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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 very challenging for clinicians and it’s not often done or promoted. 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 in this sea of confusion and complexity.

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 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 in its 5th year, being constantly updated and evolving as my experience and 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 without any bluff, bluster or bull shit.

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 shoulder pain and its treatment and look for a simpler way forward.

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Course Objectives

  • 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

Course Timetable


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 SOLD OUT


Mar 23-24th: CANADA: Vancouver SOLD OUT

Mar 30-31st: CANADA: Calgary SOLD OUT

Apr 6-7th: USA: Portland SOLD OUT

Apr 27-28th: UK: London SOLD OUT

May 17-18th: BELGIUM: Leuven SOLD OUT



Jun 20-21st: UK: Ipswich; with Erik Meira SOLD OUT

Jun 22-23rd; UK: Nottingham; with Erik Meira Bookings here

July 6-7th: UK: Maidstone: Info and Bookings here

Aug 10th : UK Poole: SOLD OUT

Aug 17-18th: UK: London: Info and Bookings here 

Aug 31-Sept 1st: UK: Peterborough: Info and Bookings here

Sept 7-8th: GERMANY: Berlin Info and Bookings here

Sept 21-22nd: POLAND: Warsaw: Info and Bookings here

Oct 4th: NORWAY: Drammen: NEW 1 DAY COURSE 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 LAST FEW SPACES

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: Leiria Details Coming Soon

Jan 24-25th: HOLLAND; Nijmegen; Details Coming Soon

Jan 26th: HOLLAND; Nijmegen: NEW COURSE: Advanced Upper Limb Rehab!

Feb 1-2nd: UK; West Yorkshire; Details Coming Soon

Mar 7-8th: IRELAND; Limerick; Details Coming Soon

Mar 28-29th: BELGIUM; Brussels; Details Coming Soon

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

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

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

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

Sept 12-13th: IRELAND; Dublin; 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

If you wish to host your own course, please email me at