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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.

Is stress the cause of your back pain?

By |December 20th, 2010|

Back pain isn’t only caused by the physical – but can also be caused by the emotional too!

Stress is a classic example […]

Back pain in pregnancy

By |December 17th, 2010|

Back pain in pregnancy is a common problem – not surprisingly  because the change in posture alone can result in stresses being […]

Endurance exercise for back pain sufferers

By |December 17th, 2010|

These exercises are part of my “exercises for chronic back pain sufferers” group of blog post and this one is a strength/endurance […]

Gluteal and buttock stretch for back pain

By |December 15th, 2010|

This is the first of my exercises for chronic back pain and is the Gluteal and buttock stretch

Lying on your back raise […]

How to shovel snow so you avoid back injury

By |December 14th, 2010|

With Edinburgh still full of snow and the council being unable to get round to clearing it all, it falls on us […]

Employee absenteeism back pain and laptops

By |December 13th, 2010|

Employee absenteeism is on the rise due to back pain and in 2009 a research concluded that
“Almost 215,000 workers suffer from upper […]

Exercises for chronic back pain sufferers

By |December 13th, 2010|

I am going to take you through a series of exercises for chronic back pain sufferers and forthose with ongoing back pain. […]

Handbags, man bags and back pain

By |December 10th, 2010|

You may not think that your small, light handbag (or man bag) could be a contributing factor to your back pain but […]

How sports professionals can damage their back

By |December 9th, 2010|

In sport there are some very obvious ways that sports professionals can do damage to their back:

Fast bowling in cricket – the […]

Four myths about back pain

By |December 8th, 2010|

Back pain myth one
The worse the pain, the longer it takes to get better

Some people can be in agony (due to muscle […]