Therapeutic Interventions for the Shoulder

Therapeutic Interventions for the Shoulder

Explore the latest evidence and approaches to shoulder treatment


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.


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.


Section 1: Evidence-Based Interventions
Section 2: Shoulder Symptom Modification Procedure
Section 3: Exercise in Shoulder Rehabilitation
Section 4: Clinical Practice Guidelines
Section 5: Final Tasks