121 Burton Road, Didsbury, M20 1HZ

Nick Vine

B.Sc.(ost), M.Sc.(ost sports care)

Registered Osteopath Nick Vine has been in practice since 1993, qualifying with his B.Sc (osteopathy) from the British School of Osteopathy, now called the University College of Osteopathy, in London. This is the main training school for osteopaths in Europe.

Nick has always been committed to continued professional development. In 2011 he completed his Master of Science degree (M.Sc) with merit in Osteopathic Sports Care at Leeds Beckett University's eminent Carnegie School of Sport. He wrote his dissertation on the common sports injury patellofemoral pain syndrome, or runners' knee, which he frequently treats in practice.

Nick is fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council. This is the statutory regulatory body of the osteopathic profession and anybody working under the title of Osteopath must be registered with it. He is also a member of the Institute of Osteopathy and the Osteopathic Sports Care Association.

When he started his career in 1993 Nick worked in several rural and urban practices allowing him to gain a broad base of patient experience, this included treatment of NHS patients. He has been practising in Didsbury since 1999 and founded the Burton Road Clinic in 2005.

Nick principally uses structural osteopathy, which is the traditional osteopathic manual therapy most people would recognise but having trained extensively in cranial osteopathy he can use this approach if it is a better option or if patients prefer it. Nick has also trained extensively in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) which he integrates into his treatment when appropriate.

In the Clinic

Nick treats a wide variety of mechanical problems:

  • Back and neck pain - This can vary in intensity from dull aches to highly acute and locking pains. It may have associated arm or leg pain or changes in sensation. It is very broadly occurring, affecting males and females of all ages. It can be caused by time at a computer, driving, manual work, it can be due to postural problems, stress or traumas such as falls or road accidents.
  • Sports Injuries - Most sports involve intense bursts of activity including combinations of movements or changes of direction. They may result in impacts or lots of repetition and this increases the risk of injury. Osteopathy can often treat these injuries and improve mechanical function which can reduce the chance of injury elsewhere and potentially improve performance.
  • The postural changes of pregnancy Both during pregnancy and the period after giving birth are times when tremendous mechanical loads and changes are placed upon a woman's body. Osteopathy can help cope with and adapt to these changes as well as treat pelvic, neck, shoulder, back and leg symptoms as they arise.
  • Shoulder problems - These may be due to sports injuries or computer use, or they may be related to ageing.
  • Hip and knee injuries - Osteopathy is commonly used to treat patients with sports injuries affecting these joints such as patellofemoral pain or runners knee, and the elderly suffering with problems associated with degenerative change.
  • The pain of arthritis - Osteoarthritis, or wear and tear of joints, is due to long term usage and cannot be reversed. However, osteopaths can help minimise the pain and maximise function of the affected area which can significantly improve the quality of life of the sufferer. This is particularly beneficial to hips, knees, shoulders and the spine.

This is not an exhaustive list. Osteopathy can help most musculoskeletal problems. Please feel free to contact Nick at the Burton Road Clinic to enquire whether osteopathy can help you.

Speciality Osteopathy
Degrees B.Sc.(ost)
M.Sc.(ost sports care)
Areas of Expertise
  • Cranial Osteopathy
  • Osteopathy

Clinic Hours
  • Mon
  • Tues
  • Wed
  • Thur
  • Fri
Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopathy
£50.00 for 1 Session
Fee for students in full time education £45 (on production of valid Student ID).
Fee for OAPs in full retirement attending morning appointments after 9.00am £45.00.
Nick's fees are covered by most major health insurers: please ring and enquire before commencing treatment.
Nick Vine is registered with the General Osteopathic Council. Nick is also a member of the Osteopathic Sports Care Association.

To book an appointment with Nick, please call 0161 446 2533.