"Physio with Mark played a big part in the personal bests that led to me competing in the Rio Olympics. Mark works to optimise your performance in both training and racing, and ensures that your body is working properly and economically."
"Mark was a crucial part of my support team through my career as an international gymnast and I quite simply wouldn’t have been able to reach the levels I did without his help and expertise. His work in treating both chronic and acute conditions was first class and his knowledge of biomechanics and strength and conditioning mean he is able to offer the complete package for those looking to improve performance. I have no reservations in saying Mark is a world-leading physiotherapist who is professional, skilled and highly recommended."
"I’ve worked with Mark for 15 years which in itself is a testament to how highly I regard him as a physio! I was fortunate in that time to reach my lifelong target of running in the 2012 Olympic Games. Mark was as important to me as my coach, my training partners, and every step I took in making that dream become a reality. He is a world class physio who will leave no stone unturned in order to try and help you reach your potential.
"I just wanted to thank you for all your help and support over the last month, it has been highly beneficial to me and I am loving be back running again."
"Worked really well actually – I was surprised how much you can do on the screen! I am looking forward to changing my running gait in the next few weeks."
"The reason that Mark Buckingham has worked with so many world class athletes is quite simply because he is a world class physio. Mark’s commitment and insight to helping an individual athlete to reach their peak physical health is second to none. No stone will be left unturned to ensure that an athlete has every opportunity to perform at their very best. Mark has been my physio of choice for 20 years and has risen to any injury challenge…of which I have had many in my career as an international athlete! He has ensured that injury, surgery and pregnancy have not been barriers to returning to major international competitions/ championships and setting new personal bests. 2.33.44 Marathon."
"Great service. When I had first started seeing Mark I had already torn my hamstring 14 times. Since Seeing him I have managed to keep sprinting and enjoying my sport."
"Really useful! Thank you! I now feel I have control of my back again. Having got to the root causes, which were a surprise to me, has opened my eyes and I now know what to do to keep myself out of trouble!"
Those exercises are amazing! I was a little sceptical as to how a zoom consultation would work but the result has been incredible. I started the exercises that day and by day three the pain in my right leg was greatly reduced.
One of the simple joys of lock down has been able to spend a lot of time on Zoom with Mark and various athletes I coach who wouldn't otherwise be able to get to him. It has been a lesson in how good coaching is not just limited to coaching. With the right questions and clarity of explanation the best don't always need to be there and hands on to make a huge difference.
Having always been a big believer in hands on Physiotherapy I was very sceptical and quite dismissive of remote consultations when Matt offered it to me. However, since struggling with my lower back for several weeks I decided to give it a go. Several days after the consultation I was pain free….if only I had got in touch sooner. My attitude has been completely transformed. Matt was able to accurately assess and diagnose my issue and demonstrate exactly what the causes were using some very clever 3D visualisation software. I was left knowing exactly what the issue was and what was expected of me to resolve the issue. Several days later I was pain free. If only I had got in touch sooner!
We have been genuinely surprised at how well our athletes have responded to the remote physio consultations. The diagnosis process is great, there is accountability on the athlete to work hard to fix any problems and the level of detail and service provided is first class. We have found a service that let's our athletes access some of the best physios in the World, without even having to travel. It's been a real game changer!
I was sceptical about what we could do over Zoom because normally a big portion of the appointment is hands-on. The assessment was as thorough as in person, and when it came to treatment, despite having no previous experience of doing it, Matt was able to effectively direct my brother to the tight spots which felt very effective. My niggle has almost completely gone since following my detailed exercise and self-treatment program, with minimal disruption to my training which is always the dream result.
Living in Madrid currently I found the level of service to be just as impressive as face-to-face appointments that I have had with Matt in the past. Being treated by someone who performs at a high level themselves is unique in itself. When this is backed up with the expertise and knowledge Matt demonstrates you have a winning combination.
Matt is extremely knowledgeable and, despite living in Ireland, the numerous remote consultations I have had with Matt have been as effective, if not more, than face-to-face consultations. It means that no matter where I am in the world when training and competing I can get access to the best physio’s without having to worry!
Early into lockdown a knee injury caused me to stop running. My coach, Lewis Moses, put me in touch with Matt. The consultations via Zoom were thorough and Matt had a great appreciation for an athlete of my ability, how the injury was impacting me and was able to work alongside Lewis to implement a tailored rehab and exercise program to get me back running, which all made complete sense to me. I am now back running almost an hour with no pain, with Matt & Lewis working closely together to ensure no further issues as we look forwards.
As a former elite runner and now as a coach I know from experience how frustrating it is to be stuck in a repetitive cycle of injury. I also know from first-hand experience the huge benefits to running and performance from having a physio as part of your team. As a runner I worked with Mark Buckingham for many years. His knowledge and expertise with runners, as well as his treatment and support, has been invaluable. Despite sometimes being unable to visit his clinic due to my location, his approach meant that we worked together very effectively despite limited face to face contact. With his focus as much as on the follow up programme of rehabilitation and preventative work to be done at home, as it was on what went on in the treatment room. Now as a coach, I work closely with both Mark and Matt Bergin and apply much of their expertise, understanding, techniques, and exercises to my coaching too. Working together with a physio doesn’t guarantee always being injury free but it does help you to identify and respond more effectively to any early warning signs before they get more serious and start to interrupt training. More importantly it means we can identify and address any underlying weaknesses and imbalances and create a more robust runner. Working as a team with Mark and Matt means that any rehabilitative exercises and targeted strength and conditioning work becomes an integral part of any runner’s training schedule. This enables me to progressively increase the volume, frequency, intensity and pace of the training and ultimately to improve their performance. I know without Mark’s physio support I would never have achieved what I did. So as a coach I’m delighted to work with Matt and him again. And it’s even better that now via Performance Team all their experience, expertise and elite physio support can be brought to any runners in their own home.
We are very excited to announce RunStars will be joining forces with Performance Team consisting of two of they best physios in the country. We believe their input will provide the complete Run Coaching package we aim to deliver to our clients. I myself have worked with Mark Buckingham as my physio for the last 23 years. His support and guidance was paramount to my success as an athlete. Working with my coach, Mark was always there not only to fix an injury or setback but to ensure that my body was as strong and robust as possible to do the training I needed to do to perform at my very best. Now Matt Bergin, an international athlete himself, works alongside Mark to create a formidable physio team.
New Levels Coaching
New Levels Coaching aim to work with you to make you the best athlete you can be. We have found that working with Mark and Matt at Performance Team has provided our athletes with top class Physiotherapy input. Consultations via Zoom has enabled us as the coach to be fully integrated into the care of you as an athlete. This 'joined up' approach allows us to provide elite levels of care and coaching to all of our athletes at whatever level.
We understand the needs of the athlete who takes their sport seriously. They require the best from their equipement as well as the best of them selves and their team. Tim Soar knew he could create runners' garments that outperformed everything on the market, utilising the world’s most advanced fabrics, and designed for real-world amateurs training in all conditions. Above all, he knew he could bring some of the grace and beauty of running to the world of running clothing. Since day one, their ambition has been simple: to create beautiful, high performance running apparel that allows you to fulfil your athletic potential. Working with Performance Team to develop garments that both add to performance and most importantly do not restrict or adversely affect performance is an obvious symbiotic relationship.
One of the simple joys of lock-down has been able to spend a lot of time on Zoom with Mark and various athletes I coach who wouldn't otherwise be able to get to him. It has been a lesson in how good coaching is not just limited to coaching. With the right questions and clarity of explanation the best don't always need to be there and hands on to make a huge difference. Tom Craggs.