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The Latest News at BCOM

13 June 2017

Year 4 FCC Exams

Well done to our Year 4 students who all passed their FCC exams, achieving a 100% pass rate for this cohort.


6 June 2017

BCOM research listed in ‘most influential articles of 2016’


A BCOM research paper by Principal, Dr Kerstin Rolfe, Head of Osteopathy, Manoj Mehta and plastic surgeon Olivier Branford has been listed in the most influential articles of 2016 for Burns & Trauma, according to Altmetric.com.

‘The evidence for natural therapeutics as potential anti-scarring agents in burn-related scarring’


24 May 2017


Open Day



Our next Open Day is on Thursday 1 June.

Book your place to find out about studying Osteopathy and Naturopathy together.

Contact our Admissions Team on 020 7435 6464 or email admissions@bcom.ac.uk 

Book Online

 

17 May 2017


Osteopathic Consultations for £15



BCOM Clinic will be offering Osteopathic Consultations for only £15 on 7 and 8 June 2017 as part of our student exams.

To book your appointment, please contact Clinic Reception.

Tel: 020 7435 7830 Email: appointments@bcom.ac.uk

Further information

Book Online



16 May 2017

ICOAR 11 – Milan 2017


Osteopaths gathered in Milan on the weekend of 21 – 23 April 2017 for the prestigious 11th International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research.

The conference is highly regarded amongst osteopaths internationally for the quality of research presented.

Read more


28 April 2017

BCOM students support runners at the London Marathon

 

Sunday 23rd April saw runners take to the closed streets of London to complete the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon. A team of 11 BCOM students were at hand to give post-race care to runners for the charities Arthritis Research UK and Bliss.

Read more


25 April 2017


Osteopathy Open Day

 

Open days are the perfect opportunity to tour the campus, see our state-of-the-art facilities and find out what student life at BCOM is really like by talking to our students and tutors.

Our next Open Day is on Thursday 4 May 2017

Contact our Admissions Team to book your place.

Call 020 7435 6464 or email admissions@bcom.ac.uk

Book online


21 April 2017


ICAOR 11 takes place at AIMO in Milan this weekend.

We look forward to the keynote speeches and research presentations by leading international osteopaths and researchers.

Further information

18 April 2017

BCOM student osteopaths to volunteer at London Marathon



A team of BCOM students will be at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 23 April, offering post-race care to runners for the charities Bliss and Arthritis Research UK.

Good luck to BCOM students and runners!

12 April 2017

Easter Bank Holiday



BCOM college and clinic will be closed for Easter on Friday 14 April and Monday 17 April, and will re-open on Tuesday 18 April.

Enjoy the bank holiday!


5 April 2017


Certain foods may help reduce chronic pain

 

A number of studies have shown that certain foods may help reduce chronic pain through the reduction of inflammation.

Read more


15 March 2017

Come to our Open Day

 

At BCOM we have a unique holistic or naturopathic approach to osteopathy and attending an Open Day is a great way to find out about our degree course.

You will have the chance to view our college and clinic, take part in a clinic demonstration and practical class, visit our world-class research facilities and talk to students and tutors

The next Open Day is on Thursday 23 March 2017

Contact our Admissions Team to book your place.

Call 020 7435 6464 or email admissions@bcom.ac.uk

Book online


3 March 2017


11th International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research

 

Register your place now for ICAOR 11 which will take place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April 2017 at AIMO, Milan.

The latest research from the global osteopathic community will be presented over three days, and keynote speeches will be delivered by five distinguished international osteopaths and researchers.

View the Official Programme here

Book online now



28 February 2017

New Board Members

 

BCOM is delighted to announce 4 new Board members: Mr Simeon Milton, Chairman of the Osteopathic Sports Care Association (OSCA) and BCOM graduate, Ms Deborah Hayes, Provost of the Greenwich School of Management, Ms Theodora Ogwezi, Finance Manager and Dr Miles Gaythwaite, Retired Patent Attorney.


24 February 2017

Holistic Osteopathy at BCOM

 

At BCOM our treatment focuses on a holistic or naturopathic approach to osteopathic care.

Patients are given advice on prevention and self-help to aid their recovery and overall wellbeing.

Our osteopathic treatment is based on a holistic system of healthcare for a wide range of conditions and treatment may involve massage and gentle joint manipulation. Treatment follow-up may include self care advice on diet, stress management, posture, hydrotherapy and exercise. 96% of BCOM Clinic patients are taught self care for their condition and 88% are taught methods to aid in prevention of a condition where applicable.

Supporting our patients to enable them to gain the most from their treatment is vital to our ethos. We aim to put the patient in control of their health and assist in preventing reoccurrence of the problem.

For further information please contact BCOM Clinic on 020 7435 7830 or email appointments@bcom.ac.uk

Book an appointment online


7 February 2017

BCOM raised £36 for Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day!

 

Find out more about BCOM as a charity  


24 January 2017

Osteopathy Open Day

 

Come to our next Open Day on Thursday 2 February 2017

Open Days are a great way to find out about studying Osteopathy at BCOM starting in September 2017.

Contact our Admissions Team to book your place.

Call 020 7435 6464 or email admissions@bcom.ac.uk

Further information


13 January 2017

The UCAS Deadline is approaching

 

To find out how to apply through UCAS for the Osteopathy Degree at BCOM starting September 2017, please contact our Admissions Team at admissions@bcom.ac.uk or call 020 7435 6464

Further information


12 January 2017

Test your fitness with a BodPod assessment



Book a BodPod session at BCOM to assess the effectiveness of your diet, exercise and weight loss programme.

To make an appointment please call 0207 472 5841 or email db@bcom.ac.uk

Further information


23 December 2016

Apply now for the Osteopathy Degree at BCOM starting September 2017


For further information please contact our Admissions Team at admissions@bcom.ac.uk or call 020 7435 6464

Further information

21 December 2016

New Private Saturday Clinic

 

A new private clinic will be open on Saturday mornings from 9am to 1pm starting 14 January 2017.

BCOM Clinic information


16 December 2016

Christmas Greetings from BCOM


We would like to wish our students, patients, colleagues and friends a very Merry Christmas and a happy and successful 2017!

The College and Clinic will close for Christmas and the New Year on Friday 23 December, and will reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2017.


8 December 2016

 

Register before 15 December 2016 for the early bird fee.

The 11th International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research will take place at AIMO, Saronno, Milan from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April 2017.

ICAOR 11 will include keynote speeches by influential osteopaths and researchers from the UK and overseas, and the conference will showcase the latest research from the osteopathic community over three days. Further information

29 November 2016

Osteopathy Open Day at BCOM

 

Osteopathy is a great career with excellent prospects.

Find out about the Osteopathy Degree at BCOM at our next Open Day on Friday 9 December.

Further information

9 November 2016

BCOM 80th Anniversary Alumni Reunion


 

Graduates from over the years came to Frazer House to celebrate the college’s 80th anniversary at a special alumni reunion on Saturday 5 November 2016.

Read more

2 November 2016


Osteopathy Open Day

 

Find out all you need to know about the Osteopathy Degree at BCOM by attending our next Open Day on Thursday 3 November.

Further information

1 November 2016

BCOM Awards Ceremony 2016

 

The 2016 Awards Ceremony took place on 28 October at the Park Crescent Conference Centre in London.

We offer our warmest congratulations to all the 2016 BCOM Graduates and prize winners!

Read more

28 October 2016

Congratulations to all our BCOM graduates and prize winners - enjoy the Awards Ceremony today!!



27 October 2016

BCOM Celebrates 80 Years

 

The 2016/17 Academic year marks BCOM’s 80th Anniversary.

The college was established in 1936 by Stanley Lief, the renowned naturopathic osteopath who founded the Champneys spa. Over the years the college has become a sector-leading centre of teaching and research excellence.

To mark its 80th anniversary BCOM will be hosting a series of events including a special Awards Ceremony, an Alumni Reunion event and the 11th International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research (ICAOR 11) which will take place in Milan, Italy in 2017.

Read more

12 October 2016

Guest Lecture at BCOM

 

  • Steve Haines: Trauma and chronic pain: the pain incorporated

Wednesday 30 November 2016
From 6pm to 7:30pm in the Lecture Theatre, Frazer House

Further information

5 October 2016

BCOM’s Year 3 students have started their clinical training.




3 October 2016

Osteopathy Open Day at BCOM

 

Come to the next Open Day on Thursday 3 November 2016.

Open Days are a great way to find out about studying Osteopathy at BCOM starting in September 2017.

Contact our Admissions Team to book your place.

Call 020 7435 6464 or email admissions@bcom.ac.uk

Further information

23 September 2016

Enrolment at BCOM

 

Enrolment at BCOM starts on Monday 26 September but places are still available on the Osteopathy Degree for 2016.

For further information please contact our Admissions Team on 020 7435 6464 or email admissions@bcom.ac.uk

Further information

14 September 2016

Donate to BCOM

 

As well as being a higher educational institution, BCOM is also a registered charity in England and Wales (312907).

In 2015-2016 BCOM provided over 4,200 free or concessionary appointments. By donating to us you can help us to further serve our local community by continuing to offer affordable, concessionary and free osteopathic treatment.

Your donations also go towards advancing BCOM’s osteopathic teaching and research.

Find out more

8 September 2016

11th International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research, 21-23 April 2017 - Italy, Milan

 

Call for Papers – the deadline for submission of abstracts of original osteopathic and related research is 30 November 2016.

Register for ICAOR 11 online before 15 December 2016 for the early bird fee.

Further information

7 September 2016

BCOM Announces New Registrar

We are pleased to announce that Ms Fiona Hashani has been appointed as BCOM’s new Registrar, commencing 1 September 2016. Fiona will be based in the Registry Office in Lief House.

For all Registry enquiries please email registrar@bcom.ac.uk. For Admissions please email Jenny Harrison, Head of Admissions, at admissions@bcom.ac.uk

6 September 2016

BCOM Research in PubMed


A BCOM research paper by Principal, Dr Kerstin Rolfe, Head of Osteopathy, Manoj Mehta and plastic surgeon Olivier Branford has been published in PubMed.

‘The evidence for natural therapeutics as potential anti-scarring agents in burn-related scarring’

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27574685

17 August 2016

Apply for BCOM’s Osteopathy Degree through Clearing

BCOM are accepting applications through Clearing for the Undergraduate Masters in Osteopathy course (M.Ost, B312).

For further information please contact our Clearing Admissions Team:

Call: 020 7435 6464
Email: clearing@bcom.ac.uk
Visit our Clearing page

Our clearing lines will be open from 8:30 am on Thursday 18 August 2016.

17 August 2016

Biology and Chemistry Bridging Course at BCOM



The Bridging Course at BCOM runs prior to the start of each academic year. The course runs over two weeks and covers the basic chemistry and biology required to aid new students in their studies.

The Bridging Course starts on 12 September 2016 and is free to all students who have accepted BCOM's offer of a place.

Further information

Visit our Clearing page
 

11 August 2016

Courses at BCOM Starting September 2016

 

Places are available on BCOM’s Osteopathy Degree course, PgCerts in Osteopathic Sports Care and Children’s Osteopathy, and on our Access to HE Diploma.

Contact the Admissions Team on 020 7435 6464 or email admissions@bcom.ac.uk  for further information on how to apply.

Further information


5 July 2016

UCAS Clearing is now open


Applicants for the Osteopathy Degree at BCOM starting in September 2016 will now be entered into Clearing.

There are places available, for further information on how to apply please contact our Clearing Admissions Team on
020 7435 6464 or email clearing@bcom.ac.uk

Visit our Clearing page

17 June 2016

BCOM 80th Anniversary Alumni Reunion Event

 

BCOM will be holding an Alumni Reunion Event as part of the College’s 80th Anniversary celebrations on Saturday 5 November 2016.

You can enjoy catching up with old friends and colleagues, revisit the campus and network with fellow osteopaths and naturopaths. Read more      

Book online


16 June 2016

Well done to BCOM’s Year 4 students on completing their Research Presentations!



1 June 2016


BCOM and AIMO Announce ICAOR 11

 

BCOM and AIMO are pleased to announce the 11th International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research (ICAOR 11) which will be held in Milan, Italy from 21-23 April 2017.

The Organising Committee invites submission of abstracts of original osteopathic and related research.

Keynote Speakers

Mr Leon Chaitow, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies
Keynote: "Implications of current research on dosage of manual/osteopathic treatment of fascial dysfunction."

Dr. Alberto Gallace, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca
Keynote: “Body, Space, and Pain in the brain: the concept of body matrix.”

Dr Lisa Hodge, Department of Cell Biology and Immunology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Keynote: “The lymphatic system and Inflammation: insight into the mechanisms of protection offered by osteopathic medicine.”

