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Physiotherapy for Shoulder Pain SAPS

A clinically relevant course based on the best evidence available and tailored to multiple patients’ presentations


At the end of these two days course, participants will be able to

  • reach an advanced understanding of the functional anatomy of the shoulder
  • apply a clinical reasoning process for the presenting shoulder symptoms and to assess muscle function
  • select exercises as well as a progression in to higher complexity, speed and load
  • assess the treatment outcomes






The course is built each day with well-balanced theory and practice.

  • Day 1: functional anatomy and clinical reasoning.
  • Day 2: selection of exercises, dosage for different patients’ presentations, outcomes assessment and treatment planification.

After taking this course, managing any patient with shoulder pain will be more straightforward.


Content Day 1

  1.  Introduction to Shoulder pain
  2. Functional anatomy of the shoulder explaining the specific mechanisms whereby rotator cuff muscles contribute to stability and pain free shoulder function.
  3. Shoulder assessment, theory and practice
  4.  Assessment of the shoulder function with cases discussions


Course content Day 2

  1. Selection of exercises for a patient presenting with shoulder pain
  2. Workshop, practical work
  3. Assessment of treatment outcome
  4. Treatment planning
  5. Summary of course content


Please mind, that the course language is English.



16 units à 45 min.

Ingrid Hultenheim Klintberg PT, PhD

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Hultenheim Klintberg
, PT, PhD

Ausbildung und Werdegang

Specialist in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation


Physiotherapy Department - Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg (Sweden)


Vice President as well as Chair of the International Links and National Delegates Committee (European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation)


Ingrid Hultenheim Klintberg, (exam 1984), is working clinically at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden, primarily with rehabilitation after shoulder or elbow trauma. She got her PhD degree in 2010, with the thesis entitled Physiotherapy after surgery in patients with subacromial pain.
She lectures nationally and internationally as well as at the Physiotherapy program, Advanced Level, at the University of Gothenburg.  Ingrid is co-author in a book covering assessment and physiotherapy of the shoulder (in Swedish).  Ingrid is involved in research projects as well as development of clinical practical guidelines for physiotherapy for shoulder and elbow injuries.
She is the chair of International Links Committee and vice president of EUSSER (European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation) and served in the Society for 9 years.

Suzanne Gard PT, MSc

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, PT, MSc

Ausbildung und Werdegang

President of EUSSER


Teacher at the Physiotherapy School in Geneva (Switzerland)


Suzanne Gard is a Sport Physiotherapist with a MSc degree from Bath University, UK. She is a clinician, working at a Swiss Olympic Medical Centre as well as Assistant Lecturer UAS at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland. Her field of expertise are shoulder instabilities and return to sport after shoulder injuries. She lectures home and abroad regularly. She is the actual President of EUSSER (European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation) and served in the Society for 8 years.

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