Karen Mc Creesh


 
researcher

Biography

Dr Karen McCreesh is an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapy educator and clinician. Her research interests lie in the areas of shoulder dysfunction, musculoskeletal disorders, and ultrasound imaging. She completed her PhD in the area of mechanisms of rotator cuff tendinopathy, funded by a Research Fellowship from the Health Research Board of Ireland. She is Course Director and Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the School of Allied Health at the University of Limerick. She is a member of the Ageing Research Centre and the Health Research Institute. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, presented at national and international conferences, and provides CPD workshops for qualified physiotherapists. Karen  is passionate about supporting and disseminating evidence based practice in the physiotherapy management of shoulder pain and is a founder member and Chair of the Irish Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation Society (www.isesociety.com).

Research Interests

-shoulder pain and dysfunction
-musculoskeletal physiotherapy
-ultrasound imaging

Books

  Year Publication
2005 Practical Techniques of Physiotherapy Examination and Treatment (Vol 1-6).
Sexton, M; French, H; McCreesh, K; Walsh, J (2005) Practical Techniques of Physiotherapy Examination and Treatment (Vol 1-6). Dublin: Clinics in Motion. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2011 'Principles of Joint Treatment'
McCreesh K; O'Connor A (2011) 'Principles of Joint Treatment' In: Principles of Neuromusculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment: A Handbook for Therapists. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. [Details]
2011 'Function and Dysfunction of Joint'
O'Connor A; McCreesh K (2011) 'Function and Dysfunction of Joint' In: Principles of Neuromusculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment: A Handbook for Therapists. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'A telephone assessment and advice service within an ED physiotherapy clinic: a single-site quality improvement cohort study'
Kelly M;Higgins A;Murphy A;McCreesh K; (2021) 'A telephone assessment and advice service within an ED physiotherapy clinic: a single-site quality improvement cohort study'. Archives Of Physiotherapy, 11 (1) [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Managing shoulder pain: a meta-ethnography exploring healthcare providers' experiences'
Maxwell C;Robinson K;McCreesh K; (2021) 'Managing shoulder pain: a meta-ethnography exploring healthcare providers' experiences'. Disability And Rehabilitation, [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Physical Therapy Management of Nontraumatic Shoulder Problems Lacks High-Quality Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Systematic Review With Quality Assessment Using the AGREE II Checklist'
Barrett E;Larkin L;Caulfield S;de Burca N;Flanagan A;Gilsenan C;Kelleher M;McCarthy E;Murtagh R;McCreesh K; (2021) 'Physical Therapy Management of Nontraumatic Shoulder Problems Lacks High-Quality Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Systematic Review With Quality Assessment Using the AGREE II Checklist'. The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy, 51 (2) [DOI] [Details]
2021 'The relationship between training load and pain, injury and illness in competitive swimming: A systematic review'
Barry L;Lyons M;McCreesh K;Powell C;Comyns T; (2021) 'The relationship between training load and pain, injury and illness in competitive swimming: A systematic review'. Physical Therapy In Sport, 48 [DOI] [Details]
2021 'You'd be better off to do the keyhole and make a good job of it a qualitative study of the beliefs and treatment expectations of patients attending secondary care with degenerative meniscal tears'
O'Leary H;Ryan LG;Robinson K;Conroy EJ;McCreesh K; (2021) 'You'd be better off to do the keyhole and make a good job of it a qualitative study of the beliefs and treatment expectations of patients attending secondary care with degenerative meniscal tears'. Musculoskeletal Science And Practice, 51 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Medication and healthcare utilization variation among older adults with pain'
O'Neill A;Purtill H;Kelly D;McCreesh K;Robinson K;O'Sullivan K; (2020) 'Medication and healthcare utilization variation among older adults with pain'. European Journal Of Pain (United Kingdom), [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Understanding Shoulder Pain: A Qualitative Evidence Synthesis Exploring the Patient Experience'
Maxwell C;Robinson K;McCreesh K; (2020) 'Understanding Shoulder Pain: A Qualitative Evidence Synthesis Exploring the Patient Experience'. Physical therapy, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'How should clinicians integrate the findings of The Lancet's 2018 placebo-controlled subacromial decompression trial into clinical practice?'
