About me

Having successfully completed a 4 year full-time Bachelor of Science degree in Osteopathic Medicine, I graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in 2005. Since qualifying I have been registered and working privately in a variety of clinical settings in Suffolk. These include Osteopathic practices, multidisciplinary health centres and GP surgeries.

Within my 15 years experience I have spent the last 10 years growing and developing my own practice here in Needham Market. Needham Market is close to both Stowmarket and Ipswich. I am passionate about bringing the benefits of osteopathy to my local community. Overall I have seen patients ranging from around 10 years old to my eldest patient of 94.

As well as Needham Market, I see many patients from Stowmarket, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Hadleigh.

The importance of exercise

I feel very strongly about the importance of keeping active and using our bodies in positive and progressive ways. More and more evidence is telling us how beneficial movement is. It forms a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle and aids in the recovery or rehabilitation of pain and musculo-skeletal disorders.

In a bid to get people more active, I also teach a gentle exercise class at Needham Market Community Centre

Mobilise & Stretch

This involves warming up our joints and spine, followed by slower, static stretches and yoga inspired poses. The class is suitable for people of any age, and level of fitness or flexibility.

Men and women doing a side stretch in a class

Classes on Fridays, term time only


£7 per class

Advanced booking and payment essential.

For more information, please view my Fees page or contact me direct on 01449 678250 or 07789935190. You can also visit my Facebook pages :

Louise Mallender Osteopathy https://www.facebook.com/needhammarketosteoclinic/

Mobilise & Stretch https://www.facebook.com/mobiliseandstretch/?ref=bookmarks


Whilst not a qualified nutritional therapist, my professional training included a significant amount of nutrition and dietetics. I have maintained a keen interest in nutrition, attending post graduate seminars on a regular basis, as well as reading and researching online as part of my professional development. I believe nutrition plays a huge role in overall health and I am able to provide simple recommendations and guidelines regarding healthy eating and the use of some of the more mainstream supplements available.

Prior to starting any new supplements, I do advise my patients to check with their GP or pharmacist that these wont interfere with their current prescribed medication.

Skin health

It it not just exercise and nutrition that has a strong influence on our general health, but the products that our skin comes into contact with too! A significant percentage of what we put on our skin, gets absorbed into our bodies, making the products we use quite important. Following considerable research I have a reasonable understanding of the ingredients and processing used in toiletries, cosmetics and household products. If you are interested to go down the route of using more natural, safe and ethical products I can point you in the right direction.

My interests

When I am not treating patients, I am kept busy and entertained by my 2 young boys. In my spare time I enjoy mixed martial arts, weight training, HIIT (high intensity interval training), yoga. and a bit of light jogging here and there. I am also very casually attempting to learn to play the flute.


Very dedicated to her work. Louise not only helps relieve problem areas but also helps others learn how to help themselves at home as well. Suggests affordable resources to help maintain the nutrition the body may need to help with certain stiffness or weakness. Louise also takes into consideration your life style and how to improve or assist in strengthing up your body and improving general health. By suggesting little changes that make a big difference Louise no doubt has a broad understanding and knowledge and can explain everything step by step even for the most nervous of people. Always understanding of circumstances and flexible to anything you throw at her. I wouldn’t go anywhere else as I feel the service Louise provides is greater than what I could find else where, friendly open and honest and does an amazing job.

Megan J, Needham Market