Courses by International Instructors

Courses Available:

1) Jeremy Lewis- The Shoulder Theory and Practice in:

               London, Dec 2-3- 2017- Only 2 spots left

               Vancouver, Dec 9-10- 2017- SOLD OUT

2) Managing the Complex Musculoskeletal Patient-

 Chad Cook PT, PhD, Eric Hegedus PT, PhD, Alexis Wright PT, PhD

                Vancouver March 3-4th, 2018

1) Jeremy Lewis- The Shoulder: Theory and Practice

December 2-3, 2017 in London- $675- 2 spots left

December 9-10, 2017 in Vancouver- SOLD OUT

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 ( 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).

The Course

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.

Learning Outcomes

  1. To develop a better understanding and knowledge of the clinical anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder girdle.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To gain proficiency in the Shoulder Symptom Modification Procedure.
  5. To develop a greater understanding and knowledge of various pathologies of the shoulder girdle.
  6. To develop greater competency in the management of patients with a variety of shoulderpathologies including; the acute shoulder, subacromial pain syndrome, rotator cuff, shoulder pain syndromes, and pain referred to the shoulder.
  7. To review the research evidence relating to the influence of posture and muscle imbalance and itsrelationship with shoulder pathology.
  8. To review the evidence underpinning the pathology, and the assessment and management ofvarious shoulder conditions, especially rotator cuff and biceps tendinopathy.
  9. To review the research evidence evaluating the use of diagnostic imaging as part of themanagement for musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulder.
  10. To review the research evidence evaluating the use of injections as part of the management formusculoskeletal disorders of the shoulder.
  11. To develop a greater confidence in the use of exercise therapy, hands on therapy and tapingtechniques for the shoulder and evaluation of the efficacy of the techniques, balanced against the evidence base for using these techniques.


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Vancouver Course: SOLD OUT- look for Jeremy next year

Please note there will be a $35 cancellation fee before Oct 1st, 2017, a $150 fee before Nov 15th, 2017 and a $250 fee after Nov 15th, 2017 until 7 days before the start of the course. There is no refund less than 7 days before the start of the course you are attending.

3) Managing the Complex Musculoskeletal Patient

Chad Cook PT, PhD, Eric Hegedus PT, PhD, Alexis Wright PT, PhD

March 3-4th, 2018- Vancouver

A rare opportunity to learn from 3 leaders in MSK management, research and education in one exciting, interactive learning experience.

Course Description

This active, team-based course is designed to challenge the participant’s ability to synthesize a case presentation and develop an appropriate examination and treatment plan. The course includes 9-12 complex cases and is interspersed with formal learning opportunities (didactic and lab-based). Evidence-based examination and interventional aspects are discussed, with guideline-oriented elements included when available.

Course Objectives

Recognize and apply appropriate diagnostic accuracy measures for use in spot diagnosis (screening), differentiation, and confirmation. Perform the best tests and measures used during diagnosis and prognosis. Integrate appropriate exercise based interventions based on best evidence with a goal of maximizing outcomes. Integrate appropriate manual therapy based interventions based on best evidence with a goal of maximizing outcomes. Recognize current gaps in the literature and discuss options for care to fill the gaps

Teaching Methodology

The primary instructional method involves team-based learning. Teams will group together and determine the best examination and interventional options. Multidisciplinary care options are always considered for each case. Brief ‘rapid fire’ lectures are used to enhance learning opportunities, depending the results from the cases.

Course Schedule

Note: Lecture and Lab will be interspersed throughout the 2 days. Dress for an upper and lower quarter lab course.

Who should attend?

Allied health professionals working in the management of musculo-skeletal impairments. The course is specifically targeted to clinicians who have successfully treated many of their patients but are still struggling to help that sub-population of challenging cases. Experienced clinicians wishing to re-invigorate their practices with fresh concepts in patient management will find this program stimulating and add significantly to the team learning experience.

Fees: $795.00 CND

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Please note there will be a $35 cancellation fee before Jan 1st, 2018, a $150 fee before Feb 1st, 2018 and a $250 fee after  Feb 1st, 2018 until 7 days before the start of the course. There is no refund less than 7 days before the start of the course you are attending.