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"Easy to listen to, practical application, British speaker - let's celebrate our experts! Can we have Ian again?"

"Ian is very clear"

This course has been created to combine systematic methods of assessment and functional rehabilitation of the shoulder, and is applicable to the elite sport and outpatient environments. It is an abridged version of the 2 day Athletic Shoulder Course with highly practical content.

The content includes;

  • Functional anatomy & biomechanics
  • Shoulder assessment
  • Proprioceptive assessment & management tips
  • Functional kinetic chain testing
  • Lumbopelvic, cervical & thoracic spine relationships to shoulder function
  • Post-op return to play pathways
  • a wide range of practical exercise solutions to shoulder problems


Not only do you gain expertise from the best in the business on a full-day course, you can also:

  • Access the trade exhibition 
  • Meet our conference speakers
  • Visit our membership and research & development stands to learn more on QAP and our benefits



  • Member: £165
  • Non-member: £195

Book online for an additional £10 discount on the above rates.

Your ticket includes

  • Course entry
  • Certificate
  • Manual
  • Refreshments, unlimited snacks and healthy buffet lunch
  • Access to the exhibition hall and trade discounts


The EMCC has ample parking available onsite however if parking outside of the main car park, a permit will be required to avoid a parking ticket. These can be obtained from the Conference Centre check-in desk or at The Orchard Hotel reception free of charge. The University has a number of various car parks across the site which can be used for parking. Parking on site at the university on Saturday is free across most car parks.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for all physiotherapists at intermediate level or above. The tutor has advised that suitable and comfortable clothing should be worn where the shoulder and scapula is visible for the practical sessions.

Course aims

The aim is for delegates to question their current practice and improve their clinical reasoning in the assessment and rehabilitation of the shoulder in practice, with both sporting and non sporting populations

How does this course support QAP?

It is hoped to enhance your current understanding and give you confidence in exercise prescription with all levels of sports people

Tutor biography

Lead Physiotherapist for the English Institute of Sport

Dr Ian Horsley

Ian has been a physiotherapist for over twenty years. In that time he has spent a considerable amount of time working with sportsmen and women. He worked as a physiotherapist for England Rugby Union, for 14 years, in with various teams, and spent the last 6 years working with the Elite Playing squad, as physiotherapist to England ‘A’.

Currently Ian is Lead Physiotherapist in the North West for the English Institute of Sport, and Technical Lead for the North directorate, as well as being clinical director of Back In Action Rehabilitation, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

He has just concluded research, towards his PhD, in examining musculoskeletal causes of shoulder injuries within professional rugby, and is currently reviewing the role of physiotherapy within the management of musculoskeletal injury.

He has published several articles in peer reviewed journals on the subject of musculoskeletal injury management, and worked as part of the HQ medical team for Team England at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games. Ian was also a member of the Team GB medical team at the 2012 Olympic Games and has joined the Games again in Rio 2016.

Ian had been very well received at our 2017 Physio First conference Body Brain and Business: tools for success, at our Scottish conference in November 2017 and we look forward to welcoming him back to our event in 2019. You can follow Ian's Back In Action practice on Twitter





Arrival and registration

8.30 - 9.00am





Morning session continues


Lunch (hot two course buffet provided)


Afternoon session




Afternoon session continues/Q&A


Course close


Venue Information

East Midlands Conference Centre

EMCC, University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 2RJ