Alpha Health was founded in 2016 by Will Barker and Ross Thompson. Both Will and Ross studied Osteopathy and gained awards for their performance at the British School of Osteopathy, now known as University College of Osteopathy.
Both founders have a long history of competitive sport dating back to their childhoods. With that time in competitive sport came a fair few injuries, from muscle strains, to broken bones and everything in between. Both Will and Ross utilised the services of an Osteopath to recover. As you can imagine their history of injuries means they both understand how pain and immobility can affect a person’s life, this experience is a large part of the motivation behind establishing Alpha Health to help anyone suffering from musculoskeletal pain.
At Alpha Health we focus on three broad areas of life to improve for our patients, reflected in the three triangles that form the logo itself. They stand for Health, Fitness and Wellbeing.
The modern world is becoming more and more health conscious, and we believe Osteopathy and sports therapy have a huge role to play in supporting the shift in lifestyle. Through the advice we give and the treatments we use, the patients’ health is our number one priority throughout their time with us.
With the shift towards a more health conscious society comes the increased focus on fitness and exercise, as this is one of the most important parts of a healthy lifestyle. Osteopathy and Sports therapy support the fitness of our patients by allowing them to perform at a higher level, prevent injuries and recover faster.
One of the most overlooked aspects of a healthy lifestyle is physical and mental wellbeing. Helping our patients to become pain free and able to do the day to day things that they enjoy is a huge focus for us, after all, almost everyone that walks through our door is motivated to visit us because of their pain or inability to do the things they want to.