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.

Exercises for Neck Pain

By |November 18th, 2013|

Yet again, exercise has been shown to be one of the best things for Edinburgh neck pain sufferers.  This year, a review […]

6 Top Tips for Lower Back Pain

By |November 11th, 2013|

OK, for the time-pressed amongst you, who don’t want to wade through all my other posts on active-x clinics here are the […]

How to avoid pain from cycling

By |November 4th, 2013|

OK, we’re going to cover the most common cycling pains, what causes them and what to do about it (this excludes pain […]

What kind of headache do I have?

By |October 27th, 2013|

For anyone with a headache in Edinburgh, knowing the answer to “What kind of Headache do I have?” gets you half way […]

Causes of sciatica

By |October 13th, 2013|

Sciatica is a description – not a diagnosis; see our video for more info on this.  Sciatica most frequently causes pain deep […]

Headaches – a pain in the neck?

By |September 19th, 2013|

Headaches affect around 60% of the adult population every year.  And at any given time in the UK, more than 1.5 million […]

The Pain and Pleasure of Exercise

By |September 10th, 2013|

Exercise can be painful and pleasurable at the same time – at least it can be for me (that’s not me in […]

Holiday back pain

By |August 10th, 2013|

In Edinburgh at this time of year we see a lot of tourists in pain.  And shortly we’ll have an influx of […]

Lower Back Pain and Driving

By |July 22nd, 2013|

Driving causes lower back pain in so many people.  Why?  And what can you do about it?  Read on…

Most people don’t give […]

Low Back Pain and X-Ray Findings

By |June 18th, 2013|

So why is it that when your spine clearly shows signs of wear and tear, you’re no more likely to have back […]