Hashim graduated from BCOM in 2009 with a Masters in Osteopathy (M.Ost). After graduation Hashim went to UCL to study for an MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health and has built up a successful career in sports osteopathy over the years.
“My interest has always been in working within sport. This provided the platform for me to be selected as one of the osteopaths working in the Medical Team for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Since then I have been involved with Medical Teams at Fulham FC, Wealdstone FC, Watford FC, as well as having worked in elite rugby, tennis and most recently Head of Medical at Speedworks, an elite athletics group. I was also fortunate enough to be selected as part of the Medical Team for Rio 2016, and look forward to going to Tokyo 2020!
If you are building a career as an osteopath you have to have patience and be prepared to build up a client list, whether working on your own or for someone else. I would highly recommend working as an associate for the first 2-3 years after graduation, so you get an understanding of what does and does not work in clinical practice and running a business. Masters and specialisations are highly useful in gaining specialised work in an area of interest such as sport.
BCOM is recognised by established osteopaths as providing new graduates who are technically excellent osteopaths with an emphasis on diagnosis and a holistic approach that includes nutrition/naturopathy. The BCOM degree stands you in excellent stead for a career in osteopathy.”