The Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine (SOMM) approach is based on the seminal work of Dr James Cyriax (1904-1985), for many years Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Physician to the Department of Physical Medicine, St Thomas’ Hospital, London.
The Society was formed in 1979 to continue to develop and integrate the approach into musculoskeletal practice through its educational courses – and ultimately to benefit patients.
The SOMM provides a complete pathway of postgraduate courses for physiotherapists and medical practitioners that run primarily throughout the UK. Invitations from further afield are always considered though and in recent years we have been invited to run courses in Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Malta, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong.
The Society has a committed team of tutors who have many years of experience practising musculoskeletal medicine in many different arenas – NHS, sport, private practice and the armed forces. This brings diversity and interest to the courses and ensures a stimulating and varied learning experience.
Our course programme is continually developed and advanced in the light of new evidence and research by our committed and highly experienced team of tutors and researchers.