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APTEI: Shoulder Sensitivity & Contracture Capsulitis

APTEI: Shoulder Sensitivity & Contracture Capsulitis

APTEI: Shoulder Sensitivity & Contracture Capsulitis

This course includes


This online course will increase your confidence in diagnosing and managing various causes of shoulder pain including: subacromial sensitivity, instabilities, and contracture capsulitis (formally known as adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder).

The course will include several therapeutic exercise options based on the best available evidence. I have also included a video about "The Best Shoulder Exercise" (in my opinion) and why it is so valuable.

Video lectures, downloadable handouts, and quizzes for knowledge checks are included in this course.

When you complete the course, you will receive a certificate of completion for your records.

This course is taught by Bahram Jam, PT and Founder of the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI).


Listen To What Bahram Has To Say About 'Adhesive Capsulitis' & 'Frozen Shoulder':


In This Online Course With Bahram Jam, You Will Learn:

  • What is sub-acromial sensitivity (SAS)
  • How to prevent Iatrogenic shoulder pain
  • The best subjective outcome measures to use with people who have shoulder pain
  • The top objective outcome measures to use with people who have shoulder pain
  • The relevant shoulder anatomy including the rotator cuff and scapular muscles
  • How to perform a physical assessment including AROM, resisted testing, and special tests
  • The critical importance of repeated movements in the management of shoulder pain
  • The BEST shoulder exercise
  • How to "stretch" the coraco-acromial (CA) Ligament
  • The value of lateral rotation strengthening options
  • How to optimize scapular upward rotation facilitation
  • The importance of the thoracic spine and its involvement in shoulder pain!
  • How to maximize posterior glide & minimize anterior glide
  • The 2 BIG DON'TS
  • An introduction to central sensitization
  • What is adhesive capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
  • Risk factors / Diagnosis / Management for adhesive capsulitis
  • Management strategies for adhesive capsulitis
  • What is shoulder instability and the importance of understanding joint position sense (JPS)


Closing Thoughts:

I have no doubt that you and your patients will benefit from the information provided in this course, so I urge you to at least complete the first lesson of this course (available for free) and see if you like what I am saying.

Sincerely, Bahram Jam, PT

The instructors
Bahram Jam (he/him)

Bahram is a physiotherapist and founder of the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI). He's taught 1000+ continuing education courses to healthcare professionals across Canada & internationally.

He has instructed over one thousand post-graduate orthopaedic and pain science courses and has been a guest presenter at several physiotherapy and medical conferences across Canada and internationally.

His primary clinical approach is to identify relevant functional impairments and determine the best self-management strategy to maximize patient independence.

Course Material included in this course
  • Shoulder Outcome Measures
  • Lesson 3: Subjective Outcome Measures
  • L3: Handout
  • L3: Quiz
  • Lesson 4: Physical Outcome Measures
  • L4: Handout
  • Lesson 4: Supplementary Video
  • Feedback on section #2
  • Relevant Anatomy
  • Lesson 5: Rotator Cuffs & Scapular Muscles
  • Rotator Cuffs & Scapular Muscles
  • L5: Quiz
  • Feedback on section #3
  • Physical Assessment
  • Lesson 6: Observation
  • L6: Handout
  • L6: Quiz
  • L7: Active ROM
  • L7: Handout
  • L7: Video on ROM Evaluation
  • L8: Resisted tests
  • L8: Handout
  • L9: Special tests
  • L9: Handout
  • L9: Quiz
  • Feedback on section #4
  • Management
  • L10: Repeated movements
  • L10: Handout
  • L10: The BEST shoulder exercise
  • L11: Strengthening
  • L11: Handout
  • L11: Supplementary video
  • L12: "Stretching" the CA Ligament
  • L13: Scapular UR facilitation
  • L13: Handout
  • L13: Quiz
  • Feedback on section #5
  • What to do & not to do!
  • L14: Let's not forget the thoracic spine
  • L14: Handout
  • L14: Quiz
  • L15: Maximizing posterior glide & Minimizing anterior glide
  • L15: Handout
  • L15: Supplementary video
  • L15: Quiz
  • Feedback on section #6
  • Central Sensitization / Persistent pain
  • L16: Central Sensitization
  • L16: Handout
  • L16: Introductory videos
  • L16: Quiz
  • Feedback on section #7
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • L17: Video 1 - AdC Diagnosis
  • L17: Risk factors / Diagnosis / Management
  • L17: Handout
  • L17: Video 2- Management Phase I
  • L17: Video 3- Management Phase II
  • L17: Video 4- Management Phase III
  • L17: Quiz
  • Feedback on section #8
  • Instability
  • L18: Instability & JPS training
  • L18: Handout
  • L18: Supplementary video
  • L18: Quiz
  • Feedback on section #9
Patient Exercises included in this course
  • Shoulder External Rotation: Band around Shoulder
  • Shoulder External Rotation: Elbows by Side
  • Shoulder External Rotation: Elevation with Band
  • Single Arm Clock Reaches with Band
  • Double Arm Clock Reaches
  • Shoulder Diagonal Downward Pulls with Band with Clock Lunges
  • Shoulder Diagonal Upward Pull with Band with Clock Lunges
  • Clock Lunges: Diagonal Upward Twist (opposite direction)
  • Clock Lunges: Diagonal Upward Twists
  • Clock Forward Bending: Ankle to Shoulder Press
  • Clock Forward Bending: Knee to Bicep Curls
  • Shoulder External Rotation: 90 and 90
  • Single Arm Clock Reaches
Patient Education included in this course
  • Radiology Facts on the shoulder
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