Internal Shoulder Impingement
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:
- Video of interview with topic specialist
- Reading activity
Course aimsThis course aims to provide you with a deeper understanding of internal shoulder impingement and the management of this complex condition.
Hours of learning
Completing this course will involve approximately 1.2 hours of learning activities and these can be completed on a participant’s own schedule.
This is a short course comprised of 3 components, a video, a reading section(s), and a quiz. No deadlines are applied and this course can be started and completed according to your own schedule. We expect the required elements of the entire course to take around 1-2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there may be some optional resources provided and a discussion forum, if you choose to engage with these the course could take longer to complete. 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.
Types of activitiesReading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- identify 6 clinical presentations of internal shoulder impingement
- By the end of the course the participant will be able to identify evidence-based approaches with regards to rehabilitation planning, management, and progression in given scenarios.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate you will need to:
- Be part of the Physiopedia Plus Community Culture.
- Log as completed all the required learning activities (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.