Online Course
Therapeutic Interventions for the Shoulder
Explore the latest evidence and approaches to shoulder treatment

11-11.5 hours





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It is essential that we have knowledge to be able to clinically reason how we treat shoulder complaints and devise rehabilitation programmes to return an individual to full function. Physiotherapy management often consists of three main elements: techniques to reduce pain and restore normal function, communication to educate, and load management to allow appropriate healing alongside rehabilitation. We have many different rehabilitation skills and this course we will explore how we can apply these to individuals with shoulder complaints. After exploring evidence-based interventions for individuals with shoulder pain and the evidence for conservative physiotherapy management, the course delves into specific management approaches including the Shoulder Symptom Modification Procedure, therapeutic exercise and prescription considerations.  To finish off there is the opportunity to discover clinical approaches to management of specific conditions including instability, adhesive capsulitis, rotator cuff related pain and subacromial pain syndrome.


The aim of this course is to match the clinical presentation of shoulder pain with the most effective treatment approach, addressing joint, neuromuscular and sensorimotor impairments, with appropriate evidence-based interventions.


The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Evidence-Based Interventions
  2. Shoulder Symptom Modification Procedure
  3. Exercise in Shoulder Rehabilitation
  4. Clinical Practice Guidelines

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 11-11.5 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 10.9 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 latest evidence in support of conservative physiotherapy management of the shoulder
  • create an evidence based treatment plan for a particular shoulder condition.
  • identify two factors that influence exercise prescription for individuals with shoulder pain


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

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This course helped me with my clinical practice when it comes to the shoulder complex.
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This course restored my passion for exercise therapy and physiotherapy!
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