Fountain Square Physiotherapy

Fountain Square Physiotherapy, nestled in the heart of Cheshire, has been a beacon of wellness and rehabilitation for over two decades.

Our dedicated team of highly skilled physiotherapists is committed to restoring mobility and enhancing the quality of life for our diverse clientele across the picturesque landscapes of Cheshire.

“From my experience, personal connections and continuous care are the most important things. Therefore I always take the time to get to know my patients.”

Alex Ernill HCPC,MCSP, SRP

About Our Practice

We take pride in our patient-centered approach, tailoring each treatment plan to individual needs, whether it’s post-operative recovery, sports injuries, or chronic pain management.

Our state-of-the-art facilities and innovative techniques ensure the highest standards of care, while our compassionate staff create a supportive and nurturing environment.

At Fountain Square Physiotherapy, we’re not just healing bodies; we’re building healthier, happier lives throughout the Cheshire community.

Meet Your Dedicated Staff

Our team of passionate physiotherapists at Fountain Square Physiotherapy combines years of expertise with unwavering commitment to your well-being.

They’re not just professionals; they’re partners in your journey to recovery.

With personalised care and a genuine desire to see you thrive, our staff is your trusted support system on the path to wellness.

Alex Ernill

Director / Senior Physio

Stuart Millward

Stuart Millward

Director / Senior Physio

Sue Fraser-Thomson

Sue Fraser-Thomson

Founder / Senior Physio

Helen Sandall

Helen Sandall

Senior Physio

Sarah

Sarah Jones

Senior Physio

Anthony Kappes

Anthony Kappes

Massage Therapist

Jon Bass

Personal Trainer

Jiang Chang

Acupuncturist

Gayle Hainsworth

Practice Manager

Our Promise To You

Accessible

The practice is easily accessible by road, bus or train. Offering flexible appointments which can be booked online or over the phone which suit your diary both at the practice or at home.

Respectful

As a team we recognise and understand the importance of individual differences and needs. At all times we respond to everyone with politeness and care.

Dependable

You can depend on our team to hold ourselves accountable at every stage of your treatment. We are trustworthy and reliable at all times.
Alex Ernill

Alex Ernill

HCPC, MCSP, SRP

Alex has over 20 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.

Stuart Millward

Stuart Millward

HCPC, MCSP, SRP

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.

Sue Fraser-Thomson

Sue Fraser-Thompson

HCPC, MCSP, SRP

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.

Helen Sandall

Helen Sandall

HCPC, MCSP, SRP

Helen has been qualified for over 17 years, initially starting her career in the NHS she built up a wide variety of experience before specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and progressing to a senior extended scope practitioner role.

With a strong passion for helping everyone achieve their goals and she believes everyone at any age or ability should have access to the same high standards of care and expertise.

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

HCPC, MCSP, SRP

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.

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.

Jon Bass

Personal Trainer

Jon gained his PT qualification in 2010 and has always been interested in strength and conditioning due to playing sport at a high level in his youth.

Since gaining his qualification he has worked for the last 11 years in the largest gym in Europe using a multi-disciplined approach of cardio, stretching, free weights and nutrition advice meaning he can work with clients on a combination of core stability, posture, sports conditioning, relieving chronic pain and rehabilitation from injury.

Critically Jon builds an open and trusting relationship with his clients which allows for a tailormade workout to meet their personal goals.

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.

Gayle Hainsworth

Practice Manager

After a 20+ yr full time career in marketing, Gayle decided in 2013 that it was time for a change. She joined the FSP team in 2018 & makes sure the practice runs smoothly on a day to day basis.