My name is Louise Chatland, and I am currently practising as a Massage Therapist offering both soft and deep tissue massage, relaxation and lymphatic drainage sessions.
I have been passionate about pursuing a career in osteopathy since attending work experience at Amber Health in 2012. I am currently in my fourth year studying Osteopathy at The British College of Osteopathic Medicine, and will graduate in July 2018 with a masters in Osteopathic Medicine and diplomas in both Naturopathy and Osteopathy.
My Osteopathic and Naturopathic background enables me to take a holistic approach to treatment, treating the body as whole, assisting the body to heal itself.
What makes your job worthwhile?
The satisfaction of helping patients to feel better and improving their health.
What is unique about how you work?
I take a holistic approach to my treatment, adapting treatments for each patient.
Who has influenced you most in your career as a Sports Therapist?
Tim Moynihan introduced me to Osteopathy after a talk he did at my school – Knights Templar in Baldock. I was also inspired by the effects of osteopathic treatment that I experienced myself. 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 tissue repair.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work?
I enjoy cooking, reading, going to the gym, and socialising.