Littlewood, C;Bury, J;O'Shea, A;McCreesh, K;O'Sullivan, K (2018) 'How should clinicians integrate the findings of The Lancet's 2018 placebo-controlled subacromial decompression trial into clinical practice?'. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 52 [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Lower levels of physical activity are associated with pain progression in older adults, a longitudinal study'
O'Neill A;O'Sullivan K;McCreesh K; (2021) 'Lower levels of physical activity are associated with pain progression in older adults, a longitudinal study'. European Journal Of Pain (United Kingdom), [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Rotator cuff disorders: A survey of current (2018) Italian physiotherapy practice'
Brindisino F.;Matteuzzi I.;Bury J.;McCreesh K.;Littlewood C. (2020) 'Rotator cuff disorders: A survey of current (2018) Italian physiotherapy practice'. Physiotherapy Practice and Research, 41 (1):11-22 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2019 'Altered strength profile in Achilles tendinopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis'
McAuliffe S.;Tabuena A.;McCreesh K.;O¿Keeffe M.;Hurley J.;Comyns T.;Purtill H.;O¿Neill S.;O¿Sullivan K. (2019) 'Altered strength profile in Achilles tendinopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis'. Journal Of Athletic Training, 54 (8):889-900 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'An evaluation of two types of exercise classes, containing shoulder exercises or a combination of shoulder and thoracic exercises, for the treatment of nonspecific shoulder pain: A case series'
Barrett, E;Conroy, C;Corcoran, M;Sullivan, KO;Purtill, H;Lewis, J;McCreesh, K (2018) 'An evaluation of two types of exercise classes, containing shoulder exercises or a combination of shoulder and thoracic exercises, for the treatment of nonspecific shoulder pain: A case series'. Journal Of Hand Therapy, 31 :301-307 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Exploring patient experiences of participating in a group exercise class for the management of nonspecific shoulder pain'
Barrett, E;Hayes, A;Kelleher, M;Conroy, C;Robinson, K;O'Sullivan, K;McCreesh, K (2018) 'Exploring patient experiences of participating in a group exercise class for the management of nonspecific shoulder pain'. Physiotherapy Theory And Practice, 34 :464-471 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Cryotherapy or gradual reloading exercises in acute presentations of rotator cuff tendinopathy: A randomised controlled trial'
Dupuis F.;Barrett E.;Dubé M.;McCreesh K.;Lewis J.;Roy J. (2018) 'Cryotherapy or gradual reloading exercises in acute presentations of rotator cuff tendinopathy: A randomised controlled trial'. Bmj Open Sport And Exercise Medicine, 4 (1) [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2018 'Validation of the manual inclinometer and flexicurve for the measurement of thoracic kyphosis'
Barrett, E,Lenehan, B,O'sullivan, K,Lewis, J,McCreesh, K (2018) 'Validation of the manual inclinometer and flexicurve for the measurement of thoracic kyphosis'. Physiotherapy Theory And Practice, 34 :301-308 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Exploring patient experiences of participating in a group exercise class for the management of nonspecific shoulder pain: A qualitative study'
Barrett, E., Hayes, A., Kelleher, M., Conroy, C., Robinson, K., O’Sullivan, K. and McCreesh, K., (2018) 'Exploring patient experiences of participating in a group exercise class for the management of nonspecific shoulder pain: A qualitative study'. Physiotherapy Theory And Practice, [Details]
2017 'Increased supraspinatus tendon thickness following fatigue loading in rotator cuff tendinopathy: Potential implications for exercise therapy'
McCreesh K.;Purtill H.;Donnelly A.;Lewis J. (2017) 'Increased supraspinatus tendon thickness following fatigue loading in rotator cuff tendinopathy: Potential implications for exercise therapy'. Bmj Open Sport And Exercise Medicine, 3 (1) [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2017 'Are group-based and individual physiotherapy exercise programmes equally effective for musculoskeletal conditions? A systematic review and meta-analysis'
