Meet the team
Dr Richard Collins
BASEM Chair of Education
- MBBS MRCGP MFSEM(UK) DipSEM(UK&)
- Senior MSK Physician & Clinical Director for the NHS Bedfordshire MSK Service
- Sport Physician with the English Institute of Sport
- Team Doctor for British Judo & British Para-Archery
- Match Day Doctor for Northampton Saints Rugby
- Experienced MSK Sonographer (PGCert MSKUS University of East London)
Mr Don Gatherer
Don Gatherer Grad Dip Phys MCSP SRP MBAcC SRAc
Don is founder and director of the Tudor House Clinic which has been running since 1978 and now specialises in Cervical, Lumbar and peripheral IIVMC analysis. He graduated as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1969 and as a Traditional Chinese Acupuncturist in 1976.
Don has worked with Australian F1 Racing driver Mark Webber, he was the England Rugby Team’s Physiotherapist from 1971-1986 and their Consultant Physiotherapist until 2006. He travelled with the Great Britain Athletic Team for 12 years and was Chief Physiotherapist in Montreal 1976, Moscow 1980 and at the Commonwealth Games, Alberta 1978.
Don specialises in pre and post-operative spinal rehabilitation. He treats Premiership and International rugby players with cervical lesions and has presented on this topic at numerous medical conferences.
Mr Emir Battaloglu
Mr Emir Battaloglu is a specialist registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in the West Midlands Birmingham Orthopaedic Training Programme. He graduated from the University of Birmingham and has completed his master’s degree in sports and exercise medicine at the University of Bath. He has acted as the Great Britain American Football Team Doctor since 2010.
Alongside his medical career, Emir has twice been a British collegiate American football champion with the University of Birmingham Lions. He has continues to represent Great Britain in American football, having been selected in 2006 and he participated in the 2010 & 2013 European Championships.
Professor Graham Smith
Professor Graham N Smith is a Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Consultant, a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Chairman of The Society of Sports Therapists (UK) and a member of the Executive Committee of BASEM and the FMA. Graham has an extensive background in the treatment, management and rehabilitation of injuries at all levels of the sporting spectrum. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Chichester and an external Lecturer for the MSc in Sports Medicine at Trinity College, Dublin. He is also external examiner for the MSc in Football Science and Rehabilitation at Edge Hill University. He is responsible for setting up and running the Football Association National Rehabilitation Centre at Lilleshall and he has also worked with British Olympic and representative teams, as well as in professional football. Now, alongside working in his clinic in Glasgow and consultancy commitments, he lectures extensively, nationally and internationally, on the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and sports injury management. During the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Graham was invited by the IOC Medical Committee to present a workshop as part of the Medical Education Programme.