The Complete Upper Limb Course

Third Party Event

Venue Conference Room, Hermitage Medical Clinic, Old Lucan Road, Dublin D20 W722.
City Dublin
County Dublin
Contact Hours 15
Event Type Course/Workshop
Specialities Musculoskeletal Therapy
Presenter Details Andrew Cuff
BSc (Hons) MSc CMP MCSPConsultant Physiotherapist Associate Professor
Andrew works as a Consultant Physiotherapist and national Head of MSK for Connect Health. This role involves a clinical caseload within community MSK (Tier 1 and Tier 2) alongside providing clinical leadership to sixteen MSK services across England.
Alongside this clinical role, Andrew is an active researcher studying for a PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University and has published numerous articles in the Musculoskeletal domain and is a proud author for the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group. In 2020, Andrew became a National Trainer of FCP/APs for HEE as per the roadmap to practice following this, in 2021, he was provided an honorary associate professorship at the University of Bradford, teaching on the postgraduate MSK and FCP programme.
Andrew has presented his research at both national and international scientific meetings and conferences. Previously a Research Physiotherapist at the University of Warwick, Andrew has both taught and examined on the Orthopaedic component of the Medicine degree.
Andrew sits on the board of the European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Rehabilitation (EUSSER) and is Chair of South-West Yorkshire Advanced Physiotherapy Practice Network.
Thomas G C Mitchell BSc (hons), MSC, SRP, CSP, BAHT, MCTA
Thomas is an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner and Team leader in Primary Care Sheffield, Extended Scope Practitioner in the Wrist and Hand and clinical lead for the One Health Group, private practitioner at Remedy Physio in Sheffield, and a Member of the Mulligan Concept Teachers Association. He teaches internationally on the wrist and hand as part of ‘The Complete Upper Limb Course’ with Andrew Cuff, lectures nationally for the Mulligan Concept and frequently speaks at conferences and online seminars.
Thomas has been practicing physiotherapy since 1998, attaining a MSC in Sports Injury from the University of Sheffield in 2006. He became the UKs first Mulligan Concept teacher for 20 years achieving his validation through assessment at the International Conference in Copenhagen in 2017. Thomas has a number of clinical interests including the use of Self-Mobilisation with Movement in modern clinical practice, and rehabilitation of the upper limb, notably the wrist and hand.
Thomas has wide-ranging clinical experience and is a full-time clinician-educator. He has a strong rehabilitation bias, working for ten years full-time in the elite sporting environment, with posts with the English Institute of Sport, GB Boxing, GB Wheelchair Rugby, Sheffield United Football Club, GB Paratennis and GB Paracycling.  He travelled extensively through his work, providing competition physiotherapy at Paralympic Games, World Championships, European Championships and was lead clinician for the World Series Boxing team, 2014 (British Lionhearts). He is now team leader and clinical supervisor in primary care overseeing the development of a new generation of First Contact Practitioners.
Refreshments Included Yes
Free Event No
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Date 19 Mar 2022 08:30 - 20 Mar 2022 16:30

The Complete Upper Limb

19th – 20th March 2022

Venue: Conference Room, Hermitage Medical Clinic,

Old Lucan Road, Dublin D20 W722.

Lecturers: Andrew Cuff BSc (Hons) MSc SRP MCSP

Thomas GC Mitchell BSc (hons) MSC SRP CSP BAHT MCTA

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This course is the second iteration of the popular ‘Complete Upper Limb Course’. This new version champions high-quality, person-centred MSK care that looks to provide a framework that helps you move beyond joint-specific silos. With the judicious use and application of contemporary evidence, combined with real-world experience and a critical appreciation, this course will equip you ready to rise to the challenges of providing MSK care within the 21st Century. 

Aimed at the frontline clinician, this course will demonstrate how you can work with the person presenting in your clinic to achieve their goals whilst also encouraging you to critique course content and delivery to collectively advance thinking and consider new directions. This course will be interactive, fast-paced and readily applicable.

If you want a course that will spoon feed you, this isn’t the course for you. If you want a course that is open to being critiqued, encourages discussion and looks to develop new thinking and innovation for the benefit of all, then please sign up!



  • To consider, understand, and apply the principles of high-quality, person-centred MSK practice. 
  • To consider, appreciate, and approach the assessment and management of MSK complaints beyond joint-specific silos. 
  • To promote critique, reflection and appreciation of contemporary understanding to advance thinking and consider new directions for high-value care in an ever changing landscape. 


Course content includes:

  • Neck and Nerve issues
    • Differentiation of patent upper limb pain from upper limb pain with origin from the neck
    • Entrapment neuropathies
    • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
    • CRPS
    • Management of UL neural issues
  • Red flag and systemic presentations
    • Red flags in the upper limb
    • Inflammatory arthropathies
    • Management of systemic presentations
  • Instabilities
    • Shoulder instabilities
    • Elbow instabilities
    • Wrist and hand instabilities
    • Management of upper limb instabilities
  • Tendons
    • Shoulder tendon pathologies
    • Elbow tendon pathologies
    • Wrist and hand tendon pathologies
    • Management of tendon pathologies
  • Stiff joints
    • Shoulder stiffness
    • Elbow stiffness
    • Wrist and hand stiffness
    • Management of upper limb joint stiffness


CPD: 15 hours


Fee: £300


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