This one day course is aimed at all clinicians who wish to develop their understanding of the ‘rotator cuff’. The course provides an opportunity for enquiring clinicians to explore current research findings and what this means for clinical practice. The course offers a mix of learning opportunities including lectures, discussion, reflective case study and practical demonstrations. Topics covered include assessment & diagnosis, appropriate use of terminology, understanding pain, and treatment/management. Throughout the course, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their current practice and consider how any new learning might be integrated for the benefit of themselves and their patients.
Who is Dr. Chris Littlewood?
Dr. Chris Littlewood is a UK based physiotherapist. He has extensive experience of working in the UK NHS and private sector and is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Trials at Keele University, UK.
Chris undertook a PhD relating to the assessment and management of rotator cuff tendinopathy. He has also undertaken further post-graduate clinical training as well as a Master’s Degree in Health Services Research and a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education.
Chris supervises MSc and PhD students and is also currently an Associate Editor for the journal Shoulder & Elbow. He has lectured and facilitated courses across the UK, Europe, and Australia.
He has published widely in the field of musculoskeletal disorders, examples of recent publications include:
- Littlewood C, Bateman M, Brown K, Bury J, Mawson S, May S, Walters S (2016). A self-managed single exercise programme versus usual physiotherapy treatment for rotator cuff tendinopathy: a randomized controlled trial (the SELF study). Clinical Rehabilitation, 30(7), 686-696.
- Littlewood C, Malliaras P, Chance-Larsen K (2015). Therapeutic exercise for rotator cuff tendinopathy; a systematic review of contextual factors and prescription parameters. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 38(2), 95-106.
- Littlewood C, Bateman M, Clark D, Selfe J, Watkinson D, Walton M, Funk L (2015). Rehabilitation following repair of the rotator cuff: a systematic review. Shoulder & Elbow, 7, 115-124.
- Littlewood C & Bateman M (2015). Rehabilitation following repair of the rotator cuff: a survey of current UK practice. Shoulder & Elbow, 7, 193-204.
- Littlewood C, Malliaras P, Mawson S, May S, Walters S (2014). Self-managed exercise versus usual physiotherapy treatment for rotator cuff tendinopathy: a pilot randomised controlled trial. Physiotherapy, 100, 54-60.
- Littlewood C, Malliaras P, Mawson S, May S, Walters S (2014). Patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy can self-manage, but with certain caveats: a qualitative study. Physiotherapy, 100, 80-85.
- Littlewood C, May S, Walters S (2013). A review of systematic reviews of the effectiveness of conservative interventions for rotator cuff disorders. Shoulder & Elbow, 5(3), 151-167.
- Littlewood C, Malliaras P, Bateman M, Stace R, May S, Walters S (2013). The central nervous system – an additional consideration in ‘rotator cuff tendinopathy’ and a potential basis for understanding response to loaded therapeutic exercise. Manual Therapy, 18, 468-472.
- He has also published a textbook relating to research methods used within physiotherapy:
- Littlewood C & May S (2013). Understanding Physiotherapy Research. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK.