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Origin Health Osteopathy & Sports Injury Clinic Cheltenham

Meet the team


Learn more about the Origin Health Group team…

Ben Wilkinson, Co-founder, Principal Osteopath


Ben is one of the Directors of Origin Health.

Ben graduated from European School of Osteopathy with a Masters in Osteopathy in 2015. He is a General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) registered osteopath and member of The Institute of Osteopathy (formerly The British Osteopathic Association).

Ben’s clients range from elite athletes to largely desk-bound professionals, children, and (of course) weekend warriors.

His wealth of experience as an osteopathic practitioner, and as a sportsperson, enables him to give his patients the best available recommendations and treatment.

Ben tailors his approach to each of his patients, treating them as individuals not injuries. He uses diagnostic osteopathic techniques to accurately identify the underlying issues, and uses soft tissue techniques, manipulation, dry needling, shockwave therapy, cranial osteopathy, and rehabilitation advice, to provide outstanding levels of care and support.

Sports Career

Ben started out as a professional yachtsman, however, a serious back injury introduced him to the benefits of osteopathy and he became fascinated with the treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. Although he returned to the ocean, he soon realised he wanted to help people just as he had been helped. As a result, he decided to return to the UK to study as an osteopath.

While studying, he played rugby to a semi-professional level before a shoulder injury forced him to retire. The experience gave him great insight into sports injuries and the impact these can have on life outside sport.

He remains an active sports person, as a competitive rower with his brother. And he is an official osteopath to Gloucester Rugby Club.

Dan Wilkinson, Co-founder, Principal Osteopath


Dan is one of the Directors of Origin Health.

He has more than 10 years’ experience as an osteopath, treating professional and elite athletes, recreational sportspeople and the general public.

Dan uses a tailored treatment approach, designed to target the root causes of clients’ issues, not just the symptoms.

He uses traditional osteopathic techniques such as soft tissue massage, articulation, stretching and joint manipulation, but he is also skilled in more modern techniques such as kinesio taping, shockwave therapy, dry needling, as well as exercise rehabilitation.

He works closely with other healthcare practitioners at Origin Heath to provide the highest level of care and help get clients back to their best as quickly as possible.

Sports Career

His experience playing rugby to a semi-professional level fuelled both his passion for working with elite athletes – alongside his brother Ben, he is one of the official osteopaths to Gloucester Rugby Club – and his love of watching rugby.

He is also a keen rower, loving a beautiful morning out on the River Avon as much as he enjoys competing with his brother and crew mates.

Beth Gilks

Osteopath

Beth graduated from the University College of Osteopathy in London with a Masters in Osteopathy.  She joined our Body Dynamics Health team in 2021, quickly establishing her credentials as a highly regarded member of the team and very popular with patients.

She transferred from our Leckhampton practice to the Origin Health clinic in April 2022.

Beth uses a range of techniques including manipulations, articulations, and soft-tissue treatments to resolve pain and injuries for her clients while, at the same time, educating and supporting them through tailored rehabilitation exercise programmes as required.

She is a keen sportsperson with a passion for netball as well as regular Olympic weightlifting sessions!  Alongside her regular clientele, she treats athletes at all levels – up to and including those on national teams, representing Team GB.

She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.

Chloe Wilson

Sports Therapist

Chloe qualified as a sports therapist five years ago.

As a sports therapist, her goal is to restore your mobility, relieve pain and ensure your rehabilitation is effective, efficient and stress-free. She treats a wide range of people from avid gardeners to professional athletes, and everything in between.

Chloe offers the highest standards of treatment and patient care to ensure your goals are reached, using a combination of sports massage and exercise rehab.

Chloe offers many treatment approaches including:

  • Sports massage
  • Sports therapy
  • Myofascial cupping
  • Injury assessment
  • Rehabilitation
  • PT/S&C sessions

Matt Wagstaff

Sports Therapist

Matt is a sports therapist and performance coach with an in-depth knowledge of injury diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, based on sports science and optimising performance.

Matt has an MSc in Sports Therapy, and more than seven years’ experience working in clinical and sports performance centres.

He uses a transitional approach based on research-based clinical practice and hands-on work to aid injury recovery, optimise health outcomes and improve performance.

He has a wealth of experience in multiple sports to draw upon, from working at the highest level of motor sport and professional rugby, to youth athletic development and non-athletic clients.

