My name is Louise Chatland, and my Osteopathic and Naturopathic training enables me to take both a structural and holistic approach to treatment, assessing the body as a whole. I treat a wide range of complaints using a variety of Osteopathic techniques such as mobilisation, harmonics, manipulation and soft tissue massage, assisting the body to heal itself, whilst reducing pain, improving function and optimising patient’s health.
In addition to hands on Osteopathic treatment I believe that treating patients as whole is important in aiding recovery. My master’s thesis at university centred on the effects of taking frequent breaks from sitting within the workplace on the reduction of musculoskeletal disorders (aches and pains), which suggested that making small changes to one’s day can make all the difference to a patient’s symptoms.
What makes your job worthwhile?
Osteopathy provides great job satisfaction both by helping patients to feel better and seeing their health improve, whilst continually growing my own body of knowledge to further aid the care I provide.
What is unique about how you work?
I take a both a structural and holistic approach to my treatment, providing a unique treatment to suit each patient’s individual’s needs.
Who has influenced you most in your career as an Osteopath?
Tim Moynihan introduced me to osteopathy, and I was inspired by the effects of osteopathic treatment. Additionally, my treatment approach has been influenced by many of my university tutors, who have demonstrated a variety of approaches to osteopathy.
What’s the piece of advice you give to your patients/clients most often?
Keep moving within your pain free limits, to aid your recovery.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work?
I enjoy cooking, reading, going to the gym, and socialising.
Rising Stars iO Awards 2018
Each year the osteopathic institutions are invited to put forward their top graduate. These Rising Stars are osteopaths who have already demonstrated a passion for osteopathic practice, combined with outstanding academic achievement, clinical skill and patient care.
This year the Rising Star awards were sponsored by the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy with Warwick Downes, Chair of the SCCO, presenting the awards.