Diagnosis and Treatment of the Movement System Impairment Syndromes:
Upper quarter – Shoulder

This course focuses on the Movement System Impairments (MSI) of the shoulder, as described by Prof. Shirley Sahrmann. The MSI approach provides a framework for assessing and treating musculoskeletal conditions by identifying and addressing underlying movement impairments.

Price:550euros LUNEXalumnidiscount:450euros ALKmembersdiscount:450euros Placementpartnersdiscount:450euros LUNEXstudentsdiscount:350euros

This approach emphasizes the role of everyday activities in contributing to the development of movement impairments and the importance of understanding the intricate interactions between different muscles and joints involved in movement.

Prof. Sahrmann’s work has highlighted the need to move beyond traditional diagnostic labels such as rotator cuff tear or frozen shoulder, and instead focus on identifying the specific impairments that are contributing to a patient’s symptoms. This course will provide an overview of the key MSI concepts related to the shoulder, including muscle imbalances, joint mobility restrictions, and faulty movement patterns.

Through a combination of lectures, case studies, and hands-on sessions, participants will learn how to apply the MSI approach to their clinical practice. This will include practical techniques for assessing shoulder movement and function, as well as strategies for developing targeted treatment plans that address the underlying impairments. By the end of the course, participants will have a deeper understanding of the Movement System Impairments of the shoulder, and be equipped with new tools and techniques to help their patients achieve optimal function and mobility.

Please note: Registrants must be licensed physiotherapists, medical doctors and occupational therapists in their respective state or country. Master students in Physiotherapy are also allowed to participate.

Meet the instructor
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Roberto Meroni

Prof. Meroni holds a PhD in Neuroscience and is an expert clinician with extensive experience in research methods and clinical motion capture. He engages in yearly Movement System Education retreats organized by Prof. Shirley Sahrmann together with faculty members of the Washington University in St. Louis and international experts. Over his career he has published numerous manuscripts in peer-reviewed international journals and developed a deep understanding of the Human Movement System.


50, avenue du Parc des Sports / 4671 Differdange / Luxembourg

Good to know

Application for a Bachelor’s programme:
1. Fill out our Online Application Form.
2. Take part in one of our Application Days. We will invite you to attend in person.
3. After successful participation in the Application Day we will email you with your study agreement. Please print it out, sign it and then send it to LUNEX by post or by e-mail, along with the evidence documents specified in the email.

Application for a Master’s programme:
1. Fill out our Online Application Form.
2. If you have met all the prerequisites for the Master’s programme, we will email you with your study agreement. Please read it carefully, print it out and sign it.
3. In order to complete your application, please send the signed study agreement along with all other required evidence documents by post to LUNEX.

As an applicant for one of our Bachelor’s programmes, you will be invited to attend an Application Day online. A selection procedure will take place on this day to check whether you meet the necessary prerequisites for the course.

More about the Application Day

The language of instruction in all courses at LUNEX is English. You should therefore be able to speak and understand English well. You have the opportunity to participate in the Pre-Bachelor Foundation Programme and improve your English if your language skills do not meet the entrance requirements for study at Bachelor level.

We will inform you in the course of the application process which supporting documents have to be provided and when. In principle, we need the following documents for your application:

  • Copy of your personal ID
  • Copy of the highest educational and/or vocational qualification
  • Language certificate (if applicable)

Depending on the degree programme (Bachelor/Master) and your country of origin (EU/non-EU), further documents may be required. More details will be provided to you in good time.

To secure a study place, we recommend that you send us your documents as soon as possible – but at the latest two weeks before the start of your studies. If you are an applicant from outside the EU, you should note that the application process for a visa can take four to 60 days. Please make sure you give yourself plenty of time.