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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.

Dear son, how to avoid back pain

By |May 13th, 2015|

Louis Andrew Routledge was born on 7th May 2015, at 3.37pm, weighing in at 7lb 4oz (3.3kg in new money).  Mum and […]

The evolution of back pain?

By |April 27th, 2015|

Do you have a back like a chimpanzee?  I don’t mean hairy.  I mean, do you have low back pain due to […]

Do shoulder bags / handbags cause back pain?

By |April 13th, 2015|

Can handbags and shoulder bags cause back pain?  No doubt about it!  She may be smiling now, but when the young woman […]

“Ball chairs” to back pain

By |March 30th, 2015|

Sitting is one of the most common activities people with lower back pain have problems with.  Sitting often causes back pain, AND […]

How do osteopaths fix back pain?

By |March 3rd, 2015|

With 50,000 people a day suffering lower back pain in Edinburgh, what is it that osteopaths do that can fix back pain?

We […]

Bad (Australian) weather doesn’t trigger back pain

By |February 16th, 2015|

The weather doesn’t affect back pain it would seem… this is according to researchers at The George Institute in Sydney, Australia.  Although […]

Massage for Back Pain

By |February 3rd, 2015|

Why should you want a massage for back pain?  Where to start? … Massage is essentially the oldest therapy.  It’s something we […]

Non-specific low back pain? Confused?

By |January 19th, 2015|

If you go to your doctor with a painful lower back, there’s around an 85-90% chance that you will be diagnosed with […]

New Year… New Back?

By |January 5th, 2015|

And so, another New Year rolls in.  Will it be “same old, same old”?  Or is this the year for changes?  Will […]

Back Pain at Christmas

By |December 9th, 2014|

At the bottom of the page is Suzie Weigert’s winning entry to our Christmas 2014 Back Pain Poetry Competition.  It’s brilliant!  Pleeeeease […]