Sporting Upper Limb Masterclass

Instructor/s Ian Gatt
Dates 29-30 May 2021
Max participants 36
Location Turin, Italy
Certificate / Credits Yes / Yes (16 ECM)
Type of course Theoretical & Practical
Course features
Research & Evidence Based
Theoretical foundation
Hands-on/practical sessions
2 days of high quality learning content
Course in English with translation in Italian
Medical Doctors, Physical Therapists, medicine & physiotherapy students and professionals equivalent to PT’s can register for this course
MSc, OMT, MAACP, MCSP, BSc , Head of Performance Services & Lead Physiotherapist - GB Boxing
Ian has been a sport physiotherapist for over 20 years, with considerable time spent managing the sports science & medical services for the Great Britain Boxing programme. He has attended all major...
Course program
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM

    Participants Registrations

  • 9:30AM-10:00AM

    Introduction & Goal Setting for the Upper Limb; let’s get chatting

  • 10:00AM-11:00AM

    ‘Relevant’ Anatomy & Biomechanics of the Wrist (& Forearm)

  • 11:00AM-11:30AM

    Clinical Measures of the Hand & Wrist; What is useful? (practical session)

  • 11:30AM-11:45AM

    Coffee break

  • 11:45AM-12:30PM

    Clinical Measures of the Hand & Wrist; Form vs Function? (practical session)

  • 12:30PM-1:30PM


  • 1:30PM-2:30PM

    Common Sport Pathologies of the Hand & Wrist; the right dose of knowledge

  • 2:30PM-3:30PM

    Exercise Therapy of the Hand & Wrist; time to play (practical session)

  • 3:30PM-4:00PM

    Designing a Rehabilitation Programme; simple steps to consider when planning the journey of an athlete from day 1 to return to sport

  • 4:00PM-4:15PM

    Coffee Break

  • 4:15PM-4:45PM

    ‘Relevant’ Anatomy & Biomechanics of the Elbow

  • 4:45PM-5:30PM

    Clinical Measures of the Elbow; simple yet do we even consider? (practical session)

  • 5:30PM-5:45PM

    Reflection & Round Table Discussion of day 1

  • 9:00AM-9:15AM

    Laying the scene for Day 2

  • 9:15AM-10:15AM

    Common Sport Pathologies of the Elbow; not always straightforward for such a simple joint

  • 10:15AM-11:15AM

    Exercise Therapy of the Elbow; time to play again (practical session)

  • 11:15AM-11:30AM

    Coffee Break

  • 11:30AM-12:00PM

    ‘Relevant’ Anatomy & Biomechanics of the Shoulder

  • 12:00PM-1:00PM

    Common Sport Pathologies of the Shoulder; let’s reduce the ‘noise’ and simplify things

  • 1:00PM-2:00PM


  • 2:00PM-3:00PM

    Clinical Measures of the Shoulder; should we even consider doing anything? (practical session)

  • 3:00PM-3:30PM

    Useful Hands-On ‘Tips’ for the Upper Limb (practical session)

  • 3:30PM-3:45PM

    Coffee Break

  • 3:45PM-4:45PM

    Exercise Therapy of the Shoulder; yet again…it’s time to play! (practical session)

  • 4:45PM-5:15PM

    Case Studies in Sports: making sense of things

  • 5:15PM-5:30PM

    Summary of both days / Q&As

  • 5:30PM

    End of the course

Course description

This 2-day course has been shaped to combine effective methods of assessment, treatment, and functional rehabilitation of the whole Upper Limb; Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder. The tutor has a strong background in the management of these areas and will present a course that will allow clinicians to enhance their existing knowledge and impact positively in their respective practice. The content is constantly updated with new evidence-based practice from clinical experience and concurrent research. To date the content delivered by the tutor has been equally very well received by physiotherapists, occupational therapists, sports therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, doctors, and other allied professionals. Whether you are working in a private clinic, hospital setting, MOD, or sporting environment you will surely find this to be immediately applicable to your role. These two days will engage your learning in an interactive and fun environment. So come and join us!

Course organization

This intensive 2-day course will include:

  • Functional overview of the applied mechanics of the Upper Limb aimed at improving the overall understanding of this region
  • Discussion, demonstration and practice of Assessment and Treatment approaches for the Upper Limb
  • Kinetic Chain considerations of the Upper Limb to enhance assessment and treatment approaches
  • Clinical reasoning for treatment and rehabilitation progression, with inclusion of real case studies
  • Use of objective measures for Upper Limb to enhance return to sport & performance