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GRASP Best Practice Advice and Exercise Programme for Shoulder Pain

Advice and exercise for rotator cuff related shoulder pain and improve your patients’ quality of life.

GRASP Best Practice Advice and Exercise Programme for Shoulder Pain

  • 2 weeks

  • 2 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Intermediate level

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Discover the benefits of the GRASP Best Practice Advice and Exercise Programme

Rotator cuff related shoulder pain is a common condition that causes impaired function. Regular exercise and advice play a crucial role in improving and managing pain and the ability to perform day-to-day activities.

This two-week course for health professionals will introduce you to the GRASP (Getting it Right Addressing Shoulder Pain) Best Practice Advice and Exercise Programme to help improve treatment in your clinical practice.

The GRASP trial conducted by the Centre for Rehabilitation Research at the University of Oxford showed that a single GRASP best practice and advice session with a physiotherapist was likely to be cost-effective and is not significantly different in terms of clinical outcomes when compared with physiotherapy intervention of up to six face-to-face sessions.

Learn how to deliver the GRASP programme for patient rehabilitation

The experts at the Centre for Rehabilitation Research will guide you through the GRASP programme.

At the end of the course, you’ll have the ability to administer the programme and minimise your patients’ pain through advice and exercise.

Explore behavioural support strategies for managing shoulder pain

You’ll explore self-management advice and behaviour-change strategies to empower your patients with the tools to cope with the mental side effects of their pain and to help them exercise regularly.

Learn from the experts at The University of Oxford

You’ll learn from a multidisciplinary team of physiotherapists, clinical academics, trial staff, and CBT practitioners.

With the expertise of these medical professionals, you’ll be empowered to implement the GRASP programme in your own practice to improve the lives of your patients.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Introduction to the course

    • Welcome!

      An introduction to the course and course team.

    • Rotator cuff disorders

      This covers the clinical aspects of rotator cuff disorders

    • The GRASP clinical trial

      Introducing the GRASP trial and its key findings

    • The GRASP Best Practice Advice and Exercise Programme

      This covers the development and components of GRASP Best Practice Advice and Exercise Programme (GRASP programme).

    • Getting started to deliver the GRASP programme

      This covers initial assessment and an overview of the steps in delivering the GRASP programme

    • Week 1 summary

      What have you learnt in Week 1 and a short self-evaluation to refresh your learning about the GRASP programme in practice and an opportunity to share your thoughts with fellow learners.

  • Week 2

    Delivering the GRASP programme to your patients

    • Provide patient education

      In this activity, we will see the various components of patient education and advice provided in the GRASP programme such as beliefs about shoulder pain, activity and pain and fear-avoidance behaviour.

    • Provide GRASP patient information booklet

      In this activity, we will briefly introduce the GRASP patient information booklet. You can download a copy at the last step of this training.

    • Prescribe GRASP exercises

      In this activity, we will discuss about the GRASP exercises that are recommended to help rotator cuff related pain.

    • Promote exercise adherence

      In this activity, we will explain how to use action planning and goal setting as behavioural strategies to encourage patients' adherence to GRASP exercises.

    • Provide discharge advice

      In this activity, we will discuss about providing discharge advice to your patients.

    • Week 2 summary

      What have you learnt in Week 2 and a short self-evaluation to refresh your learning on how to apply the GRASP programme in practice and an opportunity to reflect on your own confidence and clinical practice.

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe the impact of shoulder pain due to rotator cuff disorders
  • Summarise how GRASP Best Practice Advice and Exercise Programme (GRASP programme) was developed
  • Apply the GRASP programme to adults with a new episode of shoulder pain (i.e., within the last 6 months) attributable to a rotator cuff disorder
  • Use behavioural support strategies to help patients exercise regularly
  • Reflect on implementing the GRASP programme and behavioural support strategies in your clinical practice

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for physiotherapists who treat patients with shoulder pain.

Who will you learn with?

I am a physiotherapy researcher at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford.

Mireille Gillings Professor of Health Innovation at the University of Exeter.
I conduct large scale clinical trials and like to disseminate the findings to healthcare professionals via Futurelearn

Who developed the course?

University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university. It combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction.

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