Olivier CourageOlivier Courage

Dr. Olivier Courage is an orthopaedic surgeon at the Hospital Prive de l’Estuaire in Le Havre. He completed his medical studies at Caen University in Normandy, France and is an expert in the field of shoulder and knee surgery, both arthroscopic and prosthesis. He has been an Arthrex consultant for 15 years and is the inventor of Banana Lasso®. For nearly 10 years he has worked with an international group on TKA cementless arthroplasty. He is an ISAKOS and ESSKA member and he is the president of the French Society of Arthroscopy.

Mark FalworthMark Falworth

Mr Falworth studied medicine at Kings College, London graduating in 1996. He undertook his basic surgical training in London before undertaking his orthopaedic training on the North West Thames training programme which included time at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.

His interest in the surgical management of the shoulder and elbow has been reinforced by completing an AO Trauma and Shoulder Fellowship in Salzburg, Austria as well as spending six months as the Shoulder and Elbow Fellow at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He spent a further year as a Sports Surgery and Arthroplasty Fellow in Adelaide, South Australia before returning to the UK to take up a Consultant position at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.

Mr Falworth’s practice within the NHS and at Spire Bushey Hospital is related solely to the management of conditions affecting the shoulder and elbow. This encompasses all aspects of surgery including rotator cuff disease, instability, sports related injuries, trauma and shoulder and elbow joint replacement. He maintains close links with the physiotherapy department to both aid treatment and facilitate post-operative rehabilitation.

Mr Falworth has been involved in clinical research resulting in presentations and publications on various aspects of shoulder surgery as well as in other fields of orthopaedics. He is involved in the training of higher surgical trainees at Stanmore as well as other visiting surgeons.

Lennard FunkLennard Funk

Len Funk specialises in arthroscopic (keyhole) and minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder and elbow, as well as general upper limb surgery and trauma. His shoulder and elbow surgery uses advanced modern techniques for the management of  shoulder dislocations, frozen shoulder, arthritis, stiff elbows and sports injuries of the shoulder. Len routinely treats elite and professional athletes, with a particular interest in shoulder and elbow injuries in Rugby and contact sports.

Len holds Honorary Professorships at Salford University and University of Bolton. In addition to his surgical qualifications, he is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine UK and holds a BSc in Sports Physiology and an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering.

He is involved in developing and running Postgraduate degrees for surgeons, therapists and sports clinicians in Orthopaedics. Len lectures nationally and internationally on Shoulder Surgery, Sports Injuries and Medical Informatics. He is published widely in medical journals and a member of many international and national professional organisations.

Len strongly believes in offering complete multidisciplinary shoulder and upper limb treatment, through close links with referring therapists and clinicians, ensuring that their patients get the highest standard of care.

Ben GoodingBen Gooding

Mr Gooding qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2003 and trained at the Nottingham University Hospitals, Derby Hospitals and Chesterfield Royal Hospital.   His fellowship training includes, Shoulder & Elbow Fellowships in Nottingham and Sheffield in 2013, The Mayo Clinic and The Harvard Shoulder Institute, Boston USA in 2012 and the Malkin Travelling Fellowship in Sydney, Australia in 2011.


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. 

Sven LichtenbergSven Lichtenberg

Dr. med. Sven Lichtenberg is a Shoulder and Elbow specialist at the ATOS Clinic in Heidelberg. Dr. Lichtenberg graduated Medical school at Heidelberg University, where in 1994 he received his doctorate. He gained his initial experience in knee and shoulder surgery as a junior doctor at the sports clinic Stuttgart. He has been a Practice Partner of Prof. Habermeyer since 2001.

The ability to perform many procedures arthroscopically is Dr. Lichtenberg’s motivation for improvement of instruments and new techniques and led to the publication of the Atlas of Shoulder Arthroscopy in 2008 and second edition more recently, as well as other publications in German and international journals, scientific lectures and a further, 5th edition of the inaugurated by Prof. Habermeyer book "shoulder surgery”.

Julie McBirnieJulie McBirnie

Miss McBirnie is a fellowship-trained shoulder and knee surgeon (Fellowship in Toronto, 1998-1999) who, over the last 15 years as an Orthopaedic Consultant, has developed expertise in shoulder arthroscopy and complex shoulder reconstruction. She performs regular total shoulder replacements and reverse geometry shoulder replacements for osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, rotator cuff arthropathy and post trauma.

