Shoulder Courses

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As a physio with an interest in the shoulder, 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 in how to assess, treat and manage shoulder problems and this never sat well with me.

I often find a more simple straightforward approach works well with most things and shoulder issues are no different. However, simplicity tends to frighten many clinicians as they worry they will appear 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 most shoulder conditions, so I designed my own course that attempts to 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 has even lead to three small clinical 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 effective and evidence-based, and arm you with plenty of practical hints and 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 some of the myths and misconceptions that surrounds 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 the myths around shoulder anatomy, biomechanics and pathology
  • Explore the evidence on our assessments and diagnosis of shoulder issues
  • Examine how to simply 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 Matt Roberts PT; SOLD OUT
  • 26-27th Jan:        Holland, Nijmegen, DenkFysio; SOLD OUT
  • 3-4th Feb:            UK, Ipswich, AHP Suffolk: 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; SOLD OUT
  • 14-15th Apr:         Ireland, Aut Even HospitalKilkenny: SOLD OUT
  • 21-22nd Apr:        Italy, NFC; Milan: SOLD OUT
  • 12-13th May:        Finland, Helsinki; SOLD OUT
  • 14-15th May:        Finland, Helsinki; SOLD OUT
  • 19-20th May:        UK, Stevenage, Herts: Bookings here
  • 2-3rd Jun;             GermanyHeidelberg; Bookings here
  • 8-10th Jun:            UK, London, with Erik Meira: Bookings here
  • 7-8th July:             UK, Exeter; Bookings here
  • 14-15th July:         Poland, Gdansk; Details Coming Soon
  • 11-12th Aug:         Nottingham; Circle Healthcare; Bookings here
  • 31-1st Sept:           Denmark, Copenhagen: Details Coming Soon
  • 7-8th Sept;            Belgium, Ghent; SOLD OUT
  • 15-16th Sept;        UK, Litchfield; 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, Holloway Hospital, Bookings here
  • 28-29th Oct:          Israel, Tel Aviv: Details Coming Soon
  • 3-4th Nov:             UKYorkshire, Airedale General Hospital; Details Coming Soon
  • 23-24th Nov:         Holland Nijmegen; DenkFisio Conference
  • 1-2nd Dec:             UK, London, Matt Roberts PT, W1; Details Coming Soon


  • 19-20th Jan:          UK, Birmingham, Details Coming Soon
  • 25-26th Jan:          Holland, Nijmegen, DenkFysio: Details Coming Soon
  • 2-3rd Feb:             LithuaniaKaunas; 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, AMP Physio: Details Coming Soon
  • 30-31st Mar:         Canada, Calgary, AMP Physio: Details Coming Soon
  • 5-6th Apr:             USA, Oregon, Details Coming Soon
  • 17-18th May:        Belgium, Smart Education; Details Coming Soon
  • 1-2nd Jun:             Hong Kong: Details Coming Soon
  • 15-16th Jun:          Switzerland, Thun, Details Coming Soon
  • 5-6th July:             Saudi Arabia, Details Coming Soon

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