Prof Dr Wilfrid Jänig, Professor of Physiology Emeritus, Physiologisches Institut, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel Kiel, Germany
Keynote: "Autonomic Nervous System and Inflammation."

Dr. Silvestro Roatta, PhD, Associate Professor of Physiology, Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Torino
Keynote: “Autonomic modulation of skeletal muscle function: physiological mechanisms, implications, speculations.

Further information


20 May 2016

Osteopathic Consultation for £15

 

BCOM Clinic will be offering Osteopathic Consultations for only £15 on 2 and 8 June as part of our student exams.

To book your appointment, please contact Clinic Reception.

Tel: 020 7435 7830  Email: appointments@bcom.ac.uk

Further information

Book online


6 May 2016

Osteopathy Open Day


Come to our next Open Day on Thursday 26 May 2016 and find out all you need to know about the Osteopathy Degree at BCOM.

You will have the opportunity to view our clinic and college facilities, speak to lecturers and students and take part in a clinic demonstration.

To book your place please contact our Admissions Team on 0207 435 6464 or email admissions@bcom.ac.uk

Further information


27 April 2016

London Marathon 2016

 

Nine volunteer students from BCOM were at the London Marathon on Sunday 24 April providing much welcomed post-race treatment to runners for the charities Arthritis Research UK and Bliss.

Duncan Macleod ran the London Marathon for Arthritis Research UK. He said of his treatment after finishing the race: “BCOM’s students were fantastic and very thorough. They were professional and explained everything that was going on and exactly what the treatment was for - I’m really pleased!”

Read more

27 April 2016

BCOM students paint the Common Room

 

Thank you to the BCOM students who volunteered their time during the Easter break to decorate the common room in Frazer House.

Read more


22 April 2016

BCOM Student Osteopaths to treat runners at the London Marathon

 

A team of BCOM students will be at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 24 April, offering post-race care to runners for the charities Bliss and Arthritis Research UK.

BCOM has been involved with a number of charities over the years offering post-race treatment and support at the London Marathon.

Read more

15 April 2016

New Access Course at BCOM

 

BCOM is launching a new Access to HE Diploma (Health and Human Sciences) starting in September 2016. The course will allow students who are successful to enter higher education either here at BCOM or on other health or science degrees at other Universities. 

For further details and information on how to apply please contact our Admissions Team on 020 7435 6464 or email admissions@bcom.ac.uk 

Further information


5 April 2016

Osteopathy Open Day at BCOM

 

Find out all you need to know about the Osteopathy Degree at BCOM by attending our next Open Day on Thursday 28 April 2016.

To book your place please contact our Admissions Team on 020 7435 6464 or email admissions@bcom.ac.uk 

Further information

 

22 March 2016

Easter Bank Holiday

 

BCOM College and Clinic will be closed for Easter on Friday 25 March and Monday 28 March, and will re-open on Tuesday 29 March.

Enjoy the bank holiday!

11 March 2016

BCOM Open Day

 

Our next Open Day is on Thursday 17 March. Book your place to find out about studying Osteopathy at BCOM.

Contact our Admissions Team on 020 7435 6464 or email admissions@bcom.ac.uk 

Further information


10 March 2016

New Postgraduate Courses at BCOM

 

BCOM will be offering two new postgraduate courses from April 2016 validated by Plymouth University. PgCerts in Children’s Osteopathy and Osteopathic Sports Care are aimed at registered osteopaths who would like to specialise in these areas.

The PgCert Children’s Osteopathy will enable osteopaths to enhance their ability to deal with paediatric patients. The PgCert Osteopathic Sports Care is run in association with The Osteopathic Sports Care Association (OCSA) and provides knowledge and skills required for the management of sporting injuries within clinical practice and on-field.

Applications for both courses are now open.

PgCert Children’s Osteopathy

PgCert Osteopathic Sports Care

For further details and information on how to apply please contact our Admissions Team on 020 7435 6464 or email admissions@bcom.ac.uk

17 February 2016

Open Day at BCOM

 

Come to our next Open Day on Tuesday 23 February and find out about the Osteopathy Degree at BCOM starting in September 2016.

Contact our Admissions Team to book your place.
Call 020 7435 6464 or email admissions@bcom.ac.uk

Further information

9 February 2016

Brian Joseph

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Brian Joseph.

Brian joined BCOM (then the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy, BCNO) in 1991 as an academic and clinical tutor until his retirement in 2011. Subsequently Brian continued to be involved with the College as an Osteopathic Consultant.

Brian graduated from BSO in 1964 and had a distinguished career as an osteopath running a successful practice in northwest London. He also taught various subjects at osteopathic schools for over 40 years and was a trustee of the National Osteopathic Archive.

He will be sadly missed by staff and students at BCOM.

3 February 2016

BCOM Receives ‘Silver’ Award for Recycling

 

BCOM has been awarded a ‘Silver Standard’ recycler award for the recycling of its waste.

A recycling rate of 100% was achieved saving 224 trees and 27 tonnes of CO2.

Read more

21 January 2016

Osteopathy Open Day

 

Come to our next Open Day on 28 January 2016 and find out all you need to know about the Osteopathy Degree at BCOM.

Contact our Admissions Team to book your place
Call 020 7435 6464 or email admissions@bcom.ac.uk

Further information

15 January 2016

New Year Recycling Update

 

Last year BCOM recycled 96% of its waste, saved 74 trees and 11 tonnes of CO2.

Well done to BCOM staff and students for supporting our commitment to the environment!

Download the Recycling Achievement Report

7 January 2016


The January UCAS deadline is approaching



If you would like to apply for the Osteopathy Degree course at BCOM starting in September 2016, the UCAS main undergraduate deadline for applications is 15 January 2016.

For further information on how to apply please contact our Admissions Team at admissions@bcom.ac.uk or call 020 7435 6464

Further information

17 December 2015

Christmas Wishes from BCOM

 

We would like to wish our students, patients, colleagues and friends a very Merry Christmas and a happy and successful 2016!

The College and Clinic will close for Christmas and New Year on Christmas Eve, Thursday 24 December, and will reopen on Monday 4 January 2016.

2 December 2015

New BCOM graduate receives prestigious Rising Star Award

 

Nick Aston who graduated from BCOM in October with a Masters in Osteopathy was presented one of the Rising Star Awards by the Institute of Osteopathy (iO), at the iO Conference 2015 Awards Ceremony in November.

Read more

11 November 2015


L20 consultations for our Sports and Performing Arts Clinics

  

As a whole-body therapy specialising in muscle and joint care, osteopathy can enhance performance and help with injury prevention and recovery.  

Offer runs until 30 November 2015.

Call BCOM Clinic on 020 7435 7830 to book your appointment.

Further information

10 November 2015

Thank you for supporting BCOM


Thanks to our supporters shopping online, we've now raised L138.11 with easyfundraising.

You can help us by registering for free and raising donations when you shop online.

Register here with easyfundraising

4 November 2015

Guest Lectures at BCOM

 

• Alex Irving: Mindfulness and the therapeutic space. Exploring creative responses to suffering.
Wednesday 11 November 2015
From 6pm to 7:30pm in the Lecture Theatre, Frazer House 

• Dr. Eyal Lederman: Myth of Core Stability
Wednesday 2 December 2015

From 6pm to 7:30pm in the Lecture Theatre, Frazer House

Further information

21 October 2015


BCOM Graduation Ceremony 2015


This year’s Graduation Ceremony took place on 16 October at the Park Crescent Conference Centre in London.

We offer our warmest congratulations to all the 2015 BCOM Graduates and prize winners!

Read more

16 October 2015

Congratulations to all our BCOM graduates - enjoy the Graduation Ceremony today!!

13 October 2015

Come to our next Osteopathy Open Day


 

Attending an Open Day is a great way to find out about studying osteopathy at BCOM. You will have the chance to meet our staff and students, view our facilities and take part in a live clinic demonstration.

Our next Open Day is on Thursday 29th October2015

Contact our Admissions Team to book your place.
Call 020 7435 6464 or email admissions@bcom.ac.uk

Further information

29 September 2015


Thank you to everyone who attended the Alumni Reunion at BCOM on Saturday

 

BCOM Graduates from past years enjoyed an afternoon of catching up with old friends and colleagues. There was a great atmosphere throughout the event, where alumni gathered to make connections and reminisce about their time at the college.

Read more

28 September 2015 

Enrolment starts today

 

Enrolment at BCOM starts on 28 September but places are still available on our Osteopathy Degree for 2015.

For further information please contact our Admissions Team:

Call: 020 7435 6464

Email: admissions@bcom.ac.uk

Visit our admissions page 

23 September 2015


Guest Lectures in October

  

The following Guest Lectures will take place at BCOM in October 2015.

Liz Koch: Body As Process Stalking The Wild Psoas.

Wednesday 7 October 2015
From 6pm to 7.30pm in the Lecture Theatre, Frazer House

Erin Sanchez: Working with Dancers: Dance Medicine & Science in the UK.

Wednesday 28 October 2015
From 6pm to 7.30pm in the Lecture Theatre, Frazer House

Further information

18 September 2015


Alumni Reunion Event

 

Our first ever Alumni Reunion will take place on Saturday 26 September.

BCOM Graduates - book now for the chance to meet up with old friends and colleagues and make new contacts.

Further information

9 September 2015

BCOM’s recycling achievement


Over the past 12 months BCOM has recycled 96% of its waste, saved 75 trees and 11 tonnes of CO2.

Thank you to everyone who helped make recycling at BCOM a success.

Download the Recycling Achievement Report

20 August 2015

NEW – Performing Arts Clinic at BCOM

 

Starting in September 2015, our new clinic is aimed at those in the performing arts to help with injury prevention and recovery.

Supervising tutors in the BCOM Clinic have specialist knowledge and understanding and aim to deliver excellent outcomes by taking a whole-body approach, in line with the College’s naturopathic principles.

Further information and appointments

12 August 2015


Apply for the Osteopathy Degree at BCOM
through Clearing

We are accepting Clearing applications for the Undergraduate Masters in Osteopathy course (M.Ost, B312).

Please read our Advice for Clearing for all the information you need to help you apply to BCOM.

For further information please contact our Clearing Admissions Team:
Call: 020 7435 6464
Email: clearing@bcom.ac.uk
Visit our Clearing page

Our clearing lines will be open from 8:30 am on Thursday 13 August.


11 August 2015

Biology and Chemistry Bridging Course


BCOM runs a bridging course prior to the start of each academic year which covers the basic chemistry and biology to aid new students in their studies at BCOM.

The course runs over two weeks and is free to all students who have accepted BCOM's offer of a place. Further information

Visit our Clearing page


24 July 2015

Farewell and congratulations to BCOM’s Year 4s who celebrated with their end of term BBQ!!



3 July 2015

Clearing 2015


Applicants for the Osteopathy Degree course at BCOM starting in September 2015 will now be entered into Clearing.

There are limited places available, for further information on how to apply please contact our Clearing Admissions Team on 020 7435 6464 or email clearing@bcom.ac.uk

Visit our Clearing page

18 June 2015

Sports Performance Analysis – now available at BCOM

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Complete package including cutting edge, lab-based movement analysis with exercise and nutrition advice.

Further information and appointments

3 June 2015 

BCOM Publication in IJOM


BCOM have a joint publication with the General Osteopathic Council in The International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (IJOM) on professionalism in osteopathy.

29 May 2015

BCOM at the Osteopathic Colleges Sports Day 2015



The annual sporting tournament of osteopathic colleges took place on Saturday 23 May at the European School Of Osteopathy in Maidstone, Kent.

Sponsored by The Osteopathic Sports Care Association (OSCA), the ‘Osteo-Olympics’ saw teams from BCOM, ESO, BSO and Swansea compete against each other in events including rugby, football, volleyball and tug-of-war.  

Read more

21 May 2015 

Follow BCOM on Twitter


We’re now on Twitter! Follow us @OfficialBCOM

20 May 2015

Osteopathic Consultation for L15

 

BCOM Clinic will be offering Osteopathic Consultations for only L15 on 3, 4 and 11 June as part of our student exams.

Book now

8 May 2015 

London Marathon 2015 – A rewarding day for BCOM students

 

BCOM students were at hand to provide post-race care to exhausted runners after the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 26 April.

Thirteen osteopathy students were spread across three sites around the capital providing post-race treatment to runners for the charities Bliss, Breakthrough Breast Cancer & Breast Cancer Campaign and Arthritis Research UK.

