About this event

  • Date and time Thu 27 May 2021 from 9:00am to 4:45pm
  • Location Live stream - online
  • Organised by Sport and Exercise Medicine, General Practice with Primary Healthcare

This will be an exciting world-class virtual conference in the fundamental examination of the musculoskeletal system as part of the patient or athlete. Join this masterclass for the opportunity to learn from specialists about the key elements of the musculoskeletal examination.

During this webinar you will:

  • Review the clinical anatomy of the musculoskeletal system specific to each joint
  • Understand the common musculoskeletal pathologies and conditions
  • Be able to perform clinical examinations for the shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist, spine, hip, knee and foot and ankle

Develop your musculoskeletal examination skills through lectures and demonstrations led by specialists in their fields. This conference will be live streamed and the recordings of the examinations will be accessible for future viewings.

This conference is held in association with the RSM General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section.

We would like to thank our sponsor Physiquipe for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

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Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic

Key speakers

Dr Simon Lack

Senior Lecturer and Specialist Physiotherapist, Queen Mary University London and Pure Sports Medicine

Speaker's biography

Dr Simon Lack completed his PhD at Queen Mary University London (QMUL) in 2017, studying the interaction of hip and foot biomechanics in the presentation and management of patellofemoral pain.  He graduated from Brunel University in 2005 with a first class degree in physiotherapy, and went on to study an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine at QMUL in 2010.  Simon is now a senior lecturer and is the Lead of the MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine programme at QMUL, he is the Head of Research and a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at Pure Sports Medicine. Simon is also the Head of Medical Services for the ‘High Performance Sport’ Programme at the University of East London and the London Lions basketball team.  Previous experience includes junior and senior roles within the NHS, working in New Zealand with professional golfers, local rugby and football teams, and working for both large and small London based private practices.

Dr Lorenzo Masci

Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine, OneWelbeck Sports Medicine and Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health

Speaker's biography

Dr Lorenzo Masci is a consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine at OneWelbeck Sports Medicine and ISEH.  He also works for the rehab unit at MOD. He has worked for various elite sporting institutions. He was the lead Sports Medicine Doctor for Wasps Rugby from 2011 to 2017. He formed an integral part of the Sports Medicine team at Fulham Football Club  from 2008 to 2010. He was the lead Sports Medicine Doctor for Melbourne Storm Rugby League from 2005 to 2007. He was a part of the medical for Tennis Australia  and the Australian Open from 2001 to 2007. His interests include ultrasound, ultrasound-guided interventions and management of tendinopathy. He has published 18 peer-reviewed papers on upper and lower limb tendinopathy and has spoken at many international conferences on tendinopathy.

Dr James Thing

Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant, One Welbeck and Pure Sports Medicine

Speaker's biography

Dr James Thing is a Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine consultant based in London. He trained at Imperial College School of Medicine before qualifying as a general practitioner. He then completed 4 years of specialist training, becoming a Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant in 2014. His interests include Lower limb tendinopathy and Plantar Fasciopathy, Hand & Wrist injury, Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder) and CEO tendinopathy (Tennis Elbow), Diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided procedures.  He works for British Athletics as the televised event lead co-ordinator and also for Harlequins Rugby as a pitchside doctor.  He works at Pure Sports Medicine in Canary Wharf, Highgate Hospital and the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth. He is also the founder and lead clinician at the Joint Injection Clinic, aimed at helping self-funding patients access affordable, ultrasound-guided, doctor-led MSK injections.

Dr Ajai Seth

Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, London Bridge Sports Medicine

Speaker's biography

Dr Ajai Seth is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine. His clinical practice is based at London Bridge Sports Medicine at the Shard. He is the player doctor at the Wimbledon Championships and for the LTA. He is also a clinical lecturer in Sports Medicine at King’s College London. 

Dr Harriet F Collins

Sport and Exercise Medicine Portfolio Doctor

Speaker's biography

Having looked after rugby players and International athletes to those struggling to pass their basic fitness tests in the military, Harriet has developed a passion for encouraging exercise and fitness as well as helping those aspiring to perform. Subsequently as a partner in general practice over 14 years, she became the lead for musculoskeletal as well as women’s health. Over the last 15 years Harriet  has developed a portfolio of experience working in the NHS In Somerset Orthopaedic Assessment service (OASIS), with the Women’s Pathway at The Football Association covering camps, international fixtures including European Championships and World Cups, starting in development teams but then taking over the Senior Team doctor role For England Women’s Rugby for 5 years to 2014 including 2 World Cup cycles ,3 years cover for camps and Regattas with GB Rowing and wok with BUCS initially as medical officer for World University Games in Thailand followed by the CMO role ensuring cover at all domestic BUCS events as well as at one Winter and one Summer multisport Games, both in China. Harriet then helped Yeovil Town Ladies FC for 2 years during their formative years in WSL2 followed by 5 years with Yeovil Town Men’s Team. In the last 5 years whilst continuing the NHS role in Somerset, she has been club doctor to Bristol Bears Rugby and Consultant Doctor to the Women’s Development pathway at The FA, and she is working with Moving Medicine developing the Parkinson’s module and becoming an Active Conversations Course Moderator. Throughout her career, Harriet has juggled her career with life in a family of 4 children, a menagerie of animals and more recently elderly relatives with ill health and therefore have a healthy respect for work-life balance.