With a special interest in shoulder instability and injury in contact and professional sportsmen and women Miss McBirnie also has an interest in rotator cuff disease, management and prevention. She lectures regularly, nationally and internationally, on these subjects and also performs live surgery in order to demonstrate complex shoulder arthroscopy techniques.

Matthew RavenscroftMatthew Ravenscroft

Matt Ravenscroft is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises entirely in Shoulder and Elbow disorders and Upper Limb trauma.  His areas of expertise are arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and elbow, upper limb joint replacement surgery and sports injuries to the upper limb. Matt is also experienced in shoulder ultrasound examinations which can help lead to a quicker diagnosis and treatment.

Matt trained at the Royal Preston Hospital and his expertise in shoulder surgery was attained from holding UK upper limb fellowship posts at the Wrightington Upper Limb Unit and the internationally renowned Reading Shoulder Unit under the supervision of Mr. Steve Copeland and Mr. Ofer Levy. He was then awarded the British Elbow and Shoulder Society North American Fellowship where he spent time in the Mayo clinic (Rochester Minnesota), the University of Washington in Seattle, and Boston mainly concentrating on upper limb sports injuries.

His NHS base is Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport. He consults privately at the Alexandra Hospital, Cheadle. and the Regency Hospital in Macclesfield.  He is actively involved in research and teaching and is a faculty member on both national and international shoulder arthroscopy and joint replacement courses.

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).



Marcus BatemanMarcus Bateman

Marcus is Consultant Upper Limb Physiotherapist at Derby Shoulder Unit. The unit is based in the Royal Derby Hospital, the location for ITV's 'Superhospital' documentary. He has specialised in the upper limb for 10 years. Originally trained in Manchester, he completed an MSc at Nottingham and more recently became one of the first physiotherapist independent prescribers in the UK.He has a strong research interest and has published in many peer-reviewed journals. He is currently planning a multi-centred RCT in collaboration with Keele University to investigate accelerated rehabilitation following rotator cuff repair.

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.

Tanya MackenzieTanya Mackenzie

Tanya Mackenzie PhD. BSc (Hons) Physio; PgCert OMT; MSc (Trauma and Orthopaedics), MCSP
Advanced Musculoskeletal Practitioner; Specialist Shoulder Physiotherapist at Manchester Shoulder Clinic

Tanya graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1988. She has had a varied career practicing in all disciplines of physiotherapy. Although she has experience in, and enjoyed treating, all musculoskeletal disorders, she has developed a special interest in the shoulder and elbow complex. At the invitation of shoulder specialists, she was involved in the development and implementation of shoulder programs for the management of postoperative shoulders. Tanya screens and treats athletes of all disciplines both amateurs and professional. She has a keen interest in shoulder biomechanics, the sporting shoulder, and injury prevention. In 1997, Tanya completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy. In 2012, she completed a Masters in Trauma and Orthopedic Management at Salford University. She has recently (February 2016) completed a PhD researching the relationship between extrinsic factors and the acromio-humeral distance in elite athletes. Tanya likes a challenge, and therefore enjoys treating complex shoulder and elbow problems. Tanya has numerous publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She has presented at several international conferences. Teaching experience includes teaching on Masters Programs and lecturing to professionals on Professional Development Courses. In addition, she is currently involved in various musculoskeletal research projects.

Mark MayburyMark Maybury

Mark is an extended scope musculoskeletal physiotherapist, working at Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield, part of the Heart of England Foundation Trust. Specialising in diagnostic and interventional ultrasound he works for the Trauma & Orthopaedics, Physiotherapy and Radiology departments. He is a faculty member on many of the leading MSK ultrasound courses in the UK, a visiting speaker at several universities, published author, and an international lecturer on MSK Ultrasound. In addition he is a member of the Education Committee of the British Institute of Radiology, and currently holds an honorary lecturer position at the University of Essex.

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.

Noel ReganNoel Regan

Noel works as an upper limb advanced physiotherapy practitioner. He works within the Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust. He has a special interest in assessment and rehabilitation of shoulder disorders and works very closely with Dr Jeremy Lewis.





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