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Prof Mark Batt BSc MB BChir MRCGP DM FRCP FFSEM FACSM
Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine
Prof Mark Batt is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine. Until 2019 he had a busy NHS practice at The Centre for Sports Medicine, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. He is a past Fellow at The NHS Institute for Innovation & Improvement.
He graduated from Cambridge University Medical School in 1984 and trained in Family Medicine. He obtained a Diploma in Sports Medicine from the University of London in 1991 and completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of California, Davis (UCD) in 1993. The next two years were spent as a faculty member in Family Medicine at UCD and as a team physician at the University of California, Berkeley.
Since 1995, he has been in Nottingham as a Consultant/Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Nottingham University Hospitals: appointed Special Professor in 2004. He served for 2½ years as clinical director for Trauma and Orthopaedics. He was the Q-Active programme director – a workplace health and wellness programme based at The Queens Medical Centre: www.qactive.co.uk
He serves or served as a consultant for The England and Wales Cricket Board, The Rugby Football League, British Gymnastics, The English Institute of Sport, The Wimbledon Tennis Championships, ATP and the WTA.
He is a Past-President of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine (2009-12) and past Chairman of the Specialist Advisory Committee in SEM. He chaired the work-group which produced the successful case for SEM as a specialty of medicine (2005).
Areas of interest
Sports Injuries: children, adolescents & adults (young to elderly); Musculoskeletal pain related to physical activity Illness or injury related to physical activity, exercise & sport involving: Neck; Shoulder; Arm; Elbow; Forearm; Wrist; Chest wall; Abdominal wall; Back; Buttock; Hip; Groin; Thigh; Knee; Patella; Lower leg; Calf; Ankle; Heel; Foot; Rotator cuff; Subacromial; Tennis/Golfers elbow; Meniscus; Achilles tendon; Sports hernia; Quadriceps; Hamstring; Anterior knee pain; Osgood-Schlatters; LBP (Adolescents and Sport-related); Shin pain or splints; Foot assessment; Metatarsal; Injection; Injury; Pain; Stress fracture; Avulsion fracture; Subluxation; Instability; Impingement; Cartilage damage/injury; Chondromalacia; Synovitis; Effusion; Swelling; Bursitis; Locked-blocked; Muscle; Strain; Sprain; Tear; Rupture; Spasm; Cramp; Overuse; Tendinitis; Tendinosis; Apophysitis; Enthesopathy; Periostitis; Haematoma; Bruise; Numbness; Paraesthesiae; Malalignment; Maltracking; Mechanical
- Spire Nottingham Bookings Team
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Prof Mark Batt was a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at The Centre for Sports Medicine, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust: retired from NHS June 2020.
Research interests include:
Overuse injuries -particularly groin, low back, lower leg pain (shin splints and stress fractures)
Osteoarthritis and Injury: Director, Centre for Sport, Exercise and OA Research Versus Arthritis
Diploma: 2001 - International Olympic Committee: volunteering
Grammer Award: 2005/6 - Best Basic Science research paper: An investigation into the use of MR imaging to determine the functional cross-sectional area of lumbar paraspinal muscles - Eur Spine J
Fellow: NHS Institute for Innovation & Improvement 2007
Women’s Tennis Association Irving Glick Award 2009
Vince Higgins Lecturer: Australian College Sport Physicians 2010
Numerous - suggest Google Scholar
- MB B Chir Cambridge 1984
- MRCGP Royal College of GPs 1990
- Diploma Sports Medicine University of London 1991
- Fellowship: Sports Medicine University of California 1992
- Fellowship Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine (UK) 2006
- Fellowship Royal College of Physicians 2007
- DM University of Nottingham 1998
Reference number 3010907
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- President Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine: 2009-2012 2012
Details of entry to specialist register
- Sports Medicine, 1996
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Sport & Exercise medicine
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Post treatment communication
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