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Ann Cools - Shoulder Rehabilitation: Whats new from a scientific and clinical point of view? Level I

Ann Cools - Shoulder Rehabilitation: What's new from a scientific and clinical point of view? (Level



Dates: Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st November 2024

The goal of this 2-day shoulder course is to update knowledge and practical skills with respect to shoulder rehabilitation, debating the most common shoulder disorders like rotator cuff disorders, traumatic and atraumatic instability, shoulder stiffness, the involvement of the scapula, sport-specific shoulder pain etc.
The course consists of theoretical background sessions (30%), critical interactive discussions (20%) and practical sessions (50%). The target public is physiotherapists with a special interest for shoulder rehabilitation. Novice as well as experienced physiotherapists have the opportunity to update their knowledge and skills. General insights in shoulder anatomy, biomechanics, including pathomechanical injury mechanisms, are assumed to be acquired.


Detailed Description

Ann Cools (PT, PhD) is a physiotherapist, working as an associate professor at the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy at the Ghent University, Belgium. Her topic of research and teaching expertise, is shoulder rehabilitation in general, and sport specific approach and scapular involvement in particular. Besides her academic work, she runs a shoulder clinic in a private practice.

She finished her PhD in 2003, debating scapular involvement in sports related shoulder pain in the overhead athlete, and she has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed international journals, wrote contributions and chapters in several international recognized books, and gives courses on a national and international level. She was head of the Physical Therapy Education at the Ghent University 2008-2016, and was founding member and president of the European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation (EUSSER) 2008-2012. Since 2016, she is also affiliated as senior researcher to the Department of Physiotherapy of the Bispebjerg Hospital and the Department of Sports Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

She is currently a member of the Board of the International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists, organizing the 3-annual world congress for shoulder and elbow therapists, and is founding board member of the Flemish Shoulder Network. 

*Please be aware this course preceeds a two-day “Sporting Shoulder: From Pain to Performance" conference that will be held at Liverpool Hope University on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November 2024. 

Please click here to view further information on the conference.

There is an option to book on both the Ann Cools Conference and full conference at a reduced rate through the relevant links below:

[Promotional Bundle] Course Fee & Full Conference - General Rate (Early Bird)

[Promotional Bundle] Course Fee & Full Conference - EUSSER Rate (Early Bird)

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