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Shoulder Essentials

Frozen Shoulder

The Frozen Shoulder online course is included FREE when you sign up for the Shoulder Essentials Practical Course. 

This online course gives you the theory you need for the Shoulder Essentials practical course where we focus on clinical reasoning and hands-on skills of shoulder assessment, rehabilitation and problem solving.  Click here to find out more about the practical course

The online course can be done as a stand-alone course without attending the pr. 

Frozen Shoulder

Online Learning for the Busy Clinician.

Frozen shoulder is one of the most distressing and disabling shoulder conditions for the patient (and therapist!). It is one of the easiest diagnoses to make, but is often missed. It can be difficult to know how to help patients with high levels of pain and for patients to understand the long recovery time. 

This course provides an overview of current evidence and highlights key points to help the busy clinician understand the most important aspects of frozen shoulder pathoaetiology, diagnosis and management to help you confidently manage people with frozen shoulder. 

What Is Covered In This Course?

    1. Where did you hear about this course?

    2. About you

    3. Course Information

    4. Meet Your Instructor

    5. Course eBook and Handouts

    1. Epidemiology and Risk Factors

    2. Video Presentation

    3. Epidemiology and Risk Factors │ Quiz

    1. Pathoaetiology

    2. Video Presentation

    3. Pathoaetiology │ Quiz

    1. Natural History

    2. Video Presentation

    3. Natural History │ Quiz

About this course

  • $30.00
  • Learning Time: 1.5 hrs
  • Access: 12 months
  • Suitable for any MSK physiotherapist (incl. new graduates)

Get confident in managing people with frozen shoulder.

After this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss the patient-experience of frozen shoulder and what is important to them.

  • Discuss epidemiology, risk factors, pathoaetiology and natural history of frozen shoulder

  • Describe the 3 pathologic stages of frozen shoulder including natural history, prognosis and outcomes.

  • Make an accurate differential diagnosis for the stiff shoulder and discuss imaging considerations.

  • Confidently manage care for people with frozen shoulder according to Primary Care Clinical Pathways.

  • Apply a treatment-based classification and effective physiotherapy management for people with frozen shoulder.

Learning Activities in This Course

  • Course eBooks

    Course slides, text and references in one handy document for you to download and keep as a clinical reference guide.

  • Video Presentations

    Lunchtime Learning! Engaging videos presented in microlearning modules for the busy clinician. Learn at your own pace and pick up where you left off.

  • Quiz

    Interactive, formative quiz assessments testing key points with explanations to enhance your learning.

  • Reference articles

    Downloadable open-source research articles for extended learning.

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Dr Angela Cadogan

Dip Phys, M.Sports Physio, Dip MT, PhD
Physiotherapy Specialist (Musculoskeletal).

Angela is a NZ registered Physiotherapy Specialist (Musculoskeletal) with a Ph.D in Musculoskeletal Diagnostics from AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand (2012) (shoulder sub-specialty). Based in Christchurch, she works as a clinical consultant in her own private practice specialising in the diagnosis and management of shoulder pain.

Angela also works in an Orthopaedic Triage and Assessment role (Shoulder Service) with the Canterbury District Health Board. Angela has an ongoing research interest in shoulder conditions, has many publications on the topic, has been an invited keynote speaker at many national and international shoulder conferences and is Associate Editor at JOSPT (Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy).

Angela has been teaching courses on the diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of shoulder conditions for over 10 years and is passionate about upskilling other physiotherapists and improving capability of the physiotherapy workforce to meet the needs of the changing healthcare system. Angela is the director of Physio Academy. Learn more: