Physiotherapist, online education instructor at Bia education

Ian Gatt

Pht, PhD (c)

Physiotherapist

Orthopaedics

United Kingdom
/ English
Ian has been a sport physiotherapist for over 20 years, with a considerable time spent managing the sports science and medical services for the Great Britain Boxing program.

Biography

Ian has been a sport physiotherapist for over 20 years, with a considerable time spent managing the sports science and medical services for the Great Britain Boxing program. He has supported diverse athletes on their path to success through multiple Olympic and Commonwealth games, World and European Championships. He also forms part of Team Anthony Joshua (Boxing Olympic and Professional Double World Champion), and other professional boxers, delivering injury reduction and management strategies within a varied multidisciplinary team. Ian is an Upper Limb Injury specialist with the prestigious English Institute of Sport (EIS), providing an advisory role to Olympic and Paralympic Sports, particularly on UpperLimb complex Injuries Further, he offers private specialist consultations on Upper Limb MSK injuries in the UK and Overseas.

Ian is a keen academic having collaborated or reviewed various publications associated with sport injuries and is a PhD candidate in UpperLimb Biomechanics at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). He has a passion for teaching, delivering regularly on courses, conferences, and online platforms on diverse topics linked to Upper Limb sport injuries. He is a regular visiting lecturer at University College London (UCL), Queen Mary University College London (QMUL), and a guest lecturer with other various institutions.

  1. Osborne NJ, Gatt IT. Management of shoulder injuries using dry needling in elite volleyball players. Acupunct Med. 2010 Mar;28(1):42-5. doi: 10.1136/aim.2009.001560. PMID: 20351377.
  2. Matharu GS, Gatt IT, Delaney R, Loosemore M, Hayton MJ. Extensor hood injuries in elite boxers: injury characteristics, surgical technique and outcomes. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2022 Dec;47(11):1162-1167. doi: 10.1177/17531934221123139. Epub 2022 Sep 15. PMID: 36112963; PMCID: PMC9727113. Open access
  3. Matharu GS, Bodansky DMS, Gatt IT, Delaney R, Loosemore M, Hayton MJ. Hand Carpometacarpal Joint Instability in Elite Boxers: Injury Characteristics, Surgical Technique, and Outcomes. J Hand Surg Am. 2022 Oct 25:S0363-5023(22)00468-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2022.07.021. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36307285.
  4. Gatt I, Allen T, Wheat J. Quantifying wrist angular excursion on impact for Jab and Hook lead arm shots in boxing. Sports Biomech. 2021 Dec 6:1-13. doi: 10.1080/14763141.2021.2006296. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34872457.
  5. Parry GN, Herrington LC, Horsley IG, Gatt I. The Test-Retest Reliability of Bilateral and Unilateral Force Plate-Derived Parameters of the Countermovement Push-Up in Elite Boxers. J Sport Rehabil. 2021 Feb 24;30(7):1106-1110. doi: 10.1123/jsr.2020-0340. PMID: 33626499.

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