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Internal shoulder impingement is described as posterior shoulder pain when the shoulder is placed extreme end ranges of abduction and external rotation. This leads to impingement of the supraspinatus and or infraspinatus tendons under the posterosuperior part of the glenoid. Internal impingement is evident in athletes especially in overhead/throwing sports and the non-athletic population. It is important to address the reason for the impingement and not only the symptoms. This course will explore the clinical presentation, causes, differential diagnosis, evaluation, examination and management of Internal Shoulder Impingement.
This course aims to provide you with a deeper understanding of internal shoulder impingement and the management of this complex condition.
The course content is split into the following sections:
- Video of interview with topic specialist
- Reading activity
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.
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 1-2 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 - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. 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 1.2 Physioplus 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:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- identify 6 clinical presentations of internal shoulder impingement
- identify evidence-based approaches with regards to rehabilitation planning, management, and progression in given scenarios.
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