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The Shoulder Complex

As a physio with an interest in the shoulder, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with and learn from some of the world’s leading shoulder experts. However, I found that there is an overwhelming amount of conflicting opinions, methods, and research on how to assess, treat and manage shoulder problems and this left me confused and frustrated.

I tend to find that a simple straight forward approach often works well with most things in life and shoulder issues are no different. However, doing things simply can be challenging for clinicians and it’s not often promoted or considered best practice. This got me thinking that there must be a way to demonstrate how keeping it simple is both effective and evidenced-based for shoulder conditions in this age of complexity and confusion.

So I designed my own course that highlights although “shoulders are complex, they don’t have to be complicated”

Course Outline

This fast-paced, information-packed two-day course is firmly rooted in the latest research and highlights how our assessments and treatments are surrounded by a lot of uncertainty, and how they are not as specific or sensitive as many would like us to think. As annoying and distressing as this may sound I will show how it can be managed and overcome and what are the key areas to focus on for efficient long lasting results.

This internationally acclaimed course is now is in its 6th year being constantly updated and evolving as the evidence does. It has even lead to three clinical research trials.

This course won’t give you any quick fixes, miracle treatments, or fancy exercises, instead, it will give you the confidence that doing the simple things really well is both effective and evidence-based and long-lasting. It will also provide you with lots of simple practical tips that you can use in the clinic immediately without any bluff, bluster or bull shit.

The courses aim to be informative, informal, and fun presented in my own unique and occasionally controversial style as we explore the myths and misconceptions that surround shoulder pain and its treatment and look for a simpler way forward.

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Course Objectives

  • Simplify the assessment and management of shoulder problems
  • Expose the myths around shoulder anatomy, biomechanics and pathology
  • Examine the evidence on the assessment and diagnosis of shoulder pathology
  • Explore how to assess shoulder movement, strength, proprioception, and its kinetic chain
  • Practice both basic and advanced shoulder rehab exercises and know how to design and plan a successful comprehensive rehab program

Course Timetable


2019: Dates and Venues




Nov 16-17th: AUSTRALIA: Brisbane: SOLD OUT

Nov 20th: AUSTRALIA: Gold Coast: SOLD OUT

Nov 23-24th; AUSTRALIA: Sydney: SOLD OUT

Nov 27th; AUSTRALIA: Newcastle: SOLD OUT

Nov 30th/Dec 1st; AUSTRALIA: Melbourne: SOLD OUT

2020: Dates and Venues

Jan 18-19th: PORTUGAL: Lisbon For booking contact local hosts here

Jan 24-25th: HOLLAND; Nijmegen; Info and Booking here

Feb 1-2nd: UK; West Yorkshire; Info and Booking here

Feb 8-9th: UK; Northampton; Info and Booking here 

Feb 22-23rd: UK: Cornwall (Redruth): Info and Booking here

Mar 7-8th: IRELAND; Limerick; For booking contact local hosts here

Mar 28-29th: BELGIUM; Brussels; Info and Booking here

Apr 3-5th: SPAIN; Mallorca: Details Coming Soon

Apr 25-26th: UK: LONDON: Islington: Details Coming Soon

May 10-11th: ISRAEL: Tel Aviv; Details Coming Soon

May 16-17th: SPAIN: Madrid; Details Coming Soon

May 30-31st: SWEDEN: Gothenburg; Details Coming Soon

June 5-6th: BELGIUM; Ghent; Details Coming Soon

June 7th: BELGIUM Ghent; NEW COURSE Advanced Upper Limb Rehab

June 27/28th: CZECH REPUBLIC: Prague: Details Coming Soon

July 25/26th: SWITZERLAND; Zurich; Details Coming Soon

Aug 8/9th: USA; Texas: Dallas: Details Coming Soon

Aug 22/23rd; AUSTRIA; Insbruck; Details Coming Soon

Sept 5-6th: HOLLAND; Heerlen; Details Coming Soon

Sept 12-13th: IRELAND; Dublin; Details Coming Soon

Sept 19-20th: POLAND; Warsaw: Details Coming Soon

Oct 10-11th: CANADA; Edmonton; Details Coming Soon

Oct 17-18th: CANADA; Montreal; Details Coming Soon

Oct 24-25th: CANADA; New Brunswick: Details Coming Soon

Nov 14-15th: ESTONIA; Talin; Details Coming Soon

Nov 21-22nd: PORTUGAL: Oporto; Details Coming Soon


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