The Shoulder: Steps to Successful Treatment (Deferred)

Event details

9:00am - 5:00pm

London Road Community Hospital, Derby

London Road
United Kingdom

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52.9070794, -1.4530389

Event details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Charing Cross Hospital, London

Fulham Palace Road
W6 8RF
United Kingdom

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51.4865547, -0.2208758

Event Organiser

NCORE (National Centre of Rehabilitation Education)

01332 254679

The Shoulder: Steps to Successful Treatment


Lecturer: Jo Gibson MCSP MSc Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist


This two day course looks at the current evidence base regarding dynamic stability of the shoulder complex and how it impacts assessment and management. Simple assessment strategies will enable participants to design effective treatment interventions, which reflect the functional needs of patients. The course will look at the challenges of true evidence based practice and how developments in the motor learning and communication literature offer opportunities for enhancing interventions. It will provide participants with a simple and structured approach to the management of the shoulder complex and common pathologies, which is immediately applicable in clinical practice. The course is designed to be fun and informal and incorporates lots of case examples.



  • To present the current literature regarding dynamic stability of the shoulder complex and explore the application to clinical assessment and treatment.
  • To present the current literature regarding the pathophysiology of common shoulder conditions and describe the impact on the dynamic stabilisers.
  • To demonstrate key assessment tools to explore function of the dynamic stabilisers of the shoulder as a basis for treatment planning.
  • 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;

  • Understand current concepts of dynamic stability of the shoulder joint.
  • Understand current theories relating to the pathophysiology of common shoulder conditions and their impact on dynamic stability of the shoulder joint.
  • Develop an awareness of current research regarding evidence based treatment of shoulder pathology.
  • 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 based on movement dysfunction.


CPD: 11.5 hours

Fee: £300 (including refreshments)

 Limited funded places may be available for AHPs & Nurses working for the NHS within the East Midlands.



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Course Programme

Day 1


08.45 Registration


09.00 The Rotator Cuff & the Scapula: partners in Crime?

Research versus reality & assessment dilemmas: Keeping it simple!

Time for a new method of assessment?


10.30 Coffee


10.45 The Rotator Cuff & the Scapula: Partners in Crime?

Essentials of treatment. The power of sensory input and making the system ‘fit for function’.


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 Setting the system up for success: Exercises that work

Putting it all together. Start right to move right!


16.30 Finish



Day 2

09.00 What did we do yesterday? A quick recap


09.30 Rotator Cuff Pathology: Tips and tricks

Exercise dilemmas- putting the evidence into practice? The strength versus movement debate


11.00 Coffee


11.15 The often forgotten –other culprits/barriers to recovery

The role of the thoracic spine & ACJ in shoulder pathology & simple solutions!


12.45 Lunch


13.45 Getting it right from the start: Steps to Success

The power of language & communication. Enhancing exercise adherence.


14.30 Coffee


14.45 So what happens on Monday morning?

Case Studies

Making the right decisions and knowing where to start!


16.00 Finish