The shoulder – Steps to success


SKU: JG06071020 Category:


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Q-Bic, Sint-Jobsstraat 139, 2200 Herentals, België

Specialist Jo Gibson


KMO portefeuille van toepassing voor Belgische deelnemers

Accreditatie (only for Dutch people)

Keurmerk: aangevraagd
KNGF: aangevraagd

ProQKine: aangevraagd

Taal scholing: Engels

Datum: 6 – 7 oktober 2020

The course

The course is constantly updated as a result of emerging evidence and feedback from course participants but essentially reflects the approach Jo uses everyday in clinical practice to the benefit of patients. The course is designed to be honest, fun and interactive and includes plenty of treatment tips and real-life 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 To demonstrate key assessment tools to explore function of the dynamic stabilisers of the shoulder as a basis for treatment planning.
  3. To demonstrate key treatment approaches based on the current evidence to address dysfunction in the shoulder complex.
  4. To discuss factors that influence outcome and enhance exercise adherence.
  5. 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.
  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.


Timetable day 1

08.30 – 09.00
09.00 – 09.30
Setting the scene – the current state of play
09.30 – 10.30
The Rotator Cuff & the Scapula: Partners in Crime? Research versus reality & assessment dilemmas: Keeping it simple!
10.30 – 10.45
10.45 – 12.30
The Rotator Cuff & the Scapula: Partners in Crime? Essentials of treatment- where to start.
12.30 – 13.30
13.30 – 15.00
The Kinetic Chain and Dynamic Slings Putting the shoulder in context: It’s all about ‘normal movement’
15.00 – 15.15
15.15 – 16.30
The Stiff Shoulder Frozen or not? Differential diagnosis, Muscle versus capsule versus bursa and what to do about it!

Timetable day 2

08.30 – 09.00
09.00 – 10.30
The Irritable Shoulder: Can we diagnose anything and what does it mean to our treatment?
10.30 – 10.45
10.45 – 12.30
Getting it right from the start: Steps to Success The power of language & communication. Enhancing exercise adherence.
12.30 – 13.45
13.45 – 14.30
Can we do better? Increasing capacity and brain-rich rehab. Are we getting patients strong enough and the power of sensory input
14.30 – 14.45
14.45 – 16.00
Not forgetting the cervical spine and the ACJ! A special case or same simple approach?
16.00 – 16.30
What happens on Monday morning? Case studies and putting it into practice.

Tutor: Jo Gibson MSc MCSP

Jo has been teaching her shoulder course for over 20 years. During her career she has travelled all over the UK, Europe and the rest of the world to work with and observe some of the World’s leading shoulder experts. 


Her involvement in original research, study at Masters level and vast experience of treating patients with shoulder problems has enabled her to develop a simple, evidence-informed approach to assessment and rehabilitation of the shoulder that is immediately applicable to practice. 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 pain sciences and communication literature offer opportunities for enhancing interventions.