O'Keeffe, M,Hayes, A,McCreesh, K,Purtill, H,O'Sullivan, K (2017) 'Are group-based and individual physiotherapy exercise programmes equally effective for musculoskeletal conditions? A systematic review and meta-analysis'. British Journal Of Sports Medicine, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Are group-based and individual physiotherapy exercise programmes equally effective for musculoskeletal conditions? A systematic review and meta-analysis'
O'Keeffe M.;Hayes A.;McCreesh K.;Purtill H.;O'Sullivan K. (2017) 'Are group-based and individual physiotherapy exercise programmes equally effective for musculoskeletal conditions? A systematic review and meta-analysis'. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51 (2):126-132 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Is thoracic spine posture associated with shoulder pain, range of motion and function? A systematic review'
Barrett E, O’Keeffe M, O’Sullivan K, Lewis J, McCreesh K. (2016) 'Is thoracic spine posture associated with shoulder pain, range of motion and function? A systematic review'. Manual therapy, 26 :38-46 [Details]
2016 'Can ultrasound imaging predict the development of Achilles and patellar tendinopathy? A systematic review and meta-analysis'
McAuliffe S.;McCreesh K.;Culloty F.;Purtill H.;O'Sullivan K. (2016) 'Can ultrasound imaging predict the development of Achilles and patellar tendinopathy? A systematic review and meta-analysis'. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50 (24):1516-1523 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'The body composition phenotype of Irish adults aged 18-81 years'
Toomey, C,Leahy, S,McCreesh, K,Coote, S,Jakeman, P (2016) 'The body composition phenotype of Irish adults aged 18-81 years'. Irish journal of medical science, 185 :537-544 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Reliability of a measurement method for the cross-sectional area of the longus colli using real-time ultrasound imaging'
O'Riordan, C,Van De Ven, P,Nelson, J,McCreesh, K,Clifford, A (2016) 'Reliability of a measurement method for the cross-sectional area of the longus colli using real-time ultrasound imaging'. Ultrasound, 24 :154-162 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Can ultrasound imaging predict the development of Achilles and patellar tendinopathy? A systematic review and meta-analysis'
McAuliffe, S., McCreesh, K., Purtill, H., Culloty, F., & O'sullivan, K. (2016) 'Can ultrasound imaging predict the development of Achilles and patellar tendinopathy? A systematic review and meta-analysis'. British Journal Of Sports Medicine, [Details]
2016 'Is thoracic spine posture associated with shoulder pain, range of motion and function? A systematic review'
Barrett E.;O'Keeffe M.;O'Sullivan K.;Lewis J.;McCreesh K. (2016) 'Is thoracic spine posture associated with shoulder pain, range of motion and function? A systematic review'. Manual Therapy, 26 :38-46 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'The body composition phenotype of Irish adults aged 18–81 years'
Toomey, C. and Leahy, S. and McCreesh, K. and Coote, S. and Jakeman, P. (2016) 'The body composition phenotype of Irish adults aged 18–81 years'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 185 (2) [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Ultrasound Measures of Supraspinatus Tendon Thickness and Acromiohumeral Distance in Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy Are Reliable'
McCreesh, KM,Anjum, S,Crotty, JM,Lewis, JS (2016) 'Ultrasound Measures of Supraspinatus Tendon Thickness and Acromiohumeral Distance in Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy Are Reliable'. Journal Of Clinical Ultrasound, 44 :159-166 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Shouldering the Burden of Evidence-Based Practice: The Experiences of Physiotherapists Partaking in a Community of Practice'
McCreesh, K,Larkin, L,Lewis, J (2016) 'Shouldering the Burden of Evidence-Based Practice: The Experiences of Physiotherapists Partaking in a Community of Practice'. Rehabilitation Research And Practice, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 'Rotator cuff tendinopathy: Navigating the diagnosis-management conundrum'
