Shoulder Courses

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Background

As a physio with an interest in the shoulder for over 10 years, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the world’s leading experts in this area and I have learned much from them. However, I found 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 often find that a simple straightforward approach works well with most things and shoulder issues are no different. However, doing things simply is challenging for physios due to lots of reasons such as 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 really well. So I designed my own course that attempts to do this and highlight that 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 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 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…

Course Objectives

  • 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

Course Timetable

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Dates and Venues:

2018:

  • 20-21th Jan: UK
    • London SOLD OUT
  • 26-27th Jan: Holland
    • Nijmegen SOLD OUT
  • 3-4th Feb: UK
    • Ipswich SOLD OUT
  • 24-25th Feb: Australia
    • Perth SOLD OUT
  • 3-4th Mar: Australia
    • Melbourne SOLD OUT
  • 7th Mar: Australia
    • Sydney SOLD OUT
  • 8th Mar: Australia
    • Sydney SOLD OUT
  • 10-11th Mar: Austalia
    • Brisbane SOLD OUT
  • 24-25th Mar: UK
    • Bournemouth SOLD OUT
  • 14-15th Apr: Ireland
    • Kilkenny: SOLD OUT
  • 21-22nd Apr: Italy
    • Milan: SOLD OUT
  • 12-13th May: Finland
    • Helsinki; SOLD OUT
  • 14-15th May: Finland
    • Helsinki; SOLD OUT
  • 19-20th May: UK
    • Stevenage: SOLD OUT
  • 2-3rd Jun: Germany
    • Heidelberg; SOLD OUT
  • 8-10th Jun: UK
    • London, with Erik Meira: SOLD OUT
  • 7-8th July: UK
    • Exeter; SOLD OUT
  • 11-12th Aug: UK:
    • Nottingham; Bookings here
  • 31-1st Sept: Denmark
    • Copenhagen: Course details here
  • 7-8th Sept: Belgium
    • Ghent; SOLD OUT
  • 15-16th Sept: UK
    • Lichfield; Bookings here 
  • 22-23rd Sept: USA
    • Washington DC with Erik Meira: Bookings here
  • 29-30th Sept: USA
    • Chicago, with Erik Meria; Bookings here
  • 20-21st Oct: UK
    • London, Bookings here
  • 28-29th Oct: Israel
    • Tel Aviv: SOLD OUT
  • 3-4th Nov: UK
    • Yorkshire; Bookings here
  • 23-24th Nov: Holland
    • DenkFisio Conference, Nijmegen, Bookings here
  • 30 Nov-1st Dec: Spain
    • Valencia, Bookings here 

2019:

  • 13-14th Jan: Israel
    • Tel Aviv; SOLD OUT
  • 19-20th Jan: UK
    • Birmingham, Details Coming Soon
  • 25-26th Jan: Holland
    • Nijmegen, Details Coming Soon
  • 28-29th Jan: Germany
    • Berlin; Details Coming Soon
  • 2-3rd Feb: Lithuania
    • Kaunas; Details Coming Soon
  • 19-20th Feb: USA
    • San Diego Pain Summit; Details Coming Soon
  • 23-24th Feb: Germany
    • Heidelberg; Details Coming Soon
  • 1-2nd Mar: Switzerland
    • Zurich; Details Coming Soon
  • 23-24th Mar: Canada
    • Vancouver: Details Coming Soon
  • 27-28th Mar: Canada
    • Montreal: Details Coming Soon
  • 30-31st Mar: Canada
    • Calgary: Details Coming Soon
  • 5-6th Apr: USA
    • Oregon, Details Coming Soon
  • 17-18th May: Belgium
    • Leuven; Details Coming Soon
  • 1-2nd Jun: Hong Kong:
    • Details Coming Soon
  • 7-8th Jun: Singapore:
    • Details Coming Soon
  • 5-6th July: Saudi Arabia 
    • Jeddah, Details Coming Soon
  • 14-15th Sept: Czech Republic
    • Prague, Details Coming Soon
  • 21-22nd Sept: Poland
    • Warsaw, Details Coming Soon
  • 12-13th Oct: Norway
    • Lillestrom; Details Coming Soon

If you wish to host your own course, please email me at ShoulderCourse@hotmail.com

Cheers

Adam