Gatherer Systems was founded by renowned physiotherapist Don Gatherer, as a result of 35 years of experience in professional sports physiotherapy. From this work he realised the potential for objective analysis of the forces exerted on the neuromusculoskeletal system.
Gatherer Systems firstly created the Harness so that forces could be applied to all parts of the body, including the neck, in a safe manner that decreases any unwanted strains eliminating the risk of injury or exacerbating existing conditions.
After a visit to the Red Bull simulator with Mark Webber, Don realised that the high end F1 force sensor systems were ideal for adaptive technology transfer into neuromusculoskeletal analysis of the human body, the journey had begun. Gatherer Systems then began to research technologies that had the capability to precisely measure the level of force applied to the body during training and rehabilitation; this is where Don discovered the load cells that are used in F1 motorsport to record the forces that are exerted on the car during a race. He soon realised this load cell technology was the one he was looking for.
The next step of the journey was creating bespoke software that could harness the data to enable it to be analysed objectively. The result is the Analysis Suite, a ground-breaking step forward for the clinical management of the neuromusculoskeletal system.
A STRONG EVIDENCE BASE
Publications in reputable peer reviewed journals.
The team at Gatherer Systems have published various studies in reputable peer reviewed journals and have presented at numerous scientific meetings and conferences. This rigorous research process has formed the scientific basis of our products at Gatherer Systems and is why we are one of the leaders in objective analysis of the musculoskeletal system.
THE GATHERER STORY
A timeline of events.
Frustrated by a lack of objectivity in physical medicine, Don Gatherer began researching load cell technology as a potential means to analysing the neuro-musculoskeletal system.
Gatherer System Service Providers
The following organisations are providers of Gatherer Systems services. The benefits of objective data are massive, our service providers are passing these benefits onto their clients.
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PIONEERED ATHLETE PERFORMANCE
PAP was founded by Jon Malvern, an eminent exercise physiologist with a specialist interest in Motorsport. Working closely with Gatherer Systems, Jon has applied our unique technology to Motorsport and is earning himself a reputation of being a leader in strengthening and conditioning Motorsport athletes.
Function Jigsaw are a sports injury management company that has a wealth of experience treating elite athletes and Olympians from disciplines like rugby, football, motorsport and winter sport – to name a few. And that background means they are the ideal partner for the Gatherer Systems.
clubs, clinics and medical environments.
DON GATHERER TUDOR HOUSE CLINIC
A renowned research physiotherapist with over 40 years' experience, Don Gatherer enjoys an unrivalled reputation in sports and research physiotherapy. Don has provided his physiotherapy services to the British Lions and England teams and GB Olympic team. After opening his own practice (Tudor House) in Aylesbury that has provided over 500 cervical case studies, Don has focused on proprietary research, specialising in cervical (neck) and lumbar analysis through the use of the Gatherer System Analyser.