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This one day course is divided into two halves, with one half providing an overview of our recent hip research, combined with the current evidence-base to produce rehabilitation strategies to guide the private practitioner when managing patients with hip pathology.  The second half will provide practitioners with a principle-based approach to the early rehabilitation of shoulder conditions, based on our shoulder research and clinical expertise. As well as providing a greater understanding of the consideration for management of later stage, high level shoulder rehabilitation.


Dr Tania Pizzari

Tania Pizzari graduated from La Trobe University with honours in 1997, and with a PhD in 2002. Tania lectures and conducts research part-time in the La Trobe University Department of Physiotherapy. She regularly conducts lectures and practical sessions for the Australian Physiotherapy Association on shoulder, knee and hamstring injuries and is a member of the Shoulder and Elbow Physiotherapists of Australia. She is a regular speaker at National and international Sports Medicine conferences. Tania is able to provide particular expertise in the diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of shoulder conditions as well as the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in children.

You can also find out more about Tania on her website


By the end of the course, participants will;

  • Understand hip muscle function in healthy individuals, with a particular focus on the deep hip muscles (gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, quadratus femoris, iliocapsularis and the obturators).
  • Understand the hip muscle structure and function in injury and pathology, with a particular focus on osteoarthritis, gluteal trochanteric pain syndrome and femoroacetabular impingement.
  • Practice effective exercises for targeted rehabilitation of hip disorders and appreciate the evidence-base behind the development of the exercise protocols.
  • Apply clinically relevant, principle-based management techniques to treat patients with shoulder disorders.
  • Use practical shoulder assessment techniques to guide the direction, stage and progression of early shoulder rehabilitation.
  • Apply clinically relevant management techniques for rehabilitating gym-related shoulder injuries.
  • Understand and teach correct technique for gym exercises that place the shoulder at risk.

Delegate requirements

Shorts for hip component, singlet for shoulder component.

Who should attend this course?

This course is relevant to introductory, intermediate and advanced levels and new graduates. This course will provide attendees with robust, evidence-based strategies for the management of two of the most complex joints in the the body: The hip and shoulder. New knowledge and the confidence gained from undertaking the course will enhance patient care, improve outcomes, and increase patient and practitioner satisfaction.

Reading list

  • Semciw AI, Green RA, Murley GS, Pizzari T. (2014). Gluteus minimus: an intramuscular EMG investigation of anterior and posterior segments during gait. Gait Posture, 39(2), 822-826
  • Semciw AI, Pizzari T, Murley GS, Green RA. (2013). Gluteus medius: An intramuscular EMG investigation of anterior, middle and posterior segments during gait. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 23(4), 858-864.
  • Watson L, Warby S, Balster S, Lenssen R, Pizzari T. (2016) The treatment of multidirectional instability of the shoulder with a rehabilitation program: Part 1. Shoulder and Elbow. DOI: 10.1177/1758573216652086
  • Watson L, Warby S, Balster S, Lenssen R, Pizzari T. (2016) The treatment of multidirectional instability of the shoulder with a rehabilitation program: Part 2. Shoulder and Elbow. DOI: 10.1177/1758573216652087




Arrival and registration


  • Morning sessions: Hip
  • Hip muscle function in health individuals
  • Hip muscle structure and function in injury and pathology




Hip muscle function in rehabilitation exercises




  • Afternoon session:Shoulder
  • Categories of disorders and subjective consideration
  • Practical assessment
  • Principles of early rehabilitation




  • Principles of early rehabilitation continued
  • Shoulder rehabilitation back into the gym


Question and answer session


Course close


If you would like to attend this course, please call 01604 684 968 for further information.