This webinar was recorded on Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Dr Ian Horsley discusses the management of ACJ traumatic injuries and the differential diagnosis, along with rehabilitation strategies that include the scapula and thoracic spine. 

Ian covers the ACJ anatomy (in brief) and its relationship to the SCJ, and briefly discusses clinical examination of the ACJ. The concept of regional Interdependence is presented with respect to ACJ dysfunction and how to move from a local to a global examination of ACJ dysfunction that includes the scapula and thoracic spine. Ian then discusses how to specifically target both local and global influences of ACJ function.

What will be covered?

  • ACJ Anatomy
  • SCJ Anatomy
  • Regional Interdependence including scapula and thoracic spine influences
  • Rehabilitation for AC joint injuries.

By the end of this webinar you will:

  • Understand the role of the clavicle and how it relates to (sub)optimal ACJ function.
  • Understand the role of the scapula in ACJ dysfunction.
  • Understand the role of the thoracic spine in ACJ dysfunction.
  • Methods of management and rehabilitation of the ACJ

Study time:
 1 hour

Slide handouts and CPD Certificates provided.


Dr Ian Horsley


Lead Physiotherapist for the English Institute of Sport, and clinical director of Back In Action Rehabilitation, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

He completed his PhD, in examining musculoskeletal causes of shoulder injuries within professional rugby, and is currently reviewing the role of physiotherapy within the management of musculoskeletal injury.

He worked as part of the HQ medical team for Team England at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games and was a member of the Team GB medical team at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.

Ian is a member of the Education Committees for The British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) and the European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation. (EUSSEE).