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The Athletic Shoulder - identifying specific rehab strategies

This brand new  2 day course will enable all therapists to tackle the problem shoulder, from the amateur sportsman to the elite athlete.


Ben Ashworth MSc BSc (Hons) - First Team Physiotherapist - Arsenal FC

Dr Ian Horsley PhD MSc MCSP CSCS - NW Regional Physiotherapy Lead - English Institute of Sport

Ben is a highly experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist. He worked in Premiership rugby with London Wasps before taking up a role at the Olympic Medical Institute for the British Olympic Association. Ben currently works as First Team physiotherapist at Arsenal FC having previously been the Lead Physiotherapist in London for the English Institute of Sport, working with Olympic medallists from Rowing and the Lead Physiotherapist for British Judo at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Ben’s exposure to elite level rugby and Olympic Judo has fuelled his specific interest in the sporting shoulder. He has recently been appointed as an Honorary lecturer at UCL where he is responsible for coordinating the MSc Sports Rehab module & hopes to commence his PhD.

Ian has been a physiotherapist for over twenty years. In that time he has spent a considerable amount of time working with sportsmen and women. He worked as a physiotherapist for England Rugby Union, for 14 years, in with various teams, and spent the last 6 years working with the Elite Playing squad, as physiotherapist to England ‘A’. Currently Ian is Lead Physiotherapist in the North West for the English Institute of Sport, and Technical Lead for the North directorate, as well as being clinical director of Back In Action Rehabilitation, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. He has just been awarded a PhD in which he conducted research examining musculoskeletal causes of shoulder injuries within professional rugby, and is currently reviewing the role of physiotherapy within the management of musculoskeletal injury. He has published several articles in peer reviewed journals on the subject of musculoskeletal injury management, and was a member of the HQ physiotherapy team at the 2012 London Olympics and 2010 Commonwealth Games. In his spare time, Ian spends most of his time ferrying his children around to their various social and sporting engagements, and desperately trying to get some time with his wife!

Course description

This new course has been created to combine systematic methods of assessment and functional rehabilitation of the shoulder, and is applicable to the elite sport and outpatient environments. Both tutors have diverse backgrounds in the management of the athletic shoulder in high performance settings, and have combined their experiences with up to date research to present a course that will allow clinicians to apply new concepts to their existing knowledge in this area.

Course outline

The intensive 2 day course will include:

  • Functional anatomy & biomechanics
  • Shoulder assessment
  • Proprioceptive assessment & management tips
  • Functional kinetic chain testing
  • Lumbopelvic, cervical & thoracic spine relationships to shoulder function
  • Post-op return to play pathways & a wide range of practical exercise solutions to shoulder problems

The course has a strong practical component, so please bring appropriate clothing.

Delegate costs: 


Organiser name: 
Ken Joy
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Where & When

28 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
09.00 - 17.00
Costorphine Road
Edinburgh EH12 6UD
6 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
09.00 - 17.00
Hucknall Road
Nottingham NG5 1PB
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