Therapeutic Interventions for the Shoulder

Therapeutic Interventions for the Shoulder

Explore the latest evidence and approaches to shoulder treatment
Really a great course. I would recommend this course and all of the courses of Physiopedia to anyone wanting to deepen their knowledge of managing pain and dysfunction.
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Introduction

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.

Aims

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.

Outline

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.