The spectacular Summer of World Athletics at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this July and August is the biggest global sporting event of the year.

Rory Mee, Physiotherapist and Alan Burke, Lead Osteopath at The Forge Clinic will be there supporting the top international athletes.

Rory is providing medical cover at both the World Para Athletics Championships and the IAAF World Championships. “Most of the time I will be at the London Stadium, which was the Olympic Stadium,” says Rory. “I was last there in 2012 as a NHS Volunteer at the opening ceremony. This year I’ll also be at London Bridge for the Marathon and road events.”


Rory’s role as a Physiotherapist is vital for elite athletes as it helps them compete to the best of their ability, especially in a high-stress environment. “I will also be providing care for any serious traumatic injury,” says Rory. His trauma skills are more advanced than first aid, and covers spinal cord injury, stabilisation, concussion analysis, splintering or any injury that can happen in an elite sport.


Alan is one of the eleven specialist osteopaths selected for the Physical Therapy team at the IAAF World Championships in August, where athletic legends Usain Bolt and Mo Farah will be competing for the last time. “I am delighted to be appointed to the team,” says Alan, who will be treating athletes in the important warm-up area. As an ex-international athlete competitive sport is a huge area of interest for him with osteopathy playing a key role in fine-tuning athletic performance.

At the end of July, Rory will also be attending the British Transplant Games in Scotland. These games aim to demonstrate the benefits of transplantation and encourage people to join the NHS Organ Donation Register.


Rory and Alan work with athletes at all levels. If you would like to book a consultation at The Forge Clinic with either of them, please call us on 020 8332 6184, email us at info@theforgeclinic.com. Alternatively, you can book online.