Edinburgh osteopaths specialising in back pain and sciatica

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Why choose an Edinburgh Osteopath that specialises?

Back pain and sciatica specialists & Edinburgh Osteopaths, Gavin and Kelly have 33 years of experience between them, specialising in the treatment of lower back pain and sciatica.  From mild strains, right through to prolapsed discs, compressed nerves and a myriad of other possible diagnoses. In addition to running the clinic, 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 specialising in lower back pain and sciatica, 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 osteopath, author and chief back officer at Active X Backs

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.

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

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Edinburgh osteopath Kelly Biffen

Kelly Biffen has an adaptable holistic patient-centred approach to treatment in order to help each person to recover fully. She also has experience of neuro-muscular and motor rehabilitation techniques with the use of cognitive-behavioural methods, and exercise plans, predominantly for the rehabilitation of sports injuries.

“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

Watch a free webinar on lower back pain or sciatica

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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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