Institute of Manual & Integrative Therapy

Upper Extremity Masterclass with Ian Gatt, #TheBoxingPhysio

Upper Extremity Masterclass with Ian Gatt, #TheBoxingPhysio

Upper Extremity Masterclass

Ian Gatt, #TheBoxingPhysio

Ian has been a sports physiotherapist for over 20 years, with a considerable period spent managing the medical services for the Great Britain Boxing program, and currently is the Head of Performance Services and Lead Physiotherapist for GB Boxing.

Ian has attended major events supporting elite athletes on their path to success through Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016, and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycles. Ian is also a published author of research papers and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Upper Limb Biomechanics at Sheffield Hallam University.  He also forms part of Team Anthony Joshua (Boxing Olympic and Professional Double World Champion), serving as the lead physio and cut-man for AJ.

Further, he provides private specialist consultations on Upper Limb MSK injuries in the UK and Overseas. Ian has a passion for teaching delivering regular national and international educational workshops, webinars, and conferences on diverse areas linked to Upper Limb sports injuries.

Ian has collaborated on various publications associated with upper limb sports injuries and is a Ph.D. candidate in Upper Limb Biomechanics at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU).  Additionally, he is a visiting Lecturer at University College London (UCL) and Queen Mary University London (QMUL).

Fall 2023 in US:

Oct. 21-22, ’23 in Phoenix, AZ


Oct. 28-29, ’23 in Atlanta, GA

Learn more and follow Ian on social media.  

2-Day Live Masterclass

This 2-day course has been shaped to combine effective methods of assessment, treatment, and functional rehabilitation of the whole Lower Limb: Hip, Knee, Ankle & Foot The tutor has a strong background in the management of these areas and will present a course that will allow clinicians to enhance their existing knowledge and impact positively in their respective practice. The content is constantly updated with new evidence-based practice from clinical experience and concurrent research. 

To date the content delivered by the tutor has been equally very well received by physiotherapists, occupational therapists, sports therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, doctors, and other allied professionals. Whether you are working in a private clinic, hospital setting, MOD, or sporting environment you will surely find this to be immediately applicable to your role. 
These two days will engage your learning in an interactive and fun environment.


Day 1 8:30 am – 6 pm

08.30-9:00 Registration

​09:00-09:20 Introduction & Goal Setting for the Upper Limb

​09.20-11:10 Relevant Mechanics & Clinical Measures of the Hand & Wrist

​11:10-11:30 Break

​11:30-13.00 Understanding & Assessing Pathologies of the Hand & Wrist – Part I

​13:00-14:00 Lunch

​14:00-15.00 Understanding & Assessing Pathologies of the Hand & Wrist – Part II

​15:00-15:20 Break • 15:20-16.40 Mechanics & Clinical Assessment of the Elbow

​16:40-17:40 Sport Pathologies of the Elbow

​17.40-18:00 Reflection & Round Table Discussion

Day 2:  8:30 am – 4:00 pm

08.30-9:00 Recap & Q&A

​09:00-10:00 Sport Pathologies of the Shoulder

​10:00-11:10 Assessment & Clinical Measures of the Shoulder

​11:10-11:30 Break

​11:30-12:30 Exercise Therapy of the UpperLimb

​12:30-13:30 Designing a Rehabilitation Program

​13:30-14:30 Lunch

​14:30-15:40 Hands-On considerations for the Upper Limb

​15:40-16:00 Summary of both days / Q&As

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