Barbara Sherringham

Barbara graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in 1996 with a first class honours degree in osteopathic medicine. The training involved four years full time education.

Barbara’s working week is divided between her practice in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire and the Alan Herdman Pilates Studio in central London W1.

As a junior Barbara competed at national level in the 400m athletics event. Plagued by injury she became interested in sports rehabilitation and qualified as a sports massage therapist in 1980. She worked in the leisure industry for over 12 years where she gained specialist qualifications in rehabilitative exercise, working with pre/post natal women, the over 50’s, weight and circuit training.

Whilst Barbara was studying for her degree she was introduced to Pilates and has worked alongside Alan Herdman who introduced Pilates to the UK in 1970. It is at his studio Barbara runs her London clinic.

Barbara creates close bonds with horses.

Barbara creates close bonds with horses.

As well as an interest in sports injuries, Barbara has also worked with musicians, particularly violinists and flutists who often suffer shoulder, neck and upper back pain.


Barbara lectures at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine teaching first and second year osteopathic students.

Work with animals

Following graduation Barbara studied equine and canine osteopathy.

Barbara works from two veterinary practices in London and Hertfordshire and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her own horses.