training
  • Post Natal
  • On-road duathlon

Many people will be beginning graduated training programmes towards spring events such as the London Marathon. At Fountain Square we work with athletes during their training programmes to help prevent injuries, picking up on bad habits and weaknesses before they cause problems. We can do this using our running and walking analysis equipment which allows us to pick up pressure changes on foot strike as well as pelvic and foot instability. Spotting potential problems can be the difference between completing an event and not starting it.

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Having recently had a number of new arrivals at Fountain Square Clinic with Physiotherapists Becky and Kaye adding to their families, I thought it a good time to remind new mums that graduated exercise programmes post-delivery are important to ensure good muscle recovery and prevent future problems. Fountain Square can offer individual exercise advice as well as Group Core and Pilates programmes. Re-activating pelvic floor muscles, diaphragm and abdominal muscles is key to preventing low back problems and stress incontinence.

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Monday 14th March 16 The sun was shining yesterday for Alex as he took part in the Parbold Duathlon consists of a run section, followed by a bike section and then, lastly, another run section.....

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Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy is the treatment of any muscular skeletal condition, it includes joint, nerves, ligaments and muscle problems.
Personal Training
Whatever your goals, we'll help you get there with out tailored personal training sessions in Disley. Fat Busting, Spin and core combination, Older adults, Circuit training and Back care programmes.
Pilates
We're not just about Physiotherapy, our aim is to improve your overall wellbeing in the long term. We run a series of Pilates class to suit all levels and most importantly they are all run by fully qualified therapists.
Acupuncture
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine treats many problems from Allergies including, Asthma, Hay-fever, Digestive problems and much more.
Fat Burning
The more muscle you have, the heavier you will be. It’s why professional athletes or body builders often appear to be overweight according to the Body Mass Index classifications, even though they have a very low percentage of body fat. In order to achieve your lowest weight, it looks as though you might have lost a lot of muscle as well as fat. This is usually the result of a very low calorie intake – effectively, your body goes into ‘starvation mode’ and starts using your muscles to supply it with calories rather than using its fat stores, which it tries to protect at all costs. Because muscles themselves burn a lot of energy, if you lose muscle your metabolic rate will drop, meaning that after you stop a low calorie diet and return to your old pattern of eating, you will actually put on more weight than you did before. Another problem with losing muscle is that you can become fatigued doing simple daily tasks, because muscles store energy for the body in the form of glycogen, and with less muscle, your body has fewer energy reserves to draw upon.
Where we are
Fountain Square Physiotherapy is situated in Disley village, near the train station, located immediately off the A6 and covers Stockport, High Lane, New Mills, Chapel en le Frith and the surrounding High Peak and Cheshire areas. Established in 2002, Fountain Square Clinic has become one of the leading assessment, treatment and rehabilitation clinics of musculoskeletal disorders in the Northwest.

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MEET OUR TEAM

Sue Fraser-Thomson
Principal Practitioner

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.

Alex Ernill
Senior 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.

Matt Ball
Principal Practitioner

YMCA Personal Trainer (level 3) Masters in Sports Massage

Matthew has been qualified as a personal trainer since 1999, 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 extended his massage skills further in 2014 by qualifying in Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

Sarah Jones
Paedriatrics

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.

Anthony Kappes MBE
Massage Therapist

ITEC diplomas in Sports Massage.

Anthony re-trained as a massage therapist at the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford and gained ITEC diplomas in Sports Massage, Holistic Massage (Swedish Massage) and On-site Chair Massage with further qualifications in sports injury, ultrasound, taping and strapping.  Anthony then decided to take the opportunity to compete for Great Britain on the para-cycling squad in 2012 where he obtained gold medals for his incredible efforts.  Now Anthony has decided to retire from racing and rekindle his love of massage therapy.

Rebecca Burtt
Osteopath

British College of Osteopathic Medicine

Rebecca qualified from The British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995, and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). She has worked in clinics in New Zealand, Yorkshire and Cambridgeshire before settling in the Peak District in 2006. Rebecca enjoys meeting patients of all ages and lifestyles, using her experience to diagnose and treat strains and injuries of all kinds whether it be from sport, work or at home. As well as treating back and neck pain osteopathy can help with other areas of the body such as shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Rebecca is particularly skilled in treating acute issues and the maintenance of ongoing conditions. Rebecca combines a wide range of treatments that are tailored to the individual. Techniques include massage and deep soft tissue work, joint mobilisation, ultrasound and osteopathic manipulation.

