Richard Doran-Sherlock

OsteopathyDublin City Centre & Dundrumonline pain, movement, exercise, & health coaching

Pain and Injury Management

Pain and injuries are part of life – recovery involves exploring the factors which are affecting you, helping to address them clinically, and then giving you the confidence and knowledge to support your body as it heals. Some of the conditions treated include:

  • Low Back Pain

  • Sacroiliac Pain

  • Mid Back Pain

  • Rib Pain

  • Neck Pain

  • Headache (including Migraines)

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Elbow Pain

  • Wrist/Hand Pain

  • Sacroiliac Pain

  • Hip Pain

  • Knee Pain

  • Ankle/Foot Pain

  • Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)

  • Muscle Strains

  • Ligament Sprains

  • Pregnancy Related Pain

  • Hypermobility Related Pain


Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal pain. Richard Doran-Sherlock's approach to osteopathy is to use the therapeutic session (discussion, skilled manual treatment, exercise prescription, lifestyle management, etc) as a chance to apply some of the recent findings from pain science to your individual needs. Many commonly held ideas about pain and the body have been challenged by a growing body of research, and it can be exciting and empowering to find new ways to move beyond pain and injury and return to doing things you love.

Chronic Pain Support

The body is remarkably good at recovering from injury, but when we have pain which lasts for more than three months following an initial issue, we refer to this as chronic, or persistent pain. Chronic pain can occur alongside, or independently from, health conditions such as auto-immune diseases, connective tissue diseases, and inflammatory disorders.Chronic pain can be a major factor in reducing people’s quality of life, but the levels and impact of pain can be significantly reduced through supported self-management.With chronic pain patients, Richard works to help people develop their knowledge and management strategies, and provides a warm and listening ear so that people can be empowered to reach their goals and overcome their painful barriers.

Where & When

Contact Details
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Dundrum Counselling Centre
2 Arbourfield Terrace
Dublin 14
D14 C4E4
Monday: 09:00 to 17:30
Wednesday: 09:00 to 17:30

City Centre, Dublin 2

Suite 12 Morrison Chambers
(Listed as Dublin Osteopathy)
32 Nassau Street
Dublin 2
D02 CX27
Tuesday: 10:00 to 19:00
Friday: 10:00 to 18:00

Contact Details

Online Pain Coaching

Knowledge is power, and getting the right information and support about pain can be transformative. Through online pain, movement, exercise, & health coaching Richard can:- Review your full health history
- Address any concerns you may be having about your pain/injury
- Review any imaging findings (MRI, X-ray, etc.)
- Discuss treatment options with you
- Help adapt your exercise routine/movement practice to aid in your recovery
For those with limited mobility, or those unable to attend an in-person appointment, online consultations can be done from the comfort of your home.To book an online appointment, please get in touch directly by phone/email, or through filling out the below form. A limited number of out-of-hours appointments are available on request.

Talks and Training

If your team, company, or organisation wants to improve its understanding of pain, injury, and health, Richard is available to give presentations and group training sessions onsite. Prices for training sessions will depend on your specific requirements (number of attendees, duration of training, travel distance, etc), so please contact us directly for further information. Concessions are available for non-profit organisations, charities, etc.

Movement and Rehabilitation

Richard takes a functional approach to rehabilitation and movement coaching. Rather than giving you generic exercises, rehab is collaborative and uses your own movement patterns where possible.This can involve anything from strengthening to mobility work with bodyweight or external resistance.
If you aren’t a regular exerciser, that’s ok, this approach can apply to everyday movements you do at home, in work, or during your hobbies.
If you are someone who enjoys exercise or movement training (weightlifting, yoga, running, martial arts, dance, sports, etc), we can work together to help you with your practice and overcome any challenges or recurring issues which arise.

Your Appointment

What to expect

At your first appointment, a full health history will be taken. A physical examination will take place, and then a potential management plan will be discussed.Treatment may involve manual therapy, movement coaching, or collaborative planning, all tailored to your unique needs.It is recommended that you wear loose comfortable clothing – this can be helpful for examination, treatment and movement. In certain cases, and only with your full consent, it may be required to partially undress, so it’s recommended to wear supportive underwear. If you are not comfortable removing any clothing for personal reasons, please inform us in advance as we are happy to facilitate this.In addition, you are welcome to bring a translator or chaperone to your appointments.


Initial appointment €80 (up to 1 hour)Subsequent appointment €70 (up to 30-40 minutes)Notice of cancellation 24 hours prior to an appointment is required. Late cancellations or no-shows will incur the full fee.Osteopathy in Ireland is covered by all major health insurance companies – contact your insurance provider to discuss what may be covered by your policy.Payment is made following each appointment, and an invoice will be sent to you by email so that you can be reimbursed.Tax relief can be claimed on osteopathic treatment as a medical expense – further information can be found on the Revenue Commissioner’s website (

Children/Patients under 18

Please note that for patients under the age of 18, it is required to have a parent or guardian in attendance during the appointment.At this point in time we do not provide treatment for babies or pre-adolescent children, though osteopathic practitioners with paediatric training may be found through the Osteopathic Council of Ireland website (


Richard Doran-Sherlock qualified from Swansea University with an Integrated Master’s Degree in Osteopathy in 2020. Prior to this, he had qualified from Trinity College Dublin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Science, and had worked in the Environmental sector. Following his experience of recovering from chronic injuries, he became passionate about the application of pain science to musculoskeletal issues, and to empowering people to take charge of their pain.Richard has worked in an NHS pain and injury clinic, with a personal training company, and in private practice as an osteopath. He has worked with everyone from world-record holding athletes, professional dancers and musicians, to amateur sports participants and people who have experienced disability arising from pain.His research interests include:

  • Psychological factors in pain

  • Functional rehabilitation strategies

  • Chronic pain management

  • Environmental impacts on pain and mental health

  • Management of hypermobility syndromes (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder)

Richard has trained in various movement practices such as martial arts, yoga, weight training, etc. As fitness isn’t a one-size-fits-all standard and should reflect individual goals and values, his personal training focuses on maintaining his ability to engage with the great outdoors.Richard is an advocate for environmental restoration and rewilding as a means of improving the quality and amount of outdoor space and rich habitats for their attendant health and environmental benefits, and has undertaken research and written articles about how nature engagement may be integrated into clinical practice. He is the first osteopath to have joined the International Environmental Physiotherapy Association.Richard is a member in good standing of the General Osteopathic Council (UK) and The Osteopathic Council of Ireland.


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