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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]
  • For Patients, GPs & Physiotherapies - New!!! NHS Choose & Book
    The Unit at Berkshire Independent Hospital is open for NHS patients through Choose & Book (Extended Choice Network).
    Book online
    or contact the secretaries. [Read more]
  • Excellent clinical results over more than 13 years with the Verso rTSA.
    Very high patient satisfaction and return to full activities including sports. [Read more]
  • The least complications with the Verso shoulder compared with other reverse shoulder systems
    From the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    S. Robati, M.K. Shahid, J. Allport, A. Ray and G. Sforza
    Bone & Joint Journal 2013, Vol. 95-B Supp. 25-27

    Complication Rates From Three Commonly Used Reverse Polarity Total Shoulder Replacements: A Minimum Two Year Follow-Up Of 64 Cases
  • Excellent results with the Verso TSA were published in Italy! 
    A group of oorthopaedic surgeons from northern Italy from Piacenza and Verona published their first few years experience with the stemless reverse TSA - The VERSO. 
    They present Excellent clinical and radiologic results that mirror the results of the designing centre!
    (Read more) [Read more]
  • Applications for the Reading shoulder fellowship
    starting in late 2019 and for 2020
    is now open.
    Please apply by visiting the Unit and sending your CV to Jan Barker
    Visits to the Reading shoulder unit are welcome - Please liaise with Prof. Levy's PA Charlotte Bourne
    [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]
Physiotherapy at the Reading Shoulder Unit

Physiotherapy at the Royal Berkshire Hospital

Jonathon Lee
ESP Physiotherapist/ Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist in Shoulders 

The physiotherapy orthopaedic specialist works alongside the orthopaedic consultant in clinic.  Overseeing the physiotherapy input patients recieve  post operatively.  Highly experienced in the assessment and rehabilitation of shoulder disorders, including conditions such as rotator cuff tears, subacromial pain syndrome, shoulder instability, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) and trauma.  Point of contact for out of area physiotherapists regarding post operative management.


Royal Berkshire Hospital Physiotherapy Department

The Royal Berkshire Hospital Physiotherapy Department is based in the physiotherapy East building, located opposite the large multi-storey car park on the Royal Berkshire Hospital site. 

The inpatient team compromises experienced senior and junior physiotherapists.  Post-operative management is co-ordinated between the Consultant, orthopaedic specialist physiotherapist and inpatient physiotherapy team, ensuring appropriate exercise and advice is issued to each patient.

The outpatient team comprises highly skilled and experienced orthopaedic clinical specialists in shoulders, orthopaedic clinical specialists in hands, and senior physiotherapists.

Patient assessment and treatment
Patients are reviewed in a group setting or individually examined and assessed.  Treatment programmes are formulated based on patient's individual needs and goals. Patients may, in addition, be treated with electrotherapy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, and shoulder class.  The focus of treatment will be to achieve full function in order to return to work, hobbies and sporting activities.

Address and contact details
Physiotherapy East
(off Craven Road)
Royal Berkshire NHS
Foundation Trust
London Road


Telephone number: 0118 322 7811