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BACKCARE AWARENESS WEEK- BACK PAIN IN NURSING OCTOBER 5th-9th 2020…

BackCare Awareness Week, 5th-9th October, 2020, #backcareawareness

The theme for this year’s Backcare Awareness week is Back Pain in Nursing – 5th-9th October 2020

Back Care’s campaign will, with the assistance of our flagship publication Handling of People (HOP6), prevent significant back injuries in the Nursing profession. Many nurses will benefit from training which is provided by their sister organisation the National Back Exchange. It will be advertised widely throughout the NHS and caring facilities and also through Social Media and their Website.

After months of intensive work and consultation with London’s authorities, organisers today confirmed the plans for The 40th Race on Sunday 4 October 2020.

Elite races for men, women and wheelchair athletes will take place on an enclosed looped course in St James’s Park in a secure biosphere (a contained safe environment like that of Formula 1 and England cricket) and times will be eligible for Olympic qualification.

Everyone with a place in the 2020 event will still have the chance to take part in The 40th Race by running the famous 26.2 mile marathon distance from home or anywhere in the world on the course of their choice. All finishers will receive the coveted finisher medal and New Balance finisher T-shirt. In addition, all runners and charities will also be able to defer their place to a future London Marathon – in 2021, 2022 or 2023.

If you are interested in running for BackCare email events@backcare.org.uk

For more general information please refer to the event website https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/

Meet some of our runners taking on the challenge this year: Runners Profiles

Listen to an interview with one of our runners, Starts about 3/4 through after jazz guitar music: UK Health Radio interview with Hamedah Shkokani

Listen to the London Marathon’s official coach giving advice on running during the Covid-19 lockdown Watch Now

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BACK PAIN AWARENESS WEEK 7th-11th OCTOBER…

This year’s theme for BackCare Awareness is Golf.

Golf is a more dangerous sport than Rugby! ‘Low back injuries account for 15.2% to 34% of all golf injuries, followed by injuries to the elbow (7% to 27%), shoulder (4% to 19%) and wrist 10%’ – National Centre for Health Statistics
Golf is a repetitive strain sport – With an average of 300 swings per golf-playing-day, a golfer repeatedly experiences minor traumatic injuries to the spine
Back Pain In Golf – There is a distinct lack of awareness regarding the prevention of back related injuries among golfers which hinder their play and performance in the sport.

This year, BackCare focuses awareness week on back health among golfers whether they are junior/seasoned, men/women, amateur/professional and provide healthy tips to enjoy the sport.

BackCare was the brainchild of a local businessman, Stanley Grundy, who established the charity after suffering a back injury caused by a sailing accident. At the time, he was concerned about the lack of information and support for back pain sufferers at the time.
For nearly 50 years BackCare has been dedicated to educating the public throughout the UK and wider further afield in ways of preventing and alleviating back pain. The charity aims to significantly reduce the burden of back & neck pain by providing information, guidance and advice to all people and organisations those affected by such pain.