The SHOULDER: Steps to Success

Instructor/s Jo Gibson
Dates 22-23 May 2021
Max participants 38
Location Parma, 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
MCSP - MSc Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist, Liverpool Upper Limb Unit, UK
Jo Gibson has lectured nationally and internationally on rehabilitation of the shoulder since...
Course program
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM

    Participants arrival & registration

  • 9:30AM-10:15AM

    The current state of play and what the biopsychosocial model really means to our treatment

  • 10:15AM-11:00AM

    Time for a new approach to assessment: Keeping It Simple

  • 11:00AM-11:15AM


  • 11:15AM-1:00PM

    The Rotator Cuff and the Scapula: partners in Crime?
    Understanding function and what it means to our assessment

  • 1:00PM-2:00PM


  • 2:00PM-3:00PM

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

  • 3:30PM-3:45PM


  • 3:45PM-5:30PM

    What Stops the Rotator cuff doing its job?
    Is it torn, and does it matter? Is it stiff and if so why?

  • 5:30PM


  • 9:00AM-9:30AM

    What did we do yesterday? A quick recap

  • 9:30AM-11:00AM

    The Irritable Shoulder: How does understanding pathology influence treatment options?

  • 11:00AM-11:15AM


  • 11:15AM-12:45PM

    Optimising outcomes and current dilemmas
    If its this easy why aren’t we doing better?

  • 12:45PM-1:45PM


  • 1:45PM-3:00PM

    The role of the cervical spine and thoracic spine in shoulder pain Facilitator and potential barrier

  • 3:00PM-3:15PM


  • 3:15PM-4:15PM

    Getting it right from the start: Steps to Success
    The power of language and communication: Enhancing exercise adherence

  • 4:15PM-5:00PM

    So what happens on Monday morning?
    Case Studies: Making the right decisions and knowing where to start!

  • 5:00PM


Course description

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.

Aims and Learning Outcomes


  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 dysfunction in the shoulder complex.
  5. To discuss factors that influence outcome and enhance exercise adherence.
  6. To consider the importance of communication and language on patient’s pain experience.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this 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.
  6. Understand the key factors in enhancing exercises adherence and outcome.
  7. Understand the importance of individualising patient education and the power of language in influencing the pain experience.

Registration fee

REGISTRATION for the course:

  • Registration fee for students* €356,00 + VAT 22%
  • Registration fee groups 4+ pp* €378,00 + VAT 22%
  • Registration fee groups 8+ pp* €356,00 + VAT 22%
  • Registration fee (early booking)* €390,00 + VAT 22% - until April 3rd, 2021
  • Registration fee €445,00 + VAT 22% - starting from April 4th, 2021
  • -10% for members of our partners

*The aforementioned promo cannot be combined with the other ongoing discounts such as:
"10% discount fee for members of PARTNERS’ organizations”