Dr Ganesh Bavikatte

About Ganesh Bavikatte

Dr Ganesh Bavikatte is a consultant and clinical lead in the rehabilitation department at The Walton Centre in Liverpool, and honorary senior lecturer at The University of Liverpool. 

He specialises in traumatic brain injury, polytrauma rehabilitation, neurorehabilitation, and stroke rehabilitation with subspecialty interests in hyperacute rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation and neurorehabilitation following complex injuries. He is an expert in using botulinum toxin for the treatment of spasticity. 

Dr Bavikatte runs neurorehabilitation, spasticity and combined neurotrauma clinics with neurosurgeons, psychology, and charity organisations. He manages patients in Level 1 hyperacute and Level 1b specialist rehabilitation units.  

As a clinical lead, he is also responsible for the day-to-day running of the service and specialist rehabilitation delivery as per the national standards. 

He is actively involved in undergraduate, postgraduate and multi and interdisciplinary teaching, audit, and research projects which have led to posters and publications on an international platform to raise specialist rehabilitation profile. He is the author of peer-reviewed journals and participates in professional societies including the British Society of Rehabilitation, and is the lead investigator for several research projects. 





Clinical/research interests

Traumatic brain injury 

Technology and rehabilitation 


Drooling of saliva 

Botulinum toxin 

Membership of professional regional and national bodies

General Medical Council (GMC) 

Medical Defence Union (MDU) 

British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (BSRM) 

Royal College of Physicians (London) 

British Medical Association (BMA) 

Member of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) 

European Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 

International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 

Related Services


The Neurology service provides specialist care to patients across Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales and the Isle of Man. 


The focus of rehabilitation is to enable people to live as independently as possible by maximising their clinical outcomes

Cheshire and Merseyside Rehabilitation Network (CMRN)

CMRN delivers specialist rehabilitation services across a pathway from hyper-acute to community services.

Physiotherapy botulinum toxin service

This service is provided by clinical specialist physiotherapists who administer botulinum toxin injections to patients with spasticity and dystonia

Page last updated: 15 July 2021