Dr Philip Batty

Dr Philip Batty

MBChB MRCGP FFSEM

Sports & Exercise Medicine

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1 specialist

31 years of experience
9 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.89
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4.93
Explanation
4.89

Top feedback

“Knowledge and experienced. “
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3359831
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £235

    Follow-up appointment: £135

    Practices worked at

    Isokinetic London

    11 Harley St, Marylebone, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9PF
    164 reviews

    About

    Dr Philip Batty is a Consultant Sport and Exercise Physician with more than 20 years of clinical experience. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Liverpool in 1987. Between 1996 and 1999, he was the deputy club doctor for Manchester United and then became the Head of Sports Medicine at Blackburn Rovers Football Club. With his years of experience, he was able to treat and care for many professional and recreational athletes at the English Institute of Sport and Sedbergh School.

     

    Dr Batty then joined Manchester City Football Club and worked as the Head of Sports Medicine between 2011 and 2012. Then between 2012 and 2014, he was appointed Senior Team Doctor for England Rugby. Dr Batty was also the Team Doctor for Middlesex County Cricket Club and was the Consultant for the English National Ballet.

     

    He is the Training Programme Director for the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, in which he trains young doctors in Sports and Exercise Medicine. Dr Batty is also the Educational and Clinical Lead for the Independent Doctors Federation and was appointed Medical Director at the Isokinetic Medical Clinic in London.

     

    His specialist interests include musculoskeletal injury and assessment, musculoskeletal ultrasound and injections, exercise as a therapeutic, diet and health and rehabilitation from injury. 

    Dr Batty great interest in Sports Medicine and strongly believes in using exercise to treat medical and orthopaedic conditions. Through keeping physically active by doing sports and dancing can help to stay fit and healthy which is strongly encouraged for all people.

     
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    Medical procedures

    • Sports injuries
    • Musculoskeletal medicine
    • Exercise as a therapeutic tool
    • Rehabilitation from musculoskeletal injury
    • Ultrasound imaging
    • Injection therapy
    • Prolotherapy
     
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    Special interests

    Dr Batty's areas of interest are:

    • Sports injuries
    • Exercise Medicine
    • Rehabilitation of injuries 
     
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    Education

    • MB ChB 1987 University of Liverpool
     
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    Reviews

    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Knowledge and experienced.

    Patient seen for:
    Sports & Exercise Medicine
    Rugby Injury
    Hip and groin pain
    24-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Highly knowledgable, experienced and understanding doctor. Always very helpful and full of useful ideas and tips to aid my recovery. Very receptive to feedback and my own thoughts, ideas and wishes.

    13-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very relaxed and explained everything I wanted and needed to know

    25-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Earlier in March, my MRI results came back and my world crumbled. Ruptured ACL and a few other bits meant no more hockey, no skiing, in fact nothing at all - including playtime with my 2 little boys and our beloved 4-legged hound. A good friend (and fellow hockey player!) recommended Dr Phil Batty at Isokinetic. Within seconds of our first Zoom appointment (great timing of injury at the beginning of Covid19 pandemic!) I knew I'd come to the right place. Dr Batty's calm, professional and yet so friendly manner had done wonders. I was finally gaining control of my injury, beginning the recovery process, understand my short and long term goals as well as realistic timescales and future prognosis. Thank you, Dr Batty, for your continued support throughout lockdown - it has been truly life saving.

    Patient seen for:
    ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    20-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr Batty is personable, responsive and highly committed to his work. He set out and oversaw a rehabilitation program to get me back to elite level distance running after two hip arthroscopies. He took an interest in my recovery above and beyond what I've come to expect from doctors and even came by the hospital with a physio on the day of my operation to check in. He seems to have a healthy skepticism for "silver bullet" treatments and so when he recommended surgery, I absolutely trusted his opinion and had full conviction it was the right move. The physio program was individually tailored to my particular needs and he was flexible throughout in making modifications along the way depending on my progress and from listening to my feedback. Dr Batty has a wealth of knowledge in sports medicine and is very well connected so can link you with the best-in-class specialist for your particular issue. He communicates and works closely with the specialist (where applicable) and his own physio team to build a comprehensive recovery program. I would highly recommend Dr Batty to anyone with an injury, acute or chronic, as the first port of call and as a point guard throughout the recovery process.

    Patient seen for:
    Hip Surgery
    07-05-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I hugely value his expertise, and trust his judgement and opinion and would always revisit him for any injury or health problem. He is very approachable and easy to talk to, and offers very clear explanations and suggestions. I am also very grateful that he makes himself available and easy to contact for any problem. I highly recommend him!

    Patient seen for:
    Lower Back Pain
    01-05-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr Batty has consistently taken the necessary time to answer all my questions, ensuring I have a full understanding and feel confident and happy. He has also managed to this while making me smile and feel at ease. The clinic's handling of the Covid-19 crisis has been exceptional. Incremental precautions were taken with full transparency via email communication up until closure, and now whilst continuing recovery at home I feel fully supported. I was able to contact Dr Batty directly with a query which was immediately resolved with a video conversation with the applicable member of staff. I fully subscribe to the success of the Isokinetic methods and believe that with Dr Batty's running of the clinic and it's staff it is a truly exceptional clinic and community to feel a part of. I would not have chosen anywhere else for my treatment.

