Dr. Marcus Elliott

Dr. Marcus Elliott

Dr. Elliott is a Harvard trained physician specializing in performance enhancement and the development of elite athletes. As Founder and Director of P3, he is dedicated to applying cutting edge science for optimal athletic achievement. He has trained some of the world’s best athletes including those at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, the Australian Institute of Sport, and the Sports Science Institute of South Africa. Since 1998, Dr. Elliott’s primary focus has been on peak performance and injury prevention in U.S. professional power-based sports, including baseball, basketball, football, and soccer. Recently, Dr. Elliott was  appointed the 12th Annual Augustus Thorndike Lecturer at Harvard Medical School for his pioneering work in sports science. As the 2019 Thorndike professor, he joins a handful of other luminaries in sports medicine, including Dr. James R. Andrews (2012), Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache (2014), Dr. David W. Altcheck (2016).

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Starting in 1999 and continuing through their Super Bowl drive, Dr. Elliott was the physiologist and injury prevention specialist to the NFL’s New England Patriots. He was widely credited with reducing muscle injuries in the Patriots and has completed NFL sponsored research leading to recommendations on optimal conditioning and injury prevention strategies. He is also a sports science consultant for a number of professional organizations, and was Major League Baseball’s first-ever Director of Sports Science and Performance with the Seattle Mariners. In recent years, more precise development and injury prevention of professional basketball and baseball players has become a core focus at Dr. Elliott’s P3 sports science center.

Dr. Elliott is an internationally renowned leader in the field of sports science, a highly acclaimed speaker and serves on several boards in the sports and performance nutrition fields. He resides in Santa Barbara with his wife Nadine and three children.

In his own words:

“Age-old thinking is that success in athletics is determined by genetics, natural ability, sport-specific skill, and a strong work ethic. Current training programs offer a “one size fits all” cookie-cutter approach which typically includes weight lifting plus maybe some plyometrics and sprints. The paradigm has shifted. Elite athletes now need to possess power, strength, mobility, flexibility and other biomechanical factors that affect their ability to link successive segments to compete effectively in their sport’s and position’s unique movements. We use our backgrounds in sports science, along with sophisticated technologies to give competitive advantages to athletes by addressing and attacking their body’s and sport’s needs specifically.”