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.
Liam O’Toole, Chief Executive at Arthritis Research UK, says:
“We are thrilled to have so many runners taking part in this year’s Virgin London Marathon and we look forward to cheering everyone on in April.
“The students and volunteers from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine do a fantastic job in assisting our runners after the big race, to reduce the risk of injury and ensure their joints are properly cared for. We very much welcome them back this year!”
BCOM’s student practitioners are supervised by experienced Registered Osteopaths who regularly treat sports injuries. BCOM has worked with the three charities over the past few years to offer post-race support to London Marathon runners and senior members of the Clinic faculty worked at the London 2012 Olympics as members of the Central Medical Team.
Amy Rodwell, Bliss Running Events Officer said: “The London Marathon is always a special event, and we’re delighted to have volunteers from BCOM to reward all our runners with a very well-earned massage. All our runners will be helping us continue to support families who are going through what is one of the most difficult times imaginable, having a baby who is seriously ill, so to have BCOM on board to help Bliss once again this year is a great way to help us say thank you to them.”
The BCOM Osteopathic Clinic has a special offer for anyone registered to run any marathon in 2014. Runners will receive a three-session Osteopathic Marathon Care Package aimed at injury prevention and post-race recovery at a discounted price of £50. Further information