The Shoulder: Theory & Practice – Jeremy Lewis

Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 – Sunday, Jul 7, 2019

9:00am – 5:30pm

A biopsychosocial approach for the assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions involving the shoulder region. Taught worldwide in over 35 countries, this course is continually updated and integrates the latest research evidence. In addition to assessment & management of the shoulder region, this course 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 course remains a ‘work in progress’ and is continually updated with the emergence of new research and clinical understanding. As a result, many people have participated more than once. This course will be thought provoking and provide an opportunity to discuss ideas and share experiences. The course now includes a comprehensive new section on Frozen Shoulder, and to make space, a reduced theoretical and practical section on the application of shoulder symptom modification is included. More information on the SSMP

This course is ideal for any clinical or health professional working with people presenting with shoulder pain. All health professionals, students and new graduates are welcome to attend. For more information, email

Take a closer look at the course detail below…

About the Course Tutor ­- Dr Jeremy Lewis PhD FCSP

Dr Jeremy LewisJeremy Lewis PhD FCSP is a Consultant Physiotherapist and Professor of Musculoskeletal Research (University of Hertfordshire, UK). Born in New Zealand & trained in Australia, he now works in the UK National Health Service. He has been awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. He assesses & treats people with complex shoulder problems. Jeremy has also trained as an MSK sonographer (Postgraduate Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging­Ultrasound, University of Leeds, UK), & performs ultrasound guided shoulder injections as part of the rehabilitation process if required and appropriate. He also has completed; MSc (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy), & Postgraduate Diplomas in; Manipulative Physiotherapy (Melbourne), Sports Physiotherapy (Curtin), & Biomechanics (Scotland), as well as MSc studies in injection therapy for soft tissues & joints. He has also qualified as an Independent (non­medical) Prescriber.
Jeremy has taught shoulder workshops internationally & has also been invited to present keynote lectures at many international conferences. His main areas of research interest are rotator cuff related shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, injection therapy, & exercise therapy. He also writes about reframing our care for people with non­traumatic musculoskeletal pain & the medicalisation of ‘normality’ in musculoskeletal practice. In addition to his own research, he supervises PhD & MSc students. Jeremy is a Viewpoint editor for JOSPT and was a co­editor & author for Grieve’s Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (4th ed).

Learning Outcomes

  1. To develop a better understanding and knowledge of the clinical anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder girdle.
  2. To appreciate the importance of taking a biopsychosocial approach to patient management.
  3. To develop a comprehensive evaluation strategy for the shoulder that considers local and referred sources of pain and directs the clinician to develop an appropriate management plan.
  4. To develop greater confidence with the physical assessment of the shoulder region and a better understanding of the evidence for the use of the selected assessment techniques.
  5. To develop a greater understanding of various pathologies of the shoulder girdle.
  6. To develop greater competency in the management of patients with a variety of shoulder pathologies.
  7. To review the research evidence relating to the influence of posture and muscle imbalance and its relationship with shoulder pathology.
  8. To review the evidence underpinning the pathology, and the assessment and management of various shoulder conditions, including rotator cuff related shoulder pain and frozen shoulder.
  9. To review the research evidence evaluating the use of diagnostic imaging as part of the management for musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulder.
  10. To review the research evidence evaluating the use of injections as part of the management for musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulder.
  11. To develop greater confidence in the use of exercise therapy and other techniques for managing shoulder conditions and evaluation of the efficacy of the techniques, balanced against the evidence base for using these techniques.

