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Published: September 30, 2020 | Updated: October 1, 2020

Chiropractor Catherine’s maxim in life: Be kind to your body – and be kind in whatever you do

Catherine Alsworth, Founder, Kind Health: “I’m just so happy to be doing what I love.” Picture: Dorset Biz News.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

Chiropractor Catherine Alsworth has a simple maxim in life.

Be kind to your body – and be kind in whatever you do.

No surprise, then, that kindness underpins her new Bournemouth practice.

Or, indeed, that it’s named Kind Health.

Catherine, 27, said: “I try to live and breathe the motto be kind always, in everything that I do.

“That’s simply, and exactly, the reason behind why I do chiropractic.

“I sincerely believe in being the kindest that we can be to our bodies.

“I strive to educate my patients to do the same, to better themselves as individuals.”

Catherine, who lives in Meyrick Park, is following in the footsteps of her father, Sean, also a chiropractor.

She said: “I adore my father.

“I loved the way he talked to his patients.

“He has the gift of the gab and is just so good with people.

“The age of 17 was a real turning point for me.

“Did I want to choose chiropractic or do something else?

“I chose chiropractic and he was just so happy for me.

“I’ve never regretted it. Chiropractic is the most rewarding job imaginable.”

Catherine studied to become a chiropractor over five years at Bournemouth’s Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, now renamed AECC University College.

She achieved a BSc in Human Sciences and her Masters in Chiropractic.

Catherine also had the opportunity to work at the Feeding Clinic, a voluntary service helping new mothers to achieve exclusive breastfeeding through the advice of chiropractic and midwifery students.

It was here that a passion for helping babies, children and pregnant mothers began.

After qualifying she took her skills to work in clinics across the south coast.

All the time Catherine was learning and developing through additional courses in topics such as paediatrics and functional medicine.

The decision to start up her own practice came after attending a wedding.

Catherine said: “I was surrounded by the most successful and inspiring people, many of whom had their own businesses, literally from London to New York.

“It confirmed to me that I really wanted to launch out on my own.

“Now I just feel so happy that I made that decision.”

Catherine lives with her partner Michael Moss who is a Partner and Business Development Director with wealth management firm, LGT Vestra LLP.

Together they converted a bedroom in his townhouse into a treatment room with Kind Health officially launching on September 1.

Catherine, who continues to work part-time for another clinic while her business establishes itself, said: “Michael has been absolutely incredible.

“He’s allowed me to move in and effectively take over.

“The people helping me have also been amazing.

“Candy Black, a graphic designer, has done a fantastic job on my brand identity and Megan Cummings, at Revive Marketing, did an equally brilliant job on my website.

“I started promoting Kind Health through Instagram and Facebook and the response has been beyond anything I’d imagined.

“I thought I’d have to beg people to come off the streets to be treated.

“It’s been anything but with my available slots fully booked. From one-month-old babies to patients in their 50’s.

“I’m just so happy to be doing what I love.

“To see people walk out after a treatment, better than when they came in, is just the most satisfying feeling.”