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Sports Day 2024

The osteopathic students annual sports day was a fantastic day filled with rugby, volleyball, spikeball, sprints and tug of war, with a well-deserved party at the end of all their hard work. It was a pleasure to see so many osteopathic students come together and have fun!

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BCNO Group faculty attends the Institute of Osteopathy roadshow

The BCNO Group faculty team attended the Institute of Osteopathy’s roadshow this weekend. We learned about the latest developments in Osteopathy, discussed the future of the profession with colleagues, and celebrated 150 years of Osteopathy!

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Osteopathy at the London Marathon

We are incredibly proud of our students who provided osteopathic treatment to marathon runners in the 2024 London Marathon, who were supporting Versus Arthritis! The group of BCOM student osteopaths did an excellent job providing post-race treatment to grateful runners who had just completed the gruelling 26 miles across the city. Registered Osteopath and Head…

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Obituary: Margery Bloomfield

It is our very sad task, but also our very great privilege, to announce the death of arguably the most important individual in the life of the ESO – Margery Bloomfield. Margery died on Wednesday, March 20th, 2024, aged 94. She, together with her then husband, Tom Dummer, founded the ESO in 1974, although the…

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Celebrating 150 years of Osteopathy

2024 marks 150 years of Osteopathy, and we are beyond proud to be part of this incredible profession that transforms lives every day. We are calling on all Osteopaths to share their pride with us by joining the celebration! Whether it’s an idea, a video, a podcast, or a social media post, we want to…

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Representing Osteopathy at the Houses of Parliament

BCNO Group Ambassador Rob Thomas is at the Houses of Parliament today, shedding light on the incredible benefits of Osteopathy for musculoskeletal health. As advocates for patient well-being, we are showcasing to MPs and Lords this week how Osteopaths can play a crucial role in helping patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Rob Thomas has organised this…

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BCOM Clinic Tutor Tom Sparks a finalist in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu British Open Championship

Congratulations to BCOM Clinic tutor, Tom Sparks, for his outstanding achievement as a finalist in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu British Open Championship recently! Tom graduated from BCOM in 2015. Since then, he’s been on an incredible path of growth and learning. After earning his Master of Osteopathy degree, he sought to enhance his skills in…

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BCOM visits local school for their Wellness Week

We were delighted to visit  South Hampstead High School today, as part of their Wellness Week, to talk to staff about how Osteopathy can help alleviate aches and pains. For more information about our Osteopathic Teaching Clinic click here.

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BCNO Group collaborates with Unifrog on online Osteopathy course

The BCNO Group has once again collaborated with Unifrog, the well-known careers platform, to produce an online course about Osteopathy, aimed at secondary school students. Unifrog is an organisation that helps students compare all university courses, apprenticeships, and further education courses available in the UK, and helps them apply successfully. As part of the online Osteopathy…

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Congratulations to BCOM Graduate Joanna Cram for her MBE!

Joanna Cram, has been honoured with a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year Honours List in recognition of her remarkable contributions to musculoskeletal healthcare and her influential role in the advancement of Osteopathy in Scotland. Joanna graduated from BCOM in 2009 with a Master of Osteopathy and is…

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BCOM community partnership with C4WS Homeless Project

BCOM has been supporting C4WS Homeless Project for a number of years, with our students providing massages to those who are homeless. From January 2024, our Year 4 students, in rotation, will be offering weekly Osteopathy sessions instead of massages. They will take part in a wellbeing day for those who are homeless. Yesterday we…

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Remembering Leon Chaitow and a donation of his first book on Osteopathy

It was wonderful to welcome Nick Chaitow and his daughter Laura and son Max to BCOM today. Nick Chaitow’s father, Leon Chaitow, graduated from BCOM in 1960. He was the first Osteopath appointed as a consultant by the UK Government to a medical practice. For 11 years he was a Senior Lecturer at the University…

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CPD course on Paediatric Osteopathy

We had a great weekend in Vejle, Denmark, delivering the following CPD course: ‘A Fascial Approach to Paediatric Osteopathy’. This course was led by Paulo Tozzi, who is currently Head of Academics at the ASOMI College of Science in Malta and an Honorary Tutor in the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University,…

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Josh Wisson, ESO student, plays for Sheppey United FC

Josh Wisson, a student studying Osteopathy at ESO also plays as a midfielder for Sheppey United FC. Here he talks about his career and why he chose to study Osteopathy at the ESO: “Like most young children I was obsessed with playing football, and at 17 years old I was fortunate enough to be picked…

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Launch of our Master of Osteopathy degree in Singapore

The first cohort of our students in Singapore started their journey with us this week with our partners, Pain Relief Therapy Singapore, studying towards their Master of Osteopathy degree. All students worked very hard and we are extremely proud of their achievements in their week of study. To find out click here.

