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Mrs Melinda Cotton
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LANGUAGES

english

CONSULTATION FEES

New appointment: £180.00
Follow-up appointment: £120.00

About

Melinda Cotton is a consultant Osteopath based in London, UK. Following her graduation from the British School of Osteopathy in 1989, she continued her studies with the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation and the Institute of Classical Osteopathy. Upon completion of her training in 1991, she then returned to the British School of Osteopathy and became a member of the teaching faculty for 6 years before founding her own practice. 

She has a specialist interest in the care of expectant mothers, babies and children. Brining a gentle approach to all clients, she draws on her knowledge off all osteopathic techniques including cranial and classical osteopathy to resolve issues that other professionals have been unable to treat. Her wealth of knowledge and experience ensures a deeper understanding of why problems exist and what is blocking a person’s ability to selfheal. Thoughtful osteopathic care, combined with good sound advice and education are the hallmarks of her approach.

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Medical Procedures

Specialise in: Structural, Classical and Cranial Osteopathy.


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Special Interests

Complex Cases, Second Opinions, Postural Issues, Antenatal and Postnatal care, Babies and Children, 

Education

Graduated in 1989 from the University College of Osteopathy (Formerly British School of Osteopahty) 

Studied Cranial Osteopathy with the Sutherland Cranial College from 1989 onwards

Studied Classical Osteopathy from 1990 onwards with John Wernham and the Institute of Classical Osteopathy  

Member of the General Osteopathic Council (GOC) 

Member of Sutherland Society 

Member of the Institute of Classical Osteopathy (MICO)

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-03-2018
Melinda has treated me for almost 20 years. She works with the body as a whole whatever the presenting symptom and I feel confident she is restoring my balance both physically as well as metaphorically. She has treated both my daughters, encouraging and empowering them to maintain their physical well-being. She saw my older daughter through her pregnancy enabling her to manage both the physical and emotional transition to motherhood. In 2017 she met my grand-daughter Alice, so now all three generations benefit from her experience and care. I feel very safe in her hands. Thank you!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

06-03-2018
Melinda Cotton is a caring, professional, and skilful osteopath, with a gentle approach and many years of experience and learning. I wholeheartedly recommend her, whatever your age or ailment and would give more stars if they were available.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-03-2018
I've been attending Fulham Osteopaths since 2012, after deciding to try osteopathy after years of physiotherapy had failed to resolve a chronic back injury sustained in a car accident as a teenager. I was in constant pain with little mobility in my spine and was more like someone in my eighties than early twenties. Melinda was amazing! She was the first person to assess my whole body and person rather than focusing solely on a symptomatic shoulder blade. A year later I was a completely different person and have been pretty much pain free ever since. Nowadays I attend Fulham Osteopaths once every couple of months for a once over or more frequently if I've a specific injury that needs attending. The entire team at Fulham Osteopaths are a joy and I've always felt in good hands when Melinda has been away and I've needed to be seen by someone else. The whole practice are so dedicated to the care of their patients and go above and beyond for you. I'm a complete osteopathy convert now!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-03-2018
I love being seen by Mindy, I know I can trust her to listen, understand and deal with my pain – no matter how and where it’s happening. Of course I recommend her.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-03-2018
Melinda is a wonderful osteopath who looks at the whole person to understand a problem. After only two sessions I felt a tremendous change! Highly recommend!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-03-2018
I have been going to see Melinda for osteopathic treatment over a number of years now, whenever I have had a problem with my back, neck, knees etc or even just for an MOT! She understands the body so well. I have great confidence in her skills; in fact I think she has magic hands! After a treatment my body invariably feels lighter, more mobile and my overall state of mind improves. I am so happy that I found osteopathy through her as I am sure it has prevented having to undergo more invasive medical procedures.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-02-2018
I could not recommend Melinda more, she has treated me and my little one with amazing results. She is a great osteopath as well as a lovely person. The whole team is great and very professional

