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My Baby | The benefits of Osteopathy during pregnancy

Published My Baby 3 March 2014

Nick PotterBSc (Ost), MRO, Dip.Myo.Ac is a Registered Osteopath at The Centre of Physical Medicine. Nick has been treating pregnancy related problems for 20 years.

Pregnancy, labour and birth are probably the greatest of human miracles. The process is not however without its problems, one of them being back, neck and pelvic pain.

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“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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