Active X Backs

Active X Backs

Active X Backs locationEdinburgh, Lothian

(18 Reviews)

Lower Back Pain and sciatica are extremely common, but I focus on persistent pain. Why only persistent? Because if this is only the first or second time you’ve had back pain or you’ve only had it for a week, it’ll probably clear up on its own. But it’ll almost certainly happen again (60% of them do). Once you realise that a quick fix isn’t likely, and you’re keen to play an active role in your recovery, then – and only then – will I see you.

I’m interested in long-term recoveries. There are many clinicians who will offer you a quick fix. As an osteopath with 25 years experience, I can do the quick fix, but so can others. If you want a long-term, sustainable improvement, then I can help.

Active X Backs Reviews

Active X Backs Reviews


Review of Active X Backs by Nida
5 24/03/2019 Nida

Professional service. Fixed my hip pain within three sessions (and lots of tips for what to do at home). I can't recommend Gavin and his team highly enough.

Review of Active X Backs by Miguel Costa
5 20/06/2018 Miguel Costa

One of those days that you can't move at all, came across Active X Backs after a lot of Googling, Gavin was able to book me in at a short notice, he was very knowledgeable on his work managing to relief pain just after the first session. I highly recomend Active X Backs due to they're friendliness starting at reception and Gavin's profissionalism.

Review of Active X Backs by Bruce Mellon
5 01/04/2018 Bruce Mellon

I've been seeing Gavin for about 6 months now and highly recommend him.

I first went to see Gavin upon the recommendation of a friend. I was having long-standing middle back pain which was causing sleep problems as well as problems with movement and prolonged standing. I had little mobility in my neck and assumed it was the result of a fall on ice I had taken a few years back.

After 5 visits the pain is almost all gone, I am sleeping soundly and am experiencing much less discomfort in standing and sitting.

I am delighted with the results from seeing Gavin and look forward to continuing our relationship.

Bruce E. Mellon

Review of Active X Backs by Alan Fraser
5 10/02/2018 Alan Fraser

Gavin was recommended to me over 15 years ago and for that I am very thankful. My back issues flare up from time to time and Gavin is always able to diagnose and get me moving again. Sore back?......go and see Gavin!

Review of Active X Backs by Frank Harris
5 22/01/2018 Frank Harris

Gavin has been my Osteopath for many years and I would thoroughly recommend him to anybody requiring treatment. He provides a first class service, takes a genuine interest in you as a patient, and is extremely punctual.

Review of Active X Backs by Kenneth Luke
5 19/01/2018 Kenneth Luke

Currently receiving treatment for neck problems but Gavin and his team throughout the years have successfully treated my lower back problems. Always friendly staff and gavin gives excellent treatment and advice. Would thoroughly recommend anyone with any form of back or muscular problems to book an appointment, you won't be disappointed.

Review of Active X Backs by Alistair Gray
5 19/01/2018 Alistair Gray

I have had regular appointments with Gavin for over three years now and I would have no hesitation in recommending a visit to Gavin for anyone with back issues. After a lifting accident, I injured my back and as usual you always know best yourself and hope that your issue will just go away by itself. Of course it did not and after seeing Active X advertised, I realised that I actually pass the clinic every day going to the office. So one day, I had enough of the pain and popped in to see Gavin and even after just one visit I could feel the benefits - I have been going back at regular intervals ever since, and I have never looked back (no pun intended) - the reality is NO PAIN now. My regular appointments keep my back in trim and Gavin sorts out any tight spots so that I have a pain free life now. So if you are suffering out there with back pain, don't waste any more time - get in to see Gavin and he will work his magic - you wont regret it! I cannot thank Gavin and his team enough, who provide a very professional and efficient service for back pain sufferers.

Review of Active X Backs by Caroline Taylor
5 18/01/2018 Caroline Taylor

Gavin always manages to sort me and i would happily recommend Active X to anyone looking for a better back!

