Management of the Painful Hemiplegic Shoulder in the Stroke Population

Description: Shoulder pain is the most frequent secondary complication after stroke, and significantly limits functional performance. In this webinar, discussion will include prevalence and clinical presentation of the painful hemiplegic shoulder, risk factor groups, evaluation, and evidence based intervention techniques such as mobilizations, NMES, taping, edema management, and mental imagery. Attendees will learn how to structure intervention sessions for the painful hemiplegic shoulder, and will participate in case study examples to enhance learning and facilitation of these techniques. Patient, family member, and staff educational options will be reviewed for each intervention method and home exercise programs during the rehabilitation process will be discussed.

Instructor: Christine Griffin, OTR/L MS, BCPR, Clinical Instructor, Occupational Therapy Division, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Audience:  Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers

 Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Cite current evidence for treatment techniques for hemiplegic shoulder pain
  • State how to utilize intervention techniques to decrease pain and increase functional performance.
  • List 4 educational topics to address with the patient and their caregivers

    Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

    Continuing Education Credits

    Athletic Training

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (BOC Approval #P794) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1.5 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program. According to the education levels described by the PDC, the following continuing education course is considered to be Essential Level.

    Physical Therapy

    This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved for 1.5 contact hours. 

    Occupational Therapy 

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.15 CEUs or 1.5 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 2: OT Process




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