Dr Tim Swan

Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant, Prime Health Weybridge


Speaker's biography

Dr Swan qualified in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) in the Army and has extensive experience in diagnosing, treating and managing musculoskeletal and sport injuries. He was the Consultant Lead at the Defence Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) Headley Court for Spinal Rehabilitation Team and the Tri-Services ‘Elite Sports Injuries’ clinic. Dr Swan has provided SEM support at the London 2021 Olympics ‘Polyclinic’ and has worked in Professional Rugby, RFU, Football, PGA European Tour / Ryder Cup, Athletics, EIS, ECB, British Biathlon and British Disabled Skiing. He has an MSc MSK Ultrasound and regularly preforms diagnostic and interventional MSK procedures in clinics in Weybridge and central London. Dr Swan has been a FSEM Council member and was the Chair of the Faculty Examination Committee for SEM Membership Examinations (2016-2020)

Professor Ernest Schilders

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Professor, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Fortius Clinic and Leeds Beckett University School of Sport

Speaker's biography


Professor Ernest Schilders is a specialist in minimally-invasive hip surgery and has a unique professional portfolio combining expertise in hamstring problems, complex groin pain and hip arthroscopy. Professor Schilders has treated footballers from all the Premier League and Championship clubs, and clubs from all the other major European Leagues. He treats professional sports players across multiple other disciplines including cricket, tennis and rugby, and is a founding member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine. Professor Schilders is a world leading expert in adductor and groin problems in athletes. Furthermore, he has particular expertise in the treatment of femoro-acetabular impingement and was the first UK-based author to publish a large study in this field that has enhanced the knowledge of this condition. He has unparalleled experience in arthroscopic labral repairs and labral grafting of the hip, having performed in excess of 4,000 procedures. Since 2015 he has held the post of Professor in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in the Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University. He is an expert in anatomy of the groin, and one of his key discoveries was the existence of the pyramidalis-anterior pubic ligament-adductor longus complex (PLAC), a concept which has revolutionised the understanding of groin pain in athletes. Professor Schilders has undertaken numerous studies on adductor problems in athletes, researching and designing the state of the art MRI protocol for adductor injuries, conservative management and minimally-invasive surgical treatment. He has pioneered surgical techniques for adductor and hamstring tears, PLAC injuries and sports hernias to allow a faster return to play, and protect from recurrent injuries. Professor Schilders is an internationally recognised expert who treats patients from all over the world, and is sought after as an opinion for complex groin problems, hamstring injuries as well as hip preservation. He has a passion for symptom analysis and innovation.

Mr Alistair Hunter

Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon, University College London Hospitals and Institute of Sport Exercise and Health

Speaker's biography

Mr Alistair Hunter is a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery with a specialist interest in hand, wrist and elbow surgery. He has a particular interest in sports injuries in the hand and wrist, wrist arthroscopy, arthroplasty of the hand and wrist, post traumatic reconstruction, and WALANT surgery.  He works at University College London Hospitals, The Princess Grace Hospital, St John and St Elizabeth Hospital and ISEH. He completed the Hand Trauma Fellowship at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, the Upper Limb Fellowship at Wrightington Hospital and a Travelling Fellowship to the Institut Kaplan, Barcelona.  He holds the Diploma in Hand Surgery, awarded by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH). He has a strong interest in surgical teaching and training, has a Masters in Medical Education and is Royal College Surgical Tutor at UCLH. He lectures nationally and internationally on courses and postgraduate education programmes, including the Sports Medicine MSc at UCL. He collaborates on research with teams at UCL, supervises a number of clinical research projects at UCH and uses advanced surgical techniques in his daily practice.


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Dan Brooke, President, Sport and Exercise Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Chair: Dr Dan Brooke

Examination of the anterior knee – ruling out concomitant injury to rule in the PFJ

Dr Simon Lack, Senior Lecturer and Specialist Physiotherapist, Queen Mary University London and Pure Sports Medicine

Examination of the ankle and foot

Dr Lorenzo Masci, Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine, OneWelbeck Sports Medicine and Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health

Panel discussion
Break and sponsor presentation

Ultrasound Guided Shockwave Therapy given by Dominic Smith

Chair: Dr William Wynter Bee, Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Shoulder examination

Dr James Thing, Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant, One Welbeck and Pure Sports Medicine

Common conditions and clinical examination of the sporting elbow

Dr Ajai Seth, Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, London Bridge Sports Medicine

Panel discussion

Chair: Dr Farhan Shahid, Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Examining the cervical spine and concussion assessment

Dr Harriet F Collins, Sport and Exercise Medicine Portfolio Doctor

Lumbar spine and sacroiliac examination

Dr Tim Swan, Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant, Prime Health Weybridge

Panel discussion

Chair: Dr Dan Brooke

Examination of the hip and groin in athletes

Professor Ernest Schilders, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Professor, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Fortius Clinic and Leeds Beckett University School of Sport

Wrist examination

Mr Alistair Hunter, Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon, University College London Hospitals and Institute of Sport Exercise and Health

Panel discussion
Close of meeting



Live stream - online

Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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