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The Shoulder: An evidence-based approach to diagnosis & treatment

Chris is a Senior Lecturer at Keele University. He is a physiotherapist by background but now a full time researcher & lecturer with special interest in the rotator cuff.

Marcus is consultant upper limb physiotherapist at the Derby Shoulder Unit. He is also a clinical researcher and the author of the Derby shoulder instability rehab programme.

Course Content:

Saturday - Tutor: Dr Chris Littlewood
The rotator cuff...
- Assessment/terminology
- Management
- Pain & tendinopathy
- Non-responders, what next?

Sunday - Tutor: Marcus Bateman
- Shoulder trauma & red flags
- The stiff shoulder
- Shoulder instability
- The scapula
- Sporting shoulder injuries
- Clinical reasoning cases

Course Aims

This two-day course is based on best practice guidelines and research evidence. It is designed to give the participant the skills to assess, diagnose and treat all types of shoulder pathology. The course includes lectures, practical assessment and treatment techniques plus case-based discussion to aid clinical reasoning.

Learning Outcomes

  • To develop a critical, but balanced, approach to the assessment & management of shoulder pathology
  • To develop understanding of contemporary research and the implications for clinical practice
  • To gain understanding of a simple self-managed framework for the assessment and treatment
  • To recognise limitations in current knowledge and avenues for further research
  • To further develop skills of reflective practice.

Who will Benefit

Please note that this course is open to physiotherapists, occupational therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, sports therapists and sports rehab professionals only.

Additional Information

  • Attendance certificate will be issued.

Fees / Funded Places

  • £250
  • Limited funded places may be available for AHP's & nurses working for the NHS within the East Midlands.


  • Lunch & Refreshments included.
Delegate costs: 
£250 per delegate


Organiser name: 
Organiser telephone: 
01332 254679
Organiser email:


Where & When

27 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018
London Road Community Hospital
London Road
Derby DE1 2QY
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