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Dr Ian Horsley - The Sporting Shoulder
Dr Ian Horsley - The Sporting Shoulder

Sat, 07 Oct


Dublin 8

Dr Ian Horsley - The Sporting Shoulder

The Sporting Shoulder is a highly practical and interactive course which deals with the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of the shoulder in sports. Lunch included. See below for more information.

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Time & Location

07 Oct 2023, 08:30 – 08 Oct 2023, 16:30

Dublin 8, St James Hospital, Dublin 8, Co. Dublin, D08 NHY1, Ireland

About the Event

Dr Ian Horsely brings his excellent course to Dublin. 

The Sporting Shoulder

The Sporting Shoulder is a highly practical and interactive course which deals with the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of the shoulder in sport.

For therapist supporting athletes (at all levels of sport)it will provide suggestions on how to manage shoulder injuries (including interventions to assist in reducing the incidence of primary injury, designing appropriate rehabilitation regimes, and supporting shared return to play decisions).

The weekend will develop the concept of the requirements of the shoulder to participate in sport and will introduce alternative considerations which could compromise (sporting) shoulder function.

Additionally, it will consider regional interdependence, assessment of the kinetic chain, what exactly do we need to know about “strength” around the shoulder, assessment and rehabilitation of proprioception, and the concepts of returning to sport.

If time allows, we will cover “brain training” and how influencing cranial nerve function, can improve movement quality.

There will be an emphasis on finding the driver for non-traumatic shoulder pain, rather than on diagnostic labelling, and understanding concepts that can be used to formulate bespoke interventions for athletes. There will be no recipes.

It is hope that the weekend will spark discussion and attendee interaction.

Due to the practical nature of the course, attendees are expected to dress according, so that the upper quadrants can easily be observed.


Ian has been a physiotherapist for over 33 years. He worked as a physiotherapist for England Rugby Union, for 14 years, in with various teams, and spent the last 8 years working with the Elite Playing squad, as physiotherapist to England ‘A’.

Currently Ian is Athlete Health Lead Physiotherapist and Technical Lead for the North West for the English Institute of Sport, Clinical Director of Back In Action Rehabilitation, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, associate lecturer at Salford University, and member of the EdCom for EUSSER and BESS, along with the many one and two day courses he teaches across Europe.

He concluded his PhD in 2103 examining the issues around shoulder injuries in professional rugby, and has published several articles in peer reviewed journals on the subject of musculoskeletal injury management, and contributed chapters to several books on sports injury management.

He worked as part of the HQ medical team for Team England at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games, was a member of the Team GB HQ medical team at the 2012, 2016 and 2020/21 Olympic Games and currently is a Consultant Physiotherapist to England Football.

In his spare time, Ian spends most of his time trying to learn to play golf, cycling, supporting Barnsley FC and have some quality time with his wife now the children have grown.

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