THE BACK STORY...Gavin Routledge is an Osteopath with 30 years professional experience of lower back pain and sciatica. Gavin graduated in 1991 from the British School of Osteopathy as a Gold Medallist and is now a Vice Patron of the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the BSO). Co-author of “The Back Book” with Gavin Hastings OBE in 1996; and in 2017 the author of “Active X Backs – a long term solution to lower back pain”, he is a much sought-after public speaker on the topics of pain, health and physical activity.
He is so fascinated by pain and having personally experienced 7 years of lower back pain and sciatica in his 20’s, that he completed an MSc in The Clinical Management of Pain at The University of Edinburgh.
Gavin is passionate about helping to move people as far from illness and pain as possible and practises what he preaches, cycling, running, swimming, body-weight and free-weight training, practising yogaand meditation (with the very rare game of extremely average golf).As Chief Back Officer of Active X Backs in his practice in Edinburgh, Scotland, Gavin leads his team to provide both in clinic care and online consultations to individuals, health and fitness professionals and organisations looking to provide their clients with online care.
Gavin’s mission is “To prevent lower back pain and sciatica, to provide rapid relief to those already suffering and to enable you to be active for life ”.