Louise Chatland – Osteopath in Cambridge
Cambridge Osteopath Louise Chatland holds a Master’s degree in Osteopathy and Diploma in Naturopathy from the British college of Osteopathic Medicine
Louise graduated from the British College of Osteopathic medicine with both a masters in Osteopathy and a Diploma in Naturopathy. Louise’s osteopathic and naturopathic training enables her to take both a structural and holistic approach to treatment assessing the body as a whole. Louise treats a wide range of complaints using a variety of Osteopathic techniques including mobilisation, harmonics and manipulation, assisting the body to heal itself, whist reducing pain, improving function and optimising health.
Louise first found an interest in Manual therapy following her own experience of physiotherapy as a teenager for scoliosis. She has since been passionate about pursuing a career in Osteopathy since attending work experience at Amber Health clinic in 2012 and 2014. Where she became intrigued by the whole-body treatment which Osteopathy provides. Louise has further been influenced by many of her university tutors, who demonstrated a variety of approaches to osteopathy.
In addition to hands on treatment Louise believes that treating patients as a whole is an important aspect in aiding their recovery. Her master’s thesis at university centred on the effects of taking frequent breaks form 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.
WHAT DO OSTEOPATHS TREAT?
Osteopaths are often associated with bad backs, and this is for good reason. It is very much our speciality and we see and treat all types of back pain ranging from muscular aches and strains, to prolapsed and herniated discs.
However there is more to the human body than just backs, and osteopaths treat a variety of common conditions including:
Low Back Pain- Lumbago
Tennis & Golfers Elbow
RSI & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Arthritic change to hips & Knees
Changes in posture and pain related to pregnancy
WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?
Osteopathy is a profession dedicated to assessing, treating and rehabilitating dysfunctional parts of the human body. These include muscles, joints, nerves and ligaments. Osteopathy is particularly concerned with restoring efficiency to the musculo-skeletal system. When the body runs smoothly there is less strain on its moving parts. Just like a car! Osteopathy is a physical, manual therapy that uses hands-on treatment such as soft-tissue massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation, stretching, exercises and much more.
Osteopathy has lots of similarities to Physiotherapy and Chiropractic, but also a few differences. The difference between Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and Chiropractic are often based on the individual practitioner.