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  • RSU is advertising for shoulder fellowship to start in August-September 2019 and begining of 2020
    a post-CCT shoulder fellowship for Two years. please send CV to Prof. Levy's PA Charlotte Bourne and arrange a visit to meet Prof Levy and Mr Sforza. [Read more]
  • IDO Isometer Shoulder Muscle Strength Gauge.

    Available to buy online in - Innovative Design Orthopaedics - [Read more]
  • Groundbreaking research from the Reading Shoulder Unit by Prof. Ofer Levy and his team regarding Propionibacterium Acnes and shoulder arthritis. 
    Propionibacterium acnes: an underestimated etiology in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis?

    This is a very important article in that it suggests the presence of propionibacterium in previously unoperated shoulders with arthritis and furthermore that 'aseptic' failures of shoulder arthroplasty may, in fact, be related to indolent infections with this slow growing organism.
    Read comments by Dr Frederick A. Matsen III, M.D.
    [Read more]
  • Listen to the BBC Radio4 programme - a day in the operating theatre at the Reading Shoulder Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital - Case Notes with Dr Mark Porter on Regional anaesthesia for shoulder surgery [Read more]
  • Art at the Reading Shoulder and Elbow Centre
    Original fine art prints all dealing with human body in different situations by four artists are exhibited in the Reading Shoulder and Elbow centre 

    The prints on display are available to buy, with the artist contributing a donation to research. For more information please contact the secretaries in the unit.

    [Read more]
  • The Verso stemless rTSA is approved in Australia & New Zealand by the TGA.
    and it was launched and in increase use in Australia. 

  • Due to the current state of lockdown due the Coronavirus outbreak, We offer Virtual Video consultations for post-operative patients and follow-up and offer Virtual Video consultations for advice for new patients.

    If interested please call:
    Prof. Ofer Levy - Secretary - Cherie 07800875033
    Mr. Giuseppe Sforza - Secretary - Tania 07488384479
    NHS - Secretary - Gail 0118 902 8109
      [Read more]
  • Further scientific support from Robert Hudek et al. paper to Prof. Levy’s theory on the role of C Acnes in the aetiology of Osteoarthritis (Read More)
Physiotherapy at the Reading Shoulder Unit

The Berkshire Independent Hospital (Ramsay) Physiotherapy Team

The Berkshire Independent Hospital Physiotherapy Department is based in the hospital building ground floor next to the Reading Shoulder Surgery Unit, on the Berkshire Independent Hospital site.

The inpatient physiotherapy team comprises several highly experienced Senior Physiotherapists. Post-operative management is discussed with the Consultant and an appropriate exercise programme and advice is offered.

The outpatient physiotherapy department comprises Shoulder Clinical Specialists, Hand Clinical Specialists and Senior Physiotherapists who practice in private treatment rooms. The Clinical Specialists work alongside the Shoulder Consultants during their patient clinics.

Shoulder clinical specialist: Carolyn Hogg


The Shoulder Clinical Specialists each have over 15 years experience of shoulder rehabilitation, working with conditions including rotator cuff tears, impingement syndrome, shoulder instability, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) and trauma.

The Physiotherapists offer individual examinations and assessments, with treatment programmes devised according to the patient's individual needs. Patients may, in addition, be treated in the well equipped gymnasium, enabling them to achieve full function in order to return to work and sporting activities.

Department hours are 8am – 7pm, Monday – Friday

Please call 0118 9028055 for further information or an appointment.

Physiotherapy manager / Senior physiotherapist - Rahul Gupta




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