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.

Edinburgh Osteopath answers the question: Can you die of a bad back?

By |March 17th, 2011|

I wanted to post the answer to the question “can you die of a bad back?”  – which was sent in to […]

How are you helping yourself overcome lower back pain?

By |March 15th, 2011|

Throughout this blog I have been providing tips and techniques for anyone suffering with chronic back pain – how much of it […]

Back pain relief in four simple steps

By |March 10th, 2011|

When you are experiencing chronic back pain what you yearn for most is to rid yourself of it. We are so very hard […]

Back pain care guide 3 : The dos and don’t of back pain

By |March 4th, 2011|

This is another of our guides on how to take care of your back pain. This one covers some things you should […]

Back pain guide 2 : The cause of back pain

By |February 25th, 2011|

This is Back Pain Guide 2 : The cause of back pain which focuses on some of the different things that cause […]

Help for sufferers of back pain spasms

By |February 18th, 2011|

Muscles spasms usually occur during sudden movement like bending over or reaching for the ball in tennis and is a gripping, agonising […]

Information for employers on helping employees return to work after chronic back

By |February 16th, 2011|

I am always on the look out for interesting articles about the cost of back pain on employers because I believe that […]

Join our exercise classes this Thursday

By |February 15th, 2011|

I want to use this blog to keep reminder our readers and customers about our weekly exercise classes at St George’s Church […]

Prevention is always better than cure when it comes to back pain!

By |February 8th, 2011|

By the time people come to see me they are usually in a great deal of pain and I spend a great […]

Exercise for back pain – Hamstring stretch

By |February 4th, 2011|

Continuing our exercise for back pain – ham string stretch is a great one for helping you to loosen the tight hamstrings […]