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Shoulder Programme
A series of courses exploring the assessment and management of shoulder conditions

41-42 hours





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Shoulder pain is a common musculoskeletal condition that is is recognised as a disabling problem and can be associated with substantial economic burden. It has been reported as being the third most common musculoskeletal complaint presenting to physiotherapy. The pain and disability associated with shoulder pain can have a large impact on individuals and their families, communities, and healthcare systems affecting daily functioning and ability to work.

This course will explore how shoulder pain impacts on global health, review structure and function of the shoulder through the ages, delve into assessment and provide an evidence base for the therapeutic interventions for effective management of the individual with shoulder pain.


The aim of this programme of courses is to develop and consolidate your knowledge related to the shoulder to facilitate your effective management of shoulder complaints.


This programme consists of four separate online courses and an assignment:

  1. Introduction to the Shoulder
  2. Clinical Presentations of Shoulder Pain
  3. Shoulder Assessment
  4. Therapeutic Interventions for the Shoulder
  5. Final assignment

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 41-42 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 40.7 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.


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

Featured reviews
This is a wonderful program. It is easy to understand and to apply the knowledge and skills in your daily practice
Dr. Sushumna Tiwarrii