Soft Tissue Rehabilitation of the Shoulder

So what can you expect
from our shoulder workshop?

In this two day workshop our goal is to build your confidence in treating injured shoulders. Shoulders can be one of the most challenging areas of the body to work with. So were do you start the patient on a tissue strength programme? Is it all about the rotator cuff, or should we look at other structures? Where does stretching fit in and how can you build confidence in those patients with long term pain?

We’ve designed this course to to help guide you in choosing a progression of exercises, loading and flexibility that will support your manual therapy work. All backed up with ExerciseLab’s dedicated, no fuss library, so you can deliver that programme to your client, knowing they will have every resource to support their recovery. 

On this course we will cover:

  1. How tissues of the shoulder may become injured in the first place
  2. What tissues require to truly help them recover 
  3. Why pain is not always the best reference for the state of tissues around the shoulder
  4. How to spot potential extrinsic issues that could lead to shoulder injury
  5. How to assess the patient to get a picture of their Tissue Tolerance
  6. How to know whether Stretching, Isometric or Isotonic exercises are indicated/contraindicated
  7. What are the best exercises to use for shoulder recovery
  8. How to educate, progress and hold your clients through to the finish
  9. How to manage client behaviours and belief systems 
  10. Understanding why people often don’t do their Home Care exercises, so you can avoid these road blocks
  11. And, as always, our Golden Nuggets – It’s worth the investment just for these!

Who is this course for?

This course was designed to help those who deal with injured clients and patients of all types and is aimed at building your confidence in helping those with soft tissue damage around the shoulder. We welcome all bodywork practitioners and exercise professionals: Physiotherpists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Personal Trainers, Pilates and Yoga instructors and Athletic/Sports Coaches. 

We will give you the pre-reading you need to be up to speed for the start of the course and develop your ability to assess and rebuild tissue tolerance for healthy shoulders. 

Your Tutors

Taught by Chris Newton and Greg Funnell, this course will be a fun but challenging day, full of practice, so you’ll be more than ready to start helping people on your very next clinic day. 


Chris Newton

Chris’ passion is in helping people with long term chronic pain. He uses a range of techniques like Manual Therapy, Functional Neurology and Exercise, along with working on patient belief systems to help them overcome pain. He has taught Sports Massage at NLSSM for 10 years where he helped to reform the Home Care exercise section of the course. You can learn more about Chris’ work at and


Greg Funnell

Greg has been involved in sport from a young age. He first started his interest in health and fitness playing in-line hockey on a national and international level. Greg understands that the mind has a significant part to play in the rehabilitation of pain and has built a reputation for supporting his patients through his hands on skills, exercise rehabilitation and emotional wellbeing. You can learn more about Greg at

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2 Day Workshop: How To Recover The Injured Shoulder