Great Britain Boxing
Ian Gatt has been a sport physiotherapist for over 15 years, with a considerable period spent managing the medical services for the Great Britain Boxing program. He has attended all major competitions with boxing supporting elite athletes on their path to success through the London and Rio Olympic cycles, and current Tokyo 2020 cycle.
Ian has been a Visiting Lecturer at University College London (UCL) since 2013 and is currently undergoing a PhD in Biomechanics at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), where he held a position of Associate Lecturer.
He is a Technical Consultant with the prestigious English Institute of Sport (EIS) providing an advisory role to Olympic and Paralympic Sports on injury management. Ian also delivers regular national and international educational workshops/conferences/webinars on diverse areas linked to sport injuries.
Further, he provides private specialist consultations on musculoskeletal injuries in Sheffield, London, and Malta.
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Boxing injuries – What is our recipe for success?
Injury reduction and prevention strategies is a hot topic in sports. A lot of theories and diverse research which can be inconclusive with no consensus reached. Where does this leave the practitioner working with athletes? Let’s not even get started on all the discussions around the efficacy of the screening process! Then there are objective measures. Are we even using them to mark progression and to safely return athletes to play? Well in boxing we must be doing something right as apparently our trend of injuries has improved over the years. We have even enhanced our approach to injury management reducing timescales and creating a culture of trust among the coaching staff, and wider practitioner network within the wider English Institute of Sport (EIS). What is our recipe for success? Well hopefully after hearing this presentation you will walk away with a few golden nuggets.