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Commonwealth Games job for physio Gareth Marlow who works for Medway Community Healthcare

By Nicola Jordan

Medway physiotherapist Gareth Marlow is looking forward to getting to grips with some of the top athletes in the world at the Commonwealth Games.

Gareth, 27, who works for Medway Community Healthcare (MCH), is travelling to Scotland today, where he will be part of a medical team looking after the competitors in the pistol, rifle and shotgun events.

Gareth volunteered his services at the Olympic Games in London in 2012 which is where he said he “got the bug”.

Physio Gareth Marlow
Physio Gareth Marlow

He said: “This inspired me to get involved in other sporting events as I wanted to gain more experience of working with professional athletes.

“As I physiotherapist, I will be able to provide therapy for any injuries and also help in improving sporting performances mentally.”

Ironically, Gareth a keen sportsman, played for Medway Rugby Club until two years ago when he had to give up because of injury.

He is based at MCH’s new offices on Gillingham Business Park and lives with wife Katharine, 28, in Bexley.

Gareth Marlow with patient Sophie Jensen
Gareth Marlow with patient Sophie Jensen

Oena Windibank, MCH operations director, said: “We are delighted to play a role in supporting such an amazing event and pleased and proud to support Gareth and to support the Commonwealth Games and the athletes taking part."

The opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games takes place today and the sporting events begin tomorrow. They are taking place in Glasgow and across Scotland until Sunday August 3.

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