Meet The Team

Practitioners

Ellie Shackleton

Ellie Shackleton

Osteopath

I’m a fully qualified Osteopath and my role involves assessing, diagnosing and treating dysfunctions in the body, with a particular interest in neck and shoulder pain.

Here at Alba Spinal Health Centre, I absolutely love the one-to-one experience I have with my patients and being able to work with them so that they can reach their goals; it’s a rewarding feeling to know that I can help to make a difference!

People should choose Alba because we are an awesome (if I do say so myself!) and friendly team who always work together, as we really care about offering world-class service and treatment to every single person who visits us.

Away from work, I enjoy travelling and eating good food, as well as practising Yoga and Pilates – a great way to unwind! I also love to spend time with my wonderful family.

Ele Tassi

Ele Tassi

Chiropractor

I’m a fully qualified Chiropractor, with a BSc (Hons) in Medical Science and an MSc in Chiropractic.

When it comes to treating patients, my primary role is to diagnose through history – as well as orthopaedic and neurological examination – the musculoskeletal conditions and general health issues arising from interferences in the nervous system. By conducting these examinations, I can then work with my patients to remove these interferences so that the body has an opportunity to heal.

My job consists of not only reducing pain, but also finding the underlying problem that is preventing the body from working correctly; only then can I work to bring the body back to its maximum potential and functionality.

The main reason why I am so passionate about my job is that I love to see the impact I can make on a person’s life without affecting other organs, and without the use of drugs or any invasive procedures. It’s hugely satisfying to see people regaining their functionality and rediscovering the ability to move in a pain-free manner when they thought they were going to have to take painkillers for the rest of their lives. When I see the progress my patients make, such as regaining hope in once again being able to do the activities that they love, it’s a special moment and incredibly rewarding.

I believe that Alba Spinal Health Centre is the best choice to make for chiropractic treatment because I have never seen another clinic that cares as much about their patients from the moment they walk through the door until the end of their time spent with us. Our team is well trained in chiropractic and osteopathic skills, along with providing the best patient service, so we will make you feel at home right away!

In my spare time, I like to go on adventures with my friends. It’s not uncommon for me to wake up in the morning and go off on a random road trip! It’s through this approach to adventuring that I have discovered so many beautiful spots that the world has to offer… swimming in lakes, hiking up mountains and doing all sorts of other things I would never do if I had some time to think about them!

Kickboxing is a sport I love and I try to practise it as much as I can. So far, I have attained my blue belt, but I’m aiming for the black one! When I like to wind down and chill out on a nice day, I enjoy reading – preferably the work of Ken Follett.

Yun Han Tee

Yun Han Tee

Chiropractor

BSc (Hons) in medical science & MSc in Chiropractic

My role is to first identify the underlying cause of problems through orthopaedic & neurological examination. Particularly for musculoskeletal conditions & postural issues, by restoring the movement & function of the spine allows better communication pathway between the brain & nervous system which can facilitate the recovery process. All ages can benefit from chiropractic care, even babies, which is an area that I am particularly interested in as I believe in the prevention and education on spinal health should begin from an early age.

Seeing the positive impacts that we made in improving a person’s quality of life is rewarding and that’s what makes me so passionate about my job. I genuinely believe everyone can do something about themselves as long as they are guided in the right direction and willing to make the change. Not only to get out of pain but also to improve their overall wellbeing to lead a healthier life.

In Alba, we care. We believe in providing the best service while assisting the patients moving toward better health. 

Besides work, I love spending quality time with friends & family, have some good food, also exploring nature, especially those spontaneous trips of picnic & BBQ.

Lauren Blake

Lauren Blake

Osteopath

I am a fully qualified Osteopath. My role here at Alba involves assessing and diagnosing dysfunctions within the body, by completing a thorough case history and detailed neurological, orthopaedic and osteopathic examination. Once the dysfunction is identified I can then treat accordingly so that the body is able to heal.
The main reason I love my job is seeing the impact and change we can have on a person’s life. It is so rewarding when patients can finally get back to doing the things they love without the need of medication; it is so great knowing that I have helped to make this difference.
You should come to Alba because we are a lovely friendly team and we will commit all our skills and knowledge in the hope of getting you well.
Outside of work I enjoy running, swimming and going to the gym. I also love spending time with my family and friends.
Nouara Aouane

Nouara Aouane

Osteopath

I am an osteopath here at Alba, and my job involves understanding patients lifestyle, find the origin of the pain and discomfort through physical, neurological, and orthopaedic examinations. This helps provide advice and suitable treatment for each person so they achieve the best results. I consider the body as one unit and work on the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system so the body can function at its full potential.

Being an osteopath is very stimulating because when patients reach their goals and are able to do what they want and what they needed to be able to do, I have achieved a goal myself for making them feel that way; and it is just great to be remembered for that.

What attracted first at Alba was how welcoming the place was. From the moment you enter Alba to the moment you leave, everyone in the team cares about your comfort and wellbeing.

