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Shoulder Pain with Karen MCreesh

July 17, 2020
09:00 - 17:00

Shoulder Pain : Putting Evidence into practice
Dr Karen McCreesh Phd, MSc, BSc, PgDip MSK Ultrasound.

Course Aim: Effectively assessing and managing people with shoulder pain in Physiotherapy practice requires understanding of the relevant anatomy that underpins shoulder function. It also requires skills in designing goal-oriented, and evidence-based exercise programmes, and understanding how to engage people in exercise in a meaningful and effective way. The evidence for the management of shoulder disorders has increased exponentially in recent years. The transfer of this knowledge into practice places physiotherapy as the primary intervention for most shoulder conditions. This course aims to equip physiotherapists with the knowledge and reasoning to deliver effective management for people with a range of shoulder conditions (rotator cuff tendinopathy, shoulder fractures and stiff/frozen shoulder).

Affiliations :

Senior Lecturer and Discipline Lead in Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health, University of Limerick, Ireland
Ageing Research Centre, Health Research Institute, University of Limerick, Ireland

Dr Karen McCreesh is an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapy educator, researcher, clinician, and a qualified sonographer. 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, and has attracted over €500k in research funding. She is Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the School of Allied Health at the University of Limerick. She has published over 45 articles in peer-reviewed journals. She presents at national and international conferences, and provides CPD workshops for qualified clinicians. She has supervised 3 PhD students to completion, and currently supervises a team of 5 Phd and 2 MSc research students,. Karen is a founder member and Chair of the Irish Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation Society (

Twitter: @McCreesh_Karen

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

1. Understand the applied anatomy of the shoulder and how it impacts diagnosis and imaging

2. Understand the evidence for mechanisms underpinning rotator cuff pathology, and stiff/frozen shoulder

3. Develop evidence -based, and individually reasoned exercise programmes for the management of shoulder pain and dysfunction

4. Demonstrate awareness of the evidence-based pathways of care for common shoulder disorders

Cost: £ 110.00 includes tea/coffee throughout the day, lunch and afternoon tea

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Merseymade, Liverpool