My name is Louise Chatland, and my classical Osteopathic and Naturopathic training enables me to take a whole-body approach to treatment integrating both structural mechanics and physiology. I treat a wide range of complaints, and always consider my patients as a whole looking at both the physical, and nutritional elements of their complaint. Thus, helping to assist the body to heal itself, whilst reducing pain, improving function and optimising health.
In addition to hands on Osteopathic treatment I believe that our habits and lifestyle play a huge role in our health. My master’s thesis was 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 differences to a patient’s symptoms.
Why did you become an Osteopath?
I first found an interest after receiving manual therapy as a teenager for Scoliosis. My passion for a career in Osteopathy grew after attending work experience at Amber Health in 2012 and 2014, where I became interested by the whole-body approach which Osteopathy provides.
What makes your job worthwhile?
Osteopathy provides great job satisfaction both by helping patients to feel better and improving their health, whilst continually growing my own body of knowledge to further aid the care I provide to my patients.
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?
Movement is medicine! Sitting for prolonged periods of time can have multiple detrimental effects on our bodies, standing up every 30 minutes just for a short period of time helps to prevent the build-up of strain on our musculoskeletal system (bones, joint, muscles and ligaments).
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.