Our Osteopaths

Osteopathy treatments from highly experienced practitioners

At Dorchester Osteopaths you’re assured of professional treatment from fully qualified practitioners, all of whom are graduates of the British School of Osteopathy having completed fulltime degree courses in the subject.

All our practitioners are registered with the General Osteopathic Council, the UK regulatory body for osteopathy, and undertake at least 30 hours’ continual professional development per year as part of their statutory professional obligation.

Our Osteopaths

Paul Middlehurst B.Sc. (Ost)

Following service in the Fleet Air Arm, Paul re–trained for his Degree in Osteopathy and has since specialised in treating acute musculo-skeletal conditions and enjoys working with sports-related conditions.

In practice for 20 years, he was instrumental in setting up the Dorset Back Pain Service and running Back Pain clinics over five years for the Dorset PCT and has helped to develop osteopathy within the NHS.

Paul is a member of The Institute of Osteopathy (formerly the British Osteopathic Association) and is listed in the NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners.

Sam Middlehurst B.Sc. (Ost)

Sam treats acute and chronic musculo-skeletal conditions and specialises in cranial, obstetric and paediatric osteopathy.

A practitioner of 20 years’ standing, she has a particular focus on the care of pregnant mums, babies and children for which she draws on her own experiences of pregnancy and as a mum of three.

Sam is a member of The Institute of Osteopathy (formerly the British Osteopathic Association) and is listed in the NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners.

Jennifer Coles BOst PGDIP

Jennifer has a special interest in sports injury treatment, especially from equestrian activities, and is expert in cranial osteopathy,

Swedish massage and fascial release techniques, harmonics and strain/counter strain therapy. Jennifer also treats babies and children and, as an enthusiastic horse rider, horses and other animals too (but not at the practice!).

Jennifer is a member of The Institute of Osteopathy (formerly the British Osteopathic Association) and is listed in the NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners.

Helena Greenwood MA Cantab, BSc Hons, PgDip

Following a degree in Physiology & Pharmacology at Cambridge University, Helena spent 12 years in the IT industry before finding her true calling as an Osteopath, taking a second degree in Osteopathy at the British School of Osteopathy (now the University College of Osteopathy), where she subsequently taught Osteopathic Technique for several years.

In practice for over 20 years using a variety of osteopathic approaches and with special expertise in cranial osteopathy for babies & adults, as well as helping her patients do more with less pain and feel more comfortable in their own skin, Helena currently sits on the disciplinary panel for osteopaths at their regulator, the General Osteopathic Council, which protects the public & maintains standards in Osteopathy.

Helena also facilitates learning, networking and collaboration of osteopaths and other musculo-skeletal practitioners throughout Dorset as Chair of the Dorset Osteopathic Group which provides CPD (continuing professional development). She is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy (formerly the British Osteopathic Association).