Hale wellness hub launched by local physio family
A new family-run wellness and physiotherapy centre has opened on Park Road in Hale to offer a wide range of therapies including physiotherapy, rehabilitation, massage, pilates and yoga under one roof.
Local physiotherapists Anna Jones and her husband Doug, whose Altius Healthcare practice has operated in Hale for the last three years, have launched their new healthcare clinic alongside a team of fellow healthcare specialists.
The Park Road-based centre houses a purpose-built rehabilitation gym and treatment rooms, as well as a pilates studio operated by Sarah Gallimore at Hale Pilates, with whom Altius works in close partnership.
“It’s been a dream of ours for a long time to create a space where we can give our patients a complete and rounded package of care that fit their exact needs,” says Anna, who grew up in Dunham Massey and went to school in Hale. “Our practice is all about keeping people fit and active and supporting people to look after their own health and wellbeing with the right advice, education and therapies. In Hale, we’ve brought together a community of experienced health and fitness professionals who share the same ethos of patient-led care, working closely together under one roof to deliver the ideal combination treatments for our patients. There isn’t another space like this with access to the same expertise and facilities anywhere else in this area, and that’s really exciting. We treat people from all walks of life, from marathon runners who want to maintain good physical health to post-op patients who need intensive rehabilitation, right through to elderly people who want to continue an active lifestyle, and everyone in between. We’re keen to make this a warm and welcoming place where people can tap into the very best professional expertise and facilities.”
Anna and Doug met while studying physiotherapy at the University of London. They went on to establish careers in physiotherapy before returning to Hale to set up their own practice. Alongside Altius Healthcare’s Hale clinic, the practice also delivers treatments to members of the public and elite athletes at The Manchester Institute for Health and Performance (MIHP) and to hundreds of workers around the North West through its Sit Strong corporate wellness programme. It also holds contracts to treat athletes from professional sports teams including GB Ski & Snowboard, Team GB Tae Kwon Do, Red Bull UK and Trek Factory Racing.
Author : Emily Fitzgibbons
Editor at The Glossy Magazine | Journalist & Office Manager at Salutions Limited