Event details

9.00 - 4.30 pm
£330 Falkirk and £350 London

APPI Kensal Rise/ UCLH

Wellington Road
NW10 5LJ
United Kingdom

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51.5343659, -0.1742287

Event details

9.00 - 4.45 pm
£330 Falkirk and £350 London

Falkirk Business Hub

Weir Street
United Kingdom

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56.0013521, -3.7816175

Event Organiser

Kasia Zielina



This 2 days course will present a simple evidence-based approach to the management of shoulder pathology, which is immediately applicable in your clinical practice. It will consider current development in the literature and how they inform the key factors contributing to successful outcomes. 

The specific rehabilitation approaches for: dynamic shoulder stability, kinetic chain control, shoulder stiffness, shoulder tendinopathy, culpritis etc will be discussed and accomplished by a practical workshop. These is highly practical course, which contains lots of rehabilitation tips !


  1. To present the current literature regarding dynamic stability of the shoulder complex and explore the application to clinical assessment and treatment.
  2. To present the current literature regarding the pathophysiology of common shoulder conditions and describe the impact on the dynamic stabilisers.
  3. To demonstrate key assessment tools to explore function of the dynamic stabilisers of the shoulder as a basis for treatment planning.
  4. To demonstrate key treatment approaches based on the current evidence to address movement dysfunction in the shoulder complex.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this two-day course the participant should;

  1. Understand current concepts of dynamic stability of the shoulder joint.
  2. Understand current theories relating to the pathophysiology of common shoulder conditions and their impact on dynamic stability of the shoulder joint.
  3. Develop an awareness of current research regarding evidence-based treatment of shoulder pathology.
  4. Understand key assessment and treatment tools for the successful treatment of the shoulder joint.

Have the ability to clinically reason key treatment approaches in the management of common shoulder conditions.


09.00Setting the scene - the current state of play

09.30 The Rotator Cuff & the Scapula: Partners in CriME. Research versus reality & assessment dilemmas: Keeping it simple!

10.30 Coffee

10.45 The Rotator Cuff & the Scapula: Partners in Crime? Essentials of treatment. - where to start?

12.30 Lunch

13.30  The Kinetic Chain and Dynamic Slings. Putting the shoulder in context: It’s all about ‘normal movement’

15.00 Coffee

15.15 The Stiff shoulder. Frozen, freezing of not? Differential diagnosis and Treatment options

16.30 Finish


09.00 What did we do yesterday? A quick recap

09.15 The Irritable shoulder - where to start? How does pathology help guide treatment?

10.30 Coffee

10.45 Rotator Cuff Pathology: Tips and tricks  Can we do better? Strength versus movement. Should excercises hurt? Increasing capacity.

The whole package!

12.30 Lunch

13.30 The ACJ: Stiffness & Instability A special case or applying the principles?

14.30 Coffee

14.45 Getting it right from the start: Steps to Success! The power of language & communication. Enhancing excercise adherence. Real-life: Case studies and putting it into practice

16.00 Finish


Jo Gibson is a Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist since 1995 working at the Upper Limb Unit at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and a in private practice. She worked as Squad Physiotherapist for the GB Endurance Riding Team for six years and now works on a consultancy basis with several elite sports teams regarding shoulder rehabilitation.

Jo is an associate Lecturer at the University of Liverpool and has co-developed Upper Limb Masters Modules. She lectures Nationally and Internationally about assessment and rehabilitation of the shoulder complex and has published in peer reviewed journals and written several book chapters. Jo is a member of the EUSSER board (European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Rehabilitation) and a co-founder of the International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists, which now runs tri-annually.