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The Athletic Shoulder – identification of specific rehabilitation strategies

Date: 01/06/2017
Location: Gloucester
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Ben Ashworth MSc (S&C) MSc (Physio) BSc (Hons) ASCC

First Team Physiotherapist – Arsenal FC

June 1st/2nd (Thurs / Fri) – Gloucester


Ben is in his 5th season as a 1st Team Physiotherapist for Arsenal Football Club. Previously he worked in rugby at London Wasps, before supporting a wide range of athletes through roles at the British Olympic Association and the English Institute of Sport. In London 2012 Ben was a member of Team GB working as Lead Physio for British Judo before taking up his current position. Ben’s qualifications coupled with twenty years of experience cover the complete spectrum from injury rehabilitation to performance. His passion for all things athletic shoulder related means that he is currently conducting his own shoulder research in rugby, baseball, swimming & tennis as well as his own rehabilitation philosophy.

Course description

This new 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. Both tutors have diverse backgrounds in the management of the athletic shoulder in high performance settings, and have combined their experiences with up to date research to present a course that will allow clinicians to apply new concepts to their existing knowledge in this area.

Course outline

The intensive 2 day course will include:

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
ü & a wide range of practical exercise solutions to shoulder problems

The course has a strong practical component, so please bring appropriate clothing.