Internal Shoulder Impingement

Internal Shoulder Impingement

Learn to manage internal shoulder impingement more effectively


This course will explore the clinical presentation, causes, differential diagnosis, evaluation, examination and management of Internal Shoulder Impingement. It will not teach practical skills or lead to any clinical qualification.


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 short course consists of three main elements:

  1. Video of interview with topic specialist
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz