Thawing Out: Treatment Strategies for Frozen Shoulder Syndrome - OT20

Thawing Out: Treatment Strategies for Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

by Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L
(4.4 / 640 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Adhesive capsulitis, otherwise known as frozen shoulder syndrome (FSS), is encountered frequently by physical and occupational therapists who treat patients in orthopedic settings. This extremely painful shoulder disorder impairs active and passive range of motion, strength, and function to the degree that a patient may be completely unable to use the affected extremity. The goal of this program is to help therapists identify the etiology, presentation, and treatments associated with adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder.


The goal of this adhesive capsulitis continuing education program is to help physical and occupational therapists identify the etiology, presentation, and treatments associated with adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder, commonly known as frozen shoulder syndrome [FSS]). After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Discuss the etiology and risk factors associated with FSS
  • Demonstrate an understanding of therapy techniques appropriate to the treatment of FSS
  • Explain the most frequently used medical management strategies for patients with FSS
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Narrative
Content Focus
Domain 1: OT Process -Intervention
Domain 2: OT Process- Evaluation
Domain 3: Domain of OT- Activity Demands

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including physical therapists and occupational therapists. The content in this course is applicable to OTs and PTs in acute, post-acute, and outpatient settings.
Occupational Therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 6/7/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/21/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/21/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Guadalupe C - Riverside, CA  ·  Jun 03, 2020
great information and OT centered focus content
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Malena S - Jamison, PA  ·  Apr 28, 2020
great course and i would highly recommend it to others
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Laurie S - Redford, MI  ·  Apr 17, 2020
Well written, good data. Without a live class I would have liked to have read completed case studies, what happened to Jae? Plus one additional case study.
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Margaret M - Dallas, TX  ·  Apr 01, 2020
interesting course content
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Patricia S - teaneck, NJ  ·  Feb 18, 2020
informative and concise
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Price: $19.00
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