Creating genuine, positive impact in the shoulder health and performance space


The Athletic Shoulder Podcast provides In-depth & practical conversations for practitioners interested in improving their management of shoulder health and performance. Through collaborating with industry leading peers around the world, we’ve filled a knowledge gap in shoulder health and performance. At Athletic Shoulder, we share that knowledge with you to create solutions to the problems most commonly found in the space.



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Ben Ashworth

Ben is working as a consultant with teams and individuals to help solve shoulder performance problems. He has over two decades of experience as a practitioner with Masters in both Physiotherapy and Strength & Conditioning and for the past 2 years has been employed in leadership role as Director of Performance.

Ben’s interest & experience in shoulders developed from his time in professional rugby at London Wasps (2002-2005) and was accelerated through his work with the English Institute of Sport & in particular the British Judo team in the lead up to his Team GB role at the Olympics in London 2012. The Athletic Shoulder testing & monitoring philosophy combines Ben’s shoulder expertise with over ten years of monitoring athletes in performance environments. Creatively challenging the way we use information to impact on minimising injury risk and maximising athletic performance potential.

Ben is currently working towards completion of a PhD in the area of Shoulder performance monitoring at Liverpool Hope University, a centre of excellence for upper limb and shoulder research (focussing on fatigue, return to play markers and neuromuscular profiling for performance). This is an extension of Ben’s recent published work around the now well established use of force platforms for shoulder testing developed at Saracens rugby and currently applied in baseball, tennis, rugby, MMA, Olympic & collegiate sports.