Read more

28 April

Guest Lecture in May



The interest & complexity of pain: Getting personal to get clinical

Wednesday 13 May 2015
From 6pm to 7.30pm in the Lecture Theatre, Frazer House

Further information

22 April

NEW - Specialist Sports Clinic at BCOM

 

The specialist clinic is for both professional and amateur sports people to enhance their performance and help with injury prevention and recovery. Osteopathy is a whole-body therapy for muscle and joint care.

Our teaching faculty has a wide range of experience in osteopathic sports care treating athletes at the London Olympics, and supporting participants at the London Marathon and Ride London events.

Further information and appointments

21 April

BCOM Alumni Reunion Event

Saturday 26 September 2015
Venue: BCOM, Frazer House
Cost: L25

The BCOM Alumni Association will be holding the first Alumni Reunion event on Saturday 26 September 2015. Alumni members will have the chance to reunite with old friends and colleagues and make new contacts.

Further information and to book your place

15 April

BCOM Students at the London Marathon

 

BCOM students will once again be providing post-race treatment to runners at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 26 April 2015.

Our students will provide sports massage to those running the marathon for the charities Bliss, Breakthrough Breast Cancer & Breast Cancer Campaign and Arthritis Research UK.

Read more

7 April

Be part of an exam and get a free consultation


BCOM Clinic will be offering free 90 minute consultations in April as part of our student exams.

There are limited consultations per day. Consultations on 13th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th & 30th April 2015.

Further information and to book your appointment

1 April

Easter Bank Holiday



The College and Clinic will be closed for Easter on Friday 3 April and Monday 6 April, and will re-open on Tuesday 7 April.

Enjoy the bank holiday!

20 March

Guest Lecture at BCOM



Leon Chaitow ND DO will be giving the following Guest Lecture at BCOM.

Osteopathic and complementary approaches to managing breathing pattern disorders
Wednesday 25 March 2015
From 6pm to 7.30pm in the Lecture Theatre, Frazer House

Further information

19 March

Osteopathy Open Day at BCOM



Come to our next Open Day on Thursday 26 March and find out about our renowned Osteopathy degree course and student life at BCOM

Places are still available, book now

10 March

Open Day at BCOM



Come to our next Open Day on 17 March and get a taste of student life at BCOM.

You will find out about our Osteopathy degree course, view the campus and have the opportunity to talk to our students and tutors.

Book your place now

10 March

Guest Lectures in March


The following Guest Lectures will take place at BCOM in March 2015.

• Diagnosis & Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Introduction to The Perrin Technique
Wednesday 11 March 2015

From 6pm to 7.30pm in the Lecture Theatre, Frazer House

Anatomy Trains and their Contribution to Functional Movement
Wednesday 18 March 2015
From 6pm to 7.30pm in the Lecture Theatre, Frazer House

Further information

4 March

BCOM student awarded Freedom of the City of London



BCOM Year 4 student Sam Boland has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London.

Sam was nominated by a patient receiving treatment at BCOM’s osteopathic teaching clinic. He attended a ceremony at the Guildhall in London on 4 February 2015 to receive his award from the Clerk of the Chamberlain's Court, City of London.

Sam said: “It was a real privilege for me to be recommended to receive this honour and I am truly grateful for the opportunity. It was a fantastic experience accepting the award at the Chamberlain's Court and learning about the many high status individuals who have been awarded the Freedom of the City.”

Read more

25 February

Are you taking part in a sports event for charity?

 

The BCOM Clinic is offering a 25% reduction on the price of a new consultation to anyone participating in a sports event to raise money for charity.

Further information

11 February

Open Day at BCOM

 

Come to our next Open Day on Tuesday 24 February and talk to students and tutors, tour our facilities and take part in a live osteopathic demonstration.

Our clinical students will demonstrate an osteopathic consultation, showing BCOM’s unique naturopathic approach to osteopathy. 

Book your place now
 

29 January

BCOM Alumni Reunion Event

 

Saturday 7 March 2015
Venue: BCOM, Frazer House
Cost: L25


We will be holding the first ever BCOM Alumni Reunion event on Saturday 7 March 2015.

Alumni members will have the chance to reunite with old friends and colleagues and make new connections.

Further information and to book your place


22 January

Osteopathy Open Days at BCOM


Attending an Open Day is a great way to find out about studying osteopathy at BCOM. We are a close-knit, friendly college where you can benefit from a supportive learning environment and teaching excellence. Come along to our next Open Day on 24 February and get a taste of student life with us. Further information

16 January 

Top tips from BCOM on winter wellness


With the cold weather upon us, osteopath and BCOM lecturer, Poonam Shah offers advice on staying healthy during the winter months.

Vitamin C is very important to fight the common cold and flu, as is zinc. They are both important for immune functioning. Zinc can be found predominantly in lean red meat and seafood, and smaller amounts in wholegrain bread, nuts and fortified breakfast cereals, which are readily available. 

Bright fruits and vegetables are not just pleasing to look at, but are extremely nutritious too. Foods like beetroot, sweet potato, broccoli, oranges, red pepper and pumpkin are easy to utilise as they can be juiced, thrown into stir-fries or served with warming casseroles and soups. 

Last but not least, dehydration is the reason why many of our conditions exist. If you find that you are drinking much less water in winter, switch to green tea, which is packed with antioxidants and has also been shown to increase metabolic rate if three or more cups are consumed every day.

Read more

8 January 

The January UCAS deadline is approaching

If you would like to apply for the undergraduate Masters in Osteopathy course at BCOM starting in September 2015, the UCAS deadline for applications is 15 January 2015.

For further information on how to apply please contact our Admissions Team at admissions@bcom.ac.uk or call 020 7435 6464

Further information


8 January 

BCOM Clinic January Special Offer

 

Get the New Year off to a fresh start with BCOM Clinic’s January 2015 special offer of a free first follow-up treatment session when you book a consultation.

Further information


19 December

Merry Christmas from BCOM



We would like to wish our students, patients, staff and friends a very Merry Christmas and a happy and successful 2015!

The College and Clinic will close for Christmas and New Year on Christmas Eve, Wednesday 24 December, and will reopen on Monday 5 January 2015.

19 December


Year 4 Secret Santa

 

On Wednesday 17th December, Year 4 celebrated their final Christmas together by taking part in a Secret Santa which was filled with lots of good spirit (and gifts!).

BCOM’s fourth years wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with many more memories still to come!

11 December

Retirement celebration for Dr Drysdale


Faculty members, staff and students were joined by distinguished members of the osteopathic community to wish the outgoing Principal, Dr Ian Drysdale, a fond farewell and happy retirement.

The celebration was held at the College on 5 December and marked the valuable contribution Dr Drysdale has made to the College and to the Osteopathic profession during an exceptional career spanning over forty years. Read more

5 December 

Bake Sale for Children in Need

 

The Student Union at BCOM raised an impressive L178.72 for the BBC Children in Need 2014 Appeal with a bake sale.

Students and staff participated in the event held at the College on Friday 14 November in the common room. All funds raised go towards supporting disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. 

Student Union Co-President, Holly Clarkson, said: “We would like to thank all those who kindly donated their delicious baking and to all of you who dug deep to donate for this worthy cause. We couldn't have done it without you!”

3 December

Book you place at our next Open Day

 

Find out about studying osteopathy at BCOM at our next Open Day on Tuesday 9 December 2014. You will have the chance to view the campus and clinic, see a practical class and talk to tutors and students.

Book now by contacting our Admissions Team on 020 7435 6464 or email admissions@bcom.ac.uk

Further information

27 November

Graduation 2014 - a day to remember

 

The BCOM graduation ceremony this year was particularly memorable for graduating student Iryna Konchakovska who also got married on the same day!

Held on 31 October 2014 it certainly was a day to remember for Iryna who celebrated two momentous occasions. The graduation was at held at the College and the wedding ceremony at Southwark Registry Office.

Congratulations to Iryna on her graduation and wedding, and to all the student prize winners.

27 November


The latest issue of the BCOM Bee is out now!


Our e-newsletter the BCOM Bee is out and covers the latest news from BCOM. Subscribe here

25 November

BCOM Open Day



Find out about studying Osteopathy at BCOM at our next Open Day on Thursday 27 November 2014, 1.30 pm.

Places are still available, to book please contact our Admissions Team on 020 7435 6464 or email admissions@bcom.ac.uk

Further information

4 November

BCOM is supporting Movember

 

BCOM is supporting Movember this year. Staff and students will be participating in the annual event which involves the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues such as prostate cancer and other male cancers.

Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Information leaflets are available at BCOM’s Clinic Reception.

Further information

17 October

Osteopathy Open Days at BCOM

 

Attending an Open Day is a great way to find out about studying osteopathy at BCOM. You will have the chance to meet our staff and students, view our facilities and take part in a live clinic demonstration.

Our next Open Day is on Tuesday 4 November 2014, 1.30 pm.

Book your place now by contacting our Admissions Team on 020 7435 6464 or email admissions@bcom.ac.uk

Further information

3 October


Back Care Awareness Week Offer

  Back Care Awareness Week
  is from 6 to 12 October and
  BCOM Clinic is offering a L5
  discount on all first consultations
  for back pain.

  For further details and to book  
  your consultation please contact
  us:

  Call: 020 7435 7830
  Email: appointments@bcom.ac.uk
 
  Further information

 



1 October

BCOM Principal Announces Retirement

  The Principal of the British
 College of Osteopathic
 Medicine  (BCOM), 
 Dr Ian Drysdale, has
 announced that  he is retiring
 after 24 years in the post.

 During his 24 years of 
 outstanding leadership 
 Dr Drysdale has continued to
 uphold the quality and
 profile of the College with
 BCOM being the only
 UK osteopathic institution to be twice awarded Recognised Qualification status "approval without conditions" from the QAA RQ report for quality in osteopathic education.

Dr Drysdale will take up the position of Director of Academic Partnerships and Research (DAPR) which will allow him to continue to support the College, the Acting Principal Dr Kerstin Rolfe and the Senior Management Group.

Dr Drysdale said: “I have made many friends at the College, both on Faculty and staff and with graduating students, and I am delighted that I shall be able to continue with a role at the College.” Read more

24 September

Enrolment starts next week


Enrolment at BCOM starts next week but places are still available on our Osteopathy Degree for 2014.

For further information please contact our Admissions Team:

Call: 020 7435 6464

Email: admissions@bcom.ac.uk

Visit our admissions page


23 September

Book your place now on our Taping Course CPD


An Introduction to Sports Taping and Clinical Taping Techniques will be held on Sunday 26 October 2014 and will cover the use of tape in the sporting and clinical environment. The CPD course will be run by Tom Hewetson, Clinic Tutor and Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Disorders and Osteopathic Sports Care at BCOM, and osteopath on the host nation medical team at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Further information and to book your place


9 September

Free Migraine Prevention Consultations at BCOM Clinic

  This week is Migraine Awareness Week
  and BCOM Osteopathic Clinic is offering
  free consultations for patients seeking
  advice on migraine prevention throughout
  September.

  Further information





19 August

Osteopathic census - informing the profession

For the first time ever, the Institute of Osteopathy (formerly the British Osteopathic Institution) is conducting a profession wide census to help us to understand more about osteopathy in the UK.

The British College of Osteopathic Medicine is supporting this important venture and would like to invite all osteopaths (both iO members and non-members alike) to participate so that we can improve our knowledge of the profession and inform future developments.

To find out more and to take part, go to:

http://www.osteopathy.org/the-io-census-2014

14 August

BCOM at RideLondon

BCOM lecturer Nicky Sharp completed the Prudential RideLondon cycling event for the Make a Wish Foundation and BCOM’s student volunteers treated over 95 cyclists for the charity Bliss at the event on Sunday 10 August.

 

Lecturer Nicky braved the wet weather conditions and successfully completed the London-Surrey 100 cycle race. Nicky said: “Due to the horrendous weather the two main challenges of Box Hill and Leif Hill were cut out of the course so instead of it being London-Surrey 100 it became London-Surrey 86. However they were quite a challenging 86 cycling through knee deep flood water.”

Nicky raised L1,830 for the Make a Wish Foundation, the charity which helps to grant terminally ill children wishes. Well done Nicky!

The student volunteers were extremely busy providing post-race massage to the cyclists for Bliss, the special care baby charity. Registered Osteopath Claire Slater and BCOM’s Head of Clinic Jemma Sager were there on the day to supervise the students. Jemma said: “There was a fantastic atmosphere at the event despite the rain. It was a great experience for the students with many expressions of thanks from the participants!”

14 August

Biology and Chemistry Bridging Course at BCOM

 

BCOM runs a bridging course prior to the start of each academic year. The course covers the basic chemistry and biology to aid new students in their studies at BCOM. The course runs over two weeks and is free to all students who have accepted BCOM's offer of a place. Further information

Visit our Clearing page

13 August

Clearing 2014

 UCAS Clearing starts on 14 August
 2014. There are limited places available
 for the Undergraduate Masters in
 Osteopathy course (M.OST, B312) at
 BCOM. Please read our Advice for
 Clearing
for all the information you
 need  to help you apply.

