Education masterclass series and BJSM webinars – bringing the latest evidence-based practice to clinicians

By Paul Blazey @Blazey85

As part of an ongoing series of masterclasses in Vancouver, Canada was lucky enough to host Jo Gibson, shoulder specialist physiotherapist from the UK. Jo delivered an in-depth update of the latest shoulder rehabilitation evidence. The course focused on the role of the kinetic chain in developing shoulder pathology and looking at the patient from a biopsychosocial perspective and participants particularly appreciated the uncomplicated approach to triaging shoulder pain, with practical tips on rehabilitation and management.

Image: Participants hone their shoulder assessment skills during the masterclass with Jo Gibson.

The masterclass series is bringing together some of the top international physiotherapists with Jo following on from Jill Cook’s tendinopathy update earlier this summer.

Still to visit are Alison Grimaldi who currently has the 2ndmost popular podcast of all-time on our BJSM podcast platform (click here to listen). Alison will be looking at a practical approach to managing lateral hip pain, delivering the most up to date evidence-based practice following her involvement with the LEAP trial. 1LEAP was recently published in the prestigious BMJ and has garnered significant interest in its implications for the management of lateral hip pain. She will be visiting Vancouver on the 22-23rdSeptember 2018. You can register here:

Image: Summarising the recent LEAP trial published in the BMJ. Retrieved from:


As we strive to serve the international community and aim to be inclusive of all members the BJSM recently held a webinar series in which Alison was one of our featured speakers. For those of you who are unable to make to Alison’s event in person then a link to the webinar series can be found here –

The webinar series also had content from two of our other top podcast speakers in Kieran O’Sullivan and Jeremy Lewis. Both clinicians provide extremely practical tips on the management of low back and shoulder pain in daily musculoskeletal therapy. The webinars include a host of references to recent evidence-based practice and can support clinicians looking to access valuable continuing professional development resources.

For those who want some insight into the approach taken by Jeremy then his recent editorial written with Peter O’Sullivan (no relation to Kieran) has proven extremely popular – it is an open access paper in this months copy of BJSM and can be viewed via the following link –

As ever, at BJSM we are keen to hear from subscribers and social media followers on how we can further enhance our content to support clinicians.


1Mellor Rebecca, Bennell Kim, Grimaldi Alison, et al. Education plus exercise versus corticosteroid injection use versus a wait and see approach on global outcome and pain from gluteal tendinopathy: prospective, single blinded, randomised clinical trial. BMJ. 2018; 361: k1662


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