Principal Osteopath

Melinda Cotton

Cotton- Meet the teamMelinda Cotton DO, D WHO, MICO founded Fulham Osteopaths in 1989 and is the Practice Principal specialising in the care of expectant mothers, babies, and complex adult cases.

Once described as “The Osteopathic Sherlock Holmes” she is one of the most experienced osteopaths in the country. Her inquisitive mind and extensive experience help her to resolve issues that other professionals have been unable to treat.

Melinda specialises in:

Mother & babies and family service (click to read more)
Second opinion service for complex adult cases (click to read more)

“I firmly believe that there are no hopeless cases, and that thoughtful osteopathic care can release what is blocking a person’s own self-healing.” - Melinda

Registered with the General Osteopathic Council, Melinda graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1989 and went on to study at the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation, and the Institute of Classical Osteopathy and the Molinari Institute of Health.

From 1991- 1997 she was a member of the teaching faculty at the British School of Osteopathy.

Reviews

"Melinda has been amazing! She’s really helped me to recover postpartum and I wish I visited her during my pregnancy. I had quite a few complicated issues due to my pregnancy and she really helped me to feel like myself again. My postpartum recovery wouldn’t have been the same without her. Thank you so much with your magic touch!" - Ellie Z

"I cannot recommend Melinda at Fulham Osteopaths highly enough. Thankfully she was able to identify and treat an issue with my son early enough so that it now won’t cause any long term issues for him. How lucky we are to have access to such a brilliant osteopath for our babies. Thank you so much Melinda." - Jessica B

"Faced with the dilemma of finding another trusted osteopath, after the retirement of my Harley Street osteopath who had treated me for over 30 years, Melinda Cotton and her dedicated team at Fulham Osteopaths were recommended to me by my daughter-in-law. I am very pleased to have made this decision 3 years ago, to try out Fulham Osteopaths. In my case, it was a relief to find an osteopath of Melinda's calibre and her gentle realignment treatment continuous to works wonders for me. I feel completely at ease in her hands and trust her judgement implicitly. I can highly recommend Melinda." - Yvonne B

"From the moment my client and her newborn baby met Melinda I watched a sense of calmness descend on a pair of troubled shoulders. We were all made to feel welcome and instantly knew we were in the best hands possible. Melinda has the most incredible knowledge built up from years of clearly loving what she’s does, and is a delight to watch as she expertly “felt” her way over the baby, in order to diagnose how best to help her feel less stressed from a quick birth. She explained every step of what she was doing, took great care to ensure both mum and her baby were comfortable at all times and happily answered every question we had. The practice has kept all COVID-19 sanitation measures in place and strived to keep all clients distanced and safe. I highly recommended not only Melinda but the whole of the practice." - Claire S

"I have been attending Fulham Osteopaths for nearly 21 years over which time Melinda has been my saviour, successfully treating a variety of conditions one of which I had previously been suffering from for 16 years! She is extremely professional and excellent at both diagnosing and treating. I highly recommend Fulham Osteopaths." - Jane R

"I would highly recommend Fulham Osteopaths and particularly Melinda who has seen me through 2 pregnancies, intense bouts of training for sports and helped my son with treatment for tongue tie and flat head syndrome. She is incredibly knowledgable and personable, and her treatments are gentle yet extremely effective. I have hobbled into the clinic from a taxi in agony only to walk home happily half an hour later. I would have a session with her over a massage anyday!" - Emily M