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.

The Purpose of Pain – how it relates to mechanical damage

By |April 26th, 2016|

(Please note that in this article,  I’m referring to what we might term “physiological” or “healthy” pain.   Some people have pain […]

Guest Blogger, Maureen Evans

By |April 25th, 2016|

Hi, I’m Maureen Evans and I’m blogging here at Gavin’s invitation.  My focus is on giving people back control of their own bodies […]

Back-pain-sufferers Anonymous

By |March 14th, 2016|

My back has never felt stronger – it has rarely been symptomless for more than 6 months at a time in 25 […]

Back pain in kids

By |February 29th, 2016|

Back pain is increasingly common in the under 18s.  In fact it’s twice as common now than it was 16 years ago.  […]

High heels and back pain

By |February 16th, 2016|

Apparently Twiggy has given up high heels – as reported in the Mirror this week.  This is no surprise, and of course […]

“Nurofen Back Pain” or us?

By |January 25th, 2016|

With the admission that “Nurofen Back Pain” is no more beneficial for back pain than “Nurofen Migraine”, the manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser must […]

Research “backs” exercises and education

By |January 15th, 2016|

If you would like to avoid lower back pain, there’s more and more evidence that a combination of exercise and education is […]

Benefits of back pain – Part 1

By |December 7th, 2015|

“Back pain has made me wiser”.  I know if you’re in the middle of a severe and/or long-lasting pain, this statement is […]

“What’s really going on with my spine?”

By |November 24th, 2015|

Did you ever want to see what your spine is really up to?  How it moves, and why it sometimes goes wrong?  […]

Should you have lumbar disc surgery?

By |November 9th, 2015|

Should Tiger Woods have had spinal surgery again in September?   See my opinion at the bottom of the article, but if you’re […]