Online Course
Frozen Shoulder – Do We Have the Cold, Hard Facts?
Understanding adhesive capsulitis - are we making clinically important progress?

3-3.5 hours





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Ian Horsley
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Lead Physiotherapist in the North West for the English Institute of Sport, and the clinical director of Back In Action Rehabilitation

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Adhesive capsulitis, or more commonly known as frozen shoulder, is a debilitating and chronic shoulder condition that is often seen within a clinical setting. It is a multifactorial pathology which requires a thorough understanding by the treating clinician, in order to individualize the treatment plan for the patient while using proven management techniques. Join Dr. Ian Horsley, a leading upper extremity physiotherapist in the United Kingdom, as he discusses the roots of frozen shoulder, how to identify it in a clinic and what are the best evidence-best treatments presently available.


To better understand the origins, signs & symptoms, prognostic indicators and evidence-based clinical treatments for adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder).


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 3-3.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 3.1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the signs, symptoms and prognostic indicators for adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder).
  • Better understand the underlying pathophysiological and biomechanical factors of the shoulder which contribute to adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder).
  • What best practices currently exist and what remains controversial with the management of frozen shoulder.

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
It is a thorough and understandable course! It provides a good look at all things frozen shoulder. I found it helpful to consolidate my knowledge.
Alex Hatton
United Kingdom
An excellent and complete course. It gave me a better understanding of frozen shoulder and a good way to manage it!
Denise Janin
As usual, with every course I take up with the Physioplus my knowledge increases exponentially and this course is no exception. It has made the clinical path from diagnosis to management of Frozen Shoulder clear and crisp in my mind.
Shraddha Khialani Daryanani