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Physios get ready to go the distance at London Marathon

Physios from University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust are preparing to play a vital volunteering role as part of the London Marathon’s medical team.

More than 20 current and former UHCW physiotherapists will be heading to the capital on 23rd April to treat aches and strains of runners tackling the 26.2 mile course.

First Contact Physio Ahmed Haijaze said: “It’s a great way for physios at all levels to use their skills and gain valuable experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team on the different types of medical problems that can occur at a big event like the London Marathon.”

Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Cardiothoraic, Mel Gould, added: “It will be challenging but it should be an enjoyable experience.”

The UHCW contingent will be based on the finish line are part of a larger medical team which includes doctors from St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and St John Ambulance.

Senior Physiotherapist Sue Crewe-Smith MBE, who is responsible for recruiting volunteers, said: “Over the years our UHCW team has built up an outstanding reputation for the care they provide.

“We are extremely grateful to all of our volunteer physiotherapists, who provide a wonderful service that makes such a difference to all runners.”


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