About Gavin Routledge

Clinic Director and Osteopath. Gavin graduated as a Gold Medallist in 1991 and is now a Vice Patron of the British School of Osteopathy. Co-author of “The Back Book” with Gavin Hastings OBE in 1996, he has an MSc in The Clinical Management of Pain from the University of Edinburgh, and is currently working on a new book. He's passionate about helping to move people as far from illness and pain as possible, and in January 2015 set himself the target of helping a million people get a better back.

The Launch of “a million better backs”!

By |January 11th, 2013|

I’ve been in practice for over 20 years and had a “bad back” for years myself until following my own advice solved […]

Winter Pains in Edinburgh

By |December 7th, 2012|

Why do we seem to ache more in the winter? Edinburgh seems to be full of back pains, shoulder aches, neck pain, […]

Massage works for low back pain

By |November 9th, 2012|

The “Gold Standard” in research is to have a Cochrane independent review of the research literature.  The Cochrane Group is totally independent […]

Chiropractor, osteopath or physiotherapist?

By |November 1st, 2012|

What’s the difference between a chiropractor, an osteopath and a physiotherapist?  It sounds like the opening line of a joke; but it’s […]

XRays, MRIs and other low back pain tests

By |October 21st, 2012|

So, you’ve got a really sore lower back, and maybe pain down your leg (perhaps “sciatica”).  You go to your doctor believing […]

Why does low back pain come back?

By |October 14th, 2012|

The single biggest predictor of future low back pain is previous low back pain; to put it another way – if you’ve […]

Walking for Low Back Pain

By |October 10th, 2012|

I had an argument with my bike last night – I was trying to wrestle it out of the back of my […]

BUPA opting for cheapest osteopaths

By |September 12th, 2012|

Having been registered as a BUPA provider for 12 years, I will cease to be so on 1st October 2012.  This is […]

Back Pain can make you cry

By |July 11th, 2012|

Sometimes back pain can bring tears to your eyes.  And sometimes it’s the background reasons for low back pain that can make […]

What causes low back pain?

By |July 5th, 2012|

What causes back pain?

Wow!  What a massive question.

As a sufferer, you’ll have noticed that bouts of acute back pain often come on […]