Hello and welcome

As an Osteopath I am interested in much more than back pain, muscles and joints. Consideration of other lifestyle factors that contribute to overall health and well-being are part of my holistic approach.
Through establishing a good rapport with my patients, I feel privileged to be a part of helping them to move forward and gain a better quality of life. I provide safe and comprehensive care to every patient and look forward to meeting and helping more patients in the future.

Remote consultations

For those that are unable to attend in person, I can provide remote consultations, either by telephone or video, with added flexibility of times offered, and at a lower rate to my usual appointments. These consultations are fully insured and approved by our General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy. Please see my fees page for further details.

Osteopathy is a regulated and recognised system of diagnosis and treatment within primary healthcare. All osteopaths complete 4 to 5 years of training and are examined and assessed to a very high level throughout their degree course.
Osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) https://www.osteopathy.org.uk/home/

Common complaints I treat

Below are some of the more common conditions that I treat. If you have a condition not listed here, please contact me on 01449 678250 or 07789935190 find out how I can help you.

Arthritic pain
Circulatory problems
Digestion problems
Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
Joint pains
Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
General, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
Generalised aches and pains
Migraine prevention
Minor sports injuries
Muscle spasms
Neuralgia (nerve pain)
Tension and inability to relax
Rheumatic pain
Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)

For more information please go to https://www.louisemallenderosteopathy.co.uk/can-osteopathy-help-me/treatments/

Beyond the physical symptoms

As well as the physical factors that can contribute towards pain and illness, I have a strong appreciation for the potential influence of psycho-emotional factors. Stress, anxiety and depression can play a significant part. Often patients need someone to listen to their story, be empathetic and provide reassurance. This can be just as valuable and effective as the hands on part of treatment.
Each patient has their own struggles and story to tell and I aim to be there to listen and emapthise with my patients to the best of my ability.

Lifestyle Medicine & Nutritional Coaching

In October 2020 I completed a diploma in lifestyle medicine and became a certified lifestyle medicine practitioner. Together with my experience in helping patients to make positive lifestyle changes, I provide bespoke, one to one Lifestyle Medicine and Nutritional coaching sessions.

I can support you with improving your nutrition, building up your physical activity levels, smoking cessation, sleep and stress management, and alcohol intake.

Please see my Fees page for more information.

Weight Loss Coaching

In May 2022, I became certified as a weight loss specialist/coach with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). If you would like a focused one to one programme of support with your weight loss goals, I am here to help according to your preferences, aspirations and personal circumstances.

Please see my Fees for more information.

Exercise Classes

I teach an exercise class called ‘Mobilise & Stretch’ which will help you to improve your general mobility and flexibility, whilst being gently aerobic. It is low impact and suitable for all ages and fitness abilities. Classes are £8 each and take place in a very large hall, with plenty of space to stretch out.

Chairs are available and exercises can be adapted to those with injuries or other mobility issues.

Mobilise & Stretch is held at:-

Needham Market Community Centre, IP6 8BB on Fridays 10-11am, term time only. £8 per class

Clinic located in Stowmarket, close to Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich

Situated in Stowmarket and a 10-20 minute drive from most areas of Ipswich or Bury St Edmunds, my practice is ideally located for many patients within Suffolk. I also serve Woolpit, Drinkstone, Elsmwell, Haughley, Onehouse, Gt Finborough, Rattlesdon, Needham Market, Stowupland, Barking, Wattisham, Battisford, Claydon, Great Blakenham, Baylham, Coddenham, and Hadleigh.

My treatment room is on the ground floor and fully wheelchair accessible.


Great professional friendly treatment at great value

After visiting several osteopaths without much success in the relief of my back and neck problems I discovered Louise Mallender. Louise is highly knowledgeable, ethical, and straight forward and the best and most effective osteopath I’ve ever seen. Louise treated my neck and back problems originally in a few sessions, with no pressure to have further sessions. I highly recommend Louise, she is professional with a genuine warmth and friendliness that allows you to feel calm, reassured and in good hands throughout the appointment. I continue to see Louise on a regular basis to relieve tension in my neck and an ongoing back problem.

Liz K, Bury St Edmunds


Read about what will happen at your appointments and some of the common conditions that I see in practice

Contact Me

To find out how I can help you achieve greater comfort and mobility call me on 01449 678250 or 07789935190