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  • 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]
  • 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

Welcome to the Physiotherapy section of the Reading Shoulder Unit

 

Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.

 

They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.

 

The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them to remain independant for as long as possible.

 

Where do we provide physiotherapy services?

 

Physiotherapy is provided in a number of locations across Berkshire. 

The main site is:

 

All NHS patients local to Reading may be seen at the hospital of their treatment (the Berkshire Independent Hospital or Spire Dunedin Hospital) or at their GP surgery or by Physiothearpists that provide NHS service.  Patients located further away will be referred to physiotherapy providers local to their GP.

 

Clinician information:

 

Protocols and exercise handouts/videos

The physiotherapy protocols and exercise handouts/videos have been developed by the Reading Shoulder Unit to guide physiotherapists in the management of shoulder surgical conditions and provide resources for patients.

 

Physiotherapy Courses

The Reading Shoulder Unit runs regular physiotherapy courses promoting evidence based practice and facilitating continuing professional development.  Courses feature renowned clinical specialists, orthopaedic consultants and researchers.   


Website Membership registration

This site is restricted to chartered physiotherapists, surgeons and GPs. 

To access some content you will need to register as a member.

Membership registration is FREE.


 

Join the Reading Shoulder Unit Physiotherapy Network
A network of experienced physiotherapists around the UK and abroad, that are part of the Reading Shoulder Unit Physiotherapy service.
All the physiotherapists in this network have attended special courses at the Reading Shoulder Unit and are familiar with the Reading Shoulder Unit rehabilitation regimes and protocols.

Physiotherapist

If you would like to join the network please register your application here 
Details required:
  • Name and credentials
  • Detailed address
  • Country
  • Telphone number
  • e-mail address
  • Services offered
  • your CV