Uni Success Stories

How the Bodymaster Method treatment helped olympians perform at their very best.

“John helped out our squad through a tough winter’s training schedule riddled with a potential land-mine of injuries. Not only did he keep myself and the rest of the squad largely injury free, he also helped to educate us about our body’s physical potential. John would be a first port of call for any future rowing injury I were to have. “

John Gibbons, Bodymaster
George Bridgewater

“I worked with John during my season rowing for the Oxford University Boat Club. I picked up a couple of injuries during the season including a rib stress fracture which had the potential to keep me out of the boat for a long period of time. John diagnosed the problem early and got me back in the boat in just over two weeks when I could have been out for months. We went on to win the Boat Race. John is a highly skilled practitioner and his knowledge and skill in treating sports injuries is seriously impressive.”


Olympic finalist (quad scull), London 2012,

Olympian (coxless pair), Beijing 2008,

World Championship bronze medallist, 2007,

Boat Race winner, 2009.

Tom Solesbury

“I first worked with John in the week leading up to the 2014 Oxford Cambridge Boat Race. After just a few sessions, I felt huge improvements in hamstring, hip and back flexibility. John couples an unprecedented knowledge of the field with an incredibly fun and easy going personality that makes working with him something I truly enjoy and always look forward to.”

John Gibbons, Bodymaster
Michael Disanto

“John helped to ensure that, in spite of a few lingering injuries which I picked up while out of his care, I was in top form and ready to go for the Boat Races of 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015, and played no small role in helping OUBC win on each occasion.”


GB Rower – Bronze 2012 Olympic games,

Gold in World championships, Amsterdam 2014.

John Gibbons, Bodymaster
Constantine Louloudis

“John Gibbons is the best sports medic I worked with. He treated me numerous times during my career in both the British Olympic rowing team and the Oxford University team. John’s methodical, informed and effective treatment minimised the risk and effect of injuries and helped me perform consistently at a very high level. I couldn’t recommend him more highly.”


Olympic Silver medallist – Beijing 2008,

3-time World Cup Gold medallist,

2-time Boat Race winner for Oxford, including as President in 2009.

John Gibbons, Bodymaster
Colin Smith