Salia Rehab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 7491 . This Distance Learning - Independent activity is offered at .1 CEUs, introductory level, Occupational Therapy Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Course Overview

This AOTA approved continuing education class will challenge your beliefs regarding the complications surrounding pain and weakness in the shoulder of a person recovering from stroke. Practitioners should be ready to view the evidence in shoulder complications and learn about the efficacy of slings, taping, exercise, modalities and neuromuscular re-education.

The online class is intended for medical professionals (e.g. OT/OTA, PT/PTA, Physicians, etc.) directly related to the rehabilitation of a patient or client. To participate in this CEU and receive credit, the participant must be a licensed, treating clinician. Completion of this course will reward the participant with .1 CEUs or 1 contact hours, following completion of the presentation and a ≥ 80% score on the quiz. You will have 90 days to complete this course.

Some of the Questions Answered in this Course Include:

  • What is the pathophysiology of brain injury for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes?

  • What are common causes of hemiplegic shoulder pain?

  • How does neuroplasticity play a role in hemiplegic shoulder recovery?

  • What are evidence-based treatment strategies that can improve shoulder function following stroke?

Course Curriculum

    1. Overview

    2. Learning Outcomes

    3. Presentation Manual & References

    4. Watch Course

    5. Course Review

    6. Quiz

    7. Course Feedback

About this course

  • 1 Contact Hours / .1 CEUs
  • Online Self-Study Course
  • Speaker Video and Slide Content


5 star rating

Solving the complicated shoulder after stroke

Mary Gallery

Excellent course. Valuable information.

Excellent course. Valuable information.

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Worth the time!

Kala Dreisigacker

Learned a ton in an hour!

Learned a ton in an hour!

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pete jones



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Learning Outcomes

  • Recall the evidence for optimal care of the person with stroke that is experiencing complications in the affected shoulder.

  • Identify the evidence-based interventions for optimal care of the person with stroke that is experiencing complications in the affected shoulder.

  • Identify the evidence to reduce secondary complications for a person with stroke that is experiencing complications in the affected shoulder.

  • List the 4 different subtypes of hemiplegic shoulder impairment.


Mike Studer


Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS,NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, BFPS, FAPTA has been a PT since 1991, a board certified in neurologic PT in 1995, and a private practice owner since 2005. Dr. Studer has been an invited speaker covering 50 states, 10 countries, and 4 continents speaking on topics ranging from cognition and psychology in rehabilitation, aging, stroke, motor learning, motivation in rehabilitation, balance, dizziness, neuropathy and Parkinson Disease. Dr. Studer is a co-founder and co-owner of Spark Rehabilitation and Wellness in Bend, OR. He is an adjunct professor at Touro University in Las Vegas, and in the recent past led Oregon State University’s DPT coursework on motor control. Mike serves in a guest-lecture capacity at several other DPT programs and assists the national network of neurologic PT residencies known as Neuroconsortium in their Parkinson Disease programming as well. In 2011, Mike was recognized as Clinician of the Year in the Neurologic and (in 2014) the Geriatric Academies of the APTA. He received the highest honor available in PT in 2020, being distinguished as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA in 2020, joining a group of under 300 persons at the time for the history of the profession. Mike’s professional honors additionally reflect his service at the state and national level including service as the Vice President of the Academy of Neurologic PT and also the Mercedes Weiss award for service to the Oregon chapter of APTA. He holds a trademark in dual task rehabilitation and has a patent pending on the same. Over his career, Mike has presented courses in in all 50 states, 4 continents and 10 countries. He has authored over 35 articles, 6 book chapters, and routinely has clinical research projects in affiliation with one of many universities. He is a consultant to Major League Baseball on the motor control of pitching and hitting. As a very fun and lighthearted note, Mike is the four time and current WR holder for the fastest underwater treadmill marathon, a mark that was set most recently in January 2022.


  • Extra Accommodations

    Please provide extra accommodation requests via email to [email protected] explaining what you require to participate in the course(s) of your choosing. We will do our best to accommodate you.

  • Disclosures

    Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is provided by Salia Rehab, LLC. Content Disclosure: This continuing education course does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service. Financial Disclosure: The instructor is a consultant for Rehab Innovations. Non-Financial Disclosure: No relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.