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.

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 […]

Do pills help back pain / sciatica?

By |November 25th, 2014|

Did I pop pills when my back pain / sciatica was at its worst?  You bet.  But before we get into that, […]

How to get your socks and shoes on with a sore back / sciatica

By |November 17th, 2014|

If you’ve ever struggled to get your socks and shoes on with lower back pain (or sciatica), this is for you.  If […]

Osteopaths get back pain too!

By |November 11th, 2014|

Find out what’s going on in the first episode on your new active X backs podcast channel.




How does your back pain / sciatica feel?

By |October 28th, 2014|

I’m hugely interested in how we describe our pains.  Lower back pain and sciatica seem to come with an endless list of […]

Exercises for sciatica – 9 tips

By |October 20th, 2014|

Here’s a quick checklist before deciding on which exercises will help you.

Find out “Do I really have sciatica?”
Find out what kind of […]

Are you super-aware of your pain?

By |October 7th, 2014|

It’s Backcare Awareness Week in the UK this week.  This got me to thinking about awareness…  How aware are we of our […]

A world without back pain

By |September 23rd, 2014|

What if there was no back pain?  Imagine that – a world without back pain… if you’re one of the hundreds of […]

Where does back pain come from?

By |September 9th, 2014|

Guess where the pain in your back comes from?  Your head.

Before you slap me with your disability parking badge, hear me out; […]

Has your back really “gone out”?

By |August 26th, 2014|

Do you think you’ve “put your back out”, or “thrown your back out”?  If it went out, where did it go?  Which […]