About BASRaT – The British Association of Sport Rehabilitators

BASRaT is the UK regulator and professional association for Sport Rehabilitators and an advocate of improving health through Physical Activity.

BASRaT champions and regulates Sport Rehabilitators, our register of Sport Rehabilitators is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority in Health and Social Care; the UK's top medical and healthcare oversight body.

Guiding Sport Rehabilitators on all aspects of their role and responsibilities, BASRaT ensures professional competency and continued professional development. Sport Rehabilitators on our register adhere to a strict code of ethics, conduct and professional practice. BASRaT works hard to promote the benefits of Sport Rehabilitation and to promote awareness of the profession.

Sport Rehabilitators aid people with musculoskeletal pain, injury or illness. They help people to maintain their health and fitness, recover from and prevent injury and reduce pain using exercise, movement and therapy.

Code of ethics, conduct and professional practice

All registered Sport Rehabilitators have comprehensive insurance and a current first aid qualification. Strict standards are followed for managing medical records and referral to other healthcare practitioners.

Required by our Armed Forces

BASRaT registration is a requirement of many exercise rehabilitation roles working with our injured military personnel.

Our Mission

Representing professionals working in neuromusculoskeletal (NMSK) healthcare, exercise rehabilitation and sports injury, and protecting the public through high-quality, graduate-level education and continuing professional development of highly-skilled NMSK practitioners.

Our Vision for Sport Rehabilitation

A profession of autonomous graduate-level neuromusculoskeletal healthcare practitioners delivering the highest quality care, where BASRaT-Reg Graduate Sport Rehabilitators (BASRaT-Reg GSR);
  • Are recognised both nationally and internationally as highly-valued and capable healthcare practitioners
  • Have strong representation and guidance, whenever required
  • Have access to support throughout their careers as BASRaT-Reg GSR's
  • Have the right to speak, to be heard and to influence the progression of Sport Rehabilitation and the advancement of NMSK healthcare in the UK and internationally
  • Have access to an international network of highly-skilled practitioners in the field of NMSK healthcare

Our Values

  • Integrity: We remain independent and honest while valuing the views and opinions of our partners.
  • Transparency: We are open and we remain fully accountable for our decisions and actions.
  • Excellence: We continually evolve, learning constantly and strive for excellence in the field of NMSK Healthcare.
  • Committed: We champion the profession of Sport Rehabilitation, and we are committed to the development and support of all BASRaT members and registrants.
  • Collaboration: We work in partnership with many organisations in order to continually develop the profession of Sport Rehabilitation both nationally and internationally.

Accrediting Sport Rehabilitation Degrees

BASRaT accredits a number undergraduate and postgraduate educational programmes across the UK, these programmes have demonstrated that the course includes the required content and is suitably established to produce Graduate Sport Rehabilitators.

Students apply high-level academic and practical management skills to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries. Course content and teaching methods are closely monitored by BASRaT to ensure consistently high standards. Students learn to provide effective care for injuries, illness and disease.

Musculoskeletal injuries, therapeutic techniques and exercise rehabilitation skills are studied, supported by a foundation in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and psychology.

Practical experience

To be accepted onto the BASRaT register, Sport Rehabilitators must complete 400 to 1200 hours of supervised clinical work.

Learn more about Sport Rehabilitation.

Executive Committee Members

Student Liaison Officer: Jonty Ashton

Quality Officer: Dr Chris Wilcox

CPD Officer: Dr Allan Munro

Accreditation Officer: Richard Moss

Chair Of Exec Committee: Dr Allan Munro

Institution Link Officer: Dr Adam Naylor

Secretary: Dr Hollie White

Lay Member: Dr John Morgan
(General Practitioner, Pennygate Medical Centre, Wigan, Lancashire Sports Doctor and Sports Medicine educator)

Lay Member: Dr Richard Collins

Chief Executive Office

Senior Administrator and Education Coordinator: Ryan Gordon

Administrator: Chloe Hull

Administrator: Amelia Jenks

Chief Executive Officer: Steve Aspinall

Registrar: Ollie Coburn

Communications Manager: Victoria Wakenshaw

Web Developer: Tim Bertenshaw

BASRaT Ethics Committee

Dr Richard Jones
(Senior Lecturer in Prosthetics and Orthotics, University of Salford)

Dr Kristen Hollands
(Research Fellow, School of Health Sciences, University of Salford)

Rick Boote
(College Registrar, College of Health and Social Care, University of Salford)

Helen Miller RM
(Macmillan Psychological Nurse Specialist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust)

Please take a look at the BASRaT governance model here

Please check the contact page for individual email addresses.