Werner AnderlWerner Anderl

Dr. Werner Anderl completed his medical studies at the University of Vienna, and is an expert in the field of shoulder, elbow and knee orthopaedics. Since 2001, he has been the head of the orthopaedic department of the Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Schwestern in Vienna. This department has an outstanding reputation with regard to rotator cuff treatments as well as shoulder arthroscopy. The extensive experience of the department assures optimal results with regard to knee surgery. During regular “shoulder symposia” and live operations, the team around Dr. Anderl passes on his knowledge to orthopedic specialists and trauma surgeons from Europe and overseas.

Nicola BirchNicola Birch

Nicola Birch is a Senior Physiotherapist – Team Leader within the outpatient Therapy Services department at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Over the last five years she has specialised in the rehabilitation of complex traumatic upper limb injuries and persistent shoulder dysfunction.

Nicola leads the elective shoulder surgery post-operative physiotherapy clinic, takes an active role in the development of therapy guidance for post-operative shoulder and elbow surgery and takes responsibility for upper limb therapy teaching and guides the upper limb professional development of rotational staff. More recently Nicola has been involved in the teaching of ‘Developing Musculoskeletal Assessment and Management Skills – The Upper Limb’ at QEHB.

Peter BrownsonPeter Brownson

Mr Brownson is recognised nationally and internationally for his expertise in arthroscopic shoulder surgery. He is the Upper Limb Surgeon to Liverpool Football Club and in addition treats players from 3 other Premiership Football Clubs. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1991 (FRCS Ed), after which he undertook a period of orthopaedic research at Nottingham University. This research involved impact biomechanics as applied to aircraft passenger safety. The research resulted in him being awarded an Honorarium in the Syme Professorship at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1993 and the crash brace position proposed, was subsequently adopted by the Civil Aviation Authority, for use on passenger aircraft.

In 1998 Mr Brownson was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Liverpool since when he has been instrumental in helping to establish the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit as a centre of excellence. He is an editorial reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He is the Course Director of the Liverpool Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy Course which is one of the largest courses of its type outside of the United States and he is the Course Co-Director of the AO Liverpool Shoulder and Elbow Trauma.

Andrew BrooksbankAndrew Brooksbank

Andrew Brooksbank is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where he specialises in shoulder surgery. This gives him a wide exposure to all aspects of shoulder pathology from dealing with fractures and rotator cuff injuries to instability and arthritis of the shoulder. Andrew receives tertiary referrals from other surgeons across Scotland for management of complex shoulder problems.

He undertook specialist Fellowship training in shoulder surgery in Christchurch, New Zealand and Exeter, UK. In New Zealand he had the opportunity to work alongside Surgeons treating professional athletes on a regular basis gaining expertise in complex arthroscopic shoulder reconstructions. In Exeter he worked with one of Britain's leading shoulder surgeons with areas of interest of frozen shoulder, rotator cuff repair and shoulder replacement surgery. His main areas of interest are traumatic shoulder injuries and their complex reconstruction utilising arthroscopic surgery, treating both contact and overhead athletes. Andrew is involved in the education of physiotherapists and healthcare professionals with an interest in sports injuries in addition to lecturing to Masters and undergraduate students at Glasgow University's Department of Sports Medicine.

Rachel ChesterRachel Chester

Dr Rachel Chester PhD is a Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the University of East Anglia and Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. In 2011, Rachel was awarded a prestigious NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship. Rachel led a prospective multicentre study of over 1000 patients with shoulder pain, to identify prognostic factors associated with the outcome of physiotherapy management.

Rachel has published in a number of musculoskeletal areas, focussing on the shoulder in recent years. Rachel was Course Director for the MSc in Advanced Musculoskeletal Research and Practice at the University of East Anglia. Her most recent project is currently being disseminated nationally and internationally.

Carlos CobiellaCarlos Cobiella

Carlos Cobiella grew up in Spain and graduated from Medical School at the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid.

He completed his basic surgical training in London before entering the Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery training program at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

Having been appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Whittington Hospital in 2003, he set up the Shoulder and Elbow service. He is now Head of the Upper Limb Section of the Institute of Sports, Exercise and Health at University College Hospital London, leading both clinical and academic activity in this area. He is also a member of The Shoulder Unit at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth.

He is regularly referred sportsmen from Premiership football and rugby clubs such as Arsenal, Fulham, Saracens and Harlequins, international level athletes from the English Institute of Sports, UK Athletics and the PGA. He is the NFL Upper Limb Surgeon in Europe and the shoulder surgeon for the London Underground. Well known musicians and artists, including Oscar¨ winning actors and film makers, have trusted his professional ability.

He is a member of faculty in numerous courses in Arthroscopic and Sports Injury Surgery, both national and international. As well as training medical students and junior doctors, he directly supervises the training of the UCH Shoulder and Elbow Fellow. He continues to publish in his field and presents his results regularly at scientific meetings.