 For further information please contact  our Clearing Admissions Team:
 Call: 020 7435 6464
 Email: clearing@bcom.ac.uk
 Visit our Clearing page



7 August


BCOM students volunteer at RideLondon for charity

 

BCOM Students will be volunteering at this year’s Prudential RideLondon event for the UK charity Bliss on Sunday 10 August.

Prudential RideLondon is a world-class festival of cycling taking place over the weekend of Saturday 9 August and Sunday 10 August 2014. The student volunteers will provide post-race treatment to cyclists inthe RideLondon-Surrey 100.

Jemma Sager, Head of Clinic at BCOM says: “We are delighted to be involved in this event and we look forward to providing the BCOM ‘massage team experience’ at RideLondon. Our student volunteers will be there to offer post-race massage to those cycling for Bliss to help aid their post-race recovery after cycling for such a long distance.”

30 July

A greener BCOM with new recycling initiative

 

To promote BCOM’s green agenda we will be changing the way that our office waste is collected.

BCOM will start recycling all of its waste materials from August 1st 2014.  From this date 90% of BCOM’s waste (mixed waste) will go to recycling rather than landfill, and the remaining 10% food waste will go towards creating energy.

Up to 75% of BCOM’s office waste will in future go to recycling with the remainder going to energy production meaning that BCOM will have zero waste to landfill.

Read more

29 July

CPD Event - An Introduction to Sports Taping and Clinical Taping Techniques


Back by popular demand the Taping CPD course is being run on Sunday 26 October 2014.

This one-day event will cover the use of tape in the sporting and clinical environment. The course will be delivered by Tom Hewetson, Clinic Tutor and Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Disorders and Osteopathic Sports Care at BCOM, and osteopath on the host nation medical team at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Further information and to book your place

22 July

ICAOR 10 - Keynote Speakers

 

The International Organising Committee is delighted to announce the Keynote Speakers for ICAOR 10. 

Associate Professor Gary Fryer
Osteopathic Medicine, College of Health & Biomedicine, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.
Keynote “HVLA & the evidence – crunching the numbers on effectiveness & therapeutic mechanisms”

Dr Breno Schor
Instituto Vita, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon.
Keynote “What we can do to improve scapular function and performance to elite Judo players ?”

Research Assistant Professor Rafael Zegarra-Parodi, DO (Europe)
A.T. Still Research Institute, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Missouri, USA.
Keynote “Laser Doppler flowmetry in manual medicine research”

Read more

10 July 

BCOM Lecturer presents paper at international
anatomy conference

 

BCOM’s Head of Anatomy, Dr Arjmand Saaid, presented a paper at the 6th International  Symposium of Clinical and Applied Anatomy in Rijeka, Croatia on 26th - 29th June 2014.

The paper is a result of detailed joint dissection by BCOM teaching staff and students, and was carried out in collaboration with University College London (UCL) dissection laboratories. Read more

9 July

BCOM announces new Vice Principal

The British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Vice-Principal (Academic), Dr Kerstin Rolfe. This senior position will seek to develop new programme and research opportunities and build on the College’s academic excellence following its second “approval without conditions” QAA led RQ accreditation by the General Osteopathic Council.

Dr Kerstin Rolfe joined BCOM in 2012 as Head of Research and has additionally been Acting Registrar at the College.

Kerstin will take up her appointment on 1 September 2014, and will also continue to hold her post as Head of Research. Read more

12 June

Research study at BCOM

The Research Team at BCOM are conducting a study into exercise and strategies to optimise fat metabolism.

We are looking to recruit healthy males aged 18 – 40 years who regularly exercise.

If you would like to find out more about participating in this project, please contact the lead investigator.

Email ctoms@bcom.ac.uk or call 020 7472 5853

Further information

27 May

Apply now for BCOM’s Osteopathy Degree
Starting September 2014

  There are some limited places
  still available for BCOM’s
  Undergraduate Masters in
  Osteopathy course starting in
  September 2014.

  For further information on how
  to apply please contact our
  Admissions Team at
  admissions@bcom.ac.uk or
  call on 020 7435 6464

  Further information





6 May


The spring 2014 issue of the BCOM Bee is out now!


Our e-newsletter the BCOM Bee is out and covers the latest news and events at BCOM.

Subscribe here
for 'all the Buzz!’

2 May

Come to our Open Day

 

Come to our next Open Day on Thursday 8 May 2014 and find out about BCOM’s degree in Osteopathy.

You will have the chance to view our excellent facilities, talk to our students and tutors, and observe osteopathic technique lectures.

Book your place now by contacting Jenny Harrison, Admissions Officer
at admissions@bcom.ac.uk or call 020 7435 6464

Further information

22 April

BCOM students at hand to treat London Marathon runners



BCOM student volunteers had a successful day treating runners at this year’s London Marathon which took place on Sunday 13 April. The 13 osteopathy students offering post-race massage were spread across three sites around the capital to treat runners for the charities Bliss, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Arthritis Research UK.
Read the full story

 

28 March


BCOM student osteopaths to treat runners at London Marathon for UK charities



Students from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine will be providing post-race treatment to runners at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 13 April.

BCOM students will provide sports massage to those running the marathon for the charities Bliss, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Arthritis Research UK. Read more

18 March 

BCOM Graduates Awarded
Freedom of the City of London

 

Two BCOM graduates have been awarded the Freedom of the City of London after they were nominated by a grateful patient whom they had been giving osteopathic treatment to as part of their training.

James di Cicco and Chris Mapp were nominated for the honour as fourth year students by a patient whom they were treating for shoulder problems at BCOM’s Teaching Clinic. Read more

27 February 

Open Day at BCOM

 Our next Open Day takes place on
 Thursday 6 March and provides an
 excellent opportunity to view the
 college and facilities and take part in
 a live clinic demonstration.

 You will have the chance to discuss our
 Masters in Osteopathy program with
 members of the Admissions team and
 talk to our students and tutors.

 Book your place now by contacting  Jenny Harrison, Admissions Officer
 at admissions@bcom.ac.uk
 or call 020 7435 6464
Further information 

 

26 February

New Role at GOsC for Manoj Mehta

 BCOM would like to congratulate
 Manoj Mehta, Head of Osteopathy
 at BCOM, on his appointment on
 the General Osteopathic Council’s
 (GOsC) new Osteopathic Practice
 Committee.

 Manoj has experience of working
 in osteopathic regulation, having
 served on GOsC from 2002 to
 2007, during which time he was a
 member of the Education and
 Professional Conduct Committees.

The Osteopathic Practice Committee will advise the Council on issues relating to: standards of osteopathic practice; policies ensuring registrants are fit to practice (includes CPD and revalidation) and policies relating to fitness to practice procedures.


18 February 

Marathon Care Package


Training for and running a marathon can be very demanding on the body. Aimed at injury prevention and post-race recovery, the BCOM Clinic Marathon Care Package is for anyone registered to run a marathon in 2014 and includes an initial consultation and two follow-up treatments for only L50.

Further information

14 February 

Osteopathy Open Day at BCOM

 

BCOM is a friendly college offering a supportive learning environment and teaching excellence. Come along to our next Open Day on Thursday 20 February to meet our staff and students and find out more about our degree in osteopathy.

For further information and to book your place please contact Jenny Harrison, Admissions Officer at admissions@bcom.ac.uk
or call 020 7435 6464

Further information

22 January 

BCOM Announces ICAOR 10

 

BCOM is delighted to announce the 10th International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research (ICAOR 10) which will be held at the Instituto Vita, Sao Paulo, Brazil from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 November 2014.

The International Organising Committee invites submission of abstracts of original osteopathic and related research.

Further information

2 January 

Open Day at BCOM

The January UCAS deadline is fast approaching. Come to our next Open Day on Thursday 9 January 2014 and find out all you need to know about studying Osteopathy at BCOM.

Book your place now by contacting Jenny Harrison, Admissions Officer at admissions@bcom.ac.uk
or call 020 7435 6464

Further information

20 December

Season’s Greetings from BCOM

 We at BCOM would like to    wish our students, patients, 
 staff and friends a very merry
 Christmas  and a happy and
 prosperous 2014!  
 
 The College will close for
 the seasonal holidays
 on Christmas Eve,
Tuesday 24 December, and will reopen on Thursday 2 January 2014.

 Clinic Opening Hours

 

22 November 

BCOM Open Days

Did you know that BCOM is the only UK Osteopathic institution to achieve ‘approval without conditions’ for two consecutive QAA/GOsC quality reviews for osteopathic education - a sector leading achievement.

Attending one of our Open Days is a great way to find out all you need to know about studying osteopathy. You will have the chance to meet our staff and students, experience our facilities and have your questions answered.

BCOM’s Open Days are offered each month from October to March, and our next Open Day is on Thursday 28 November. Limited places available, book now by contacting Jenny Harrison, Admissions Officer at admissions@bcom.ac.uk or 020 7435 6464
Further information

“After attending the College open day, I came away knowing that I was making the right decision in applying to study osteopathy. I was truly inspired by the afternoon.” 
Vanda White, 2013 Open Day attendee

20 November 

BCOM Cake Sale raises L150 for Children in Need

  Delicious cakes, pastries, brownies  
  and biscuits were enjoyed by all
  who attended the Cake and Bake
  Sale for Children in Need which
  was held in the BCOM Common
  Room on Friday 15 November.

  The event was a great success,
  raising L150 for the charity which
  helps disadvantaged children and
  young people in the UK.

30 October

BCOM Graduation Ceremony 2013

 

BCOM’s Graduation Ceremony took place on 25 October at the Mermaid Centre, Blackfriars, London and the special day was enjoyed by all. Students’ celebrated alongside their families, friends and BCOM faculty and staff.

We offer our congratulations to the 2013 Graduates who received their degrees, graduating with their Masters in Osteopathy (M.Ost), Bachelor of Osteopathic Medicine, Bachelor of Science, BSc (Hons) Osteopathy Conversion Course and Diploma in Osteopathy. Read more

20 September

Open Day at BCOM



Find out all you need to know about studying osteopathy at BCOM at our next Open Day on Thursday 17th October 2013.

You will have the opportunity to speak to academic staff and students, tour the College and its facilities, see demonstrations of our clinic and Exercise Physiology Laboratory and experience an osteopathic technique 'live' practical class.

To book your place, please contact Jenny Harrison, Assistant to the Registrar at registry@bcom.ac.uk or 020 7435 6464
Further information

12 September

BCOM Bee Autumn 2013 Issue

The autumn 2013 issue of our e-newsletter, the BCOM Bee, is out now. This issue covers the latest news from the College.

If you want to hear ‘all the Buzz from BCOM’ please subscribe

5 September 

BCOM announces GOsC and QAA review success

 

BCOM is pleased to announce a further successful General Osteopathic Council and Quality Assurance Agency review for quality in osteopathic education.

The College was awarded Recognised Qualification status "approval without conditions” from the QAA RQ report for the second consecutive time - a sector leading achievement. Dr Drysdale, the Principal of BCOM said: “We live in interesting times in higher education, and this result confirms that BCOM continues to uphold the quality banner of osteopathy.”
Read more

12 August


Clearing 2013



UCAS Clearing starts on 15 August 2013. There are limited places available for the Masters in Osteopathy (M.OST, B312) at BCOM.

Please contact our Admissions Department for information on how to apply.
Call 020 7435 6464 or email:  clearing@bcom.ac.uk
Or check our Clearing page

30 July 

BodPod Assessment at BCOM on C4

 Look out for the BodPod  
 assessments at BCOM in the channel
 four documentary Alex Brooker: My
 Perfect Body. It is being broadcast on
 Wednesday 31st July at 10.50pm and
 features Alex, C4 Paralympic and Last
 Leg presenter, who looks at the male
 body image and sheds some light on
 how men really feel about their
 figures.

 BodPod Assessments 


24 July 

BCOM Celebrates the End of Term


BCOM held its traditional end of term lunch party to bid farewell to the fourth year students. The celebration also marked the retirement of Andria Marchant, Lecturer in Cranial Osteopathy and the College’s Librarian, Diane Finlayson.

Dr Ian Drysdale, Principal at BCOM said: “We celebrate the achievements of our fourth year students who have done so well. The Faculty and staff at BCOM are extremely proud and wish you all the very best of luck for the future.”


23 July 

BCOM Summer Ball

 

BCOM’s Summer Ball took place on Saturday 13th July 2013, and was held at the renowned Cumberland Hotel in Marble Arch. Organised by BCOM’s Student Union, the Summer Ball celebrated the end of the academic year and the fourth year students qualifying as Osteopaths. 

