About us


About us

Capes Health Professionals enables people to access and get in touch with the right health professional to help them with their health, fitness, rehabilitation, and therapeutic needs.

We look at health as a multifaceted concept and place equal importance on the physical, psychological and social aspects and how these can impact your wellbeing.

The name Capes originated as an acronym of Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Physiotherapy, Exercise Professionals & Sports therapy. However, we now collaborate with a range of professions including Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Reflexology, Massage Therapy and more to provide an eclectic and holistic perspective to health and wellbeing.

What we do

We bring together a portfolio of health professionals with a range of skills, expertise and experience to help local people and businesses by providing a bespoke and dynamic service tailored to you and your businesses needs.

Growing from a local directory service, Capes aims and strives to be much more. The team are now working with local businesses, events and insurance companies bringing a community reach and feel to the service. 

Further to this plans and packages have brought a whole new dimension to accessing health professional services for fitness, health, rehabilitation, treatment, relaxation and therapy. Plans and packages allow people to access exactly what they want in a simple tailored package.

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Where it all began

Back in 2005, Ryan Buckle (Founder) was involved in a serious motorbike accident which left him with a broken leg and complicated back problems. He spent many months trying to locate a health professional who could help him on his road to recovery, often getting referred to the wrong people.

Ryan’s experience highlighted the problem in the system: people who are looking for a health professional often don’t know where to find the treatment they need.

After working with various people in different professions throughout and following university Ryan realised that accessing the services of the right health professionals is a problem for most. How do you find the right professional? Where do you look? Who is right for you?

So Capes was born: a website that efficiently matches people with trusted health professionals for all of their health, fitness, relaxation and rehabilitation needs all in one simple place.

Mission statement

Our mission is to raise people’s awareness of the beneficial impact different professions can have on their overall health. We want to encourage people to engage with each aspect of their health and make it easier for people to find and access trusted, qualified health professionals in order to lead healthier, more balanced lifestyles.

Who we are

Ryan Buckle BSc Health, Exercise & Physical Activity

Whilst studying for a BSc (Hons) in Health, Exercise and Physical Activity and achieving a first class honours, Ryan also undertook several business courses with a view to starting Capes. Ryan also qualified as a Level 3 Personal trainer and GP Exercise referral instructor.

Alice Thatcher BSc Health, Exercise & Physical Activity

Alice has a strong sporting background and was involved in competitive gymnastics for 12years; many of which were at national level. After she retired she qualified as a level 3 Gymnastics coach from which she has accumulated 8years experience. Alice also went on to study for a BSc honours in Health, Exercise and Physical Activity, achieving a first class honours degree.

During this time Alice also qualified as a Level 3 personal trainer, GP Exercise referral instructor and Level 1 Strength and Conditioning coach and gained valuable experience within exercise referral and rehabilitation.

Trusted Health Professionals At Your Fingertips

If you would like to know more or would like to contact the team at Capes Health Professionals, you can do so via the contact page