About us //

Exe Valley Osteopathy was established in March 2013 and is run by osteopaths Sam Mildren and Lauren Mildren (previously Goodlad). The Tiverton-based clinic was the first to be established and had a very successful 5 years on Castle Street. In 2018 the clinic relocated to its new base on Blundells Avenue in Tiverton.

In November 2015, Exe Valley Osteopathy expanded to Dulverton and is based within the Exmoor Medical Centre. This was due to the large numbers of patients travelling from the Exmoor area to Tiverton. The Dulverton clinics has gone from strength to strength seeing more and more patients every year.

Exe Valley Osteopathy also works for the Tiverton Rugby Club and Heathcoat Cricket Club, enjoying many successful seasons. 

Sam Mildren // Osteopath (M.Ost)

Sam has a Masters degree in Osteopathy from Oxford Brookes University (2012). After qualifying, he worked in a number of established clinics in the south east, before setting up Exe Valley Osteopathy in Tiverton in 2013, and then expanding to Dulverton in 2015.

He is also the Osteopath from the Tiverton Rugby club and Heathcoat Cricket Club.

Sam treats in a structural way, targeting the musculoskeletal with a range of techniques including mobilisations, manipulations, massage and stretching, as well as acupuncture and kinesiotaping. He also gives out a range of stretching/strengthening exercises to speed up the recovery process. His aim is to not only get rid of pain and discomfort, but to find the root cause of the issue and prevent it happening again. 

Sam is Tiverton born and raised and is very keen on all sports. His passion is cycling and he has competed in (or shall we say completed) a few triathlons as well as a solitary outing for the Tiverton Rugby Club.

  • Masters Degree in Osteopathy (M.Ost)

  • Advanced Spinal Manipulation

  • Medical Acupuncture

  • FMT 1 Kinesiotaping

  • Pitchside First Aid (With AED)

  • Road Bike Fit course - Bike Science

Lauren Mildren (Goodlad) // Osteopath (M.Ost)

  • Masters Degree in Osteopathy

  • Osteopathy in the Cranial Field

  • Advance Paediatric Training

  • First Aid trained

Lauren graduated with a Masters degree from Oxford Brookes University (2012). Before moving to Tiverton to set up Exe Valley Osteopathy, Lauren worked in a number of clinics in and around Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Lauren uses a variety of techniques in her treatments, including mobilisations, stretching and soft tissue work and has a slightly lighter approach to treatment than some may expect from an osteopath. She specialises in using cranial osteopathy to help with all manner of problems, but has particular interest in the treatment of headaches and jaw problems.

Lauren comes from St. Albans, Hertfordshire but loves life in the south west. She plays netball for the Tiverton Terriers Netball Club and cricket for the Heathcoat CC ladies team.

Graham Flower // Osteopath (M.Ost)

Graham graduated with a Masters of Osteopathy from Oxford Brookes University in 2013. Since graduating he has worked as an Osteopath in both the UK and New Zealand. In 2020 he decided to relocate to the south west and started working at Exe Valley Osteopathy.

His treatment approach is structurally based with soft tissue and massage techniques, used alongside mobilisations and joint manipulation. He aims to work with the patient to not just to help with their pain, but also to help them understand their condition and use exercise rehabilitation and strength and conditioning to aid recovery.

Graham is a keen sportsman having played football, cricket and basketball to a high standard, and currently continues to take part in a variety of recreational sports. He also enjoys snowboarding having recently completed a ski season in Canada. 

  • Masters Degree in Osteopathy

  • Strength and conditioning for therapists

  • Complete K-Taping

  • Pregnancy Massage

  • Pitchside first aid (With AED)