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.

Take your back pain for a walk

By |April 18th, 2011|

As an osteopath I see people every day who are in pain and a large number of them are suffering from back […]

A therapeutic massage to soothe away aches and pains

By |April 15th, 2011|

It is amazing how many people wake up this morning with what they believe are “normal” aches and pains.  If your body […]

Back Pain Guide 5 : How does weight gain affect back pain?

By |April 13th, 2011|

I’m overweight – how does that affect my back pain?
If you are overweight for your height you are carrying around a greater […]

How to bend so you avoid lower back pain

By |April 7th, 2011|

When you bend forwards you increase the strain on your back considerably. Bending to 30 degrees triples the forces on the discs […]

Long term illness or disability and how it contributes to low back pain

By |April 5th, 2011|

If you suffer from any chronic ongoing problem, it is likely that this has a very direct effect on your back. For […]

What is lumbago?

By |April 1st, 2011|

A client heard the word “lumbago” used by a family member when they mentioned their back pain and asked me what it […]

Looking for an Osteopath in Edinburgh? Make sure they are registered with GOsC

By |March 30th, 2011|

If you are currently in pain and looking for an Osteopath in Edinburgh make sure your money is spent with someone who […]

There are times when only a good massage therapist will do

By |March 28th, 2011|

I know I can dye my own hair, but there are times when only a good hairdresser will do. Getting my hair professionally […]

Back pain care guide 4 : Good positions for standing, sitting and lying down

By |March 22nd, 2011|

Today’s back pain care guide is number 4 in our series of back pain guides and focuses on how to stand, sit […]

A great looking bottom in a bikini is yours if you want it

By |March 18th, 2011|

Last week I mentioned my intention to run a bikini bottom bootcamp in Edinburgh around May. If you didn’t read that and […]