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 confusing and 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 simple straightforward approach works well with most things in physio and shoulder issues are no different. However, doing things simply can be challenging for physios due to worrying they will appear stupid or incompetent to their patients or peers or get inferior results.
This left me wondering that there must be a way to demonstrate how keeping it simple is both effective and evidenced-based for shoulder conditions, and give physios the confidence to focus on doing the simple things really well.
So I designed my own course that attempts to highlight that 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 show 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 of painstaking work to write, and even lead to three small clinical trials of my own. It won’t promise you quick fixes, miracle treatments, or fancy interventions, but it will give you the confidence that doing the simple things well is both effective and evidence-based. It will also provide you with plenty of practical tips that you can use in the clinic immediately.
Now in its fourth year, these widely acclaimed courses aim to be informative, informal, and fun. Presented in my own unique and occasionally controversial style we explore the myths and misconceptions that surround a lot of physiotherapy and look for a simpler way forward.
For an idea of my course see this short video below…
and this review of 2017 here…
- Simplify your assessment and management of the most commonly encountered shoulder problems
- Expose some myths around shoulder anatomy, biomechanics and pathology
- Explore the evidence on our assessments and diagnosis of shoulder issues
- Examine how best to assess shoulder movement, muscle function, proprioception, and the kinetic chain
- Practice basic and higher-level shoulder exercises with ideas on how to program and structure an evidenced-based rehab plan
Dates and Venues:
Jan 13-14th : ISRAEL: Tel Aviv SOLD OUT
Jan 19-20th: UK: Birmingham SOLD OUT
Jan 25-26th: HOLLAND: Nijmegen Info and Bookings here
Feb 2-3rd: LITHUANIA: Kaunas Info and Bookings here
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: Details Coming Soon
May 17-18th: BELGUIM: Leuven SOLD OUT
Jun 1-2nd: HONG KONG: Info and Bookings here
Jun 7-8th: SINGAPORE: Details Coming Soon
Jun 20-21st: UK: Ipswich with Erik Meira SOLD OUT
Jun 22-23rd; UK: Nottingham with Erik Meira Coming Soon
July 6-7th: UK: Maidstone Details Coming Soon
Aug 17-18th: UK: London Details Coming Soon
Sept 7-8th: GERMANY: Berlin Details Coming Soon
Sept 14-15th: CZECH REPUBLIC: Prague Details Coming Soon
Sept 21-22nd: POLAND: Warsaw Details Coming Soon
Oct 11th: NORWAY: Trimmen Details Coming Soon
Oct 12-13th: NORWAY: Lillestrom Details Coming Soon
Oct 19-20th: USA: Chicago with Erik Meira; Coming Soon
Oct 26-27th: USA: Venue TBC with Erik Meira; Coming Soon
Nov 16-17th: AUSTRALIA: Brisbane Details Coming Soon
Nov 20th: AUSTRALIA: Gold Coast Details Coming Soon
Nov 23-24th; AUSTRALIA: Sydney Details Coming Soon
Nov 27th; AUSTRALIA: Newcastle Details Coming Soon
Nov 30th/Dec 1st; AUSTRALIA: Melbourne Details Coming Soon
Jan 18-19th: PORTUGAL: Leiria 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