In my free time, I love to invite all my friends and family for a good meal or BBQ. Travelling to new places is also something that I am keen on because it helps understand cultures and people and embrace how beautiful of a planet we live in.

Camilla Bianco

Camilla Bianco

Chiropractor

Massage Therapists

Lewis Schafer

Lewis Schafer

Massage Therapist

Sian Johnson

Sian Johnson

Massage Therapist

I’m a fully qualified Sports Massage Therapist and my role includes using deep tissue massage to aid recovery, and alleviate stress and tension which has built within the muscles from daily life. Muscular tension, stress and fatigue affects us all and therefore you don’t have to be a sports person to feel the benefits!

Here at Alba I am extremely passionate about helping others and find it incredibly rewarding helping patients to achieve their goals, whether that being; to help reduce stress levels, improve mobility, decrease pain levels, or in case of an athlete, encourage optimal performance!

I believe that patients should choose Alba Spinal Health Clinic as every member of the team strives to ensure that every patient feels welcome, and receives quality care throughout their journey to recovery, along with being rewarded with outstanding results!

In my spare time I love spending time with my friends and family, often taking time out to go on hikes and different fun activities! In addition, I often take time out to unwind by going to yoga classes, and reading a good book, preferably a thriller!

Gabriella Nagy

Gabriella Nagy

Massage Therapist

I am a Sports massage therapist. My role at Alba includes working with patients who either have been referred to me by one of our practitioners or only having massage sessions. I work closely with our Chiropractors and Osteopaths to ensure that we are providing the best care is possible to all of our patients.

I am passionate about massage as it has many health benefits.  Regular massage can make significant improvement in individuals’ physical and mental health, which I was fortunate enough to witness throughout my carrier.    

Alba already has changed many people’s life by providing care for each individual’s health needs. Alba’s team is friendly and professional and they all make patients feel welcomed and comfortable at the clinic.

In my free time I like to be active. I like working out and spend outdoor time with my son. We like to take long walks and visit places where  we have never been before.

Neil McGonagle

Massage Therapist

I am excited to be a new member of the team at Alba, performing the role of Massage Therapist.

 

Whilst away from Alba I am a fully qualified Personal Trainer focussing on the well-being of my clients through exercise sessions. My ethos is all round functional exercise which incorporates Strength, Stamina, Speed and flexibility. My aim is to provide clients with a good level of sustainable fitness and mobility whatever level they are at.

 

Within my role I work closely with the Alba team and strive to bring health and well-being to all customers. Massage plays an important role within healthcare and when undertaken alongside Alba’s other services I am confident I can ensure increased pain free bodily function and mobility. I believe it’s important to focus on continued customer care right from initial session up to and beyond full recovery.

 

At home I am married to Claire and between us we have 7 fantastic children , 8 Grand-children and of course our dog Ruby. In my spare time I enjoy motorcycling, cycling and also keeping fit in the gym.I am a keen Hill Walker regularly visiting my favourite place, The Lake District taking on its many hill challenges.

Josh Agbozo

Josh Agbozo

Massage Therapist

I am a Sports Massage Therapist here at Alba. My role includes working with other practitioners and talking directly with patients about symptoms, medical history and desired results. I assess patients to locate painful or tense areas of the body and finding areas of muscle tightness and soreness in the body to ease pain and improve function.

In my spare play football at a Semi Professional level. Being part of a football team his given me the opportunity to gain experience by work along side Physiotherapist and handling spotting injuries. I also attend the gym regularly in order to maintain my fitness and wellbeing. I enjoy spending time with friends and family doing different activities such as, going to the cinema, going to restaurants and spending time at home.

I am very passionate about being a Massage Therapist I care so much about the patients health and well-being. from a young age, I have always enjoyed helping and caring for others, here at Alba I have the luxury of aiding many patients. Massage Therapy can improve can help relieve pain, relax your muscles, improve your posture and reduce your stress. I strongly believe everyone deserves this!

Amanda Rider

Amanda Rider

Massage Therapist

Calum Gleave

Calum Gleave

Massage Therapist

Chris Raynard

Chris Raynard

Massage Therapist

Clinic Assistants

Danielle Smith

Danielle Smith

Clinic Assistant

I’m a dedicated and hard-working Chiropractic Assistant, who always has a smile on my face!

With advanced qualifications in Art & Design and Travel and Tourism, these disciplines also reflect my areas of interest outside of the workplace.

At Alba Spinal Health Centre, my primary responsibility is to spread the word of chiropractic, osteopathy and massage therapy, as well as to provide world-class service to all of the patients, which I always aim to dish out in spades!

As for my passion for the role, that stems from loving the fact that so many people from so many walks of life can be helped out by what chiropractic, osteopathy and massage therapy has to offer.

I truly believe that people should choose Alba because of the ‘Wow!’ factor, which I – along with the rest of the team – am dedicated to delivering on a daily basis. Going above and beyond is what it’s all about!

