Physiotherapy can help ill, injured or disabled people regain full function. Physiotherapy is a holistic proactive therapy which encourages people to take part in their own treatment.


About our physiotherapy practice [click for testimonials]

Cathie Stone has been in private practice in Knutsford for nearly 20 years. During this time the practice has increased in size with more staff, different services and splendid new premises with the very latest technology. But it has never compromised on quality, always putting the patient first and offering a professional service at all times.  

 We offer free telephone advice with an expert member of our physiotherapy team; call us on 01565 651832.


Bupa Provider number 80009554

AXA PPP Provider number ZZ01169

Aviva Provider number 400000669

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What we can treat

The physiotherapy team are recognised by all major health insurance companies.

What you can expect

You may be accompanied for treatment if you wish. On your first visit an assessment of your condition will be made and a treatment plan worked out with you to enable you to get better as quickly as possible.  

You will always receive treatment at the first session, you will not simply receive an assessment be sent away to wait for treatment until your next session.  Each session is 30 minutes long.  

It is important for us to see the problem area so you may be asked to remove some clothing. Your modesty will be protected at all times. You may bring shorts if you wish.

Our Physiotherapy team

Cathie Stone

Cathie studied at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham qualifying as Chartered Physiotherapist in 1978. After working at Withington Hospital Manchester and then at the Royal Victoria in Newcastle Upon Tyne, where she ran specialist Paediatric services, she moved back to Manchester working in Central Manchester Community Service and then at the Royal Manchester Childrens’ Hospital.

After the birth of her daughter Cathie worked for Kevin Murphy, at Bupa Manchester, then Physiotherapist to the England and British Lions rugby teams. Here she gained excellent experience in sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems. Cathie started her practice in Knutsford working closely with local GPs and hospital consultants. She is part of an Orthopaedic interest group with surgeons from Macclesfield General Hospital.

Cathie has drawn together a team of highly experienced clinicians to help get you back on track.

Chartered Physiotherapist

Health Professions Council registered PH24446

Emma Manners

The Brookdale Clinic's own sports injury specialist. 

BSc (Honours) Sports Rehabilitation, BSc (Honours) Physiotherapy, SRP, MCSP, HPC Registered (PH67257)

Emma has a First Class Honours degree in Physiotherapy (2004) from Salford University as well as a degree in Sports Rehabilitation (2000) making her an expert in the sports injuries field, Thus, experience spanning both the sporting and NHS arena, working in professional, semi-professional and amateur level sport at junior and senior levels.

She has four years at Sale Sharks (Rugby Union) and England Rugby Academy, working at an elite level, as well as within the National Health Service within trauma and orthopaedics, rheumatology and musculoskeletal out patients.

Emma has completed a Matwork Level 1 course with the Austrailian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute and actively pursues continuing professional development in pilates and sport and orthopaedic rehabilitation. Contining to pursue her personal interests regularly practicing pilates for the past seven years (in both matwork and reformer classes).

Her combined experience, within the elite sports field and pilates provides Emma with the insight and experience to assist individuals to successfully rehabilitate from acute injuries, post-operative, chronic problems, muscle imbalance or improve sporting performance, thus improving posture, muscle control and performance enhancement.

Clinical Pilates

The benefits of core stability and pilates have long been acknowledged in the rehabilitation from injuries and enhancement of sporting performance.

This gentle form of exercise, which focuses on utilising the core muscles provides support and protection for the spine (thus decreasing symptoms in back injuries), improves posture (thus providing protection against injury), strengthens muscles and enhances the quality of movement and performance at any level of sport and exercise.

Therefore, it is an effective form of exercise for all individuals – from its rehabilitative benefits for back and neck problems, post-surgery, maintenance of bone density, and chronic illnesses through to its performance enhancing properties at any level of sport and injury prevention.

Find out more about our Pilates programme here

Dione Phillips

Dione Phillips Dione trained in physiotherapy at Edinburgh, qualifying in 1987. After qualifying she worked in Bath, as a junior doing four monthly rotations through a general hospital. She then became a senior, specialising in outpatients and orthopaedics. Whilst travelling around the world Dione spent some time at the Prince Henry Hospital in Melbourne.

On her return from Australia, Dione became the senior physiotherapist at the Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridgeshire specialising in Outpatients and then latterly Orthopaedics. After marrying, Dione has spent several years working in Sheffield and one year working in Australia.


Julie Jones

The Brookdale Clinic now has a specialist Women's Health Physiotherapist.

Julie has over 20 years experience in physiotherapy and has expertise in several fields.

At the Brookdale clinic she will specialize in women's health and is able to address continence issues, pre and postoperative care and ante and post natal problems e.g. Symphasis pubis dysfunction (SPD) back pain, divided tummy muscles post baby and continence.

Julie also an expertise in neurology and is able to treat conditions such as Parkinson’s, Multiple sclerosis and stroke.

With her husband, a full time sports and orthopaedic physician she shares an interest in sport and associated injury and has worked in rugby, for British Triathlon association and the British Hockey association

Julie is also an advanced practitioner rehabilitating vestibular disorders and associated balance problems.

Julie is an approved to provide Brainport balance device training

Womens Health

Physiotherapy can be extremely valuable in the management of continence in all age groups. Treatments vary from pelvic floor muscle exercises, electro-stimulation, advice on fluid intake, bladder re-education and general lifestyle advice related to continence problems. Treatment can also assist with advice and exercises for women considering surgical intervention, for example prolapse, but who may wish to try the conservative route, in the first instance. Pelvic floor exercises and advice can also assist in the treatments of erectile dysfunction following prostate surgery.

Physiotherapy works for stress incontinence


Brookdale Clinic, Manchester Road, Knutsford, WA16 0SR