Lewis J.;Mccreesh K.;Roy J.;Ginn K. (2015) 'Rotator cuff tendinopathy: Navigating the diagnosis-management conundrum'. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 45 (11):923-937 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy: Navigating the Diagnosis-Management Conundrum'
Lewis, J,Mccreesh, K,Roy, JS,Ginn, K (2015) 'Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy: Navigating the Diagnosis-Management Conundrum'. Journal Of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 45 :923-937 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Reliability and validity of non-radiographic methods of thoracic kyphosis measurement: A systematic review'
Barrett E, McCreesh K, Lewis J (2014) 'Reliability and validity of non-radiographic methods of thoracic kyphosis measurement: A systematic review'. Manual therapy, 19 (1):10-17 [Details]
2014 'Platelet-rich plasma for chronic tennis elbow: letters to the editor'
O'Sullivan K;McCreesh K;de Burca N;McAuliffe S;O'Keeffe M; (2014) 'Platelet-rich plasma for chronic tennis elbow: letters to the editor'. [Details]
2014 'Reliability and validity of non-radiographic methods of thoracic kyphosis measurement: A systematic review'
Barrett, E,McCreesh, K,Lewis, J (2014) 'Reliability and validity of non-radiographic methods of thoracic kyphosis measurement: A systematic review'. Manual therapy, 19 :10-17 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Platelet-rich plasma for chronic tennis elbow'
O'Sullivan, K.;McCreesh, K.;De Burca, N.;McAuliffe, S.;O'Keeffe, M.; (2014) 'Platelet-rich plasma for chronic tennis elbow'. The American journal of sports medicine, [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Intrarater and Interrater Reliability of the Flexicurve Index, Flexicurve Angle, and Manual Inclinometer for the Measurement of Thoracic Kyphosis'
Eva Barrett;Karen McCreesh;Jeremy Lewis; (2013) 'Intrarater and Interrater Reliability of the Flexicurve Index, Flexicurve Angle, and Manual Inclinometer for the Measurement of Thoracic Kyphosis'. Rehabilitation Research And Practice, [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Acromiohumeral distance measurement in rotator cuff tendinopathy: is there a reliable, clinically applicable method? A systematic review'
Crotty JM;Lewis JS;McCreesh KM; (2013) 'Acromiohumeral distance measurement in rotator cuff tendinopathy: is there a reliable, clinically applicable method? A systematic review'. [Details]
2013 'Continuum model of tendon pathology - where are we now?'
McCreesh, K,Lewis, J (2013) 'Continuum model of tendon pathology - where are we now?'. International Journal Of Experimental Pathology, 94 :242-247 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Ultrasound Measurement of Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Thickness Accurately Predicts Total and Segmental Body Fat of Young Adults'
Leahy, S. and Toomey, C. and McCreesh, K. and O'Neill, C. and Jakeman, P. (2012) 'Ultrasound Measurement of Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Thickness Accurately Predicts Total and Segmental Body Fat of Young Adults'. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 38 (1) [DOI] [Details]
2012 'No difference in gluteus medius activation in women with mild patellofemoral pain'
O'Sullivan, K.;Herbert, E.;Sainsbury, D.;McCreesh, K.;Clifford, A.; (2012) 'No difference in gluteus medius activation in women with mild patellofemoral pain'. Journal Of Sport Rehabilitation, [Details]
2012 'No difference in gluteus medius activation in women with mild patellofemoral pain'
O'Sullivan K.;Herbert E.;Sainsbury D.;McCreesh K.;Clifford A. (2012) 'No difference in gluteus medius activation in women with mild patellofemoral pain'. Journal Of Sport Rehabilitation, 21 (2):110-118 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Technical considerations for accurate measurement of subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness using B-mode ultrasound'
Toomey, C. and McCreesh, K. and Leahy, S. and Jakeman, P. (2011) 'Technical considerations for accurate measurement of subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness using B-mode ultrasound'. Ultrasound, 19 (2) [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) and musculoskeletal conditions: Considerations for physiotherapy practice'
