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.

What will back care exercises achieve?

By |July 25th, 2011|

There are three important points to consider when we look at how healthy your back is. They are all related.

Flexibility : If […]

Watch your back at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival

By |July 20th, 2011|

July and August is festival time in Edinburgh and if you spend your life sitting at your desk or in a chair […]

Back Chair Apprentice Winner Tom Pellereau

By |July 18th, 2011|

I was really pleased to read that the winner of The Apprentice 2011 is Tom Pellereau who has a fantastic invention which […]

Final back pain guide 10

By |July 11th, 2011|

This is our final back pain guide in our series and it outlines the previous nine guides so you have a complete […]

Chronic back pain guide 9

By |July 4th, 2011|

Today’s guide on helping you through chronic back pain (shoulder, neck and any other kind of pain) focuses on the importance of […]

Cause of low back pain summary

By |June 30th, 2011|

Over the last six months I have written a large number of blog posts on low back pain including what causes it […]

Common causes of low back pain

By |June 22nd, 2011|

While some people suffer from long term chronic back pain there are thousands more who suffer from very mild back pain that […]

Low back pain guide 8 – differences between an osteopath and a chiropractor

By |June 14th, 2011|

Low back pain guide 8 – in this guide I focus on the differences between three major professions


It covers how the different […]

active-x ergonomic information and advice featured on

By |June 10th, 2011|

For years active-x have been engaging with employers in an attempt to help reduce staff absenteeism due to chronic back pain and […]

Common back complaints of an ageing back

By |June 8th, 2011|

As discs age they flatten and become slightly irregular. The bones come closer together and the disc is less able to cope […]