This one day conference is to hear our well respective speakers on the topic of
Shoulder & Elbow rehabilitation. The conference aims to explore both surgical and
conservative perspectives on how to manage dysfunction in the shoulder and elbow.
Clinical cases & X-rays will be discussed amongst the faculty to generate debate as
well as nuggets of advice.
The day will cover key areas including: Current controversies in Rotator Cuff rehab;
The influence of Cervical and Thoracic Spine on Shoulder pathology; Shoulder
pathology during menarche and menopause; Conservative management of Pre/Post
Introduction - Chair: Prof Graham N Smith
The Female Shoulder Part 1: Menarche - Ms Susan Alexander
Searching for the holy grail in rotator cuff rehabilitation - have we found it? - Jo
Neck or shoulder? How the cervical and thoracic spines influence normal shoulder
function - Alison Middleditch
Fracture of Elbow - Amjid Ali: MB ChB FRCS (Tr & Orth) Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
The Physiotherapy Management of a patient following an elbow fracture - Val Jones
The Female Shoulder Part 2: Menopause - Ms Susan Alexander
Case discussions + X-rays - Jo Gibson /Val Jones
Clinical cases with the faculty (video presentations Jo & Susan)
Ms Susan Alexander MBBS MSc PhD FRCS
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Susan Alexander is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based at the Fortius Clinic and
the King Edward VII Hospital in London. After graduating from Charing Cross and
Westminster Medical School in 1996, Susan completed a PhD in Molecular Biology,at
the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology,Imperial College,London. She completed her
orthopaedic specialty training on the London based North West Thames programme
(2005-2010), and during this period also completed an MSc in Orthopaedic
Biomechanics from the University of Strathclyde. Her passion lies in shoulder surgery
and she also undertook Fellowships in Shoulder Surgery at the Royal In rmary of
Edinburgh and at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore (RNOH
Stanmore). In 2013 Susan was appointed Consultant in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
at RNOH Stanmore. Susan has published in both clinical and scienti c peer-reviewed
journals, and has presented at numerous international orthopaedic meetings. She
founded 'The Funky Professor.com', an online anatomy video resource, featuring
Professor Vishy Mahadevan from the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Amjid Ali: MB ChB FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Mr Ali is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Northern General Hospital and has
his private practice at Claremont Private Hospital and BMI Thornbury Hospital.
Amjid graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1996 and did his General Surgical
and Specialist Orthopaedic training in Sheffield. He undertook his specialist Shoulder
and Elbow Surgery training in Sydney, Australia and in The Shoulder and Elbow Unit
at The Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.
In January 2008 he was appointed to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals as a Consultant
Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in shoulder and elbow surgery.
Amjid provides a specialist assessment and treatment service for most problems of
the shoulder including arthritis, subacromial impingement, rotator cuff problems,
frozen shoulder and instability.
In relation to elbow problems, Amjid provides a specialist assessment and treatment
service for arthritis, stiffness, Tennis/Golfer's elbow, elbow instability and ulnar nerve
A significant part of Amjid's work involves treating complex shoulder and elbow
injuries in patients from Sheffield and the surrounding area.
Amjid is actively involved in teaching and training. He is a faculty member on a
number of local, national and European courses teaching physiotherapists, GPs,
trainee surgeons and other consultants about the assessment and treatment of
shoulder and elbow problems.
He is Course Director of The Royal College of Surgeons Shoulder Arthroscopy Course
in London, Convener of The Biomet Upper Limb Summer University Course in
and Convener of the Upper Extremities Trauma Course in Barcelona, Spain.
Amjid is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons Fellowship Examination in
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery.
Amjid has undertaken research into shoulder and elbow problems which have been
published in peer reviewed journals and he has presented this work both nationally
He has also invented a set of surgical instruments which are used in elbow
Jo Gibson MCSP - Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist (UK)
Jo Gibson is a Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist working at the Liverpool Upper Limb
Unit at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and a Consultant in private practice. She has
worked as a Shoulder Specialist since 1995 and lectures Nationally and
about assessment and rehabilitation of the shoulder complex. Jo is an Associate
Lecturer at Liverpool University and has published in Peer-reviewed journals and
written several book chapters. She has previously held the positions of Vice President
of EUSSER (European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists) and AHP
representative for the British Elbow and Shoulder Society
Ms Val Jones MCSP MSc
A leading physiotherapist specialising in rehabilitation of the shoulder and elbow has
been awarded a prestigious Fellowship from the British Elbow and Shoulder Society.
Val Jones, an upper limb specialist physiotherapist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
Foundation Trust, was one of only two members of the British Elbow and Shoulder
Society to receive the esteemed Copeland Fellowship.
Val Jones is a Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist working at the Sheffield Shoulder and
Elbow Unit at the Sheffield Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust and also works in
private practice. She lectures nationally and internationally about the assessment and
rehabilitation of the elbow joint. Val has published in peer reviewed journals and is a
previous AHP representative on the British Elbow and Shoulder Society Council, as
well as being the current UK national delegate for EUSSER. She has organised and
presented upon the highly successful Sheffield Elbow course for Physiotherapists
Alison Middleditch MCSP MMACP
Alison trained at Kings College Hospital and has worked in both the NHS and private
sectors, worked as physiotherapist to the Scottish and Welsh Lacrosse teams and also
held a five year Research Post at Bioengineering Department University College,
London. Alison is now the Practice Principal at the Surrey Physiotherapy Clinic where
she specialises in the treatment of complex musculoskeletal problems. Early in her
career she developed an interest in musculoskeletal disorders and after gaining
membership of the MACP she became a tutor and examiner for the association and
was part of the team that developed the first Masters Course in Manipulative therapy
at Coventry University. Alison lectures extensively both national and internationally.
Professor Graham N Smith GradDipPhys FCSP DIP TP CertEd
Chartered & HCPC Registered Physiotherapist
Rehabilitation & Sports Injury Consultant
Professor Graham N Smith qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1977 and as a teacher of
Physiotherapy in 1982. He is currently an independent rehabilitation and sports
consultant based in Glasgow. He has extensive experience in the treatment and
management of injuries at all levels of the sporting spectrum and has worked with
Glasgow Rangers FC, the British Olympic Team and numerous national representative
sporting teams. He was also responsible for establishing the Football Association
National Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Centre, Lilleshall. He is a Fellow of the
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, a Visiting Professor at University of Chichester
and a Visiting Lecturer on the MSc in Sports Medicine at Trinity College, Dublin. He
was also one of a small group of international presenters invited to give a workshop
the fifth edition, Olympic academic programme of sport, medicine and sports
physiotherapy in the London 2012 Olympic Village. He combines his clinical and
consultancy roles with lecturing commitments both nationally and internationally on
rehabilitation and sports and musculoskeletal injury management.