Phil Burt was Lead Physiotherapist for British Cycling team over the course of three Olympics. He was a part of the Marginal Gains group, charged with finding innovative improvements in performance and providing him with an insight into all aspects of the team.
After qualifying as a Physiotherapist, Phil worked with the Sale Sharks rugby team that won the European Challenge Cup and Premiership. He then moved to British Cycling and through his innovative approach quickly became Lead Physiotherapist to the team that dominated the sport from the 2008 Beijing Olympics onwards.
With Team GB, Phil has been directly involved in 24 gold medal wins. As well as working with one the world’s most successful sporting teams, he has led changes in the sport’s rules from the use of cutting-edge equipment to research into injuries. His involvement in marginal gains saw him find improvements in everything from clothing and athlete health, to riding position, rehabilitation and performance.
Phil offers a unique service, from innovations in design to injury treatment. Now involved in creating new, innovative consumer cycling products based on the advances in technology and physiology made in elite sport, Phil continues to work at the cutting edge of his field. The author of one of the bestselling sports books in the UK, Bike Fit, he has also worked with the British Special Forces on elite preparation and resilience, and also with the Premier League.
- Language: English
- Qualifications: BSc Hons in Physiotherapy
Specialty and expertise
- Speciality: Cycling
- Sub Specialities: Cycling injuries ,Bike fitting
- Sports: Cycling and Triathlon
- Research: Cycling Perfomance and injury. Saddle injuries, and comfort and sustainability on a bike