If you have experienced difficulty in treating shoulder problems, then this module is for you. Shoulder injuries and scapulo-humeral dysfunction are often extremely difficult to diagnose and treat and we have assembled three of the most experienced and well qualified professionals, from different disciplines, to explain their approach to examination diagnosis and treatment.
Mr Simon Bell FRCS, FRACS, FAOrthoA
Simon is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in shoulder and elbow problems. He is an inaugural member of the Australian Shoulder and Elbow Society, is a Fellow in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Senior Consultant at Monash Medical Centre. Simon is also in private practice at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre and at the Melbourne Shoulder and Elbow Centre, in Brighton, Victoria. Simon has studied extensively overseas and is regarded as one of Australia’s leading shoulder surgeons, treating some of our most elite and famous athletes.
Dr Rick Ames BSc, DC, FACCS
Rick Ames, apart from being a Senior Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator for the Master of Chiropractic Science (Sports Chiropractic), runs a successful private practice at the Melbourne Sports Clinic. Rick has been the team chiropractor for the Victorian weightlifting team as well as a member of various sports medical teams, including the Australian team in the Weightlifting World Cup. He has published and presented both locally and internationally on sports injuries and their management. Rick will present on the chiropractic management of shoulder injuries.
Dr Peter Kent BAppSc(Chiro), BAppSc(Physio), GradDipManipPhysio
Peter is one of very few who hold both Chiropractic and Physiotherapy degrees. A 1985 graduate from the RMIT University, School of Chiropractic, Peter then went on to complete his Physiotherapy degree at La Trobe University in 1990, followed by his Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1993. He works in private practice in North Fitzroy as well as conducting research at University of Melbourne in the role of muscle strengthening in rehabilitation.