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.

Two out of five adults will suffer with back pain

By |November 15th, 2010|

It is a frightening statistic but true –  two out of every five adults will suffer with back pain over the coming […]

Tango Instructor back on the floor after suffering acute lower back pain

By |November 15th, 2010|

Phew. Well-known Edinburgh Argentine Tango Instructor Willie Green is back dancing after 2 weeks off the dance floor. He came to see […]

Exercises to help you end lower back pain

By |November 12th, 2010|

Watching this video I thought it provided some really great exercises to help you end lower back pain.  If you sit all […]

2010 Artemis Highlands 100

By |November 11th, 2010|

In September 2010 five Active-x staff members and two patients took part in the 2010 Artemis Highland 100 challenge to raise money […]

Interview with Jenny Davis, Edinburgh Racing Club Track Cyclist

By |November 11th, 2010|

active-x – How and when did you first stumble on track cycling?

Jenny – I had a slightly unusual introduction to track cycling. I was actually a judo player for about 18 years and fought for Scotland and GB as a junior and senior player. After all those years of hard graft I decided to take a break from the sport but kept training in the gym to stay fit and healthy.

About a year had passed and I was chatting to one of the strength coaches I used to work with. They suggested that I give track cycling a try out because the gym results I had achieved were on a similar level to track sprint athletes (female equivalent of Chris Hoy). I wasn’t really that interested so they lost the rag a little. From memory their argument went something along the lines of “this is a complete waste of talent you’ve got Jenny, a complete waste!” I wasn’t that happy with the accusation of “wasted talent” so I agreed to try out track cycling and found that I did have a bit of a flair for it.

activex – What inspires and motivates you and what do you love most about the sport?


How we give back in an aim to support a healthy Edinburgh

By |November 10th, 2010|

I have enjoyed years of customers and building a great business, part of enjoying success is being able to give back and […]

Resting because of back pain makes it harder to get going again

By |November 9th, 2010|

Years ago the prescribed “medicine” for back pain was bed rest but years of research has taught us that resting because of […]

Should my acute back pain keep me off work?

By |November 6th, 2010|

Another question I get asked a lot is “should my acute back pain keep me off work?”

And the answer to that question […]

Managing acute back pain or chronic back pain

By |November 5th, 2010|

I thought I would continue writing about managing acute back pain or chronic back pain after answering the question yesterday. To read […]

Ask Edinburgh Osteopath Gavin Routledge about acute and chronic back pain

By |November 4th, 2010|

I suffer from back pain and I am not sure whether it is acute back pain or chronic back pain – what’s […]