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 Should I Sit to Avoid Lower Back Pain or Sciatica?”

By |February 17th, 2014|

This is a huge topic, with masses of research, and so I’ll have to stay fairly high-level or this could run to […]

Does sitting cause lower back pain?

By |February 10th, 2014|

This article is the first in a series on the relationship between sitting and lower back pain.  I’d like to put it […]

Is exercise good for lower back pain?

By |February 3rd, 2014|

Quite simply – YES.

A more difficult question to answer is “What kind of exercise?”  I’ve found this question is even more difficult […]

When is exercise bad for lower back pain?

By |January 27th, 2014|

The short answer, somewhat predictably and annoyingly, is… “it depends”.  You didn’t expect it to be straight-forward did you?  😉

As ever, the […]

Injections for lower back pain and sciatica

By |January 20th, 2014|

“New jab now available to alleviate the misery of back pain” might suggest that the millions of back pain sufferers were about […]

Mindfulness for lower back pain

By |January 13th, 2014|

“Mindfulness for lower back pain? What’s that about?” I hear you say.  “What is he on about this time?  I just have […]

Back Pain, Posture and Mobile Phones

By |January 8th, 2014|

How much time do you spend glued to a mobile screen, and could that contribute to back pain?  How much time do […]

Seasonal Stress and Pain

By |December 16th, 2013|

Well, it’s Christmas time, and according to Cliff Richard, “It’s a time to rejoice in the good that we see”.  For those […]

The 4 Worst Things To Do When In Pain

By |December 2nd, 2013|

Be Afraid
Anxiety and fear will almost certainly make your pain worse; there is loads of research indicating that people who are anxious […]

My worst lower back pain ever

By |November 25th, 2013|

The worst lower back pain experience I’ve had is difficult to choose – unfortunately.  It’s between an episode in Edinburgh when I […]