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  • Applications for the shoulder fellowship starting in 2017 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 Jan Barker [Read more]
  • RSU is advertising for shoulder fellowship to start in July 2017
    a post-CCT shoulder fellowship for One year. please send CV to Mrs Jan Barker and arrange a visit to meet Prof Levy and Mr Sforza. [Read more]
  • Coming up courses:
    we invite you to join us:

    1. Reading Shoulder Arthroplasty Instructional course,  3-4 november 2017. Poznan, Poland.
      With UK and International faculty

      Limited places - Register early
  • New, New, New: Innovative Design Orthopaedics -
    IDO Isometer Shoulder Muscle Strength Gauge. [Read more]
  • Verso Stemless TSA with a new company Innovative Design Orthopaedics (IDO)
  • Shoulder study day for Physiotherapists
    Will be available soon.
    Please register your interest by e-mail to: course@readingshoulderunit.com [Read more]
  • For GPs - 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]
  • 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]
  • New Survey on usage of shoulder replacement prostheses.
    Take the survey [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]
  • The least complications with the Verso shoulder compared with other reverse shoulder systems
    From the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK

    Bone Joint J 2013 vol. 95-B no. SUPP 27 25

    COMPLICATION RATES FROM THREE
    COMMONLY USED REVERSE POLARITY TOTAL
    SHOULDER REPLACEMENTS: A MINIMUM TWOYEAR
    FOLLOW-UP OF 64 CASES
    S. Robati, M.K. Shahid, J. Allport, A. Ray and G. Sforza 
  • 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.
    Its use is launched soon in Australia & New Zealand. 

  • Excellent clinical results over more than 11 years with the Verso rTSA.
    Very high patient satisfaction and return to full activities including sports. [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.

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Royal Berkshire Hospital Physiotherapy Department

Location
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. 

Team
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
Reading
RG1 5AN

E-mail: royalberks.physiotherapy@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

Telephone number: 0118 322 7811