Shoulder: Theory and practice (WS-01)

Sunday 11 April 2021, 12:30-13:30
Channel 5



A biopsychosocial approach for the assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions involving the sh oulder region. Taught worldwide in over 40 countries, this content is continually updated, integrating the latest research evidence. In addition to assessment & management of the shoulder region, this workshop synthesises the complex relationships between; the shoulder & body biomechanics, pain science, lifestyle, patient psychosocial factors, beliefs & expectations, best practice, & more …and is guaranteed to be fun. This workshop remains a 'work in progress' and is continually being updated with the emergence of new research and clinical understanding. As a result, many people have participated on two and some on three occasions. This workshop will be thought provoking and provide opportunity to discuss ideas and share experiences.


  • To appreciate the importance of taking a biopsychosocial approach to patient management.
  • To review the evidence underpinning the pathology, and the assessment and management of rotator cuff related shoulder pain.
  • To review the research evidence evaluating the use of injections as part of the management for rotator cuff related shoulder pain.
  • To develop greater confidence in the use of exercise therapy and other techniques for managing rotator cuff related shoulder pain.