Training and Regulation
BSc (Hons) Osteopathic Medicine
During my 4 year full time degree I completed a minimum of 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice. Subject areas covered throughout my training included anatomy, physiology, neurology, diagnosis, naturopathy, soft tissue and Osteopathic techniques. In addition we studied pharmacology, psychology, exercise prescription, peripheral mechanics, dissection, dietetics and nutrition.
Each year, I keep up to date with current protocol and research, expand my knowledge base and learn new skills. This involves completing a minimum of 30 hours of continuing professional development (CPD).
I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council and am a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.
The title ‘Osteopath’ is protected by law. In the UK it is illegal for anyone to call themselves an Osteopath unless they are registered with our governing body, the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). The GOsC are concerned with the regulation and promotion of high standards of safety, conduct and competence of all registered Osteopaths.
To find out more about the General Osteopathic Council, please visit http://www.osteopathy.org.uk
The Institute of Osteopathy (IO) are primarily a source of support and information for registered Osteopaths. They are actively involved in the promotion of the osteopathic profession.
To find out more, go to https://www.iosteopathy.org/
Diploma in Lifestyle Medicine (Dip BSLM)
In October 2020, I completed a diploma in Lifestyle Medicine with the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM). Alongside being a registered osteopath, I am also a certified lifestyle medicine practitioner.
To see some of the fantastic work the BSLM are doing in their efforts to re frame healthcare, do take a look at their website. https://bslm.org.uk/
A genuine professional
Over a period of many years Louise Mallender has treated me for a variety of muscular aches and pains , all of which she has successfully relieved me of much discomfort. In addition to this treatment her pleasant and courteous demeanor is always present, which culminates in a very relaxed atmosphere . I have and would recommend Louise to anyone seeking help or guidance in respect to these types of injuries and strains.
Tim P, Suffolk