Access: 30 days 

Cost: $60.00 NZD 

Includes CPD Certificate

Non-surgical management forms the basis of treatment for many patients with instability. Understanding, and being able to assess specific neuromuscular impairments is essential in the physiotherapy management of shoulder instability. 

In this lesson, we cover:

  • Evidence-based non-surgical management of shoulder instability.
  • Evidence-based physiotherapy management of shoulder instability.
  • Neuromuscular rehabilitation in shoulder instability.

Learning Activities:
  • Pre-reading articles (5)
  • Video presentation (36 mins)
  • Quiz

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Describe the evidence-based non-operative management of the three classifications of GHJ instability.
  • Describe evidence-based physiotherapy management for shoulder instability.
  • List and describe the risk factors and red flag identifiers for specific pathologies that cause shoulder and upper limb referred pain.
  • Understand and assess specific components of neuromuscular rehabilitation in shoulder instability.

Study Time:
Approx. 3 - 4 hours

Lesson curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome

    • How to use this course

    • Copyright Warning Notice

    • About you

  2. 2
    • Manual

    • Pre-Reading

    • Resources

    • Video Presentation

  3. 3
    • Management of Shoulder Instability | Quiz

  4. 4
    • Before you go...


Dr Angela Cadogan

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

Angela is a NZ registered Physiotherapy Specialist (Musculoskeletal). Angela has a Ph.D in Musculoskeletal Diagnostics from AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand (2012) with a sub-specialty in the diagnosis and management of shoulder pain.

She is based in Christchurch, New Zealand where she works as a clinical consultant in her own physiotherapy practice and in a diagnostic Orthopaedic Triage role (Shoulder) with the Canterbury District Health Board. Angela has an ongoing research interest in shoulder conditions and has been an invited keynote speaker at many national and international shoulder conferences.

Angela is the Director of Physio Academy and runs her own online and in-person courses to help upskill other physiotherapists in the assessment and management of the shoulder. For more information visit