Dr Philip Batty

Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine in London


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Professional statement

Dr Philip Batty is a highly distinguished consultant in sports and exercise medicine based in London. With more than 30 years of experience, he is internationally recognised for his role and expertise in elite sports medicine, using exercise as a rehabilitation tool for all kinds of sports injuries.

Included in his clinical practice is the treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions, including back pain, ACL injuries, ankle sprains, hip pain, and shoulder pain. Dr Batty originally qualified from the University of Liverpool in 1987. Following initial physician appointments in Lancaster, he became deputy club doctor at Manchester United Football Club in 1996, commencing what would be an illustrious career in sports and exercise medicine.

In 1999, Dr Batty joined Blackburn Rovers Football Club as head of sports medicine and combined this role with sports physician and GP services at the English Institute of Sport and at Sedbergh School, looking after both professional and recreational athletes of all ages. Dr Batty was later named head of sports medicine at Manchester City Football Club and worked there from 2011 to 2012, the first year the club won the Premier League.

This post was followed by Dr Batty's appointment as team doctor for the Rugby Football Union, the Middlesex County Cricket Club and consultant for the English National Ballet. Within private practice and the NHS, Dr Batty was the medical director of the Isokinetic FiFA Centre of Medical Excellence from 2013 to 2020. He was previously med alert doctor at the North West Ambulance Service and an honorary consultant in orthopaedics at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Wrightington.

Standard-setting as former vice president of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Dr Batty is also a prominent figure in the development of sports and exercise medical education in the UK. He was training programme director for the North West Deanery and a senior lecturer at the University of Salford and University College London. Prior to this, Dr Batty served as the president-elect, and educational and clinical lead for the Independent Doctors Federation. Dr Batty’s industry-leading research has shown that tiredness increases the risk of injury during sport, and that alcohol can exacerbate recovery. As a renowned and highly-sought expert in sports medicine, Dr Batty believes in the value of physical activity for the prevention and rehabilitation of conditions, working in partnership with his patients to find out their individual injury treatment strategy.

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