Studying to become a medic, Nick Potter suffered a low back fracture in his spine whilst on a gap year playing rugby in New Zealand. The treatment he received, in particular osteopathy, changed his perceptions of surgery and modern medicine and influenced him to take a different career path. Nick is now Principal and Clinical Director of the Centre for...READ MORE
Nick Potter wants to start a revolution. One that will mean any of us can avoid back pain, that will see young people future-proofing their hips and spines, and that – ultimately – could save the NHS. All we have to do to join in is stand up.READ MORE
The osteopath talks about how he came to create a kit to help relieve the physical effects of a deskbound lifestyle
I started out training as a doctor, and when I had my own spinal injury playing rugby back in the 1980s, I saw an osteopath who stopped me having surgery.READ MORE
Most of us will admit we don’t move around or exercise enough during the day, especially those who work in sedentary jobs at a computer. Whether slouched at our desks or stooped over our phones, modern life involves an awful lot of hunching, and this, teamed with the stress of long hours, lack of sleep and the constant pressure to...READ MORE
“Last August, I crushed and fractured my C2 vertebra diving into shallow water while in Greece. Miraculously I did not damage the spinal cord or one of the major blood vessels to my brain. I was able to get back to London for treatment after immobilisation with a stiff collar to stabilise the fracture. However the fracture would not heal in the collar after 6 weeks. I was not keen to undertake a risky surgical intervention and was very lucky to meet Mr. Potter. He came up with an alternative idea: the hyperbaric chamber or oxygen therapy, which we tried for 3 months and proved successful to achieve bone union across the fracture. A true example of conservative management of complicated fracture and out of the box thinking. Mr. Potter has assisted me throughout the process of re-mobilisation and rehabilitation and I can now say I am nearly back to normal life. An exceptional result in such a short time. I have no words that can express my full gratitude for all that you have done for me and my family.”
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