Dr Jeremy Lewis is a Consultant Physiotherapist Independent Prescriber and Professor of Musculoskeletal Research. He was born in New Zealand and trained in Australian. He works in the UK National Health Service as well as working privately in central London (www.CHHP.com). He has been awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, which is the highest award the Society can bestow on one of its members. He has been acknowledged as one of the 5 most eminent clinicians in his profession (UK DoH [Department of Health] National AHP Clinical Expert Database). Jeremy has a clinical interest in tendon problems including the rotator cuff, biceps and tennis elbow. Jeremy has also trained as a sonographer and performs ultrasound guided shoulder injections, (including intra-articular hydro-distension procedures for frozen shoulder) as part of the rehabilitation process if required and appropriate. He has also completed an MSc (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy), and Postgraduate Diplomas in Sports Physiotherapy, and in Biomechanics, as well as MSc modules in injection therapy for soft tissues and joints. He also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging (Ultrasound) (University of Leeds, UK). Since 1992, Jeremy has taught over 350 shoulder workshops internationally in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Cayman Islands, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Japan, The Azores, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, the Middle East, Ireland, South Africa, India, extensively throughout Europe and throughout the UK. He has also been invited to present keynote lectures at many international conferences. His main areas of research interest are rotator cuff tendinopathy, frozen shoulder, shoulder pain syndromes and lateral epicondylopathy. In addition to his own research he supervises PhD and MSc students. Jeremy is an associate editor for the journals; Shoulder & Elbow and, Physiotherapy. He was a co-editor and author for Grieve’s Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (4th ed).
This evidence-based theoretical and practical course is based on extensive clinical experience in assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of shoulder pathology, as well as extensive reference to research publications from a variety of disciplines. Models of shoulder assessment including the Shoulder Symptom Modification Procedure (Lewis JS (2009) British Journal of Sports Medicine) and a new model for staging the continuum of rotator cuff tendinopathy (Lewis JS (2010) British Journal of Sports Medicine) will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on clinical reasoning to support management decisions. Participants completing these courses will gain a greater understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, assessment and evidence-based treatment of this interesting and complicated region of the body.
This course 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 course will be fun, thought provoking, and provide opportunity to discuss ideas and share experiences.
- To develop a better understanding and knowledge of the clinical anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder girdle.
- To develop a comprehensive subjective and physical evaluation strategy for the shoulder that considers local and referred sources of pain and directs the clinician to develop an appropriate management plan.
- 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.
- To gain proficiency in the Shoulder Symptom Modification Procedure.
- To develop a greater understanding and knowledge of various pathologies of the shoulder girdle.
- To develop greater competency in the management of patients with a variety of shoulder
pathologies including; the acute shoulder, subacromial pain syndrome, rotator cuff, shoulder pain
syndromes, and pain referred to the shoulder.
- To review the research evidence relating to the influence of posture and muscle imbalance and its
relationship with shoulder pathology.
- To review the evidence underpinning the pathology, and the assessment and management of
various shoulder conditions, especially rotator cuff and biceps tendinopathy.
- To review the research evidence evaluating the use of diagnostic imaging as part of the
management for musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulder.
- To review the research evidence evaluating the use of injections as part of the management for
musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulder.
- To develop a greater confidence in the use of exercise therapy, hands on therapy and taping
techniques for the shoulder and evaluation of the efficacy of the techniques, balanced against the evidence base for using these techniques.