RunStars have linked up with Performance Team physiotherapists, Mark Buckingham and Matt Bergin to provide remote physiotherapy services to our athletes. Whilst they were competing as athletes, many of our coaches had career long personal relationships with Mark and Matt so we can now offer a very unique, joined-up, personalised service to keep our athletes up and running.
In running and athletics circles Mark is one of the most highly respected and sought after physiotherapists in the country having worked for Team GB at a number of Olympic Games, 14 World and European Cross Country Championships several European Championships, a couple of World Championships and a World Cup. Since retiring from Team GB, Mark operates a nationally renowned practice in Northampton where he treats all levels of athletes from Olympians to people who are just starting out on their running journeys.
Mark trained in Bath from 1990, specialising in sports physiotherapy with a post-graduate Diploma at the London Hospital. Mark worked for five years at the Arts Educational School in Tring, a leading Dance School, and spent time at the Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium Clinic. This led to work with Northampton Saints and the Great Britain Athletics squad with highlights being the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympics.
Mark was lead physiotherapist for UK Athletics at the High-Performance Centre at Loughborough and was responsible for setting up the centre’s physiotherapy unit. With the advent of The English Institute of Sport, Mark became lead physiotherapist responsible for the clinical aspects of servicing two hundred and fifty elite athletes at Loughborough. Following the Athens Olympics Mark resigned from this post but still covers as a consultant physiotherapist to the English Institute of Sport.