Please note that this course is open to physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiros, sports therapists and sports rehab professionals only
Course Tutor: Jo Gibson MCSP MSc Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist
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.
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.
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.
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.
5. Have the ability to clinically reason key treatment approaches in the management of common shoulder conditions based on movement dysfunction.
Workshop is accompanied by course notes – also hands on please bring suitable clothes with you.