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.

How to keep working with 2 lumbar disc prolapses

By |August 12th, 2014|

Most of the time he just felt his lower back “wasn’t right” – that he was only able to give 90% at […]

Will lower back pain disable me?

By |August 5th, 2014|

Lower back pain (LBP) is the single biggest cause of disability in the world.  It beats cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity;  all […]

Does paracetamol really work for lower back pain?

By |July 28th, 2014|





LINK TO Lancet article


Have I got sciatica?

By |July 23rd, 2014|

The Quick Guide to a Better Back

By |July 1st, 2014|

We’re all looking for short cuts aren’t we?  Life is so busy for many people nowadays and it seems almost natural to […]

Review of iPhone apps for lower back pain

By |June 24th, 2014|

Perhaps not surprisingly, apps for lower back pain are not very good.  Read on, and I shall explain.

As part of  my MSc […]

How to avoid back pain when watching the World Cup

By |June 17th, 2014|

Can watching football cause back pain?  Absolutely!!  Here’s a guide to how to avoid getting (especially lower) back pain when watching “the […]

How pain works, and what I re-learnt from falling off my bike

By |June 9th, 2014|

I was out for a gentle cycle yesterday morning with my wife.  I cycle in and out to work 4 days a […]

What is a prolapsed disc?

By |June 3rd, 2014|

If you’ve been diagnosed with a prolapsed disc, or you think you might have one, here are a few pointers that I […]

How common is lower back pain?

By |May 27th, 2014|

It’s very common.  Here are the facts…

It affects 80% of people at some time in their lives
At any given time around a […]