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
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!