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.
BCOM's Deputy Head of Osteopathy, Mr Barry Kleinberg will supervise
the final year students who have volunteered to support the charities’
team runners by providing sports massage at the end of the London
Marathon. Barry said: “BCOM students have provided post-race
massage to individuals who run for these three charities for the past few
years. Our students have treated conditions that marathon runners can
experience including general lower limb problems such as tight muscles
and low back pain as a result of running 26.2 miles.”
Money raised by the charities’ marathon teams will help with their vital research and campaigning.
Osteopathic Marathon Care Package at BCOM Clinic
The BCOM Osteopathic Clinic has a special offer for those running in this year’s London Marathon on 21 April 2013. Runners will receive a three-session Osteopathic Marathon Care Package aimed at injury prevention and post-race recovery at a discounted price of £45 (normal price £65). Further details