Bruna Tamai
Pilates Teacher & Sports Masseur

My passion and curiosity for body movement has been with me for as long as I remember, from practicing sports to more holistic ways of working both with Pilates and Yoga. I trained with Pilates Foundation UK and attend regular seminars and courses to further improve my knowledge and understanding of the body biomechanics and injuries. Gaining my Sport & Remedial Massage diploma from the London School of Sport and Remedial Massage, has provided me with a further and deeper understanding of body anatomy and movement.

I strongly believe in a balanced body, where strength, good, healthy body movement and flexibility will help us do the things we enjoy in life, whether it’s running, walking, cycling or simply moving more freely, and ultimately feel better in ourselves.

In my teaching I aim to help people understand better how they move, and how movement and posture affect our body positively or not.

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.

Becky Davies
BA(Hons) Psychology, MSc Sport Psychology

Becky gained an MSc in Sport Psychology from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2007. Since then she has worked as a researcher at the University of Manchester and have worked with a professional rugby league club, providing sport psychology for injured athletes.

Her work with injured players has given her a keen interest in learning more about injuries.  And as a result she started to retrain as a Sports Therapist and Sports Massage practitioner. She hopes to combine the two disciplines in the future to create a more rounded treatment plan for anyone experiencing pain or injury.

Bridget Mooney
Low Impact Fitness Instructor

I am interested in helping people to stay well, mobile and active through a positive approach to fitness.  Having experienced a broken ankle, I understand only too well what it feels like to struggle to regain fitness and I remember how frightening the gym can seem.

So many people expressed similar feelings to me that I trained to offer a viable alternative  If my clients are happy then I am happy! Exercise is not about feeling overwhelmed, it is about feeling uplifted and being enthused to keep you well and staying active!

Nicola Robinson
Practice Manager

Ruth Dickman
Secretary

Physiotherapy Clinic in Disley

Injury treatments



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

We have developed injury prevention and performance image enhancing programmes for athletes from many different sports including: athletics, football, cricket, golf, rugby, skiing and martial arts.

Often repetitive injuries take promising athletes out of their sports long before their potential has been achieved. This can be avoided in many cases and we pride ourselves on a comprehensive injury prevention programme. This includes a sophisticated screening programme which has allowed a more scientific approach to injury diagnosis and the study of body mechanics during running, walking and throwing etc. This incorporates computerised movement analysis and foot scanning.

A complete service for you



Besides physiotherapy, our main focus is on injury prevention and rehabilitation. We have a complete team is highly qualified and skilled individuals who together can offer you a service like no other practice in the vicinity of Marple and New Mills. We'll carefully assess you and discuss with you the most appropriate programme to prevent, cure and rehabilitate your injuries.

The Fountain Square Physio practice offers a wide variety of complementary therapy services which include acupuncture, Chinese medicine, massage. lymphatic drainage and art psychotherapy. We also specialise in one to one personal training and have a sophisticated computerised movement analysis suite. We have programmes for runners, golfers, racket players, horse riders, motocross and many other sports.

All treatments are delivered from a modern purpose built clinic, with three large treatment rooms. Our facilities include a fully equipped gymnasium, a movement and running analysis centre and a foot scanner.

Fountain Square Physiotherapy is registered with all major private healthcare companies and we liaise with GPs, Consultants, Hospitals, Solicitors and Insurers to ensure you get a fast and efficient service.

Pre & Post Operative Physiotherapy



The success of your surgery depends largely on what you do in both the pre and post operative stage. Strengthening and mobilising joints pre-operatively often leads to a faster recovery and better outcome post surgery.

Should the post operative stage after orthopedic surgery not be carefully managed with the help of a physiotherapist, you may continue to experience ongoing problems with stiffness, pain, swelling and general lack of confidence with the limb.

As the area may be swollen and somewhat uncomfortable in the early stages, physiotherapy will help you to regain movement, decrease swelling and strengthen the muscles around the joint.

Your physiotherapist will let you know how and when you can return to normal activities including sport.

You will be given an exercise program that is specifically designed to guide you back to your pre-operative activity. Your return to normal activity/sport will depend on the nature of the surgery and the amount of damage that was present.

Core stability



Core training works on strengthening the deep stomach and pelvic floor muscles that support the lower back, thus avoiding repetitive back problems. The aim of core stability is to provide a stable platform for the rest of the body to work with.

What core strength is all about is often misunderstood. Your core consists of numerous muscles, far too many to list here and their individual functions are infinite. The abdominal group of major muscles commonly seen as a ‘six pack’ are only the start of the core explanation, the minor and internal muscles groups are the hardest to train, and this is where we can help you achieve ultimate core stability.

Regular core stability training protects the spine, decreases chronic back pain and helps improve athletic performance. Group or 1 to 1 sessions are available.