    Patient seen for:
    ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    23-04-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very good doctor

    Patient seen for:
    Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
    24-03-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Good listener

    26-02-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    10/10

    14-01-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Best treatment experience I have ever had.

    Patient seen for:
    Neck Pain
    07-01-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Phil has been patient and attentive providing awesome care, thank you!

    Patient seen for:
    Achilles Tendon Problems
    02-01-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Great rehab program

    Patient seen for:
    Dislocated Shoulder
    08-11-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Clearly very experienced, handled my rather complex case accurately and swiftly.

    08-11-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    He is a superstar

    Patient seen for:
    Knee Replacement
    05-11-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Top of his game , great opinion

    31-10-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr Batty is incredibly knowledgeable, he has managed a portfolio of our patients who always feedback about his professionalism, knowledge and clear management strategy. He is a great colleague whose opinion and availability for our patients is greatly appreciated.

    16-10-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr. Batty explains my injury, the current status, and the plan for treatment very clearly. I like that he takes the time to ensure I understand the anatomy and the healing process. He has been extremely proactive in my care plan, ensuring I was seen immediately by the other consultants from whom I needed support, given the time-sensitive nature of my injury. He is an incredible doctor and I feel lucky to have him on my team.

    Patient seen for:
    Hamstring Injury
    14-09-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    This is one man that knows his stuff. Explains everything and every step of the way very clearly.

    03-09-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Simply the best!

    Patient seen for:
    Torn ACL
    28-08-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    A very wise and experienced physician who inspired me to get fit after an injury and he was right and I am very grateful.

    10-08-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr. Batty was very open and friendly and easy to speak with. He made me feel at ease whilst also very carefully explaining all aspects of my injury and the treatment plan he put together for me. The communication between him and the physios who treated me was top notch with every part of my programme and diagnosis being carefully discussed by each. I would highly recommend Dr. Batty.

    Patient seen for:
    MCL
    08-08-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Calm and considered

    24-07-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Great

    Patient seen for:
    Physiotherapy
    17-07-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    he is very attentive and caring to detail

    Patient seen for:
    injury rehabilitation
    30-06-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Experienced clinician ,thorough in examination ,reassuring and sensible

    29-06-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Excellent

    Patient seen for:
    Knee Surgery
    28-06-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    perfect

    28-06-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Down to earth, caring and genuine and so knowledgeable. His way of explanation should be used across the board. A real star .

    Patient seen for:
    Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    26-06-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4

    good sessions.

    26-06-2019
    Overall
    1
    Explanation
    1
    Bedside Manner
    4

    Poor experience: it took over a month to get a follow up appointment and I got a wrong diagnosis.

    26-06-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr Batty is a top doctor

    Patient seen for:
    Knee Surgery
    26-06-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Kind but firm with me. Wanted the best for me, and wasn't afraid to have a challenging discussion to push me towards my goal.

    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Pain
    26-06-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    10/10

    26-06-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    We discussed my options surgery or rehab I was determined to try rehabilitation. My MRI was poor and my surgeon wanted to operate. Really happy Dr Batty backed me up to try rehab. We both agreed if it didn’t work I would go Back to my surgeon. I never had surgery and my shoulder is very strong/

    Patient seen for:
    Dislocated Shoulder
    26-06-2019
    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    4
    Bedside Manner
    4

    Dr. Batty was open and honest about my condition (bone spur in shoulder) and met with me several times throughout the experience to keep me updated on progress. In the end, physiotherapy did not work for me - and I ended up having surgery a couple weeks ago - but this was obviously not Dr. Batty's fault, and I had an overall good experience with him.

    Patient seen for:
    Bone spurs
    Shoulder Pain
    26-06-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I received consultations from both Phil and Chris and found them to be professional, supportive, well informed and instructive. I would recommend Isokinetic to anyone, if they can afford it!!

    Patient seen for:
    Full thickness tear left supraspinatus tendon and partial tear right supraspinatus, torn left knee miniscus also physio to correct poor posture
    26-06-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Understanding and professional doctor who listens to a patient.

    Patient seen for:
    Hip and groin pain
    26-06-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    First class experience

    Patient seen for:
    Knee Surgery
    26-06-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Empathy and kindness and made me feel as though I COULD do it

    26-06-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr Batty was very kind to my daughter, we followed his advice and she got better in no time!

    Patient seen for:
    Fracture (broken bone)
    26-06-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Great treatment and very professional. Could not have been more helpful.

    26-06-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Just first class. I've experienced private healthcare for years but you will be pushed to find a better consultant. Attentive, knowledgeable and gets the job done. Thankyou Phil!

    Patient seen for:
    ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    26-06-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I have been suffering from shin splints for a long time. Dr. Batty was very friendly and competent. I have the feeling that he correctly identified the reason why I am suffering and the treatment already shows some positive results. I can only recommend him!

    18-06-2016

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Sports & Exercise Medicine

    Dr Elaine Tickle
    Dr Elaine Tickle
    General Practice

    02-06-2018

    Dr Batty has a thorough no nonsense approach and works to a very high standard. Under his care, my patients get excellent results.

    For specialty: Sports & Exercise Medicine
    Connection: I have referred patients to them

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