Jo GibsonJo Gibson

Jo Gibson is a Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist based at the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and a Partner in private practice. She is also 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 several book chapters.

Jo is currently 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. Jo 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.

Rohit GuptaRohit Gupta

Mr Gupta studied at United Medical and Dental Schools of Guys & St Thomas' Hospitals and the University of London. Mr Rohit Gupta is fully trained in all aspects of Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery. His special interest is the shoulder and upper limb. He provides expert treatment, both surgical and non-surgical, of all conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. He uses the latest technology in diagnostic investigation, including MRI arthography, 3-D CT scanning, high resolution dynamic ultrasound, digital radiology, and electromyography.

In particular, he specialises in arthroscopic surgery to treat many conditions such frozen shoulder, stiff elbow, tendonitis, rotator cuff tear, dislocation, biceps injury, tennis elbow, carpal instability, TFCC tear, and all forms of arthritis. In addition, he is an expert in all forms of shoulder, elbow, wrist and finger joint replacement surgery, from partial/resurfacing to complex revision replacements.

Mr Gupta is also recognised nationally/internationally as an expert surgical instructor, having regularly been invited to lecture and demonstrate his surgical techniques, especially complex arthroscopic shoulder surgery.

Socrates KalogrianitisSocrates Kalogrianitis

Mr Kalogrianitis has a special interest in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation techniques including arthroscopic Bankart Repair and arthroscopic Latarjet procedure. He was appointed Consultant to the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust with a special interest in Shoulder surgery.

Mr Kalogrianitis works privately at the Priory Hospital in Birmingham, the Sutton Medical Centre in Sutton Coldfield and 9  Harley Street Clinic in London. He maintains close links with the physiotherapy unit at the hospital to provide a continuum of rehabilitation. Mr Kalogrianitis has been involved in clinical research resulting in publications and presentations on different aspects of shoulder and elbow surgery. 

Caroline MillerCaroline Miller

Caroline Miller works as an Upper Limb Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist and an Upper Limb research therapist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Currently she is on an NIHR funded PHd bridging pathway looking at upper limb peripheral nerve injuries. She has worked as an Upper Limb Specialist since 2001.

Caroline has led on developing the Trusts Physiotherapy guidelines post shoulder surgery and peripheral nerve injury. Specific interests include rehabilitation of the patient post upper limb trauma and particularly post traumatic shoulder and peripheral nerve injuries.

Caroline also lectures regularly on the University of Birmingham Master’s program (Upper Quadrant Module). Following completion of her Masters Caroline published her research study on the validity of the lag signs in patients with shoulder pain in a peer reviewed journal and continues to act as a reviewer for the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Prof Sir Keith PorterProfessor Sir Keith Porter

Professor Porter qualified from St Thomas’ Hospital in London in the 1974 before being jointly appointed at the Birmingham Accident Hospital and Selly Oak Hospital in April 1986. He was awarded a professorship by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), the University of Birmingham and the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in 2005. His interests include trauma care, diaphyseal and intra-articular fractures, sports injuries, fracture non-unions, trauma reconstruction, knee surgery and surgery for tendonopathy.

He remains the UK’s only Professor of Clinical Traumatology and has been at the forefront of developing world-class treatment for injured military servicemen and women over the past 10 years. He is also the chair of annual International Trauma Conference. Professor Porter was knighted in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List for services to the Armed Forces.

Angus RobertsonAngus Robertson

Angus graduated from St Andrew's University with a BSc in Medical Science before completing his undergraduate medical training at Edinburgh University. After finishing basic surgical training in Yorkshire and obtaining membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh he secured a higher surgical training place in orthopaedics in the Yorkshire Deanery. During this period he became involved in the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA) serving in a number of committee posts including that of President. In addition he completed a postgraduate Diploma in Sports & Exercise Medicine at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.

Angus gained further specialist training in arthroscopy, knee and shoulder surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Adidas Sports Medicine in Auckland, New Zealand and at the orthopaedic Sports Medicine Clinic of Nova Scotia in Halifax, Canada. His practice in Cardiff includes the provision of orthopaedic trauma care in addition to the management of traumatic and degenerative conditions of the shoulder, elbow and knee.

Graham Tytherleigh-StrongGraham Tytherleigh-Strong

Graham Tytherleigh-Strong is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Shoulder & Elbow surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and an Honorary Clinical Fellow of Cambridge University. He has an interest in all aspects of arthroscopic shoulder surgery and particularly in primary and revision instability surgery.

Graham lectures and instructs nationally and internationally on Shoulder Injuries & Surgery and on Sports Injuries. He is published widely in medical journals and is actively involved in clinical research.

He routinely treats and sees sportsmen of all levels ranging from recreational to elite level athletes. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK).


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