Len Funk


Private Secretary - Will Tatlow
01625 545 071

Len specialises in arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder.
He routinely treats elite and professional athletes and has a particular interest in shoulder injuries associated with rugby and other contact sports.

Len lectures nationally and internationally on Shoulder Surgery, Sports Injuries and Medical Informatics. He is published widely in medical journals and is a member of many international and national professional organisations.




Len is an Honorary Professor at Salford University, where he is clinical lead for the MSc Programme in Orthopaedics and Postgraduate Upper Limb programme.

He is involved in a number of research projects and regularly teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate medical, sports therapy and sports medicine students.

Further details relating to his CV can be viewed at www.lenfunk.com


Len originally qualified with a BSc in Sports Physiology in South Africa and then undertook Physiotherapy training. He transferred to Medicine and qualified as a doctor in 1990. Len then obtained an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering from the University of Wales, going on to complete his Orthopaedic specialisation.

Shoulder surgery was in its infancy when Len was training and his background in sports and rehabilitation sparked his interest in the shoulder, as little could be offered for most soft tissue problems of the shoulder at the time. He sought the expertise of the world leaders in shoulder surgery, undertaking a Fellowship with the late Steve Copeland and then Laurent LaFosse and Giles Walch in France.

Len runs a tertiary referral practice alongside a team that comprises specialist shoulder therapists, nurse specialist, pain specialist and clinical psychologist. This allows him to provide a service for many complex and revision soft tissue problems of the shoulder, as well as most common problems.

Len has pioneered and published on many procedures, such as:
- Hydrodilation for frozen shoulder
- LARS ligament AC joint reconstructions
- Pec Major reconstructions with allograft
- Arthroscopic tendon transfers
- Management of atraumatic shoulder instability
- Advanced shoulder rehabilitation
- Sports specific rehabilitation