O¿Leary H.;McCreesh K. (2011) 'Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) and musculoskeletal conditions: Considerations for physiotherapy practice'. Physiotherapy Practice and Research, 32 (2):35-39 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Ultrasound measurement of the size of the anterior tibial muscle group: the effect of exercise and leg dominance'
McCreesh K, Egan S (2011) 'Ultrasound measurement of the size of the anterior tibial muscle group: the effect of exercise and leg dominance'. Sports medicine, arthroscopy, rehabilitation, therapy & technology : SMARTT, 3 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2011 'Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and musculoskeletal conditions: Considerations for physiotherapy practice'
O'Leary H; McCreesh K (2011) 'Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and musculoskeletal conditions: Considerations for physiotherapy practice'. Physiotherapy Ireland, 32 (2):34-37 [Details]
2011 'Technical considerations for accurate measurement of subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness using B-mode ultrasound'
Toomey C; McCreesh K; Leahy S; Jakeman P (2011) 'Technical considerations for accurate measurement of subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness using B-mode ultrasound'. Ultrasound, 19 :91-96 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Vehicle head restraint positioning knowledge and behaviours in a sample of Irish drivers'
McCreesh, K,Arthurs, S,Horgan, S,Keane, L,Meagher, L (2012) 'Vehicle head restraint positioning knowledge and behaviours in a sample of Irish drivers'. International journal of injury control and safety promotion, 19 :340-346 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'No Difference in Gluteus Medius Activation in Women With Mild Patellofemoral Pain'
O'Sullivan, K,Herbert, E,Sainsbury, D,McCreesh, K,Clifford, A (2012) 'No Difference in Gluteus Medius Activation in Women With Mild Patellofemoral Pain'. Journal Of Sport Rehabilitation, 21 :110-118 [Details]
2013 'Continuum model of tendon pathology: Where are we now?'
McCreesh K, Lewis J (2013) 'Continuum model of tendon pathology: Where are we now?'. International Journal Of Experimental Pathology, 94 (4):242-247 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'Neovascularity in patellar tendinopathy and the response to eccentric training: A case report using Power Doppler ultrasound'
McCreesh KM, Riley SJ, Crotty JM (2013) 'Neovascularity in patellar tendinopathy and the response to eccentric training: A case report using Power Doppler ultrasound'. Manual therapy, [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Acromiohumeral distance measurement in rotator cuff tendinopathy: is there a reliable, clinically applicable method?'
McCreesh KM, Crotty JM, Lewis JS (2015) 'Acromiohumeral distance measurement in rotator cuff tendinopathy: is there a reliable, clinically applicable method?'. British Journal Of Sports Medicine, 49 :298-305 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'Acromio-clavicular joint cyst associated with a complete rotator cuff tear – A case report'
McCreesh K, Riley S, Crotty J (2013) 'Acromio-clavicular joint cyst associated with a complete rotator cuff tear – A case report'. Manual Therapy, [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Development of an Anthropomorphic Shoulder Phantom Model That Simulates Bony Anatomy for Sonographic Measurement of the Acromiohumeral Distance'
Adusumilli, P,McCreesh, K,Evans, T (2014) 'Development of an Anthropomorphic Shoulder Phantom Model That Simulates Bony Anatomy for Sonographic Measurement of the Acromiohumeral Distance'. Journal Of Ultrasound In Medicine, 33 :2011-2019 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Acromio-clavicular joint cyst associated with a complete rotator cuff tear - A case report'
McCreesh, KM,Riley, SJ,Crotty, JM (2014) 'Acromio-clavicular joint cyst associated with a complete rotator cuff tear - A case report'. Manual therapy, 19 :490-493 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Risk factors for groin/hip injuries in field-based sports: a systematic review'
