Shoulder & Knee: Complex Understanding for Simple Solutions

9-10 June 2018

Crown Moran Hotel

142-152 Cricklewood Broadway
London, NW2 3ED

Discounted hotel rooms are available. Call the hotel at +44 20 8452 4175 and reference “The Science PT” and program dates of 8/6/18 – 10/6/18 to make your room reservations and get the group rate.


Erik Meira and Adam Meakins

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The Shoulder w/ Adam:

Do you want a way to manage shoulder problems that DOESN’T promise instant fixes, miracle cures, and magic treatments? Good because you won’t get any of those here! Instead you will get simple, practical, honest ideas and thoughts on how to deal with the common causes of shoulder pain.

This fast paced, info packed day is designed for ALL therapists who want a simplified, effective, and evidence based approach to painful shoulder assessment and treatment. It is designed to cut through the confusing and conflicting research and condense the many different methods of managing shoulders into one helpful package.

It will be informative, informal, and fun with plenty of helpful ideas and tips that you can put into practice immediately.

Shoulder Objectives:

  • Expose the myths and misconceptions around shoulder anatomy, biomechanics and pathology
  • Simplify your assessment and management of the commonly encountered shoulder issues
  • Explore the evidence on how best to assess and diagnose the common shoulder issues
  • Examine how best to assess shoulder movement, muscle function, proprioception, and the kinetic chain
  • Evaluate shoulder rehab exercises and progressions with chances to practice and rehearse ideas

The Knee w/ Erik:

This day will explore the complexity of human movement and how it applies to the knee. Topics including patellar tendinopathies, ligamentous injuries, meniscal tears, and patellofemoral pain (PFP) will be discussed. There will also be extensive exploration of postoperative management and return to play strategies for common procedures such as anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) and meniscal repairs.

This complex content will be presented in a way that is simple to understand and even simpler to implement by focusing on key concepts in a hierarchical format.

Knee Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the current understanding of the mechanisms of injury in knee injuries
  • Perform a simple screen for athletes that may be at higher risk for knee injury or second injury
  • Describe the most effective programs for reducing the risk for lower extremity injuries
  • Focus on primary goals of postoperative rehabilitation to maximize return to sport function
  • Develop a targeted and streamlined exercise progression for maximal benefit
  • Consider the complexity of human movement and how it applies to rehabilitation


Day 1 - Shoulder

08:30 - 09:00

Registration/Breakfast (provided)

09:00 - 09:30

Simple is f**king hard

09:30 - 10:30

Shoulder anatomy and biomechanical myth busting

10:30 - 10:45


10:45 - 12:15

The Stiff Shoulder

12:15 - 13:15

Lunch (provided)

13:15 - 14:45

The Weak Shoulder

14:45 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:30

The Loose Shoulder

16:30 - 17:00

Final Comments/Shoulder Conclusion

Day 2 - Knee

08:30 - 09:00

Registration/Breakfast (provided)

09:00 - 09:30

Introduction/How to science

09:30 - 10:30

Understanding human movement as a dynamical system

10:30 - 10:45


10:45 - 12:00

Overview of knee pathologies and biomechanics

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch (provided)

13:00 - 14:15

Mechanisms of ACL injuries/Injury reduction strategies

14:15 - 14:45

Operative management of knee pathologies

14:45 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:00

Postoperative rehab of knee pathologies/Return to play decision making

16:00 - 17:00

Exercise progressions for knee rehabilitation


Regular: £350 (Advanced Registration Discount £300 if registered by 23:59 GMT, 11 May 2018)
Student currently in physio school: £280 (Advanced Registration Discount £245 if registered by 23:59 GMT,11 May 2018) – Limited slots

Breakfast and lunch both days are included in the price