Meet The Team

Meet the Team

Sue Fraser-Thomson

Sue Fraser-Thomson HCPC, CSP, SRP

Founder & Senior Physiotherapist

Sue has been qualified for 32 years and still exudes enthusiasm for her profession. Constantly updating and always keen to find the best techniques available to her patients. Being a keen sportswoman and lover of the great outdoors, Sue has always been interested in the mechanics of movement, and takes an overall approach to treatment, which looks at causes, symptoms and prevention. Ex county badminton player, cyclist, hill walker, runner, skier and single figure golfer, Sue has 1st hand experience of the physical pressures of many sports.

Her years of experience have guided her to a very central approach to treatment specialising in spinal pain, its treatment and maintenance. Her continued love of the profession has recently led sue to Prague to work alongside Dr Richard Smesik. His unique new rehabilitation regime spiral stabilisation, has led to a revolutionary approach to treatment, with outstanding results. All Fountain Square associates are trained in these methods and patients have loved being able to continue their rehab at home.

Alex Ernill HCPC, CSP, SRP

Senior Physio. 15 years experience as a sport & MSK therapist.

Alex is one of Fountain Square’s senior physiotherapists and has nearly fifteen years of experience as a sport and musculoskeletal physiotherapist. He is also a specialist knee brace fitter for Ossur UK.
Having graduated from Brunel University in London, Alex initially worked at the world renowned Royal Brompton Hospital developing his knowledge in respiratory physiotherapy then continued on to Guy’s and St. Thomas’s NHS trust where he developed his sports and rehabilitation expertise. Work in private clinics followed, together with national sports teams in the field of football and boxing.

Alex has a particular interest in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of knee, ankle and shoulder problems including ACL and other ligament injuries. He has experience treating athletes at both amateur and elite professional.
Alex has worked with athletes from a variety of sports including running, cycling and golf as well as professional musicians from the BBC Philharmonic orchestra.
Away from the clinic Alex has worked alongside the late Ramsay McMaster a legend in golf physiotherapy and has a keen interest in golf specific physiotherapy. 

Alex is a keen golfer, cyclist, skier and has recently taken up ultra running having completed the Bullock Smithy in September 2017. This has given him 1st hand experience of the pressure training and sport can put on the body.
As with all the therapists at the clinic, Alex has embraced the spiral stabilisation programme with great results.

Alex Ernill
Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones HCPC, CSP, SRP

SRP, OCPPP, MCSP, APCP

Sarah qualified in 2008 at Salford University initially working at Manchester Royal Infirmary and St Mary’s Hospital for 8 years. During that time she gained experience in Musculoskeletal, Neurology, Cardiology, Paediatrics and Hydrotherapy. 

Since then sarah has specialised in paediatrics through many years of specialised courses, NHS and private clinics. Sarah set up her paediatric physiotherapy practice in 2003 to satisfy her passion of working with children. This requires a very specialised approach to treatment focusing on treatment through play rather than direct instruction whilst maintaining the same long term goal of treatment and prevention.

Sarah has a special interest in adult musculoskeletal and sporting injuries driven by her life-long commitment to gymnastics, skiing and running. Sarah has an extensive range of therapeutic skills and has kept herself at the forefront of the latest professional thinking through attending workshops and courses on the most forward thinking treatment and rehabilitation concepts for both adults and paediatrics.

Underpinning sarah’s treatment methodology is a very strong belief in rehabilitating every injury with a view to future prevention and considering the holistic impact of both injury and treatment. Later this year sarah is training to become a qualified pilates teacher.

Stuart Millward HCPC, CSP, SRP

Stuart Millward is the latest addition to the Fountain Square team.

After qualifying from Salford in 1999, Stuart gained experience within the health service, before joining Manchester City where he worked for 14 years gaining vast amounts of knowledge from treating and training academy players up to 1st team players.
His time at City has allowed him to develop his manual therapy skills and cover many post graduate training courses.
His reason for leaving was to get back to grass roots physiotherapy and allow him to manage his time, so he could spend more time with his growing family.

Keen sportsman Stuart still plays football, runs and cycles regularly. Recently completing a 500 miles charity ride. He is a great addition to the practice.

Stuart Millward
Matt Ball

Matt Ball HCPC, CSP, SRP

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.

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.

Jiang Chang
Anthony Kappes

Anthony Kappes

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.

Angela Hayes

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