Ryan J, deBurca N, McCreesh K (2014) 'Risk factors for groin/hip injuries in field-based sports: a systematic review'. British Journal Of Sports Medicine, Online First [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2014 'TO IDENTIFY INTRINSIC RISK FACTORS FOR GROIN/HIP INJURIES AMONG ACADEMY LEVEL RUGBY UNION PLAYERS: A PROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY'
Ryan J, McCreesh K, deBurca N (2014) 'TO IDENTIFY INTRINSIC RISK FACTORS FOR GROIN/HIP INJURIES AMONG ACADEMY LEVEL RUGBY UNION PLAYERS: A PROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY'. British Journal Of Sports Medicine, 48 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Validation of Ultrasound Measurement of the Subacromial Space Using a Novel Shoulder Phantom Model'
McCReesh K, Adusumilli P, Evans T, Riley S, Davies A, Lewis J (2014) 'Validation of Ultrasound Measurement of the Subacromial Space Using a Novel Shoulder Phantom Model'. Ultrasound In Medicine And Biology, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2014 'Platelet-rich plasma for chronic tennis elbow: letters to the editor'
O'Sullivan K, McCreesh K, de Burca N, McAuliffe S, O'Keeffe M (2014) 'Platelet-rich plasma for chronic tennis elbow: letters to the editor'. The American journal of sports medicine, 42 (1):1-3 [Details]
2012 'Ultrasound measurement of subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness accurately predicts total and segmental body fat of young adults'
Leahy, S; Toomey, C; McCreesh, K; O'Neill, C; Jakeman, P (2012) 'Ultrasound measurement of subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness accurately predicts total and segmental body fat of young adults'. Ultrasound In Medicine And Biology, 38 :28-34 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'No deficit in hip isometric strength or concentric endurance in young females with mild patellofemoral pain'
McMoreland, A; O'Sullivan, K; Sainsbury, D; Clifford, A; McCreesh, K (2011) 'No deficit in hip isometric strength or concentric endurance in young females with mild patellofemoral pain'. ISOKINETICS AND EXERCISE SCIENCE, 19 (2):117-125 [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Assessment of subacromial impingement syndrome in the primary care setting: development of an evidence based clinical framework'
Sorohan, A; McCreesh, K (2009) 'Assessment of subacromial impingement syndrome in the primary care setting: development of an evidence based clinical framework'. PHYSIOTHERAPY IRELAND, 30 (1):16-22 [Details]
2008 'An investigation into the prevalence of low back pain in Irish undergraduate physiotherapy students and associated risk factors for low back pain using a validated questionnaire'
McCreesh, K; Driscoll, T (2008) 'An investigation into the prevalence of low back pain in Irish undergraduate physiotherapy students and associated risk factors for low back pain using a validated questionnaire'. PHYSIOTHERAPY IRELAND, 29 (1):20-27 [Details]
2007 'Deep cervical flexor muscle recruitment in front row rugby players'
Caulfield, S; McCreesh, K (2007) 'Deep cervical flexor muscle recruitment in front row rugby players'. PHYSIOTHERAPY IRELAND, 28 (2):75-76 [Details]
2007 'A study to determine whether rowers with a history of low back pain have reduced endurance of transversus abdominis compared to rowers without such a history'
Quain, G; McCreesh, K (2007) 'A study to determine whether rowers with a history of low back pain have reduced endurance of transversus abdominis compared to rowers without such a history'. PHYSIOTHERAPY IRELAND, 28 (1) [Details]
2007 'Evidence-based prognosis setting in the case of a conservatively managed rotator cuff tear'
Mccreesh, K (2007) 'Evidence-based prognosis setting in the case of a conservatively managed rotator cuff tear'. PHYSIOTHERAPY IRELAND, 28 (1):31-35 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Shouldering the Burden of Evidence-Based Practice: The Experiences of Physiotherapists Partaking in a Community of Practice'
McCreesh, K., Larkin, L., Lewis, J. (2016) 'Shouldering the Burden of Evidence-Based Practice: The Experiences of Physiotherapists Partaking in a Community of Practice' Rehabilitation Research and Practice, 2016 . [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2021 World Physio Congress 2021
Maxwell C, Robinson K, McCreesh K (2021) Understanding Shoulder Pain: A Qualitative Evidence Synthesis World Physio Congress 2021 [Details]
2019 World Congress Of Physical Therapy
