About Bramhall Physio

Bramhall Physio was established in 2013 by physiotherapist and practice owner Alison Sloan. The practice has now grown to employ 3 other physiotherapists, all of whom have more than 10 years’ experience of working within the NHS and in a private practice. Alongside their extensive experience, they are also registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

At Bramhall Physio, we specialise in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal problems, ranging from sporting injuries and post operative rehabilitation, to chronic longstanding conditions. Our physios have more than 40 years combined experience, and use their extensive skills and knowledge to deliver individual solutions for your problem. 

Meet the Team

Alison Sloan

Alison graduated from Salford University with a first-class honours degree in physiotherapy. She worked in the NHS for many years before moving into the private sector, working for a large, private medical provider and managing a complex case load, of occupational and sporting injuries. During her time there, she gained a wealth of experience, treating numerous conditions and working closely with GPs, Orthopaedic Consultants, Radiographers, and Podiatrists.

Alison has studied with the Mackenzie Institute and is currently studying at postgraduate level in Orthopaedic Medicine. She says, “I am passionate about helping people regain normal, pain-free movement and I'm excited to see them return to sports and an active life"

Lucie Winstanley

With over 25 years of clinical experience following her BSc Hons Degree in Physiotherapy, Lucie has also achieved a Diploma in Orthopaedic medicine and a Degree in Anatomy, Human Biology and Psychology.


She has extensive experience in both the NHS and private hospitals, as well as in private physio and sports injury clinics. She has developed an extensive range of skills and knowledge in many areas enabling her to treat patients effectively in a holistic way and on an individual basis.


She has a passion for lifelong learning to develop further skills and knowledge to help people to her best abilities. She is currently studying a course in structural integration / functional bodywork that looks at the bigger picture of why an area may be painful and targets treatment of the root cause of the problem - for example, a stiff toe may be the culprit for your neck pain, or your neck may be affecting the way you squat and hence be contributing to your knee pain!!

Specific areas of interest include:

  • Myofascial release and structural integration.
  • Spinal assessment and treatment.
  • Upper limb
  • Lower limb
  • TMJ / jaw
  • Vestibular rehab exercises and treatment for BPPV a common cause of vertigo.

Joanna Gardiner

Our injection service is run by Joanna Gardiner, a chartered physiotherapist who qualified in 1986 and has a great deal of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal problems. Primarily, she works in the NHS as an extended scope practitioner in the orthopaedic outpatients department, where she diagnoses orthopaedic and musculoskeletal problems and then lists the patient for surgery, administrates a steroid injection, or refers them for physiotherapy. Jo runs ad-hoc injection clinics at Bramhall Physio further details.

Telephone 07748 137942

Charley Brown

After obtaining her BSc degree in Anatomical Sciences from The University of Manchester in 2009, Charley continued her studies and qualified with a Masters in Physiotherapy in 2012. Since then, she has spent most of her career specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and hydrotherapy within both NHS and private hospitals and within private practice. Charley has gained a vast experience of working with complex trauma and elective orthopaedic procedures, sports injuries, and neurological conditions.

Charley has advanced training in Pilates and has a strong background in strength & conditioning training and Yoga, a combination of which she uses to facilitate her client’s rehabilitation and prevent injury recurrence, giving each individual the confidence to achieve their goals.

Charley has specific interests in:

  • Soft Tissue Therapy and Massage
  • Spinal Conditions
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Problems
  • Muscle, Tendon and Ligament Injuries
  • Falls Prevention
  • Home Rehabilitation

The Clinic

At Bramhall Physio we offer a relaxed, friendly environment to enable you to get the most from your treatments sessions.

Contact us now, in Stockport, Cheshire, for further details about the conditions treated by our physiotherapists.