In my spare time, I love to spend time with my husband and our two beautiful children – constantly making wonderful memories with all of them.

Laura Cowan

Laura Cowan

Clinic Assistant

Qualifications.

Qualified level 2 in body massage. I am currently studying Level 3 in sports massage therapy and will be fully qualified in June 2020.

What does my role involve?

As a CA I feel we are the oil to the engine. I am here to help the day to day running of the clinic and as a first point of contact to our patients

I’m in charge of visibility in the clinic, so any events, promotions etc are managed by myself with the help of my fab colleagues. I will also be publishing the newsletter alongside my amazing PM Jen.

Why am I so passionate about my Job?

I love working at Alba we have such a great team and even better patients, its satisfying to see how much we really do change people’s lives.

Why should people choose Alba?

Patients should choose Alba because we really do reciprocate our intention statement which is

“WE ALWAYS STRIVE TO BE EVERYTHING WE SAY WE ARE”

In my spare time

Between working and studying I am a voluntary first aider for my local amateur rugby league team Westbank Bears. I have a keen interest in rugby, health & fitness and enjoy hiking around north Wales. I like to spend time with my partner and 3 boys and we often go to the family caravan in Wales this is where we spend most of our time when not playing or training with the rugby team.

Sian Prockter

Sian Prockter

Clinic Assistant

I’m a Clinic Assistant my role at alba includes working with the practitioners to make that everything is running smoothly at all times, making sure the clinic environment is welcoming and that all patients feel comfortable while attending.

I have work in customer service for many year and have a passion for making sure each patient has the best possible experience. I love to meet lots of different people while in this role and hearing the success stories from attending clinic.

Since working at Alba I have seen with my own eyes the amazing results that can be achieved through regular treatment therefore I couldn’t recommend Alba more.

In my spare time I love to spend time with my young family. As a family we enjoy going on long walks and bike rides.

Jessica Grice

Jessica Grice

Clinic Assistant

Amanda Rider

Amanda Rider

Clinic Assistant

Jemma Firth

Jemma Firth

CEO

I am the Director and Principal Chiropractor at Alba Spinal Health Centre, and I – along with the team – am 100 percent committed to making a difference to the lives of each and every person who walks through our door!

After studying for my BSc (Hons) Chiro DC qualifications, I have dedicated myself to becoming the best chiropractor I can be, and for caring for patients in a way they never expected me to. With a wonderful group of people around me, I take great satisfaction from building, growing, coaching and (hopefully!) inspiring all of the team to do the best job they can do – and because I know they are all absolutely fantastic, I make sure they get paid on time each month!

There’s many reasons why I am so passionate about what I do, but the main one has to be because we genuinely change people’s lives. I am in a position to personally make an impact on someone else’s health and wellbeing, which is incredibly rewarding, but because I have built up a team of people that I totally respect and trust, I can help so many more people than I could ever hope to manage on my own. I take great satisfaction from helping others be the very best they can be, whether it’s one of my patients or one of my team members.

So why should you choose Alba? Because we care, pure and simple. Ever since I opened the clinic here in Warrington in 2005, we have always strived to go the extra mile – and because my team is second to none, you’ll receive a welcome like no other!

When I have some spare time away from doing what I love so much, I equally love being a wife to Alex and a mum to Jess and Ivyn; they are the foundation of my life. With any time left over, I love to travel and ride horses, as well as doing Crossfit, so I like to stay on the move one way or another! When it’s time to sit down and relax, I love to read books and to spend time at church, as well as seeing my friends and eating good food – but these days, I mostly fill my time being Mum!

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith

Practice Manager

I am proud to say that I am the Practice Manager (PM) here at Alba, and my role is a busy one, as it involves making sure that everything runs in an efficient and effective manner!

With many years’ experience in hospitality and elderly care, I specialise in making sure individuals receive the best service possible to suit their needs.

I also lead our team of Clinic Assistants in all aspects of their role – placing a particular emphasis on making sure that our culture, ethos and high standards of quality assurance (as well as our levels of customer service), are always maintained; it’s all about delivering a first-class service to all our patients.

The reason I am so passionate about my role as PM is because I care so much! Not only do I have the best interests at heart of all our patients (as well as their families), I also care about the exceptional team of people who work at Alba. I am truly proud of each and every one of them.

So why choose us? At Alba Spinal Health Centre, we care about our patients’ health and wellbeing, and we want every single person to have a fulfilling time during the course of their journey with us. Treating people as individuals and offering outstanding customer service is why we have built up such a strong reputation. I believe that Alba has its own unique environment – a positive, welcoming environment – with Jemma’s enthusiasm filtering down from the top and throughout the whole team. I can honestly say that each member of the team is dedicated to giving the best service and care possible!

In my spare time, I love to be with my husband and three boys – regularly going out for meals or catching the latest blockbuster at the cinema. I’m also a keen figure skater and try to get to the rink at least once a week. The rink is a place where I can switch off and just go with the flow of the whole process, plus I enjoy the challenge of learning new moves!

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