Online Course: Subacromial Space Impingement – Space Invaders
Understanding the underlying biomechanics of the shoulder for improved clinical management
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The shoulder is one of the most complex regions of the body to rehabilitate. Among the most common reasons to experience shoulder pain, is the dreaded shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS). Understood to be a mechanism rather than a diagnosis, Dr. Ian Horsley explores this often mis-understood classification of shoulder pain and outlines the underlying anatomical considerations as well as the best rehabilitation strategies for clinical practice. This course is ideally suited to any clinician looking to better understand the biomechanics of the shoulder and how to effectively identify and manage the various types of shoulder impingements.
To better understand the origins, signs and symptoms, underlying biomechanics and evidence-based clinical treatments for subacromial impingement syndrome of the shoulder complex.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- 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 1.5-2 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 1.6 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:
- discuss the different sub-classifications of a shoulder impingement.
- describe the basic anatomy and biomechanics of a shoulder impingement syndrome.
- identify the general clinical presentation of a shoulder impingement syndrome.
- discuss the strongest evidence-based conservative management strategies for a shoulder impingement syndrome.
Australian Physiotherapy Council
APC Accredited Continuing Professional Development
South African Society of Physiotherapy
South African Society of Physiotherapy: PPB007/PT001/2021/159 (3 General CEUs Level 1)
Texas Physical Therapy Association
United States - Texas
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2312053TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 2.21 CCUs.
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Physioplus meets the CPD standards of the Health and Social Professions Council of Ireland (CORU). All activities completed on Physioplus are accepted and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
United Kingdom UK (HCPC)
Physioplus meets the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) CPD standards and all activities completed on Physioplus are accepted by the HCPC and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
United States – States not requiring accreditation
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The state board of physical therapy either does not require course pre-approval or does not require CEUs for re-licensure. As a result Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development - please check with your state board.
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