The event was attended by over 130 people, including students, tutors, friends and partners. The evening began with a drinks reception, followed by an exquisite dinner and dancing into the night.

Yasmine Mizrahi and Talia Berkowitz from BCOM’s Student Union said: "The evening was a great success and we hope that the Summer Ball has now been re-established as an annual BCOM tradition! Thank you to everyone involved in the organisation of the event, and to those who attended and made it a very special night."

10 July 

Italian Students Visit BCOM Clinic

BCOM welcomed students from AIMO (Accademia Italiana Medicina Osteopatica), our Italian partner institution, to observe the BCOM clinic.

Supervised by Dr Massud Wasel, Senior Tutor at BCOM, the Italian students observed the year 4 clinic and evaluated our standard of work in treating clinic patients. The students said that BCOM offered: “a very good standard of education, high quality patient care and sound management planning.”

Dr Wasel said: “For the past two years students from AIMO have come to observe the BCOM clinic, and it is very encouraging to see the development of osteopathy in Europe.”

28 June 

New Alumni President Announcement


The British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Leon Chaitow as the new President of the BCOM Alumni Association. Leon Chaitow is a highly respected figure within the osteopathic community and an alumnus of the College. Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies since 1996, Leon has written numerous major textbooks on manual medicine. He graduated from BCOM (then the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy, BCNO) in 1960 and went on to train in Acupuncture and Cranial Osteopathy.

Read more

7 June 

CPD Event -Functional Movement Based Assessment


This two-day CPD course will be held on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July 2013 at BCOM and will be delivered by Ben Cormack, founder of Cor-Kinetic and Kris Rai, osteopath and naturopath.

The Cor-Kinetic courses for health care professionals are designed to bring cohesion and process to the tasks of functional and dynamic assessment.

Functional movement based assessment looks at both the brain and body and their role in our movement. This includes our proprioceptive feedback and our feedforward motor control systems.

Further information and to book your place

16 May 

Free Osteopathic Consultations at BCOM Clinic


BCOM Osteopathic Clinic will be offering free consultations on 6, 7, 13 and 14 June 2013.

To book your appointment please contact the Clinic Reception on 020 7435 7830 or email appointments@bcom.ac.uk

8 May 

BCOM Lecturer awarded Fellowship at OSCA UK

 We are pleased to announce
 that BCOM Lecturer Tom
 Hewetson has been awarded
 the honour of Fellow of the
 Osteopathic Sports Care
 Association (OSCA) UK.
 
 OSCA UK, in association
 with Northampton University, also
 awarded the Fellowship to BCOM
 alumnus Simeon Milton, the late Jonathan Betser (posthumous) and David Millard. All were given the honour for their work in osteopathic sports care and sports care education.

Tom Hewetson is a Clinic Tutor and Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Disorders and Osteopathic Sports Care at BCOM, and was one of the osteopaths selected for the Central Medical Team at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

26 April 

London Marathon runners praise BCOM Osteopaths

 

BCOM students and faculty members were at the Virgin London Marathon once again this year. Fourth year students provided post-race sports massage to team members running for the charities Bliss, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Arthritis Research UK.

Mr Barry Kleinberg, Deputy Head of Osteopathy, Mr Tom Hewetson, Lecturer and Clinic Tutor, Ms Nicky Sharp, Lecturer and Clinic Tutor and Ms Poonam Shah, Lecturer, supervised the 15 clinical students who provided osteopathic treatment at the end of the London Marathon. Poonam Shah said: “It was a very successful day at the Marathon, the 4th year students had a blast! The athletes were all very impressed with their treatments.”

Sophie Major, Sports and Events Executive at Arthritis Research UK, praised BCOM’s “team of fantastic students” who supported the charity at the London Marathon. Read more

18 April

CPD Event - An introduction to sports taping
and clinical taping techniques

 This one-day CPD event will
 be held on Sunday 2 June
 2013, and will cover the use
 of tape in the sporting and
 clinical environment. 

 The course will be delivered
 by Tom Hewetson, Clinic
 Tutor and Lecturer in
 Musculoskeletal Disorders and Osteopathic Sports Care at BCOM. Tom worked as osteopath on the Central Medical Team at the London 2012 Olympic Games, providing support and treatment to competing athletes.

Further information and to book your place

17 April

BCOM student osteopaths to treat runners at London Marathon for UK charities

On Sunday April 21 2013, students from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) will provide post-race sports massage to team members running the Virgin London Marathon for the charities Bliss, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Arthritis Research UK.

BCOM’s supervising osteopaths are highly experienced in treating sports injuries and members of faculty were part of the Central Medical Services at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, offering treatment and advice to athletes. Read more

28 March

Are you running the London Marathon?

  The BCOM Osteopathic Clinic
  has a special offer for those
  running in this year’s London
  Marathon on 21 April 2013.
  You will receive a three-
  session Osteopathic Marathon
  Care Package aimed at injury
  prevention and post-race
  recovery at a discounted
  price of L45 (normal
  price L65).

Our supervising osteopaths are highly experienced in treating sports injuries and members of faculty were part of the Central Medical Services at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, offering treatment and advice to athletes.

For further information and to book your Osteopathic Marathon Care Package please contact the BCOM Clinic Reception on 020 7435 7830 appointments@bcom.ac.uk
Read more

19 March 

BCOM Osteopathic Clinic Offer

Clinic patients can receive a discount when they recommend a friend for treatment at BCOM Osteopathic Clinic.

If you know someone who would benefit from osteopathic care at our clinic, recommend them to us and you will pay only L10 for your next treatment session. The person that you recommend will also receive a discount, paying only L15 for their first consultation. Further information

14 March 

Lord Coe Praises Osteopaths’ Contribution to London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

 

Lord Coe has given recognition to the contribution osteopaths made to the Central Medical Team at the London 2012 Games.

Lord Coe Said: “The Olympic and Paralympic Games in London 2012 were unique in its provision of Medical and Paramedical services provided to athletes. For the first time in Olympic history, Osteopaths were invited to be part of the Central Medical Team. Twenty-five highly dedicated osteopathic experts gave their time to volunteer as part of the Physical Therapies team, looking after athletes and support staff from all over the world. Osteopaths were present for the duration of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games, located in polyclinics at each major Olympic village, performing over 900 medical encounters. Read more

6 March 

BCOM Bee London Olympics Special

The latest issue of our newsletter, the BCOM Bee, is out now and focuses on Osteopathy at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This special issue includes Lord Coe’s praise of osteopaths’ contribution to the games. To receive our e-newsletter, please subscribe

5 March

BCOM Open Days in March

BCOM will be holding two Open Days this month on the 7th and 21st March 2013.

The Open Days include: a tour of the College and its facilities, the opportunity to speak to academic staff and students, demonstrations of our clinic and Exercise Physiology Laboratory, and the chance to experience an osteopathic technique 'live' practical class.

To book your place, please contact Jenny Harrison, Assistant to the Registrar at registry@bcom.ac.uk or 020 7435 6464 Further information

1 March 

BCOM Library Staff to raise money for World Book Day

On World Book Day, March 7th, the BCOM Library staff will be selling second hand 
books and cakes in the Games Room from 11.00-12.30 to raise funds towards the
Donkey Drawn Library.

 Please support us by bringing in any second hand books you can spare for sale (or any cakes!) and by buying from us.

 The Donkey Drawn Library's trunk is made of steel to repel rats and termites. It’s padlocked to protect its valuable contents: around 100 volumes of fiction, non-fiction and reference books. It’s constantly on the move, trundled by donkey or bicycle cart to schools in Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda (all former war zones, understandably short of books). The supply is refreshed every month. It’s a story that needs to be told.
http://www.worldbookday.com/books/

27 February

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8 February

BCOM Open Day

Our next Open Day will be held on Thursday 21 February.
To book your place, please contact Jenny Harrison, Assistant to the Registrar at registry@bcom.ac.uk or 020 7435 6464
Open Days will also be held on: 7th and 21st March 2013. Further information

7 February 

BCOM Clinic Newsletter


Find out what’s been happening at the BCOM Osteopathic Clinic by reading our newly launched newsletter.

Issue 1 of BCOM Clinic News includes information about the Clinic and useful tips from our osteopaths, and is available in print at the BCOM reception areas in Lief and Frazer House, and online. Download newsletter

25 January

Test your fitness this New Year with a BodPod assessment at BCOM


  

Those looking to shed the pounds as part of their new year’s resolution should consider having a BodPod session at BCOM.

The BodPod is used to accurately and efficiently measure body density. Users sit in the egg-shaped chamber for a short time, as the volume of air displaced by the body is measured and used to calculate body fat percentage.This information is vital in determining the effectiveness of your diet and exercise programme.

BodPod assessments have been seen on the recent TV shows Embarrassing Fat Bodies and the Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight, to assess weight loss and changes in body composition.

A BodPod session at BCOM was featured on the Programme ‘Punk Chef’ Shown on BSL Zone, the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust’s online channel.  Read more

18 January

Raise funds for BCOM when you shop online



BCOM have signed up with www.easyfundraising.org.uk, an innovative website where thousands of people are raising money for charities every time they shop.

You can raise money for BCOM whenever you shop with Amazon, Tesco, Sainsbury’s M&S or Argos and 3000 other stores by using the fundraising website, easyfundraising. It won’t cost you a penny more and everything you buy will raise money to further develop BCOM's facilities for its students, staff and patients.

Featuring over 3000 of the UK’s most popular retailers including Amazon, M&S, Argos, Boden, Tesco and many more, easyfundraising has already helped UK causes raise almost L4 million.

To support BCOM visit: http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/bcom and follow the instructions.

10 January 

BCOM Lecturer in Speed Record Attempt to North Pole

A lecturer at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) is aiming to become the first person to reach the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility - the furthest point from land - and a journey of more than 2000 miles. Mark Hines was featured on the Nigel Williams morning radio show for BBC Surrey on Monday, ahead of his plan to set new speed records to the North Geographic Pole later this month.

Mark will be wearing specially made protective lightweight insulating clothes for the race, he said of the weather conditions: “The average temperature at the North Pole is around minus 40°C. I’ve experienced minus 50°C and thereabouts, and potentially with wind it could get colder than that.”

As well as being an academic and doctoral researcher based at BCOM, Mark is also a widely published author. He has published books on his successful completions of some of the toughest ultra endurance races in the world, and has released titles on health and nutrition and human evolution. Mark is regularly featured in national health and fitness magazines, and is an experienced ultra-endurance runner and adventurer, having competed in races in the most extreme environments on earth.

4 January 

BCOM Open Day



Find out all you need to know about studying osteopathy at BCOM by attending our next Open Day on Thursday 17 January.

To book your place, please contact Jenny Harrison, Assistant to the Registrar at registry@bcom.ac.uk or 020 7435 6464
Open Days will also be held on: 21st February, 7th and 21st March 2013. Further information

19 December

BCOM wishes all the members of its community – students, patients, practitioners, staff and site visitors, a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2013!

The College will close for the seasonal holidays on Christmas Eve, Monday 24 December, and will reopen for business on Wednesday 2 January 2013.

Clinic opening times  

 
19 December

CPD Event - An Introduction to Sports Taping and Clinical Taping Techniques

The next CPD event will be held on Sunday 27 January 2013. An introduction to sports taping and clinical taping techniques will be presented by Tom Hewetson, Clinic Tutor and Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Disorders and Osteopathic Sports Care at BCOM, and osteopath on the host nation medical team at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

This one-day event will cover the use of tape in the sporting and clinical environment. Further information

5 December 

New BCOM Graduate Wins Prize

  BCOM graduate Daniel Winfield,
  has got his professional career off
  to a flying start by winning the
  Presentation Prize at the The 9th
  Chiropractic, Osteopathy &
  Physiotherapy Annual Conference.
  The event was held on Saturday
  24th November 2012 at the
  McTimoney College of Chiropractic.

 Daniel graduated from BCOM earlier
 this year with an Undergraduate
 Masters in Osteopathy (M.Ost),
and presented his degree research project at the conference, going on to win the prize.

Congratulations to Daniel from BCOM Faculty and staff!

29 November

BCOM Clinic Seasonal Special Offer


Get ready for the festive season with an osteopathic consultation!

If you suffer from, back pain, neck pain, joint ache/pain or muscle tension, get it checked out in time for the holidays. The BCOM Clinic is offering osteopathic first consultations for only L15 from 1st to 20th December 2012.

To book your appointment, please contact the BCOM Clinic Reception:

Tel: 020 8435 7830
Email: appointments@bcom.ac.uk

Download leaflet

13 November

BCOM Open Day

Come to our next Open Day on Thursday 15 November and find out all you need to know about studying osteopathy at BCOM.

