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The Paul Wagstaff Commemorative Lecture February 2017


Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 at 7pm

Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin


The ISCP and Trinity College Dublin will host the The Paul Wagstaff Commemorative Lecture

‘Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain: The Case for Physiotherapy.’

to be delivered by:

Dr. Jeremy Lewis  PhD FCSP




Dr.Jeremy Lewis is a Consultant Physiotherapist and Professor of Musculoskeletal Research. He was born in New Zealand and trained in Australian. He works in the UK National Health Service as well as working privately in central London ( He has been awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and has been acknowledged as an eminent clinician in his profession (UK DoH [Department of Health] National AHP Clinical Expert Database). He assesses and treats patients with complex shoulder problems. Jeremy has also trained as a sonographer and performs ultrasound guided shoulder injections, (including intra-articular hydro-distension procedures for Stage III frozen shoulder) as part of the rehabilitation process if required and appropriate. He has also completed an MSc (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy), and Postgraduate Diplomas in Sports Physiotherapy, and in Biomechanics, as well as MSc modules in injection therapy for soft tissues and joints. He also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging (Ultrasound) (University of Leeds, UK). He has also qualified as an Independent (non-medical) Prescriber.
Jeremy has taught shoulder workshops internationally. He has also lectured on the shoulder at many international conferences. His main areas of research interest are rotator cuff related shoulder pain, frozen shoulder and lateral elbow tendinopathy. In addition to his own research he supervises PhD and MSc students. Jeremy is an associate editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT)He was a co-editor and author for Grieve’s Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (4th ed).

About the Paul Wagstaff Commemorative Lecture

The Paul Wagstaff Commemorative Lecture is a public lecture held every two years in memory of Dr Paul Wagstaff. Dr Paul Wagstaff was Director of the School of Physiotherapy, Trinity College, Dublin from 1980 until his death in 1989. His commitment to the development of physiotherapy in the University, in Ireland and within the European Union was outstanding. He was and is remembered for this vital and dynamic contribution to the evolution of the profession. This year's lecture will focus on Rotator Cuff Related Pain and will discuss where symptoms related to rotator cuff pain are coming from?, the dilemma of diagnosis, the evolution of the shoulder and rotator cuff, a discussion of posture and finally management of rotator cuff pain and the case for physiotherapy and non surgical management. There is no cost to attend the lecture.