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.

A guide to choosing a mattress

By |January 7th, 2011|

An old myth when it comes to lying on your mattress is “the harder the mattress the better it is for your […]

Standing Lumbar Extension for back care

By |January 6th, 2011|

The standing lumbar extension is another flexibility based exercise that is part of our exercises for back pain blog posts.
Standing Lumbar Extension
1. […]

Back care endurance exercise

By |January 6th, 2011|

The lumbar sidebending is a back care endurance exercise that forms part of a series of blog posts I am writing for […]

Arm and leg strength stretch for back pain

By |December 30th, 2010|

Here is another exercise for you to add to the growing library of exercises for back pain that I have included on […]

Sports massage techniques I use

By |December 29th, 2010|

When I am talking to new and/or potential clients I often get asked about the sports massage techniques I use during a […]

Ill fitting bras can predispose women to back pain

By |December 29th, 2010|

We all know how great a well fitted bra looks. You are uplifted and held in place. It makes a difference to […]

Flexibility stretch to help back pain – standing gluteal stretch

By |December 28th, 2010|

The next exercise to help back pain – standing gluteal stretch – needs to be done using a small stool or fairly […]

Standing lumbar extension

By |December 24th, 2010|

The standing lumbar extension is a great exercise to perform at home or in your workplace and is great for people who […]

Opposite arm and leg lift endurance exercise for chronic back pain

By |December 22nd, 2010|

The opposite arm and leg life is a great endurance exercise to help strength your back and plays an important part in […]

Lumbar flexion for chronic back pain

By |December 22nd, 2010|

Another exercise that is great for chronic back pain is the lumbar flexion and the lumbar extension (to be added soon)

These exercises […]