Edinburgh osteopaths – pain relief AND prevention.

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Edinburgh Osteopaths – pain relief AND prevention.

Do you believe that prevention is better than cure?  We do.

Back pain and sciatica specialist & Edinburgh Osteopath, Gavin has 30 years of experience, specialising in the treatment of lower back pain and sciatica.  But of course we can help you with so much more than back pain and sciatica. From headaches to ankle sprains, we can help.  We’ll look for the long-term contributing factors.  Not just stop with the obvious.

Gavin has authored two books on lower back pain. And created an online course for lower back pain and sciatica.

If you are looking for specialist back pain treatment in Edinburgh, OR you want the reassurance of consulting clinicians who can help you top to toe, give us a ring or book online.  You can consult us in-person in Edinburgh’s West End.  Or you can consult an osteopath online.

Gavin Routledge Edinburgh osteopaths - pain relief and prevention. Author and chief back officer at Active X Backs

Edinburgh Osteopath and Clinic Director Gavin Routledge

My Masters Degree in Pain Management enabled me to really specialise in back pain and sciatica.  And apart from my personal experience, low back pain  is a global issue. Because it is the leading cause of disability in the world.

I recognised that we couldn’t be really great at everything.  Because that’s being a jack of all-trades, and master of none.  Our team loves excelling.  So we chose to specialise.  So that we would be your choice for Edinburgh osteopaths for back pain / sciatica.  And I‘m so confident that I offer you a money-back guarantee.

Of course, with decades of experience, we can help with any pain you have.  And if we can’t, or we think you’d be better off seeing someone else, we’ll tell you.”

Outstanding! Gavin and his team are extremely professional and friendly.  And most importantly, get great results. Highly recommended. 

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Ralph Brooks, Chief Movement Officer at Active X Backs

Director of Movement Ralph Brooks

Ralph is a nutritionist, Kettlebell coach and Yoga teacher with a simple philosophy. Good movement, strength training and proper nutrition improve and help maintain your long-term health.
His passion for movement started when he was a black belt martial arts instructor. He taught TaekwonDo for over 10 years, with students ranging from 6 to over 60 years old. Now retired from martial arts, Ralph teaches good movement and strength with Yoga and Kettlebells. He is certified in movement screening and corrective strategies with Functional Movement Systems, a Yoga Alliance certified Yoga teacher and a StrongFirst certified Kettlebell instructor.

“I’ve had occasional lower back pain from time to time over the last few years. And am currently suffering from uncomfortable sciatica/lower back pain. There was no sign of improvement after a few weeks, so I turned to Active X Backs.  A face to face visit was not possible.  So I have embarked on an Active X Backs online program. Communication has been excellent so far.  And the first online video consultation was professionally carried out, with a plausible diagnosis being made.  Then some pointers to get me started.  And the next follow-up session arranged. Gavin comes across as very knowledgeable and an expert in this field. I look forward to progressing through the program.”

Graeme Ritchie

Graeme Ritchie Testimonial for Active X Backs online consultations for back pain / sciatica
Gavin Hastings testimonial Active X Backs

“Active X Backs sorted out my low back pain when I was playing.  And I still see them on the rare occasion I have an issue. I would highly recommend them to help with your back problem.”

Gavin Hastings OBE 

The Active X Backs Core Values

Focus on measurable outcomes.

You want results; and we want to deliver.  You define the SMART goals you’re aiming for, and we do everything we can to support you in achieving those results.  If we don’t measure it, it won’t get done. 

Choose to grow.

In nature, nothing stays the same – everything is growing or withering.  We choose growth and innovation, because we don’t want to wither and fail. We want the same for our clients.  Our practices evolve as our education expands.

Show the love.

We are in the healthcare industry.  We care passionately about you and our colleagues, and live to serve both.

Think big.

We want to make a big difference, so we have to think big, and encourage others to do the same.  Small goals won’t motivate you for long. We need to talk about the difficult stuff, and avoid sugar-coating.  Playing around the fringes of problems won’t make a big impact, nor get the lasting results you – and we – are looking for.

“Why choose Active X Backs to be your Edinburgh osteopath?”

  • We specialise in lower back pain and sciatica

  • A process that few can match, grounded in science and online support

  • Outcomes-focused (see core values above)

  • No-obligation initial assessment

  • Money-back guarantee on our full programs

  • Providing online consultations for back pain / sciatica since 2015

  • Edinburgh osteopaths since 1993

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We adhere to lower back pain guidelines published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, are registered with the General Osteopathic Council and are members of The International Association for the Study of Pain.

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