Welcome to Osteopathbristol.com


The website of Jonathan Nichols’ Bristol Osteopathic Practice


The Clinic


In 2015 after 25 years in Clifton Village we took the difficult decision to relocate the practice, due to the area’s new parking restrictions making our location untenable.

Now we are happily relocated at The Birdwell Clinic, a long established Complimentary Health Clinic on the main ‘Weston’ Road in the heart of Long Ashton Village, with easy access and a location convenient to much of Central and Southern Bristol.

Jonathan originally established his Osteopathic Practice in 1989 but has always strived to remain true to his original ethos of providing effective, professional treatment for all patients in a relaxed, friendly and informal atmosphere.

We have good, long established relationships with all the local GP practices, which helps us in providing you with the very best care.

 Birdwell Clinic

We are open weekdays between 9am and 6pm
Home visits are also available if needed.

We are an accredited practice for the following Private Medical Insurance companies:

  • WPA
  • HSA
  • BCWA

Plus many more – Please ask for details.


Appointment Line – 0117 / 9293289





With the advent of Covid in 2020 the difficult decision was taken to close the Shirehampton Clinic permanently and consolidate the Bristol practice back to our base in Long Ashton.



The Osteopath - Jonathan Nichols D.O.

Jonathan NicholsJonathan graduated from the British School Of Osteopathy - London in 1987. He is accredited by The General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the British Osteopathic Association. After graduating he worked for a large Osteopathic practice based in Herefordshire. His first practice was established in Clifton Village, Bristol in 1989.

In 1991 the Chepstow Osteopathic Clinic was established and in 1995 the Shirehampton Osteopathic Clinic was also opened. He has also worked in the remedial dance injuries clinic of the Arts Education School, London and as Osteopath to the ‘Bristol Old Vic’ theatre company.

With over 25 years experience Jonathan practices traditional ‘structural’ osteopathy, treating people of all ages, shapes and sizes for the widest possible range of conditions - with particular interests in both sports and performing arts related injuries.
Jonathan tries to maintain his own fitness by visiting the gym, alongside his other sporting interests of running, swimming, tennis and windsurfing (when time allows!)

Jon sails regularly, competing in offshore events like ‘The Fastnet’ and has completed an Atlantic crossing to the Caribbean.
He is also a keen musician – playing the violin in various local orchestras and groups.



....would you like some more information or book an appointment?


Call us on the corresponding number below:


please telephone: - 0117 929 3289