Review of Active X Backs by Denise Taylor
5 18/10/2017 Denise Taylor

Professional advice and service. Very good follow up advice and help via email. Felt at ease and listened to during consultation. Definitely recommend for back pain issues. Worth the visit!

Review of Active X Backs by Yannis Bouyias
5 02/10/2017 Yannis Bouyias

A great friendly invironment! Gavin helped me a lot with my back!

Review of Active X Backs by Sue Mitchell
5 20/07/2017 Sue Mitchell

Wish I had gone to Gavin much sooner than I did. While he specialises in sorting out back pain, he is also brilliant at helping you get rid of pain in other parts of your body too. He's worked wonders on the recurring niggling nerve issues I had with my neck & shoulder, that would cause numbness in my fingers. He's given me such simple exercises to do regularly which have stopped the problem completely. He has also helped me to reduce the effects of De Quervains tendonitis in my thumb joint, which is much improved since Gavin started treating it. Such a shame that we didn't start months earlier!

I love that Gavin also specialises in preventing pain returning and gives you specific exercises that target the particular areas you need to work on.

Review of Active X Backs by leeann gibbons
5 10/07/2017 leeann gibbons

I went and am currently still going to active X backs at the West end and being treated by Gavin for lower back pain my experience so far has been amazing great advice on how to manage and help back pain and to improve the problems that I have. Great treatment and looking forward to my next visit.

Review of Active X Backs by MOLLY SECKL
5 03/07/2017 MOLLY SECKL

Very friendly staff, great location and effective treatment

Review of Active X Backs by D MACKAY
5 08/06/2017 D MACKAY

Update 8/6/2017 My 5 star review stays. I have nothing but praise for my experience of Active x backs; from my phone call to make my initial appointment through to my ongoing treatments. My proplapsed disk happened 14 weeks ago but my back feels better than it has done for a number off years; this is testament to the quality of the treatment administered by Gavin.
The benefits are ongoing - I now have ongoing exercises suggested by Gavin, that will minimise the chances of a similar back issue developing.
Having suffered the prolapsed disk I now see as a positive, as if it hadn't happened, I reckon I would have soldiered on with minor pains, whereas now, I feel better than I have done for years.
Anyone who has back pain, however minor they think it is, should book an appointment with Active X backs. For me, the difference has been staggering - 2 months ago I couldn't walk more than 400 yards without having to stop because of pain.
Yesterday I walked over 9 miles and felt great after it!

Review of Active X Backs by Bella L
5 15/03/2017 Bella L

Very friendly staff, Andreea at the reception is lovely and so is Gavin! Great service too; my neck had been stiff and sore for days and the treatment worked wonders! Would happily recommend and go back.

Review of Active X Backs by Susan McKenzie
5 22/01/2017 Susan McKenzie

I would have no hesitation in recommending "active X backs". I used the website on New Year's Day, after experiencing a great deal of pain over the Christmas and New Year period, and managed to get an appointment on the 3rd of January. Gavin was able to diagnose what was going on and explained it very clearly using models of the spine. He explained my condition carefully and gave me very helpful advice on how improve my condition along with some "hands on" work on the table. After following Gavin's advice, I saw a very quick improvement. I will continue to use the exercises on the website to maintain my back health. Thank you so much.

Review of Active X Backs by Ross Whitten
5 20/10/2016 Ross Whitten

I went to see Dr Routledge as I was suffering neck and shoulder pain as a result of spending too much time at my desk at work. After 3 treatment sessions and following the exercise plan given to me I've had a substantial reduction in pain tand an increase in movement.

In addition, I found the reception staff to be friendly and welcoming and I'd highly recommend Active X to anyone.

Review of Active X Backs by Dee Brewster
5 10/08/2016 Dee Brewster

I started going to the clinic a few months ago as I was suffering with sciatica and lower back pain. I'm so impressed with the treatment, advice and care I've received from Gavin. He is very experienced, professional, and the sessions are nice and relaxed. The receptionists are also welcoming and friendly. As my symptoms are rapidly improving, my visits are a lot less frequent. I'd definitely recommend this clinic!

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