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BCOM Graduation 2023

Graduation 2023! Congratulations to all our lovely final year students who graduated today. We are so proud of you all and excited to see what the future holds as you enter the world as a qualified Osteopath.

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Caroline Easter presents research at iO Convention

Our Osteopathic Skills Lecturing Assistant Caroline Easter recently attended the Institute of Osteopathy’s 2023 Convention today to present a poster on whether Osteopaths consider it part of their role to provide lifestyle modifications and exercise advice. Her research found that out of the 327 Osteopaths surveyed, more than 33% engage in an exercise consultation with…

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Sports Tutor Danny Mace wins the Birtish Jet Ski Championship

A huge congratulations to our sports osteopathic tutor Danny Mace for winning the British Jet Ski Championships in September. We are all so proud of him . Danny Mace has been British Champion four times and ranked in the world top 10 in 2017. It was this area of his life that led him to…

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ESO Graduation

Graduation 2023! Congratulations to all our lovely final year students who graduated today. We are so proud of you all and excited to see what the future holds as you enter the world as a qualified Osteopath.

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Welcome to osteopathic students from Paris

Welcome to our colleagues from Paris studying at the Réseau Franc’Ostéo (RFO). We are thrilled to announce that they will be joining us for the RFO Clinic Programme over the next six weeks. This incredible opportunity is set to foster a vibrant exchange of knowledge and experiences among our team members.

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Year 4 research dissertation on lower back pain

BCOM student James Monty recently completed two days of data collection for his Year 4 research dissertation investigating the agreement of outcomes from two ultrasound devices in assessing the thoracolumbar fascia of healthy and individuals with lower back pain (LBP). Across the two days James scanned 47 individuals that will help inform utility of portable…

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Mayor of Maidstone visits ESO as part of National Volunteers Week

As part of National Volunteers Week, the Mayor of Maidstone, Councillor Gordon Newton of Maidstone Borough Council visited ESO to thank Rebecca Mackay for volunteering at the Balance and Stability class every Monday and present her with a certificate. Commenting Jane Hobden, the class instructor said, “Rebecca has been a volunteer for this class for…

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ESO Sports Day

The ESO Student Association organised the Annual Sports Day on 6th May. A team from UCO and Swansea joined ESO and BCOM students for a day full of activities, including rugby, football, volleyball, spike ball, sprinting and tug of war. After a day full of sports activities, the teams and their supporters enjoyed music and…

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BCOM students provide massage to Marathon runners

A huge well done to our students who provided soft tissue massage to Marathon runners on Sunday (post-race) who were supporting the charity Versus Arthritis. Both the charity and runners praised our students so highly and described them as “a credit to BCOM”. We are so proud of you all.

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Princess Eugenie, BCNO Group Patron, Visits BCOM

We were delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie, Patron of the BCNO Group, to the British College of Osteopathic Medicine to visit our London campus and teaching clinic, to meet with students and staff. Princess Eugenie’s interest in musculoskeletal healthcare has been long standing, following back surgery that Her Royal Highness underwent at…

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ESO International expands to Singapore

We are delighted to announce that we are partnering with Pain Relief Therapy Singapore  to offer our Master of Osteopathy degree to students in Singapore. The ESO International brand, which is part of the BCNO Group, grows from strength to strength with osteopathic education also being offered in Denmark, Armenia and many more partners across…

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Research study on rugby head protection

With the Six Nations Final taking place this weekend, we are delighted to announce that BCOM, in collaboration with Hedkayse Labs, has recently launched a research study titled “Rugby Head Protection: Prevalence of use, Knowledge and Attitudes of Youth-Level Coaches and Parents.” In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the incidence of…

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BCOM Graduation Day

Congratulations to our Class of 2022, 2021 and 2020 BCOM graduates on their graduation day! You should be so proud of your achievement, and we wish you every success in your future careers as fully qualified osteopaths.

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Graduation Day 2022

On July 22nd we celebrated the achievement of our students with a Graduation Ceremony, held in the grounds of Boxley House. It was wonderful to have so many friends and family join us for this very special day. We were particularly pleased to be joined by alumni from the Classes of 2020 and 2021, who…

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