McCreesh K, O'Connor C, McNamara J, Fahy K, Cleary N, Deering P (2019) EVALUATING ADHERENCE TO HOME EXERCISE FOR ADULTS WITH SHOULDER PAIN USING THE BANDCIZER™ DEVICE: A FEASIBILITY STUDY World Congress Of Physical Therapy [Details]
2021 World Physio Congress 2021
McCreesh K (2021) Symposium: Modes of intervention delivery for MSK pain World Physio Congress 2021 [Details]
2021 British Shoulder & Elbow Society
McCreesh K (2021) Tendon Response to RC loading and the implications for exercise British Shoulder & Elbow Society [Details]
2018 Health Living Healthy Lives Conference, Halifax, NS, Canada
Salmon, N, McDonald, F, O’Brien, I, O’Leary, N, Larkin, L, McCreesh, K, Boland, P, (2018) PIPES workshop: Pathways to interprofessional placement experiences for students Health Living Healthy Lives Conference, Halifax, NS, Canada [Details]
2018 European Network of Occupational Therapists in Higher Education
Salmon, N, McDonald, F, O’Brien, I, O’Leary, N, Larkin, L, McCreesh, K, Boland, P, (2018) PIPES workshop: Pathways to interprofessional placement experiences for students European Network of Occupational Therapists in Higher Education [Details]
2004 Irish Society for Chartered Physiotherapists
McCreesh K, Green A (2004) Evidence based prognosis setting in the case of a patient with conservatively managed rotator cuff tear . In: * eds. Irish Society for Chartered Physiotherapists , 05-NOV-04 - 06-NOV-04 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
McCreesh K, Coote S, Moore S (2005) Attitudes of undergraduate physiotherapy students to a DVD-based adjunct to practical manual therapy learning . In: * eds. Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists , 18-NOV-05 - 19-NOV-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
2007 World Congress of Physical Therapy
McCreesh K (2007) Outcome measures in randomized controlled trials of rotator cuff disorders: a systematic review World Congress of Physical Therapy , 01-JUN-07 - 05-JUN-07 [Details]
2007 Annual Conference of the Irish Sociaty of Chartered Physiotherapists
Caulfield S, Mccreesh K (2007) Deep neck flexor function in front row rugby players Annual Conference of the Irish Sociaty of Chartered Physiotherapists , 16-NOV-07 [Details]
2007 Annual Conference of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
Arthurs S, McCreesh K (2007) Head restraints: positioning standards and driver knowledge in Ireland Annual Conference of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists , 16-NOV-07 [Details]
2008 ER-WCPT 2nd European Congress on Physiotherapy Education
McCreesh K, Sainsbury D, O'Sullivan K (2008) Clinical Educators¿ Attitudes Towards the Teaching of Spinal Manipulation To Undergraduate Physiotherapy Students ER-WCPT 2nd European Congress on Physiotherapy Education , 25-SEP-08 - 27-SEP-08 [Details]
2008 WCPT 2nd European Congress on Physiotherapy Education
Karen McCreesh, Susan Coote, Kieran O¿Sullivan, David Sainsbury (2008) Influence of training in spinal manipulation on undergraduate physiotherapy student knowledge and perceptions WCPT 2nd European Congress on Physiotherapy Education , 25-SEP-08 - 27-SEP-08 [Details]
2008 WCPT Second European Congress on Physiotherapy Education
K McCreesh, S Coote, A Connell, A Clifford, A O¿Connor, K O¿Sullivan, D Sainsbury, A Taylor, M O¿Donnell (2008) Constructive Alignment in the Physiotherapy Curriculum WCPT Second European Congress on Physiotherapy Education , 25-SEP-08 - 27-SEP-08 [Details]
2008 Conference of the International Federation for Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists
Sainsbury D, McCreesh K, O¿Sullivan (2008) Clinical Educators¿ Attitudes Towards the Teaching of Spinal Manipulation To Undergraduate Physiotherapy Students Conference of the International Federation for Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists , 08-JUN-08 - 14-JUN-08 [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2012 THE INFLUENCE OF ABDOMINAL FAT ON BONE MINERAL DENSITY.
Toomey, C,McCreesh, K,Jakeman, P (2012) THE INFLUENCE OF ABDOMINAL FAT ON BONE MINERAL DENSITY. Meeting Abstract [Details]
2013 INCREASED SUPRASPINATUS THICKNESS WITH REDUCED ACROMOHUMERAL DISTANCE IN PEOPLE WITH MILD AND MODERATE ROTATOR CUFF TENDINOPATHY: A RELIABILITY AND COMPARATIVE STUDY.