Participant Comments

  • “Complete change to the way I think about shoulders. Best course I have ever done”.
  • “Fantastic course as example of how to treat within the biopsychosocial model. A very competent and relevant approach with respect to where physiotherapy is at currently. The shoulder provides the topic but the clinical processing could be applied elsewhere. I don’t think anyone is teaching such a balanced approach currently”.
  • “Great explanations, very in­depth, great synthesis of research evidence”.
  • “What an amazing course. Have had an unbelievable result this week I also have to say that I have never been able to sit solidly at a course where there is a lot of theory and not zone out at some point. I think you talk so well and you’re so interesting that I was gripped the whole time! That’s a first for me and only been qualified 20 years!!”
  • “Excellent, I have changed how I treat the upper limb and neck pain and have had excellent results”. [from a participant who had re­attended]
  • “Jeremy was relaxed and informative and gave us a lot of valuable information in a non­threatening way, the evidence base was excellent”.
  • “By far the most informative, research­based & thought provoking course I have been on”.
  • “The presentation was excellent and the evidence base brilliant and relevant to me as a clinician and provided me with great ideas for rehabilitation”.
  • “Excellent presentation style. Enjoyed lectures and practical sessions. Very impressed with depth and breadth of knowledge and how well it relates to clinical practice”.
  • “Up to date research, excellent techniques, enlightening, holistic, course should be compulsory”

Course Program – 15th Edition

Day 1

09:00 ­- 09:30 : Introduction, Evidence­Based Practice, Psychosocial Factors, Epidemiology and Outcomes. Psychosocial factors that will surprise you! And some facts to impress your friends at dinner parties!

9:30 ­- 10:30 : Function, Anatomy, Biomechanics, Evolution, and the Kinetic Chain. How does the shoulder function? Importance of considering regional and whole body kinematics in relation to shoulder function.

10:30 -­ 10:45 : Break 

10:45 ­- 12:30 : Assessment and Management. This clinically orientated & practical session highlights the dilemma of diagnosis. It includes a biopsychosocial approach to assessment & management supporting the clinical reasoning process, and an in­depth discussion on orthopaedic tests, posture & imaging.

12:30 ­- 13:15 : Lunch

13:15 ­- 15:00 : Assessment and Management (cont.) Pain science is discussed, as is the importance of the words we use in clinical practice.

15:00 ­- 15:15 : Break

15:15 ­- 17:30 : Assessment and Management (cont.)

Day 2

09:00 ­- 09:15 : Review of Day 1 and Discussion.

9:15 ­- 10:30 : Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain.  This theoretical and practical session involves a very detailed and in­depth review of this multi­factorial problem. The current evidence­based research across a number of professions evidence regarding the aetiology and pathology of this condition will be presented in detail. This session includes a critical appraisal of the use of injection therapy in the management of RCRSP and critically compares outcomes between surgical & non­surgical intervention. Evidence ­based management is presented in detail. Lifestyle issues and patient scenarios and videos are included.

10:30 -­ 10:45 : Break 

10:45 ­- 12:30 : Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain. (cont.)

12:30 ­- 13:15 : Lunch

13:15 ­- 15:00 : Frozen Shoulder A theoretical and practical session investigating the latest research and evidence supporting the assessment & management of this intriguing condition.

15:00 ­- 15:15 : Break

15:15 ­- 16:00 : Frozen Shoulder (cont.)

16:00 ­- 17:00 : Patient Presentations, Case Studies, Summary

Investment and Payment Details

The investment includes course booklet and catering. Certificate of attendance issued by Jeremy Lewis and PhysioCentral

Early bird rate – includes a FREE Jeremy Lewis shoulder belt (RRP $250HKD):

  • $4500 HKD
  • $4400 HKD (Physiotherapy students*, group booking of 2+ participants‡)

Standard rate:

  • $5000 HKD
  • $4800 HKD (Physiotherapy students*, group booking of 2+ participants‡)

*A emailed copy of your current student ID card is required for eligibility
‡A single transaction payment for all participants is required. Registration details of the other participants should be emailed to
Applications close:

  • Early Bird: Friday 8th March 2019
  • Standard Rate: Friday 21st June 2019

Payment Details
Payment can be made via PayPal, Cheque or Bank Transfer after the acceptance of the terms and conditions and completion of the registration details.

Event Location

The Pilates Practice
2/F, Shama Place, 30 Hollywood Road
Central, Hong Kong

Event Fees

Early Bird – Single Participant
HKD 4500.00
Early Bird – 2+ Participants
HKD 4400.00
Early Bird – Student (ID Req.)
HKD 4400.00
Standard – Single Participant
HKD 5000.00
Standard – 2+ Participants
HKD 4800.00
Standard – Student (ID Req.)
HKD 4800.00