He always adapts his approach to suit the needs of the individual patient or athlete, while working with them towards a pre-determined or individually formulated goal from the initial assessment onwards.

Sophie May

Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor

Sophie is a personal trainer and fitness instructor with a background in sports nutrition.

Her passion is to motivate, inspire and encourage people to love exercise and to help clients build confidence, make progress, reach their fitness goals and feel healthier as a result!
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Sophie has over 10 years experience in the industry and has been coaching 1-1 clients of all ages, as well as 2-1 sessions, teaching fitness classes, bootcamps for all fitness levels and post-natal fitness for the last 2 years in Cheltenham.

Sophie ensures each session is challenging and different, keeping your body guessing and giving you something to look forward to each week.

Sophie also works with online clients, providing nutritional advice and food plans, training plans as well as 1-1 / group HIIT sessions on zoom for those who find this option more convenient.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Nutrition
  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Level 3 Pre-and Post-Natal
  • Reps Accredited Group Indoor Cycling

Aaron Walters

Physiotherapist

Following two years as a physiotherapist in the NHS, Aaron transitioned into professional rugby.  He is currently one of the physiotherapists for Gloucester Rugby Club, having previously worked at Exeter Chiefs and at London Scottish.

He is a member of The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

Aaron uses a range of hands-on treatment from mobilisations, soft tissue work, manipulations, and different taping techniques, to alleviate any painful areas and restore function.

His involvement with athletes in elite sport has given him and in-depth knowledge of biomechanics, injury rehabilitation and returning to sporting performance.

Becca Meadows

Nutritional Therapy

Becca graduated from Worcester University with a post graduate diploma in Nutritional Therapy in 2021. She is registered with the professional association of the British Association of Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). She is also qualified as a level 3 personal trainer, specialising in advanced pre and post natal exercise.

With two small children and 14 years experience in the British Army, Becca understands first-hand how difficult it can be for mums and mums-to-be to prioritise their own health amongst a career and being a mother.

She aims to put her clients back in control, able to lead the life of balance that they crave, whatever their life stage.

Helen Rackowe

Pilates Instructor

Helen is an ex-professional dancer and dance teacher with 19 years teaching experience, 9 years STOTT Pilates® certified and over 22 years of personal practice.

She began her study of Pilates in 1995 whilst training as a professional dancer at the London College of Dance and Drama. Pilates was a compulsory part of her training and she has been practising it ever since.

Whilst dancing professionally Helen saw the many ways in which Pilates enhanced her own strength and performance and greatly assisted in the rehabilitation of those who were injured.

Helen later completed the training to become a STOTT Pilates® instructor to share the benefits of the technique with others.

Chrissy Silva

Reflexologist

Chrissy first encountered reflexology whilst recovering from neurosurgery for a rare endocrine illness. It gave her much needed relief when nothing else did. Her physical and emotional health have remained stable ever since, without the use of medication – so it became her passion to offer that relief back to others.

She is fully qualified with a QCF ITEC & ABC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology with the London School of Reflexology, as well as AromaReflex with the College Of Complementary Therapy and, soon, Facial Reflexology Bergman method.

Chrissy is also fully insured and a registered member of the Association of Reflexology.

Evelyn Cribbin

Yoga

Evelyn is an advanced yoga teacher and naturopathic nutritionist, who is trained in Jivamutki, Vinyassa, Mandala and Yin.

She has been practicing for more than 10 years, recognising the true benefits of yoga and meditation for the mind and body.

Her classes are relaxing yet challenging and take a holistic approach, with the firm belief that her yogis are all individual and their needs are different.

She also runs international retreats, workshops and teaches at festivals.

Louise Stallwood

Receptionist

Louise joined the Origin Health team in November 2021.

She has many years’ experience helping members of the public, having worked in early years before becoming a receptionist.

Louise offers all our patients and clients a warm welcome, and she is happy to assist with any enquiries you may have about the treatments and services we offer.

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Visit / Contact

info@originhealthgroup.com

01242 388225

Open: Mon – Fri, 9am – 7pm
Saturday, 10am – 6pm
Sunday, Closed.

Damson Barn Units 1-3,
Elkstone Studios,
Elkstone,
Cheltenham,
GL53 9PQ