Mccreesh, K,Anjum, S,Crotty, J,Lewis, J (2013) INCREASED SUPRASPINATUS THICKNESS WITH REDUCED ACROMOHUMERAL DISTANCE IN PEOPLE WITH MILD AND MODERATE ROTATOR CUFF TENDINOPATHY: A RELIABILITY AND COMPARATIVE STUDY. Meeting Abstract [Details]
2013 CAN MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY EXAMINATION (MSUS) PREDICT OUTCOME IN SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT SYNDROME (SIS)? A PROSPECTIVE BLINDED STUDY.
Khan, M,McCreesh, K,Saeed, A,Ahern, T,Fraser, A (2013) CAN MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY EXAMINATION (MSUS) PREDICT OUTCOME IN SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT SYNDROME (SIS)? A PROSPECTIVE BLINDED STUDY. Meeting Abstract [Details]
2013 Can Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography Examination (MSUS) Predict Outcome In Shoulder Impingement Syndrome (SIS)? A Prospective Blinded Study.
Khan, M,McCreesh, K,Saeed, A,Ahern, T,Fraser, AD (2013) Can Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography Examination (MSUS) Predict Outcome In Shoulder Impingement Syndrome (SIS)? A Prospective Blinded Study. Meeting Abstract [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
2021 The relationship between training load and pain, injury and illness in competitive swimming: A systematic review.
Barry L.;Lyons M.;McCreesh K.;Powell C.;Comyns T. (2021) The relationship between training load and pain, injury and illness in competitive swimming: A systematic review. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
2021 Physical therapy management of nontraumatic shoulder problems lacks high-quality clinical practice guidelines: A systematic review with quality assessment using the agree ii checklist.
BARRETT E.;LARKIN L.;CAULFIELD S.;DE BURCA N.;FLANAGAN A.;GILSENAN C.;KELLEHER M.;MCCARTHY E.;MURTAGH R.;MCCREESH K. (2021) Physical therapy management of nontraumatic shoulder problems lacks high-quality clinical practice guidelines: A systematic review with quality assessment using the agree ii checklist. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
2019 Clinical effectiveness of non-surgical interventions for primary frozen shoulder: A systematic review.
Minns Lowe C.;Barrett E.;McCreesh K.;De Búrca N.;Lewis J. (2019) Clinical effectiveness of non-surgical interventions for primary frozen shoulder: A systematic review. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
2015 Acromiohumeral distance measurement in rotator cuff tendinopathy: is there a reliable, clinically applicable method? A systematic review.
McCreesh, KM,Crotty, JM,Lewis, JS (2015) Acromiohumeral distance measurement in rotator cuff tendinopathy: is there a reliable, clinically applicable method? A systematic review. Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2006 Outcome measures in randomised controlled trials of rotator cuff disorders: a fifteen year audit and systematic review.
Mccreesh, K (2006) Outcome measures in randomised controlled trials of rotator cuff disorders: a fifteen year audit and systematic review. University of Coventry, Coventry, UK: Thesis [Details]

Letter

  Year Publication
2016 Effect of education on non-specific neck and low back pain: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Hurley, J;O'Keeffe, M;O'Sullivan, P;Ryan, C;McCreesh, K;O'Sullivan, K (2016) Effect of education on non-specific neck and low back pain: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. EDINBURGH: Letter [DOI] [Details]
2016 Letter to the Editor regarding "Reliability and validity of non-radiographic methods of thoracic kyphosis measurement: A systematic review".
Barrett, E;McCreesh, K;Lewis, J (2016) Letter to the Editor regarding "Reliability and validity of non-radiographic methods of thoracic kyphosis measurement: A systematic review". EDINBURGH: Letter [DOI] [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist 01-JUN-98 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2014 University of Limerick PhD Rotator Cuff tendinopathy
2006 Coventry University M.Sc. Manip Ther
1998 University College Dublin B.Sc. Physiotherapy