Clinical Sports Medicine @ CHHM

Clinical Sports Medicine @ CHHM

The Centre for Hip Health and Mobility and Clinical Sports Medicine have teamed up to offer 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 coming soon.  Email to be notified when registration opens.

Masterclass Tour with Professor Jill Cook 

  • Vancouver: June 15 & 16 
  • Toronto: June 20
  • Montreal: June 22

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. She will be offering cliIf 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"

  • Symposium: Friday, July 13, 5:00pm - 9:00pm ($275)
  • Masterclass: Saturday, July 14, 9:00am - 4:30pm ($600 includes Friday symposium; only 22 spots) 

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. These is 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
"Understanding Tendinopathies of the Hip and Pelvis"

  • Symposium: Saturday, September 22, 9:00am - 4:00pm ($275)
  • Masterclass: Sunday, September 23, 2018: 9:00am – 4:30pm ($600 includes Saturday symposium; numbers limited)

Dr. Alison Grimaldi will share her expertise on tendinopathies of the hip and pelvis– an issue that represents a large burden on both the sporting and aging populations. Growing evidence is shaping contemporary conservative management of tendinopathy.This course provides participants with guidance towards a deeper understanding of tendinopathies of the hip and pelvis, and more effective clinical management. The information presented is based on both an emerging evidence base derived from scientific studies on structure and mechanobiological mechanisms, risk factors, impairments and the available information on effects of intervention, and over 20 years of clinical experience.

Alison is Principal Physiotherapist at Physiotec, an Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, and international speaker, presenter and workshop facilitator. With over 25 years of clinical experience, Alison is committed to supporting physiotherapists and allied health professionals by providing access to cutting-edge research, new products, and professional development opportunities. Visit for more information about Alison.


Dr. Jeremy Lewis in Vancouver - 3 Day Event!
 "The Shoulder: Theory and Practice with Dr. Jeremy Lewis"             

  • Symposium: Thursday, November 29, 9:00am – 4:00pm ($275)
  • Masterclass: Friday, November 30 & Saturday, December 1, 9:00am – 4:30pm ($675)
  • Full Conference: November 29-Dec 1, 2018  ($800 for SPC/PABC members | $900 – Non-members)

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.