Shoulder Course Info

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As a physio with an interest in the shoulder for over 15 years, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the world’s leading experts in this area and I have learnt much from them. However, I found that there is an overwhelming amount of confusing and conflicting opinions, methods, and research in how to assess, treat and manage shoulder problems and this never sat well with me.

I have always found a simple straightforward approach works well with most things in physio and shoulder issues are no different. However, this often frightens many therapists as they think they will get inferior results or worry that they will appear incompetent to their patients or peers. 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, so I designed my own course that demonstrates 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 the exact opposite and allow 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 has even lead to three clinical research trials. 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 often all that’s needed.

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 will explore the myths, misconceptions, and bull shit that surrounds a lot of physiotherapy as we look for a simpler way forward and give you practical hints and tips that you can use immediately.

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 the 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
  • Evaluate shoulder exercises and progressions with chances to practice and rehearse ideas

Course Timetable


Dates and Venues:


  • 20-21th Jan:        UK, London, W1 Berkeley Sq; SOLD OUT
  • 26-27th Jan:        Holland, Nijmegen; SOLD OUT
  • 3-4th Feb:            UK, Ipswich: SOLD OUT
  • 24-25th Feb:        Australia, Perth, HBF Arena Joondalup; SOLD OUT
  • 3-4th Mar:            Australia, Melbourne, Venue TBC; SOLD OUT
  • 7th Mar:               Australia, Sydney, P360 Performance; SOLD OUT
  • 8th Mar:               Australia, Sydney, Balmain Sports Medicine; SOLD OUT
  • 10-11th Mar;        Austalia, Brisbane, Enoggera, Perform 360; SOLD OUT
  • 24-25th Mar:        UKRoyal Bournemouth Hospital; Bookings here
  • 14-15th Apr:         Ireland Aut Even HospitalKilkenny: SOLD OUT
  • 21-22nd Apr:        Italy, NFC; Milan: Bookings here
  • 5-6th May:            Sweden, Ystad; Details Coming Soon
  • 12-13th May:        Finland, Helsinki; SOLD OUT
  • 14-15th May:        Finland, Helsinki; SOLD OUT
  • 19-20th May:        UK, Stevenage, Herts: Details Coming Soon
  • 2-3rd Jun;             GermanyHeidelberg; Details Coming Soon
  • 8-10th Jun:            UK, London, with Erik Meira: Bookings here
  • 7-8th July:             UK, Exeter; Details Coming Soon
  • 14-15th July:         Poland, Gdansk; Details Coming Soon
  • 11-12th Aug:         Nottingham; Circle Healthcare; Details Coming Soon
  • 31-1st Sept:           Denmark, Copenhagen: Details Coming Soon
  • 7-8th Sept;            Belgium, Ghent; Details Coming Soon
  • 15-16th Sept;        UK, Litchfield, Details Coming Soon
  • 22-23rd Sept:        USA, Washington DC with Erik Meira: Details Coming Soon
  • 29-30th Sept:        USA, Chicago with Erik Meria; Details Coming Soon
  • 20-21st Oct:           UK, London, Holloway, Details Coming Soon
  • 28-29th Oct:          Israel, Tel Aviv: Details Coming Soon
  • 3-4th Nov:             UK, Yorkshire, Airedale General Hospital; Details Coming Soon
  • 23-24th Nov:         Nijmegen; DenkFisio Conference


  • 25-26th Jan:          Holland, DenkFysio, Nijmegen: Details Coming Soon
  • 23-24th Mar:        Canada, AMP Physio, Vancouver: Details Coming Soon
  • 30-31st Mar:         Canada, AMP Physio, Calgary: Details Coming Soon
  • 15-16th Jun:          Switzerland, Per Ola Strand, Thun, Details Coming Soon

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