As a physio with an interest in the shoulder, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the world’s leading experts and have learned much from them. 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 never sat well with me.
I find that a straight forward simple approach often works well with most things and shoulder issues are no different. However, doing things simply can be challenging for physios and so 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.
So I designed my own course that highlights although “shoulders are complex, they don’t have to be complicated”
This fast-paced, information-packed course is firmly based on the latest research as well as my own experience and is constantly updated. It demonstrates how our assessments and treatments are surrounded by uncertainty, and how they are not as specific or sensitive as many would like us to think. As distressing as this may sound I attempt to show how it can be an advantage and allows you to focus on what matters the most, the patient.
This course has been developed over a decade of experience and has taken two years to write, and is constantly changing as the evidence does. It has even lead to three small clinical trials of my own.
This course won’t promise you any quick fixes, miracle treatments, or fancy exercises, but it will give you the confidence that doing the simple things really well is both effective and evidence-based. It will also provide you with lots of practical tips that you can use in the clinic immediately.
Now in its fifth year, these widely acclaimed 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 physiotherapy and look for a simpler way forward.
- Simplify your assessment and management of the commonly encountered shoulder problems
- Expose the myths around shoulder anatomy, biomechanics and pathology
- Examine the evidence on the assessment and diagnosis of shoulder pathology
- Explore how best to assess shoulder movement, muscle strength, proprioception, and the kinetic chain
- Practice both basic and advanced shoulder rehab and strengthening exercises and know how to design and plan a comprehensive rehab program
2019: Dates and Venues
Jan 13-14th: ISRAEL: Tel Aviv SOLD OUT
Jan 19-20th: UK: Birmingham SOLD OUT
Jan 25-26th: HOLLAND: Nijmegen SOLD OUT
Feb 2-3rd: LITHUANIA: Kaunas SOLD OUT
Feb 19-20th: USA: San Diego SOLD OUT
Feb 23-24th: GERMANY: Dusseldorf Info and Bookings here
Mar 2-3rd: SWITZERLAND: Zurich Info and Bookings here
Mar 23-24th: CANADA: Vancouver Info and Bookings here
Mar 30-31st: CANADA: Calgary Info and Bookings here
Apr 6-7th: USA: Portland Info and Bookings here
Apr 27-28th: UK: London Info and Bookings here
May 17-18th: BELGIUM: Leuven SOLD OUT
Jun 1-2nd: HONG KONG: Info and Bookings here
Jun 7-8th: SINGAPORE: Info and Bookings here
Jun 20-21st: UK: Ipswich with Erik Meira SOLD OUT
Jun 22-23rd; UK: Nottingham with Erik Meira Info & Bookings here
July 6-7th: UK: Maidstone: Info and Bookings here
Aug 17-18th: UK: London: Info and Bookings here
Sept 7-8th: GERMANY: Berlin Info and Bookings here
Sept 14-15th: CZECH REPUBLIC: Prague; Info and Bookings here
Sept 21-22nd: POLAND: Warsaw: Info and Bookings here
Oct 4th: NORWAY: Trimmen: Info and Booking here
Oct 5-6th: NORWAY: Lillestrom: Info and Bookings here
Oct 19-20th: USA: Chicago with Erik Meira; Info and Bookings here
Nov 16-17th: AUSTRALIA: Brisbane: Info and Bookings here
Nov 20th: AUSTRALIA: Gold Coast: Info and Bookings here
Nov 23-24th; AUSTRALIA: Sydney: Info and Bookings here
Nov 27th; AUSTRALIA: Newcastle: Info and Bookings here
Nov 30th/Dec 1st; AUSTRALIA: Melbourne: Info and Bookings here
2020: Dates and Venues
Jan 18-19th: PORTUGAL: Leiria Details Coming Soon
Jan 24-25th: HOLLAND; Nijmegen; Details Coming Soon
Feb 1-2nd: UK; West Yorkshire; Details Coming Soon
May 10-11th: ISRAEL: Tel Aviv; Details Coming Soon
Sept 12-13th: HOLLAND; Heerlen; Details Coming Soon
If you wish to host your own course, please email me at ShoulderCourse@hotmail.com