New Physiotherapy courses for 2017

  • 19/12/2017

We are very excited to announce to you new courses for 2017 run By Our Clinical Specialist and Mentor.

VPM will be running ‘ The Adult Hip Patient’ course Level 1 and 2 with Benoy Mathew and Glen Robbins. This course will take place in May, at the UCLH Hospital in central London. Proactivhealth has an Associated Early Bird price of £ 240 for level 1 & 2 registrations made before the 31st of January 2017

VPM has also agreed to run the ‘ The Adult Hip Patient’ course in October 2017, in the Central Belt in Scotland, this is an open invite to any venues in Scotland that would like to be host to this event.
Jo Gibson has offered to run another course with VPM on ‘ Shoulder – Steps to Success’ in April, in London, as the January course is already sold out. The April course will be her last course which we will host in 2017, as Jo is extremely busy with her other international teaching commitments.


Level 1 course is on: Differential Diagnosis & Manual Therapy
Level 2 course is on: Rehabilitation of Articular & Extra-articular Pathologies

The aim of Level 1 and 2 courses to provide a clear, honest and evidence based look, combined with more than 25 years of joint clinical experience of Benoy Mathew and Glen Robbins. You will learn what does and does not work in the assessment and management of the active hip patient. The treatment section will look at the evidence based rehab strategies in the conservative management of the hip patient and develop effective programmes for tendinopathies of the hip and pelvis. It is designed to be highly practical and full of clinical tips that you can put into practice immediately.

The Hip Patient courses will take place:

London, Univesity College Hospital

We are also planning to run this course on 14-15th of October 2017 in the Central Belt of Scotland and are currently looking for the right venue to host this event.



Benoy Mathew, MSc, MCSP, MAACP Ben qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1998 and currently works as an Extended Scope Practitioner in the NHS and privately with running clubs. Clinically, he specialises in the management of difficult musculoskeletal and sports injuries with a particular focus on overuse young hip and knee injuries. He has a particular passion for identifying and correcting dysfunctional movement patterns that lead to overuse injuries and impair performance in the active population.

Glen Robbins, MSc MMACP MCSP Glen is the clinical director of Hemel Physio, based in Apsley. He has completed his Masters in Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at University of Herts and is a skilled and experienced manual therapist. He uses a combined treatment approach to help his clients optimise their rehabilitation potential including manual techniques, specialist exercise programmes and strength and conditioning for clients at all sporting levels, particularly in endurance sports.


This 2 day course will present a simple evidence-based approach to the management of shoulder pathology, which is immediately applicable in your clinical practice. It will consider current development in the literature and how they inform the key factors contributing to successful outcomes.

The specific rehabilitation approaches for: dynamic shoulder stability, kinetic chain control, shoulder stiffness, shoulder tendinopathy, culpritis etc will be discussed and accomplished by a practical workshop. These is highly practical course, which contains lots of rehabilitation tips !

The Shoulder – Steps to Success will take place:

London, Bupa Health Centre (Bank Station) :

London, National Tennis Centre :



Jo is a Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist since 1995 and now works at the Upper Limb Unit at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and in private practice. She worked as Squad Physiotherapist for the GB Endurance Riding Team for six years and now works on a consultancy basis with several elite sports teams regarding shoulder rehabilitation.

Jo is an associate Lecturer at the University of Liverpool and has co-developed Upper Limb Masters Modules. She lectures Nationally and Internationally about assessment and rehabilitation of the shoulder complex and has published in peer reviewed journals and written for several books on shoulder rehabilitation. Jo is a member of the EUSSER board (European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Rehabilitation) and a co-founder of the International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists, which now runs tri-annually.

Registration is only online for all our courses via website

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you

Kasia Zielina
Clinical Specialist and Mentor at Proactivhealth