Prospective students will have the chance to speak to academic staff and students, tour the College and its facilities, see demonstrations of our clinic and Exercise Physiology Laboratory and experience an osteopathic technique 'live' practical class.

If you have not booked your place yet, please contact Jenny Harrison, Assistant to the Registrar at registry@bcom.ac.uk or 020 7435 6464
Open Days will also be held on: 6th December 2012, 17th January, 21st February, 7th and 21st March 2013. Further information

29 October

Congratulations to BCOM’s 2012 Graduates

  

BCOM’s graduates for 2012 received their degrees at the Mermaid Conference Centre in Blackfriars London, on 26 October, graduating with their Masters in Osteopathy (M.Ost) and BSc (Hons) Osteopathy Conversion Course. The Mayor of Camden, Councillor Heather Johnson and Dr Geoffrey Copland, Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Westminster were guests of honour at the ceremony, and presented the degrees, diplomas and prizes to graduates. Read full story.

 

26 September 

Following the Ninth International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research earlier this month, distinguished Keynote Speaker Leon Chaitow ND DO has kindly donated his presentation from the conference for delegates and all interested parties to read. Download Current Fascial Research: An Informed Osteopathic Perspective

Further information on ICAOR 9

19 September

ICAOR 9 - A Conference to Remember

 

The ninth International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research held in London at BCOM, took place on 14th – 16th September. Delegates presented their research during the three day event in a variety of related topics. The Keynote Speakers included Dr Dawn Carnes, Director of the National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR), who started the conference with her opening presentation, Professor John C. Licciardone, Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research at the Osteopathic Research Center, University of North Texas, and Leon Chaitow, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies. Osteopaths from Europe, Canada, Australia, Brazil and the USA represented their institutions and enjoyed a weekend of presentations and discussion on the latest osteopathic research. Read the full story

12 September

ICAOR 9 Conference at BCOM

  The ninth International Conference on
  Advances in Osteopathic Research takes
  place this weekend from Friday 14 to
  Sunday 16 September, at the College’s
  Frazer House site.

The osteopathic community will congregate at BCOM to present the latest research from around the world, and the event’s eminent keynote speakers include: Dr Dawn Carnes, Director of the National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR), Prof. John C. Licciardone, Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research at the Osteopathic Research Center, University of North Texas, and Leon Chaitow, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies.

Full details and how to register

12 September

   

Olympic Achievement for BCOM Faculty

After the spectacular London 2012 games, BCOM’s Faculty members who were part of the Host Nation Medical Services for the Olympics and Paralympics share their experiences.

Manoj Mehta, Head of Osteopathy and Clinic at BCOM said: “The inclusion of osteopathy as part of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Host Nation Medical Services is a Milestone achievement by the profession!! This is what makes me very proud. I am also very proud that of the 24 Osteopaths appointed to be part of the London 2012 Host Nation Medical Team, 9 were BCOM graduates. Of these 9 BCOM graduates, 5 are current BCOM faculty members.

Tom Hewitson, Clinic Tutor at BCOM said of his experience: This was a unique working environment and was a fantastic experience that my patients and students will hopefully benefit from. Words cannot express what it is like to work alongside the best practitioners in their fields, and to work with some of the world’s greatest athletes.”

All at BCOM are extremely proud that the College’s Faculty members have played such an important role for the 2012 Games and the osteopathic profession.
Read the full story

15 August

Clearing 2012

Contact our Clearing Admissions Team if you are looking for a place on our Osteopathy degree course. We have limited places and BCOM’s Clearing Admissions Team are available from 8am.

Call 0207 435 6464 or email clearing@bcom.ac.uk.

Further info http://www.bcom.ac.uk/clearing

2 August

BCOM Bee Summer 2012 Issue

The Summer 2012 issue of the BCOM Bee, the College’s newsletter, is out now and includes all the latest news on what’s been happening at BCOM recently.

If you would like to receive the BCOM Bee direct by email, please subscribe.

20 July

End of Term Farewell Celebration

The end of term at BCOM was marked with the traditional farewell lunch celebration for fourth year students held yesterday at the College. The event also saw the retirement of staff members Colin Campbell, Student Counsellor and Sybil Grindberg, Cranial Osteopathy Lecturer.

Principal Dr Ian Drysdale, said: "On behalf of the Faculty, staff and all at BCOM I would like to congratulate our fourth years who have done so well, we are extremely proud and wish them the very best of luck for the future.”

Dr Drysdale also commended the retirees and thanked them for their years of service to the College, in particular Sybil Grindberg who taught at BCOM for 20 years.

   


18 July

BCOM Students’ Project Presented at ICSEMIS 2012

This year is the first time that students' work for the Exercise Physiology module has been submitted to and accepted in an international conference, The International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS), which runs this week from 19th to 24th July in Glasgow.  

The exercise physiology project will be presented as both a poster and an oral presentation by Mark Hines, who lectures on various aspects of physiology, rehabilitation and research methods, and manages the human performance laboratory at BCOM.

22 June

BCOM Announces Successful Validation

 

BCOM is pleased to announce the successful validation of its courses by new academic partner, Plymouth University.

The College’s portfolio of undergraduate programmes includes the Masters in Osteopathy (M.Ost) and the BSc (Hons) Osteopathy for Diplomates, and both have been approved to be offered in partnership with Plymouth University from September 2012.

Dr Ian Drysdale, Principal of BCOM said: “I am delighted that our courses have been validated by Plymouth University and that BCOM continues to offer the highest standards of academic and clinical excellence in our osteopathy courses. We look forward to working closely with Plymouth’s Faculty of Health, Education and Society in advancing osteopathic education and research in the future.”

If you have any questions about applying to study at BCOM, please contact the Admissions Team on 020 7435 6464 or email admissions@bcom.ac.uk

15 June


BCOM Sponsors ICAOR 9


 
BCOM sponsors the 9th International
 Conference on Advances in Osteopathic
  Research which will take place from
  Friday 14th  to Sunday 16 September
 2012.

  The event will be held at BCOM and keynote speakers include Dr Dawn Carnes, Director of the National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR), Prof John Licciardone, Professor and Executive Director of the Osteopathic Research Center, USA, and Mr Leon Chaitow,  Hon Fellow, University of Westminster, Editor-in Chief Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies.

The extended deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday 16 July. See full details.

May 4


BCOM Announces Plymouth University as New Validating Institution

British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) is pleased to announce that it has formed a validation relationship with Plymouth University. The four-year undergraduate Masters in Osteopathy (M.Ost) and other BCOM programmes will be offered in collaboration with Plymouth University from September 2012.

The Masters in Osteopathy (M.Ost) will be an approved programme, and upon successful completion of the four-year degree at BCOM, students will receive the appropriate academic award of Plymouth University.

Plymouth University has a strong reputation of excellence, enterprise and innovation across its teaching and research activities and in 2012 was named within the top 50 Universities in the Guardian University League Table. Dating back to 1862, Plymouth is committed to transforming lives through world-class research, collaboration and partnership.

Principal of BCOM, Dr Ian Drysdale, said: “The Board of Governors, Faculty and all concerned are delighted with the College’s new partnership with Plymouth University. We look forward to a rewarding and productive future, and strive to further advance osteopathic education and research in the years to come. We are delighted to have made this agreement with such a supportive and outward-looking university and believe that future collaborations will be positive for both institutions.”

View Plymouth University Page

April 24

BCOM Success at London Marathon
BCOM students successfully treated runners by providing sports massage at the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday. Those treated at the end of the race were raising funds for Arthritis UK, Break Through Breast Cancer and Bliss, the UK charity that works to provide care for premature and sick babies.

BCOM's Deputy Head of Clinic, Mr Barry Kleinberg, Clinic Tutor Ms Josie Lees and Ms Emma Shanahan supervised the 24 clinical students who treated the runners.

Barry Kleinberg personally supervised five final year students who provided sports massage at the end of the London Marathon. The students were volunteering for the charity Break Through Breast Cancer, and treated runners with general lower limb problems including tight muscles and assessed one suspected stress fracture. The students also treated several runners for low back pain as a result of the marathon. Barry said: “The students gained invaluable experience in treating athletes post-competition. They worked very hard treating runners one after the other for nearly four hours. They had an excellent rapport with the runners and enjoyed the experience immensely.”  




April 20

BCOM Introduces New Postgraduate Certificate in Animal Osteopathy and Master of Science in Osteopathy Degree

We are pleased to announce the launch of two brand new postgraduate courses which will run from this September.

Postgraduate Certificate in Animal Osteopathy

The PG Certificate in Animal Osteopathy is a ground-breaking course in this fascinating and rapidly developing area of the profession, and we are the first Osteopathic institution in the UK to offer a significant programme in this specialised and growing sector.

The PG Certificate in Animal Osteopathy is a Masters-level postgraduate award and members of the Society of Osteopaths in Animal Practice (SOAP) will be part of the team teaching the course which has been designed to advance osteopathic education and practical expertise, specifically in relation to the osteopathic care and treatment of animals.

BCOM worked on the development of the course with Tony Nevin, who overseas Professional Liaison and Postgraduate Education at SOAP, and is a highly regarded Animal Osteopath who has treated more than 300 different species of animals and birds during his career and has worked all over the world treating animals in Africa, the Far East and the Mediterranean.  Tony said of the course: “The PG Cert Animal Osteopathy at BCOM is an academic course that is appropriate to the working osteopath who is looking to branch into the animal side of osteopathy. The course is research and science-based and of significant clinical benefit to osteopaths. The development of the programme has taken 3 years from concept to validation which has helped it to mature before it has started.  The course is of significant importance and it has the support of groups such as the British Veterinary  Association (BVA).” See full course details

All modules on the PG Cert Animal Osteopathy are also offered on BCOM’s new MSc Osteopathy.

MSc Osteopathy

BCOM’s MSC Osteopathy is an exciting new degree that has been developed to provide practicing osteopaths with a flexible course of study to upgrade their academic qualifications to achieve a Masters degree in Osteopathy. The course has been designed to run part-time and students can complete the degree over two or three years. Access on to the course and its modules is available to clinical healthcare graduates from disciplines other than osteopathy, with the exception of three restricted modules of Osteopathic Sports Medicine, Paediatric Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopathy, to which only registered osteopaths are admissible. See full course details

Principal of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr Ian Drysdale said: “The introduction of these new postgraduate courses to our portfolio is an example of our commitment to advancing the profession, and we are delighted to be offering these new and innovative programmes.” 

Both programmes will run from September 2012 and are open for applications now.

 

April 20

BCOM Faculty and Students at London Marathon

Members of the BCOM Faculty will accompany three groups of students at the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 22 April 2012. BCOM's Head of Clinic, Mr Manoj Mehta, Deputy Head of Osteopathy, Mr Barry Kleinberg  and Senior Clinic tutor, Ms Emma Shanahan will supervise 24 BCOM students who have volunteered to provide sports massage to individuals running on behalf of three charities: Arthritis Research UK, Break Through Breast Cancer and Bliss.

 

March 27

BCOM at London UCAS Convention

We will be at the London HE UCAS Convention this week, which is being held at National Hall, Olympia from 28-30 March 2012 between 9.30am and 2.30pm. Visit Kasia from the College’s Registry team at stand 28, who will be able to answer your questions about our Masters in Osteopathy.

Email registry@bcom.ac.uk with your enquiries about studying osteopathy at BCOM.

March 16

BCOM at Surrey UCAS Convention

Find out about studying osteopathy at BCOM by coming along to the UCAS Convention at the University of Surrey, Surrey Sports Park on 19-20 March 2012 between 10.00am -2.30pm.

Jenny from the College’s Registry team will be at stand 97, and will be able to answer your questions about our Masters in Osteopathy, so if you’re in the area come and pay us a visit.

Email registry@bcom.ac.uk with your questions about studying at BCOM.

March 15

BCOM Osteopathic Faculty members on Host Nation Medical Team at London 2012 Olympics 

  BCOM is delighted to announce that
  three of its faculty members have
  been selected, as Osteopaths, to
  work as part of the host nation medical
  team at the London 2012 Olympic and 
  Paralympic Games this summer.

  Mr Manoj Mehta , Head of Clinic and
  Osteopathy, Mr Tom Hewetson, 
  Clinic Tutor, lecturer in Musculoskeletal Disorders and Osteopathic Sports Care, and Mr Barry Kleinberg, Deputy Head of Osteopathy at BCOM have been selected by the London 2012 Organising Committee, LOCOG, to be part of the medical team at the London 2012 games.

For the first time since the Olympics began, osteopaths are to be included in the host nation medical team working alongside sports medicine specialists, chiropractors, physiotherapists and other health professionals to assist with the support and treatment of competing athletes.

Following the announcement, Manoj Mehta said: “I am very proud to be part of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics host nation medical team..." Read the full story

March 14

Year 2 Students’ Project to be presented at International Convention

We are pleased to announce that a second year exercise physiology project has been accepted for oral presentation at the International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS).  

The first ICSEMIS was held in Guangzhou, China in 2008 just prior to the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games, and ICSEMIS 2012 will be hosted by the UK and held in Glasgow.


February 17

BCOM lecturer Mark Hines gave a presentation last night at a charity launch party, to help raise money for Demelza Hospice. The 4 Joshua three peaks challenge which begins on 29th March 2012, is made up of a team of six individuals who will undertake the challenge of climbing the 3 Peaks - Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis. They will also cycle the 450 miles distance between all the peaks in just 72 hours to raise money for the children’s Hospice, which has centres in South East London and Kent.

Mark was speaking alongside fellow adventurers Bonita Norris (the youngest British female to reach the summit of Mount Everest), Belinda Kirk (who led an all-female crew to be the first team to row around Britain) and Dave Cornthwaite (who has skateboarded over 4000 miles across Australia and paddle-boarded the length of the Mississippi). read more 

January 27

Find out more about BCOM and how to become an osteopath by coming along to one of our Open Days

BCOM’s Open Days are a great chance to find out about life at the College. The Open Day schedule ensures that prospective candidates experience the Frazer House Clinic, an Osteopathic practical class and a research presentation in our Human Performance and Hydrotherapy Laboratory.

Feedback from prospective students who attended our most recent event held on 19 January was that they found the afternoon very useful and informative, and were presented with a comprehensive level of information. One attendee commented on their experience stating: “I cannot say enough about how helpful and welcoming everyone has been. I am very excited to be here.”

Academic Registrar, Kasia Tarnowska, who organises the events said: “We encourage all applicants to visit BCOM as it gives them an understanding of our Naturopathic approach to Osteopathy. Applicants are given the opportunity to meet the College Faculty and the admissions team and, most importantly, are able to meet the students.”

Our next Open Days will be held on 23rd February, 8th and 22nd March between 1pm and 4.30pm. If you would like to attend, please contact Jenny Harrison registry@bcom.ac.uk for full details.

January 4

The New Year is a good time for health resolutions. Don't forget your bones. BCOM's bone scanning clinic quickly and painlessly scans your bones using the CubaClinical Ultrasound Machine. You simply place each foot into the machine and your heels are scanned.  The clinic runs each Tuesday and Wednesday from 2pm in Lief House on Finchley Road, opposite the tube station. Cost of a scan and full discussion of your result and measures you can take to improve your bones is L30 (L20 concessions).

To arrange an appointment call 020 7435 7830 or for more information email Daphne Bird db@bcom.ac.uk

December 21

 

We at BCOM would like to take the opportunity to wish our students, patients and staff a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for a Happy New Year.

The College closes on 23rd December and we will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2012.

December 2

BCOM Lecturer book release

BCOM lecturer Mark Hines has released a new book, Our Natural Diet: Optimal Nutrition for Health, which offers a compromise-free approach to healthy nutrition, which in itself is the essential basis for weight-loss and the appearance of good health. Our Natural Diet is absolutely not a fad diet. Everything about the book is aimed at ensuring people can follow this diet for life. There is no highly restrictive or technical structure to the diet, there are no complicated phases, and if someone strays from the diet then it really will not have any negative effect over the long term.

Mark is an academic and doctoral researcher based at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, he lectures on all aspects of physiology and research methods. In addition to interests in nutrition and physiology, he is a world-class ultra-endurance athlete, and competes in some of the most dangerous and physically demanding races in the world, pushing his own body to the limits. He is regularly featured in national health and fitness magazines, and is utilised as an expert contributor to magazines and radio programmes.

November 4

BCOM 75th Anniversary Graduation Ceremony

BCOM’s 2011 Graduation Ceremony marking the College’s 75th Anniversary was a great success and the day was enjoyed by all who attended. Special guests included Cllr. Heather Johnson, Deputy Mayor of Camden, Dr Geoffrey Copland, Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Westminster and Prof. Malcolm Gillies, Vice Chancellor of London Metropolitan University. The well known health expert and author Michael Van Straten gave a speech recalling his days as a BCOM student with great fondness, and announced the launch of BCOM’s Alumni Association of whom he is President.

The graduates were congratulated on their achievement and praised for their hard work by Dr Ian Drysdale, Principal of BCOM, who was also commended for his contribution to the College over the past 40 years.

Congratulations to all our new graduates and BCOM wishes you great success in your future careers in Osteopathy.

 

 

October 25

BCOM Celebrates 75th Anniversary

The British College of Osteopathic Medicine has begun a yearlong celebration of its 75th anniversary in 2011. This year marks 75 years since BCOM was founded in 1936 as the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy. In its 75 years, the College has developed into one of the largest osteopathic colleges in the UK, with a sector-leading multi-part campus. Based in Hampstead, the College was founded by pioneer and eminent naturopathic osteopath Stanley Leif who also set up the famous Champneys spa.

BCOM’s key event for the anniversary will be a special 75th Anniversary Graduation Ceremony on 28th October which will be held at The Mermaid Centre in Blackfriars, London. Guest speakers will include the Deputy Mayor of Camden and well known health expert and writer Michael Van Straten who studied at the College before launching his successful media career. Principal Dr Ian Drysdale said "Reaching this milestone in our history is a testament to our staff, faculty and students. The achievements of those at BCOM have helped to shape osteopathic education and practice over the years, and I am proud to have seen the College grow and develop into a world-leading institution that it is today”.

 

October 7

New Academic Year at BCOM

We begin our academic year by welcoming new first years and returning students to BCOM after the Summer break.

The College has an active Students Union which is affiliated to the National Union of Students (NUS) and members can benefit from reduced-priced travel and discounts with various high street shops and businesses. This year’s BCOM SU President, Lauren Hobson, with the rest of the team have been organising various events and activities for students to get involved in for Freshers Week and beyond, which include pub quizzes, pizza nights and fancy dress parties! Lauren said "I hope to see everyone out enjoying themselves at the upcoming events for this term and those to follow. On this course it's very important to balance hard work with some good nights out where you can have fun and unwind, so please get involved. Remember the Student Union is here for students, we are the bridge between you and the Faculty so please contact us anytime you need."

Details of events can be found on the Students Union pages, and in the meantime we hope to see students enjoying themselves and settling in over the next few weeks.

August 19

BCOM Fitness Tests for Diving Champion

Ed Wardle returned to BCOM last month for lab tests on lung function and aerobic fitness, following initial tests last year. He has recently set a new national diving record, and hopes to win in the next World Championships.  His record was for swimming down to 55m without any weights or fins (breast stroke down and back up. No stranger to challenge and adventure, Ed was nominated for a BAFTA after his ‘Alone in the Wild’ documentary; he’s climbed Everest a couple of times and has trekked to the North Pole

Mark Hines, Lecturer and Physiologist at BCOM, carried out extensive tests to monitor Ed’s fitness and lung capacity - giving him spirometry (lung function) and VO2 max (aerobic fitness) tests. Read more here.

July 21

Congratulations and Farewell

BCOM celebrated the end of year with a party for students and staff. The farewell lunch which included a specially-made cake was enjoyed by all! Congratulations to all the BCOM students and thank you to Faculty and staff for their hard work.

Among the year 4 students was Claire Sutton, the year group’s Student Representative who has now successfully completed the Masters in Osteopathic Medicine, she said:

“It was all worth it and I’m looking forward to starting my career. I’ve got full-time work lined up and others in my year have too, it’s all very optimistic.

It has been a lot of hard work and I’ve had a lot of support throughout the year from staff which has been great.  I’m now happy to be done and leaving to start my career in Osteopathy with a big thank you to BCOM!”

BCOM also wishes farewell and the best of luck for the future to Dr Margit Janossa-Tahernia, Mr Brian Joseph and Dr Sharvananda Pathmanandam who are retiring.

 “We are extremely proud of our year 4 students who have done so well and wish you all the best of luck for the future with your careers in Osteopathy” said Dr Drysdale, the Principal of BCOM.

 

 

 

June 11

Another successful clinical performance of BCOM final year students!

All students who took the 2011 Final Clinical Competence Assessment (FCC), held this month, have been successful, achieving a 100% pass rate. Once again the external examiners praised the overall high clinical standards, knowledge and professionalism of BCOM's Year 4 students.  Mr Manoj Mehta, Head of Clinic & Osteopathy said: “Many congratulations to students and faculty for this excellent outcome. We are very proud of the consistent high achievements by BCOM students during a rather challenging patient-centred clinical competence assessment, moderated by experienced external examiners. We wish the 2011 cohort success in their clinical practice and we are confident that they will continue to develop their personal and professional skills.”

Congratulations to BCOM students and a big thank-you to all the faculty and support staff for the hard work, dedication and support to our students through the years.

 

April 20

BCOM clinical students were once again busy at this year's Virgin London Marathon, providing post-race sports massage to volunteers who had run to raise funds on behalf of  Arthritis Research UK (http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org) Breakthrough Cancer (http://breakthrough.org.uk) and Bliss (http://www.bliss.org.uk).

BCOM's Head of Clinic, Mr Manoj Mehta, Deputy Head of Clinic, Mr Dipak Upadhyay and Senior Clinic tutor, Ms Emma Shanahan supervised three teams of clinical students providing sports massage to Virgin London Marathon runners on Sunday 17th April 2011.

Marathon runners were grateful to BCOM students for the sports massage and advice on self care to promote recovery after a 26 mile run, under the unusually warm weather conditions.


 

March 29

The British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) and London Metropolitan University are pleased to announce that they are forming a validation and funding relationship.  The four-year undergraduate Master of Osteopathy (M.Ost) degree will be offered in partnership with the London Metropolitan University. The College will be recruiting for September 2011 and the course will be available on UCAS within the next few days (course code B312).

If you have any questions about an existing or new application for 2011/12 academic year, please contact BCOM’s Academic Registrar, Kasia Tarnowska, on 020 7435 6464 or at kt@bcom.ac.uk.

March 2

BCOM's exercise physiology lecturer Mark Hines has recently completed Yukon, the world's most gruelling race at 430 miles; it is also the coldest. Temperatures sank down to -50c, which caused many competitors to drop out through frostbite. All equipment had to be dragged along on sled. Mark travelled an average of about 55 miles a day and achieved second place. Congratulations, Mark!


January 11

The British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) has this noticed ayear n increase in the number of post-Christmas patients its Clinic treats for ‘Wii and iPhone strain’. Read more here.

December 20

We at BCOM would like to take the opportunity to wish our students, patients and staff - both past and present - a very Happy Christmas with all best wishes for 2011.

The College closes on 24th December and we will re-open on Tuesday 4th January.

November 8

The 2010 Graduation Ceremony was a day to remember! Our Guest-of-Honour, Sandra Lief-Elliott, the grand-daughter of BCOM founder, Stanley Lief, attended to congratulate each graduate in turn. The excellent bond that the Faculty have with the students was also evident, and commented upon in glowing terms by a member of the GOsC Council who was also present. BCOM wish our new graduates all the very best as they go out to begin their Osteopathic careers.

 

October 14

BCOM Principal, Dr. Ian Drysdale, features in this week's edition of the Camden New Journal (CNJ) and the front page of the CNJ online. He responds to Camden's plans to issue revellers, in the run up to Christmas, with flip-flops, instead of dangerous stilettos. Whilst it is a laudable initiative, Dr. Drysdale says, it is one that needs more thought, as flip-flops offer no support to the foot.

October 12

BCOM Head of Osteopathy, Manoj Mehta, appeared on the BBC's 'Saints and Scroungers' series last night to comment upon back injuries. Click here for a link to the BBC iPlayer. Manoj comments from 4 mins 55.

October 12

BCOM is calling for nutrition to become a compulsory part of the education of every secondary and university student in the UK. Read more here. 

September 30

BCOM Principal, Dr. Ian Drysdale, wrote an opinion piece on the importance of science subjects in our local newspaper, The Hampstead & Highgate Express, otherwise known as the Ham & High. He was responding to the significant increase in GCSE students taking science subjects.


September 9

The latest issue of the BCOM BEE newsletter is now out - BCOM BEE #5 Summer. This issue covers Mark Hines taking up the TGO Challenge, Philip Aarons climbing mountains for charity, FCC 100% pass rate, Dr. Masud Wasel in Russia, and graduation ceremony guest-of-honour. If you haven't yet subscribed, click here.

