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.
The students were supervised by BCOM’s registered Osteopaths Manoj Mehta and Nicky Sharp. Manoj, who is Head of Osteopathy at the College said: “The event was successful and students were fantastic with a high degree of professionalism, excellent rapport with runners and a caring attitude. Listening to the runners after they were treated by our students also suggested that they were effective with their care.”
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!”
Both charities are highly appreciative of the support given to their runners by the students.
Arthritis Research UK said: “Our Team A runners, every year, appreciate the time, effort and dedication of the students from BCOM who come out and volunteer to give them a much needed massage after their marathon efforts. The level of care given to them by BCOM is incredible and we can’t thank BCOM enough for the continued support to Arthritis Research UK.”
"We can’t thank BCOM enough for the continued support to Arthritis Research UK.”