'Changing Perspectives' Shoulder & Elbow Rehabilitation

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£145 per delegate

Yew Lodge Hotel,Kegworth, Derbyshire DE74 2DF

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'Changing Perspectives' Shoulder & Elbow Rehabilitation - A One Day Conference

Evidence Based Practice & Clinical Implications in Musculoskeletal Therapy

This one day conference is to hear our well respective speakers on the topic of Shoulder & Elbow rehabilitation. The conference aims to explore both surgical and conservative perspectives on how to manage dysfunction in the shoulder and elbow. Clinical cases & X-rays will be discussed amongst the faculty to generate debate as well as nuggets of advice.

The day will cover key areas including: Current controversies in Rotator Cuff rehab; The influence of Cervical and Thoracic Spine on Shoulder pathology; Shoulder pathology during menarche and menopause; Conservative management of Pre/Post Elbow Surgery.


Introduction - Chair: Prof Graham N Smith 
The Female Shoulder Part 1: Menarche - Ms Susan Alexander 
Searching for the holy grail in rotator cuff rehabilitation - have we found it? - Jo Gibson 
Neck or shoulder? How the cervical and thoracic spines influence normal shoulder function - Alison Middleditch 
Fracture of Elbow - Amjid Ali: MB ChB FRCS (Tr & Orth) Shoulder & Elbow Surgery 
The Physiotherapy Management of a patient following an elbow fracture - Val Jones 
The Female Shoulder Part 2: Menopause - Ms Susan Alexander 
Case discussions + X-rays - Jo Gibson /Val Jones
Clinical cases with the faculty (video presentations Jo & Susan)


Ms Susan Alexander MBBS MSc PhD FRCS
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon 

Susan Alexander is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based at the Fortius Clinic and the King Edward VII Hospital in London. After graduating from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1996, Susan completed a PhD in Molecular Biology,at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology,Imperial College,London. She completed her orthopaedic specialty training on the London based North West Thames programme (2005-2010), and during this period also completed an MSc in Orthopaedic Biomechanics from the University of Strathclyde. Her passion lies in shoulder surgery and she also undertook Fellowships in Shoulder Surgery at the Royal In rmary of Edinburgh and at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore (RNOH Stanmore). In 2013 Susan was appointed Consultant in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at RNOH Stanmore. Susan has published in both clinical and scienti c peer-reviewed journals, and has presented at numerous international orthopaedic meetings. She also founded 'The Funky Professor.com', an online anatomy video resource, featuring Professor Vishy Mahadevan from the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Amjid Ali: MB ChB FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Mr Ali is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Northern General Hospital and has his private practice at Claremont Private Hospital and BMI Thornbury Hospital. 
Amjid graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1996 and did his General Surgical and Specialist Orthopaedic training in Sheffield. He undertook his specialist Shoulder and Elbow Surgery training in Sydney, Australia and in The Shoulder and Elbow Unit at The Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.
In January 2008 he was appointed to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in shoulder and elbow surgery.
Amjid provides a specialist assessment and treatment service for most problems of the shoulder including arthritis, subacromial impingement, rotator cuff problems, frozen shoulder and instability.
In relation to elbow problems, Amjid provides a specialist assessment and treatment service for arthritis, stiffness, Tennis/Golfer's elbow, elbow instability and ulnar nerve compression.
A significant part of Amjid's work involves treating complex shoulder and elbow injuries in patients from Sheffield and the surrounding area.
Amjid is actively involved in teaching and training. He is a faculty member on a number of local, national and European courses teaching physiotherapists, GPs, trainee surgeons and other consultants about the assessment and treatment of shoulder and elbow problems.
He is Course Director of The Royal College of Surgeons Shoulder Arthroscopy Course in London, Convener of The Biomet Upper Limb Summer University Course in Sheffield and Convener of the Upper Extremities Trauma Course in Barcelona, Spain.
Amjid is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons Fellowship Examination in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery.
Amjid has undertaken research into shoulder and elbow problems which have been published in peer reviewed journals and he has presented this work both nationally and internationally.
He has also invented a set of surgical instruments which are used in elbow replacement surgery.

Jo Gibson MCSP - Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist (UK)
Jo Gibson is a Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist working at the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and a Consultant in private practice. She has worked as a Shoulder Specialist since 1995 and lectures Nationally and Internationally about assessment and rehabilitation of the shoulder complex. Jo is an Associate Lecturer at Liverpool University and has published in Peer-reviewed journals and written several book chapters. She has previously held the positions of Vice President of EUSSER (European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists) and AHP representative for the British Elbow and Shoulder Society

Ms Val Jones MCSP MSc
A leading physiotherapist specialising in rehabilitation of the shoulder and elbow has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship from the British Elbow and Shoulder Society. 
Val Jones, an upper limb specialist physiotherapist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, was one of only two members of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society to receive the esteemed Copeland Fellowship. 
Val Jones is a Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist working at the Sheffield Shoulder and Elbow Unit at the Sheffield Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust and also works in private practice. She lectures nationally and internationally about the assessment and rehabilitation of the elbow joint. Val has published in peer reviewed journals and is a previous AHP representative on the British Elbow and Shoulder Society Council, as well as being the current UK national delegate for EUSSER. She has organised and presented upon the highly successful Sheffield Elbow course for Physiotherapists

Alison Middleditch MCSP MMACP
Alison trained at Kings College Hospital and has worked in both the NHS and private sectors, worked as physiotherapist to the Scottish and Welsh Lacrosse teams and also held a five year Research Post at Bioengineering Department University College, London. Alison is now the Practice Principal at the Surrey Physiotherapy Clinic where she specialises in the treatment of complex musculoskeletal problems. Early in her career she developed an interest in musculoskeletal disorders and after gaining membership of the MACP she became a tutor and examiner for the association and was part of the team that developed the first Masters Course in Manipulative therapy at Coventry University. Alison lectures extensively both national and internationally.


Professor Graham N Smith GradDipPhys FCSP DIP TP CertEd Chartered & HCPC Registered Physiotherapist Rehabilitation & Sports Injury Consultant 
Professor Graham N Smith qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1977 and as a teacher of Physiotherapy in 1982. He is currently an independent rehabilitation and sports injury consultant based in Glasgow. He has extensive experience in the treatment and management of injuries at all levels of the sporting spectrum and has worked with Glasgow Rangers FC, the British Olympic Team and numerous national representative sporting teams. He was also responsible for establishing the Football Association National Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Centre, Lilleshall. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, a Visiting Professor at University of Chichester and a Visiting Lecturer on the MSc in Sports Medicine at Trinity College, Dublin. He was also one of a small group of international presenters invited to give a workshop at the fifth edition, Olympic academic programme of sport, medicine and sports physiotherapy in the London 2012 Olympic Village. He combines his clinical and consultancy roles with lecturing commitments both nationally and internationally on rehabilitation and sports and musculoskeletal injury management.

Fees / Funded Places

  • £145.00
  • Limited funded places may be available for AHP's & Nurses working for the NHS within the East Midlands


  • Lunch & refreshments provided.