ShoulderDoc.co.uk was written by the collaborative efforts of the following people:
Mr Lennard Funk BSc, MSc, FRCS(Tr & Orth)
Consultant Shoulder & Upper Limb Surgeon
Salford Royal Hospitals & Manchester Sports Medicine Clinic
Mr. Funk specialises in arthroscopic (keyhole) and minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder and elbow, as well as general upper limb surgery and trauma. His particular expertise includes Copeland surface replacement for arthritis of the shoulder, having trained with Mr. Copeland as Shoulder Fellow. Mr. Funk performs over 90% of his shoulder and elbow surgery using advanced arthroscopic methods he developed during clinical visits to leading centers in the UK and Europe. His special interests include shoulder dislocations, frozen shoulder, arthritis, stiff elbows and sports injuries of the shoulder. Mr. Funk routinely treats elite and professional athletes, with a particular interest in shoulder and elbow injuries in Rugby and contact sports, with a large experience in treating professional Rugby Super League players. He is a Consultant Shoulder & Upper Limb Surgeon and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Salford Royal Hospitals and the University of Manchester. He is also Upper Limb Surgeon and co-director of the Manchester Sports Medicine Clinic. In addition to his surgical qualifications, he has a BSc in Sports Physiology and an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering. Mr. Funk lectures nationally and internationally on Shoulder Surgery, Sports Injuries and Medical Informatics. He is published widely in medical journals and a member of many international and national professional organisations. Mr. Funk performs office shoulder ultrasound, thus providing immediate scans and outcome assessments to all patients at the first clinic appointment, offering a one-stop diagnostic service for shoulder injuries and diseases. He also strongly believes in offering complete multidisciplinary shoulder and upper limb treatment through close links with referring therapists and clinicians.
Nicola Kelly, Occupational Therapist
Salford Royal Hospitals, Manchester
Nicola provides pre- and post-operative support for patients undergoing Shoulder Replacement surgery, ensuring that home support and facilities are adequate for the return home from hospital after surgery. She also teaches patients to manage with daily tasks during the rehabilitation phase whilst the use of the affected arm recovers.
Nicola has written unique informative documents, providing essential information on sleeping, washing and daily activities for people in slings after shoulder surgery. These have been included in our Patient Information Pages.
She also has access to many useful aides to assist people recovering from shoulder surgery and shoulder injuries.
Kathleen Roney, Extended Scope Practitioner
Salford Royal Hospitals & CityPhysio, Manchester
Kathleen has experience in Shoulder Rehabilitation with a special interest in Multidirectional Shoulder Instability and Shoulder Dislocations.
Kathleen has developed Patient Information leaflets on the common Shoulder conditions.
She has established and runs the regular Post-Operative Follow-Up Clinics.
Catherine Leftley (MCSP, SRP), Extended Scope Practitioner
Salford Royal Hospitals & Altrincham Physiotherapy
Cath works as a specialist triage clinician for Shoulder referrals, with expertise in injection therapy and the non-operative management of Shoulder disorders.
She has developed Physiotherapy Guidelines for other therapists managing shoulders after surgery.
Cath also runs a busy Sports Therapy practice in Manchester, Altrincham Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic.
Also many thanks to Reading Shoulder Unit who allowed us to adapt their Rehab protocols.