STROUD-based chiropractor Richard Brown has just found out that he has been selected to be part of the Central Medical Team at the London 2012 Olympics later this year.

The Central Medical Unit is a multidisciplinary team which will provide medical support to athletes and support staff from around the world during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Richard will be working within the Athletes’ Village at the Games and is proud to have been selected.

He said: “Many chiropractors applied to be part of the team and to have selected is a massive honour.

“To be part of this event at any level is tremendously exciting, but the chance to work with the best athletes from around the world is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Former Olympic marathon runner, Dan Robinson said: “I’m delighted that Richard has been selected to work at the 2012 Games. He was a big part of me being able to stay injury free and train to the level necessary to compete in the Olympic Games in Athens and Beijing.

“I wholeheartedly recommend and endorse the professional, high quality service he provides."

Richard has worked with elite athletes for many years. As well as athletics, he is well known locally for his work with Forest Green Rovers FC and Cheltenham Town.

As the current president of the British Chiropractic Association, Richard is delighted that chiropractors have been invited to participate in the 2012 Games as part of a large medical team. He added: “I’m really excited about working in the medical team with some of the best sports care doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and sports massage practitioners from the UK and abroad.

“Representing my profession at an event as big as the Olympic Games makes me very proud to be a chiropractor.”