Therapeutic Interventions for the Shoulder
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
Course aimsThe 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.
Hours of learning
Completing this course will involve approximately 5 hours of learning activities. These will be delivered in 5 sections that can be completed on a participant’s own schedule.
This course is divided into 5 sections. No deadlines are applied and this course can be started and completed according to your own schedule. We expect the required elements of the course take around 4-6 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.
It’s not going to be easy, we’ll expect you to work hard for your completion certificate and PP+ points! You won’t be sitting back and watching webinars, we’ll expect you to reading tasks, complete quizzes, perform literature searches and other learning activities. You’ll need to reflect on your own experiences and contribute them to the discussion forum, this is where we can learn from each other’s experiences and knowledge from all around the world, the more we all engage the more we all learn!
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 5 PP+ points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Types of activitiesReading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
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
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate you will need to:
- Be part of the Physiopedia Plus Community Culture.
- Log as completed all the required learning activities (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.