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

 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

    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 California and 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 retroactively approved for 1.5 contact hours on 2/9/2024.

    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

    Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

    • Web browser: Latest stable version of Apple Safari, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox
    • JavaScript and Cookies enabled
    • Do NOT use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge as they are not supported.

     Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


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