Online Course
Shoulder Dysfunction Associated with Stroke
Prevent, assess and manage glenohumeral subluxation in patients with post-stroke hemiplegia

1-1.5 hours





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Srishti Banerjee
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Interested in the mental health aspects of physiotherapy care and looking beyond the realms of traditional physiotherapy

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After stroke, many individuals with hemiplegia will develop shoulder pain. One factor that can contribute to hemiplegic shoulder pain is shoulder subluxation, which occurs in between 17 and 64 percent of persons post-stroke. Glenohumeral subluxation is thought to occur frequently in this population due to dysfunction of the shoulder muscles and severe loss of motor function. This course will describe ways to prevent, assess and treat glenohumeral subluxation in individuals with hemiplegia post-stroke.


This course aims to describe hemiplegic shoulder subluxation and discuss ways to prevent, assess and manage this condition.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts 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 1-1.5 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 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:

  • describe the causes of glenohumeral subluxation in individuals with hemiplegia
  • identify two techniques for assessing glenohumeral subluxation
  • discuss at least three techniques to help prevent glenohumeral subluxation in individuals with hemiplegia

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.

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It is an excellent, eye-opening course that provides necessary information that can be applied in the clinical setting.
Omega Mzama
This course was fantastic, with clear information on what to look for and how to manage. I appreciate this course!
Katrina Kerr-Bridglalsingh
Trinidad And Tobago