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-02-2018
Mindy is truly amazing and you can see results from day one. My daughter has been a patient since she was 2 months old and I was terrified to take her to an osteopath as I frankly had no clue what to expect. Mindy kept me always informed of each step and kept us all calm and reassured; once we actually had the first session I was super happy and I truly look forward to seeing her next and see our daughter thriving thanks to her treatments.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-02-2018
I saw Melinda for a last minute emergency appointment because my osteopath was unwell. We only had a short appointment but she was immediately able to identify the problems and work in an efficient, careful and effective way, to not only alleviate my pain but educate me about the problem and what to do about it. I would wholeheartedly recommend her and her skilled team at Fulham Oesteopaths. Many thanks!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-02-2018
I have been seeing Melinda for years - both for myself and my two young sons. She is an amazing osteopath and I can't believe my luck of finding someone so good locally. She has helped me over the years with my back problems, addressing the underlying posture issue, to an extend that I seldom suffer anymore. I always enjoy my sessions with her - she has a warm, nurturing manner and our chats are very insightful. And she really excels in treating children - her manner puts them at ease and she gets them to stay still for an hour which is a feat with my active boys! Cannot recommend her more highly!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-02-2018
I went to Melinda after weeks in pain from my left hip. She was able to help relieve the pain and after three visits it was much improved. She was so good at explaining what nerve was trapped and traced it back to my spine and showed myself and my partner a couple of hip manoeuvres to help relieve the discomfort at home. She is an excellent therapist with a lovely manner and helps to put you at ease with her confident, knowledgeable,caring and reassuring approach. I would thoroughly recommend her.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-02-2018
Excellent treatment by the very gentle and perceptive Melinda . Would ( and do!) recommend

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-02-2018
I am the mother of six year old twins who were born extremely premature. Because of the prematurity one of them has complex medical needs. I have been visiting Melinda at Fulham Osteopaths regularly since my little boy came home from the hospital. Melinda is the most professional, experienced, kind osteopath I know. Through the years she has helped my son immensely with many of his health issues (such as postural and movement difficulties, reflux, and sleeping). Melinda has the most gentle and healing touch and my boy is always looking forward to seeing her. She is incredibly knowledgeable and generous with her time; she even liaises with the other professionals who help my son offering her precious expertise. I can not recommend Melinda highly enough. The practice she runs is an oasis of peace and calm, and from the moment we walk through the doors and we are greeted by the ever smiling Angela we feel serene and well looked after.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-02-2018
I booked an appointment after having been recommended by a dear friend. Immediately I felt at home and had a warm welcome. I’ve been treated by Melinda, who was the warmest, sweetest and most caring osteopath I have ever met. She didn’t see the individual problem, but instead looked at the whole picture and so all of my body and through some gentle treatment and explanation as she went along, she simply fixed me! I remember limping into the practice that morning and walking out straight upright and pain free. I was impressed with the whole approach and immediate results and also that they didn’t try to sell me another booking at all, instead Melinda just gave me a warm hug and wished me to stay well. Will definitely and wholeheartedly recommend Fulham Osteopaths to anyone who is looking for treatment by safe, competent and honest hands.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-02-2018
Mindi has been of great help with my baby daughter. She gave her a cranial treatment and supported her development. She's been an amazing support in correcting her flat head and always provided a sound advise on whatever we needed in terms of holistic treatments, practitioners etc. I believe my baby daughter became much calmer and content thanks to our visits to Mindi. Her calm and gentle approach always put me and my daughter at ease. You know you are in safe hands with Mindi. She is highly experienced and professional. I would recommend her wholeheartedly.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-02-2018
I have now had 2 appointments with Melinda and both have been nothing short of superb. My wife and I took our 1 week old baby in for some treatment and were astounded with the immediate results. Melinda was informative about her profession, in a way that we could understand, and was equally informative on subjects outside of her remit that have proved more than useful when caring for a newborn. Encouragingly, Melinda was also generous with her time and extended one of our appointments free of charge (into her tea break) so that she could continue helping our child. Overall, the appointments have been thoroughly satisfying, informative and worthwhile. I wholeheartedly recommend Melinda and this practice to anyone who wants to see results for themselves or loved ones.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-02-2018
I wholeheartedly recommend Melinda Cotton as an excellent osteopath. She has helped me in times of acute pain and also worked really effectively on underlying conditions in a way that has really improved my quality of life. Having visited many osteopaths in the past, none compare to Melinda.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-02-2018
Melinda's treatment is gentle yet extremely effective. After breast feeding my two children I had developed a hunch which Melinda managed to reverse. I like that she talks me through what she's doing and why, and offers practical guidance on what I can do myself to improve and maintain my back health, for example giving me exercises and tips for my desk at work. I am notably more flexible and resilient post a treatment with Melinda and would highly recommend her to anyone with a back problem or looking for preventative treatment to maintain back health.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-02-2018
So helpful and very knowledgeable! Melinda and Simon worked together to help my 3 month old with an overly sensitive gag reflex and other tension which is now much improved. Thank you!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-02-2018
Due to many years experience of Melinda Cotton's treatment of me and my physical ailments, I feel merited to write this. Melinda is, in my view,not only a highly qualified and skilled practitioner, she also has the right personality. She is sensitive, positive and positive and although highly professional she projects an aura of healing qualities. I feel safe in her hands, I feel cared for and held.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-02-2018
As a midwife I really understand the value of good osteopathic treatment. Melinda Cotton and her colleagues at Fulham Osteopaths are professional. intuitive and first class practitioners. Whether it is for my own health or that of my clients, I have no hesitation at all in recommending both Melinda and Fulham osteopaths.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-02-2018
Our little boy Ethan has been seeing Melinda for several months as He has flat head syndrome. She has been fantastic and he has made great progress. We are very happy with the service and are blessed to have found her.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-02-2018
I have known Melinda for many years (as both a patient and the parent of a patient) and I have found her to be a truly gifted healer. Melinda creates a warm and safe environment that allows you to feel someone is really listening to you and you are in good and knowledgeable hands. She is considerate and extremely effective expert. I would highly recommend Melinda.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-02-2018
My family and I have used Melinda Cotton at Fulham Osteopaths for 10 years. She is an amazing practitioner who has treated us for a variety of injuries and acute conditions. I have recommended friends and colleagues to her over the years who have all sung her praises.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-02-2018
Melinda is wonderful! She is an excellent listener as well as a keen observer and this translates into well targeted, successful treatment. For more sensitive patients, or patients in severe pain, Melinda maintains a gentle touch and will not go beyond their comfort zone. She has treated my two children, my husband and me with great success. One of my children is highly distractible, yet Melinda has managed to work with him rather than against him to ensure a successful session. My other child was nervous at first, but Melinda quickly put him at ease by assuring him that she would always ask his permission before doing anything and there would be no "surprises". The reception team are very helpful and very sympathetic should you be in severe pain and in need of an emergency appointment. I highly recommend Melinda and her team!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-02-2018
I have been taking my newborn baby girl to Fulham osteopaths to see Melinda Cotton. Melinda’s warm, caring and nurturing approach has helped both baby and me tremendously. She is extremely knowledgable about all aspects of physiological wellbeing for babies and could pick up on subtle issues that can impact the baby’s optimal development.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-01-2018
Melinda's passion for and incredible expertise in osteopathy was obvious from the very first minute I met her. With more than 30 years of experience in the field, including teaching at one of the most prestigious colleges of osteopathy in Britain, she brought an extraordinary set of skills, professionalism and calmness into her treatment. She has a fantastic touch, knows exactly where to work on without having to point anything out leaving no stones unturned. I left the treatment feeling taller and definitely more mobile. I would highly recommend Melinda and her clinic for adults and babies alike, for those in acute pain or those just needing an extra inch in their spine. You will be amazed just how powerful osteopathy can be in the right hands!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-01-2018
Five stars of course for Melinda, who has been treating me for over twenty years now. She has a real talent for spotting the precise location of the source of the pain and she moves your limbs gently or massages your neck or back to readjust the alignment and give you relief and throughout the treatment you feel relaxed and relieved of stress.

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