Our Osteopaths

Osteopathy treatments from highly experienced practitioners

At Dorchester Osteopaths you’re assured of professional treatment from fully qualified practitioners.

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.

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 28 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).

Sam Middlehurst B.Sc. (Ost)

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

A practitioner of 28 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).


Sherilyn Riley D.O.

Sherilyn studied at the British School of Osteopathy in London (now the University College of Osteopathy) and qualified in 1976. In practice for over 40 years, Sherilyn enjoyed running her own practice in West Sussex, treating acute and chronic musculo-skeletal conditions. She recently moved to Dorset and has joined our team.
She has an interest in rehabilitation and exercise prescription, including Pilates.
Sherilyn is a keen horsewoman with a particular passion for dressage and is keen to help fellow enthusiasts with musculo-skeletal problems associated with horse riding. She is a member of the Dorset Osteopathic Group, and the Institute of Osteopathy (formerly the British Osteopathic Association).