Clinical Sports Medicine @ CHHM

Clinical Sports Medicine @ CHHM

The Centre for Hip Health and Mobility and Clinical Sports Medicine have teamed up to offer a series of workshops, lectures, and symposia featuring some of the world's most compelling experts in physiotherapy. The aim is to provide opportunities for clinicians to enhance their skills and add to their professional toolbox. In some cases, professional development credit will be available. Check back regularly to see what's happening.

Announcing 2018 Clinical Treatment Symposia & Masterclasses for Physiotherapists

Four world-class clinician-lecturers are coming to Vancouver and beyond to share their expertise in the areas of shoulder, hip and tendon. Professor Jill Cook, Jo Gibson, Dr. Alison Grimaldi and Dr. Jeremy Lewis will offer lecture-style symposia and hands-on masterclasses to physiotherapists. If you want to up your game, you won't want to miss a moment. This is truly an all-star line-up! Check below to see the dates. Registration is now open. Scroll down to Register.


Dr. Jeremy Lewis in Vancouver - 2 Day Event!
"The Shoulder: Theory and Practice with Dr. Jeremy Lewis"       

This event is sold out

Dr Jeremy Lewis is a Consultant Physiotherapist and Professor of Musculoskeletal Research. He is an adjunct Professor of Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He is a Reader in Physiotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He has been awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and has been acknowledged as an eminent clinician in his profession (UK DoH [Department of Health] National AHP Clinical Expert Database).

He works in the UK National Health Service as well as working privately in central London ( where he assesses and treats patients with complex shoulder problems. Jeremy has also trained as a sonographer and performs ultrasound guided shoulder injections, (including intra-articular hydro-distension procedures for Stage III 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). He has also qualified as an Independent (non-medical) Prescriber. 

Jeremy has taught shoulder workshops internationally in over 35 countries. He has been invited to present keynote and invited lectures at many international conferences. His main areas of research interest are rotator cuff related shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, injection therapy, exercise therapy and lateral elbow tendinopathy. In addition to his own research, he supervises PhD and MSc students. Jeremy is an associate editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT). He was a co-editor and author for Grieve’s Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (4th ed).

Praise for Dr. Lewis' past courses:

“Complete change to the way I think about shoulders. Best course I have ever done”.

“Thank you, thank you, fantastic, great teaching style, great sense of humour”.

“Before I did this course the world was flat!” 

“Up to date research, excellent techniques, enlightening, holistic, course should be compulsory”.


*These events are for physiotherapists only.

**All topics subject to change. We will endeavour to provide notice well in advance of the course.


Past Events

Masterclass Tour with Professor Jill Cook 

Professor Cook returns to Canada for a three-city Masterclass tour. She will offer exclusive 30-person hands-on clinical tendon treatment masterclasses in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, as well as a larger theoretical symposium in Vancouver. If you missed her last year, don't miss her again!

Professor Jill Cook, PhD, Grad Cert Higher Ed, PG Dip Manips, BAppSci (Phty) is a professor in musculoskeletal health in the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia. Jill’s research areas include sports medicine and tendon injury. After completing her PhD in 2000, she has investigated tendon pathology, treatment options and risk factors for tendon injury. Jill currently supplements her research by conducting a specialist tendon practice and by lecturing and presenting workshops both in Australia and overseas.

Praise for Professor Cook's courses:

Attendees at Professor Cook's 2017 Vancouver Symposium and Masterclass raved about their experience, "It was one of the most informative and remarkable post grad lectures I have ever attended," said a Vancouver Physiotherapist. "I  feel that i will be returning to work with a completely new understanding of tendon pathology," remarked another. 


Jo Gibson in Vancouver "The Shoulder: Steps to Success"

  • Join Jo Gibson to explore a simple evidence-based approach to the management of shoulder pathology, which is immediately applicable in your clinical practice. With Jo, you will consider current development in the literature and how they inform the key factors contributing to successful outcomes. The specific rehabilitation approaches for: dynamic shoulder stability, kinetic chain control, shoulder stiffness, shoulder tendinopathy, culpritis etc will be discussed and accomplished by a practical workshop. This is a highly practical course, which contains lots of rehabilitation tips!

Jo Gibson is a Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist at the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit based at the Royal Liverpool Hospital, UK. She lectures both nationally and internationally about rehabilitation of the shoulder. Her research interests are shoulder instability and motor learning. Jo is currently Squad Physiotherapist for the Great Britain Endurance riding Team. She is the co-author of the GOST booklet, a Guide for Orthopaedic Surgeons and Therapists regarding operative and postoperative management of Upper Limb Patients.


Dr. Alison Grimaldi in Vancouver
"Anterior Hip & Groin Pain: Understanding Definitions, Pathology & Mechanisms"

CTURE SYMPOSIUM- UNDERSTANDING DEFINITIONS, PATHOLOGY & MECHANISMS: The basis for contemporary diagnosis & management 

An exploration of the available anterior hip and groin pain literature reveals a minefield of inconsistent diagnostic labels and a high volume of imaging and surgical papers describing a myriad of pathologies which may or may not be associated with a patient’s presenting signs and symptoms. In recent years there have been some positive advances in defining clinical entities and diagnostic processes. Yet there is a persistent lack of clarity and evidence around best management. Join Dr. Alison Grimaldi to delve into understanding and addressing mechanisms of physical overload through the anterior hip and groin. 


This workshop is a practical application of the principles discussed in the Anterior Hip & Groin Pain lecture series. Now armed with a clear understanding of how morphology, loading patterns and muscle dysfunction may be driving anterior hip and groin pain, participants will be guided through a clinical reasoning model to help determine the key drivers and optimal management approach for each individual.

About Alison Grimaldi, BPhty, MPhty(Sports), PhD

Dr Grimaldi is an Australian Sports Physiotherapist and the practice principal of Physiotec Physiotherapy in Brisbane, with 25 years of clinical experience and a special interest in the management of hip, groin and pelvic pain. She has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Masters of Sports Physiotherapy and a PhD through the University of Queensland. Alison continues her research interests as an Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Queensland. She has conducted over 100 clinical workshops and has presented keynote and invited presentations widely, both in Australia and internationally, at many physiotherapy and medical conferences. She has also contributed to two leading clinical texts - Clinical Sports Medicine and Grieves Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and recorded highly successful podcasts with the British Journal of Sports Medicine and 

Cancellations and Refunds Policy 
Refunds less a $50.00 fee will be given for cancellations received in writing to the event planner 
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