August 23

The College is pleased to announce that this year's graduation ceremony, to be held on Friday 29th October, will be attended by a guest-of-honour, Sandra Lief-Elliot, who is the grand-daughter of the late Stanley Lief, the founder of BCOM and Champney's. Originally from Latvia, Stanley Lief, after whom our main College building is named, founded BCOM in 1936. He trained under Bernarr MacFadden 'father of physical culture' at his training college in America before returning to set up the Champney's Health Resort in Tring, Hertfordshire and then the British College of Naturopathy, which became BCOM.

   

August 17

Today's Daily Mail ran a feature on expert health tips, which included BCOM Principal, Dr. Ian Drysdale, who recommended taking a daily cold shower, something that he has been doing for the past 55 years!

 

August

BCOM Clinic Tutor, Philip Aarons, did something different this summer. He climbed a total of 14,000ft over the four tallest peaks in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - back-to-back. The monster climb, which Philip undertook with several friends, raised about L14,000 for charity, including the children's charity, Barnardo's. Their achievement also made the local newspaper, the Bucks Examiner.

June 24

BCOM's Head of Year 4, Dr. Massud Wasel, recently represented BCOM at the 2010 Osteopathy Symposium, held in St. Petersburg, Russia on 11-14th June. Dr. Wasel delivered a lecture on the holistic approach to osteopahtic conditions, in addition to giving a workshop on muscle energy technique and mobilisation of the spine in osteopathic somatic dysfunction. The symposium attracted a wide range of international figures, such as J.P Guiliani of France and ML Kuchera of the USA.

Dr. Wasel at the symposium - the first on the far left desk.

June 15

BCOM is extremely pleased to announce that the 2010 Final Clinical Competence Assessment (FCC), held this month, has achieved a 100% pass rate. The external examiners commented positively on the overall high clinical standards, knowledge and professionalism of BCOM's Year 4 students. Congratulations and a big thank-you is extended to all for the hard work, dedication and support to our students through the years.

June 8

This year's 8th International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Medicine, held in Milan, in association with its host, the International College of Osteopathic Medicine, Milan, took place 28th - 30th May. Read more here.

May 29

BCOM researcher Daphne Bird was at the Bristol Vegan Fayre recently offering free ultrasound foot scans as part of the College's ongoing research into the bone health of vegans. For more information about BCOM research, visit the Research pages. For more information about getting a bone scan and about osteoporosis, please visit the Bone Health Clinic page. BCOM is supporting the National Osteoporosis Society's National Osteoporosis Month this June. 

20 May

Forget pre-exercise stretching if you want to last the race, new research from BCOM suggests. More here.

13 May

BCOM's approval by the Privy Council for its Masters in Osteopathy has been added to the site of our regulator, the General Osteopathic Council. The College is delighted that we have received the status "Approved Without Conditions".

12 May

BCOM Exercise Physiology Lecturer Mark Hines is competing in the TGO Challenge, a 200-mile high-altitude crossing of Scotland. You can follow his blog here.

4 May

As part of final year students' examination process BCOM can offer free treatment on the following dates: 2, 3, 9, and 10 June 2010. Please call appointments on 020 7435 7830 or email appointments@bcom.ac.uk to book. Please quote FCCA when booking. Subject to availability.

27 April

BCOM students were busy at this year's London Marathon, providing post-race massage to volunteers who had run to raise funds on behalf of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Bliss Special Care Baby charity.

 

BCOM Head of Year 3 Clinic Dipak Upadhyay says, "The students had  a great day with very useful first-hand experience of treating runners immediately after the run." 14 BCOM students in two teams, under supervision by senior BCOM clinicians saw conditions such as runner's knee, Achilles tendonitis, hamstring, quadricep and back pain, and the old runner's curse, shin splints. "Runners appreciated the massage treatment as well as advice on rest, hydrotherapy, hydration and dietetics to aid recovery," Dipak adds.

27 April

Dr. Drysdale contributes to a feature in today's Daily Mail on the health risks of obesity. He warns: 'For every pound you are overweight, the momentum of running or jumping increases the pressure on the joint by up to ten times.'

 

20 April

Please note, due to the unforeseen situation with the Icelandic ash cloud causing major travel disruptions, the 8th International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Medicine, in association with its host, the International College of Osteopathic Medicine, Milan, originally to take place from Fri 23rd April to Sunday 25th April, has been changed to 28th - 30th May 2010.

13 April

Golf is seen as a leisurely activity, yet, according to the latest research conducted by the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) into the injuries sustained by amateur golfers, the sport may not be as stress free as many of us imagined. More details here.

12 April

Competitors in this year's London Marathon running to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Bliss will receive an added bonus when they cross the finish line - a well-earned post-race massage from the final year students of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. More here.

31 March

BCOM is delighted to announce its CPD programme for 2010/11 to be held on site at its campus in London NW3. The BCOM programme, which will take place during weekends and weekday evenings, seeks to offer areas of interest not commonly featured in the UK osteopathic CPD calendar, including several innovative focuses on areas of increasing importance for the profession, with a stimulating variety of events: Animal Osteopathy; Exercise Physiology; Nutrition; Clinical Pharmacology for Osteopaths; Legal Aspects and Clinic Auditing; Imaging; Research Design. Find out more on our CPD page.

25 March

Spring may have sprung - but beware the garden...

15 March

BCOM Principal, Dr Ian Drysdale, leads the comment in today's national newspaper, The Mirror, on the dangers of the cheaper UGG type boot, characterised in wearers by Dr Drysdale's coining of the term the 'UGG shuffle'. UGG type boots were only ever designed originally as indoor wear, yet now thousands wear them as they would normal outdoor shoes, which is storing up future troubles. The story has also been picked up by The Daily Telegraph, who cover the story and in the Daily Mail, who have covered the story.

 

 

10 March

BCOM was at the UCAS HE convention at London's Olympia National Hall last week. BCOM's Registry team were delighted to welcome the many that turned up for further information. Kasia Tarnowska, Registrar, said, "The two days of the Convention were hectic but good fun. We were delighted to meet lots of interesting people from a wide variety of backgrounds, all wanting to pursue a career in osteopathy."

 

 

15 February

Ham & High journalist and Marathon runner in training, Susanna Wilkey, recently came into the BCOM Clinic and Human Performance Lab in order to have her fitness levels and bone health tested. She featured the results in a feature for Ham & High supplement, Body & Soul. She was pleased with her results and she's well on her way to running this year's Marathon.

10 February

Read how recent BCOM graduate Steven Graham made the move from soldier to osteopath with help from army funding.

2 February

Thinking of studying at BCOM? Kasia and Jenny, from the College's Registry team, will be at the UCAS Higher Educations Conventions at Olympia National Hall (stand 28) between 3rd and 5th March 2010. Come along and ask about our Masters in Osteopathy. Email us if you have any questions about studying at BCOM.

 

22 January

Want to know more about BCOM?  Want to get a real sense of what it would be like to be a student here? Take Our Brand-New Virtual Tour.

15 January

BCOM is featured in an article for AOL on winter exercise with expert comment from Mark Hines.

11 January

January 25-29 is National Food Allergy & Intolerance Week and BCOM has highly qualified and experienced spokespersons available to comment on a wide range of allergy and intolerance issues. See full notice here.

4 January

BCOM's 'beware of turkey back' warning made The Daily Express on Christmas Eve - just in time for everyone to take note of potential back strains when putting their turkeys into the oven. It also made the Christmas edition of the Times Higher Education. The warning did not just make UK national press either, it reached India too, in Thaindian news as well as Indian medical news site MedIndia, Newpost Online and Andhranews.net.

22 December - Christmas at BCOM

The College will close for the seasonal holidays on Christmas Eve and will not reopen for business until Monday 4 January 2010. During the Christmas period, the BCOM clinic hours will be as follows:

Monday 21st & Tuesday 22nd December: 9.30am – 12.00pm & 2.30pm – 5.00pm
Wednesday 23rd December: 2pm – 5pm
Thursday 24th December: 9.30am – 12.00pm
Closed 25th December: January 3rd inclusive.
Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th, Thursday 7th January: 9.30am – 12.00pm & 2.30pm – 5.00pm
Wednesday 6th and Friday 8th January: 2pm – 5pm

BCOM wishes all the members of its community - patients and practitioners, students and staff - and indeed all our site visitors, a very prosperous 2010!

The College has just sent its regular newsletter, the BCOM Bee. Subscribe here.

15 December 2009

Bringing the Festive Tottering to Heel

As the festive party-going begins to get into swing The British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) is this year warning party-goers to beware when it comes to high heels. The BCOM Clinic prepares to treat more patients suffering from ankle injuries in December and January than other times of the year. The increase in ankle injuries comes as women, and men, up and down the country will be toppling over more than usual, as many struggle to get about on heels higher than they would usually wear throughout the rest of the year.

READ MORE...

9 December 2009

Festive season survival guide

The Clinic at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) sees an increase in December and January treating a range of Christmas-related complaints. Here are the main culprits, and a few tips on how to avoid the aches and pains of the season:

READ MORE...

8 December 2009

Forget turkey neck, beware turkey back!

Beware of ‘turkey back’ over the Christmas period, warns The British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM).  BCOM treats more patients following the Christmas break suffering from aches, pains and strains due to the seemingly simple act of putting the turkey into and taking it out of the oven, as well as the heavier bags of Christmas shopping, resulting in muscle and ligament strains, than at any other time of the year.

READ MORE...

7 December 2009

BCOM recently held its graduation ceremony at London's Mermaid Centre. The ceremony was abuzz with students, their proud families and BCOM faculty. BCOM graduates' prospects are particularly rosy, with historically over 95% in full-time employment within three months of graduation. That's why we always say our programmes offer "a degree and a career".

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November 2009

A new set of BCOM graduates look towards a bright future

26 October 2009

This week sees the official launch of free osteopathy treatment for children. The Children's Clinica at The British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) www.bcom.ac.uk/patients, will be open on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and is available to all children under the age of sixteen.

BCOM in the news

This month's issue of women's glossy magazine, SHE, has a several page feature on ageing. Daphne Bird, who runs the BCOM Bone Scanning clinic, who carried out the bone tests on the women in the feature, has also commented in her capacity as 'bone expert'.

BCOM lecturer, Barry Kleinberg, this month has the first of a four-part series of articles in Osteopathy Today. The October issue also has a call from BCOM Principal, Dr Ian P Drysdale, for more research to be conducted within osteopathy and for osteopathy students to engage early on, with a response by British Osteopathic Association (BOA) Chief Executive, Michael Watson.

7 October 2009

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BCOM Spokespeople


The British College of Osteopathic Medicine has a core group of experts and senior level spokespeople available to comment upon a wide range of osteopathic and naturopathic topics and issues as well as upon issues surrounding complementary/alternative health and higher education.

Dr Kerstin Rolfe is Principal at BCOM, and Head of Research. Kerstin has a background in Medical Law and  Ethics, gaining her LLM at De Montfort University and her PhD in  Cancer Biology at UCL. She has  extensive experience in heading research for organisations including The Royal Free Department of Plastic Surgery and RAFT, Mount Vernon Hospital Research Institute, and supervised BSc, MD (Res) and PhD students. Kerstin has also been closely involved in setting up a charity and establishing an MSc Programme.

 

Manoj Mehta is Head of Osteopathy at BCOM and is also senior lecturer in osteopathic techniques, clinic osteopathy and Clinic. He also serves as senior examiner for osteopathic techniques and clinical competency assessments. A BCOM graduate, Manoj has been involved in undergraduate osteopathic education for the past twenty-five years. He also serves on the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) Osteopathic Practice Committee, is a member of BCOM's Board of Governors, the Academic Board and the Chairman of the Academic Management Group. Special interests lie within the osteopathic care of sporting injuries.




Daphne Bird is Research Assistant at BCOM, responsible for the running of the CUBAClinical Ultrasound bone scan clinic, the Human Performance Laboratory, and assisting with college research. Daphne graduated from Hatfield Polytechnic (now the University of Hertfordshire ) in physiology and biochemistry. She worked in endocrinology and immunological research at the Medical Research Council's CRC at Northwick Park and histopathology at Mount Vernon Hospital and the Heart Research Centre, Harefield. She joined BCOM in 1997. Daphne's areas of expertise are in bone health and osteoporosis.

 

Jemma Sager is Head of Clinic at BCOM. She graduated from BCOM with a BSc (Hons) Osteopathic Medicine and joined a multi-disciplinary practice. Jemma then went on to run her own busy private practice in the City for 6 years, during which time she also returned to BCOM as a clinic tutor and lecturer in osteopathic technique.

Jemma is a reviewer for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies and is actively involved in clinical research aimed at supporting the evidence base for osteopathy.

 

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