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Dr. Karen Mc Creesh

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

Teaching Interests

Musculoskeletal physiotherapyCommunication Skills
Womens Health

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2014 University of Limerick - PhD
  • 2006 Coventry University - M.Sc. Manip Ther
  • 1998 University College Dublin - B.Sc. Physiotherapy

Association

  • 1998 Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists

Publications

Books

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)
(Ed.) Dublin : Clinics in Motion Dublin

Book Chapters

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 pp. 3-55

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 pp. 57-82

Peer Reviewed Journals

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.
In Physical Therapy In Sport;
DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2021.01.002
[ULIR]

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.
In Disability And Rehabilitation;
DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2021.1897886

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.
In Musculoskeletal Science And Practice;
DOI: 10.1016/j.msksp.2020.102281

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.
In European Journal Of Pain (United Kingdom);
DOI: 10.1002/ejp.1759

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.
In Archives Of Physiotherapy;
DOI: 10.1186/s40945-020-00098-4

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.
In The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy;
DOI: 10.2519/jospt.2021.9397

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
In Physiotherapy Practice and Research ; pp. 11-22
DOI: 10.3233/PPR-190141
[ULIR]

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.
In Physical therapy;
DOI: 10.1093/ptj/pzaa229

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.
In European Journal Of Pain (United Kingdom);
DOI: 10.1002/ejp.1714

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
In Journal Of Athletic Training; pp. 889-900
DOI: 10.4085/1062-6050-43-18

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?
In British journal of sports medicine; LONDON : BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP pp. 883-
DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098900

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
In Bmj Open Sport And Exercise Medicine;
DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2018-000477
[ULIR]

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
In Physiotherapy Theory And Practice; pp. 301-308
DOI: 10.1080/09593985.2017.1394411

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
In Physiotherapy Theory And Practice; PHILADELPHIA : TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC pp. 464-471
DOI: 10.1080/09593985.2017.1422208

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
In Physiotherapy Theory And Practice;

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
In Journal Of Hand Therapy; PHILADELPHIA : HANLEY & BELFUS-ELSEVIER INC pp. 301-307
DOI: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.10.011

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
In British Journal Of Sports Medicine; pp. 126-
DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-095410

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
In British journal of sports medicine; pp. 126-132
DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-095410

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
In Bmj Open Sport And Exercise Medicine;
DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2017-000279
[ULIR]

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
In Manual therapy; pp. 38-46
DOI: 10.1016/j.math.2016.07.008

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
In Rehabilitation Research And Practice;
DOI: 10.1155/2016/9051378
[ULIR]

2016

The body composition phenotype of Irish adults aged 18â€'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 18â€'81 years
In Irish Journal of Medical Science;
DOI: 10.1007/s11845-015-1338-x

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
In Manual therapy; pp. 38-46

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
In Ultrasound; pp. 154-162
DOI: 10.1177/1742271X16659099

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
In Journal Of Clinical Ultrasound; pp. 159-166
DOI: 10.1002/jcu.22318

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
In British journal of sports medicine; pp. 1516-1523
DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096288

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
In Irish journal of medical science; pp. 537-544
DOI: 10.1007/s11845-015-1338-x

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.
In British Journal Of Sports Medicine;

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
In The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy; pp. 923-937
DOI: 10.2519/jospt.2015.5941

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?
In British Journal Of Sports Medicine; pp. 298-305
DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2012-092063
[ULIR]

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
In Journal Of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy; pp. 923-937
DOI: 10.2519/jospt.2015.5941

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
In Journal Of Ultrasound In Medicine; pp. 2011-2019
DOI: 10.7863/ultra.33.11.2011

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.
In The American journal of sports medicine; pp. 1-3

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
In British Journal Of Sports Medicine; pp. 655-
DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-093494.255

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
In Manual therapy; pp. 10-17

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
In Manual therapy; pp. 490-493
DOI: 10.1016/j.math.2013.11.004

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
In Ultrasound In Medicine And Biology;
DOI: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2013.12.015
[ULIR]

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
In Manual therapy; pp. 10-17
DOI: 10.1016/j.math.2013.09.003

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
In The American journal of sports medicine;
DOI: 10.1177/0363546513512784

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
In British Journal Of Sports Medicine;
DOI: doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-092263
[ULIR]

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.

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
In Rehabilitation Research And Practice;
DOI: 10.1155/2013/475870

2013

Continuum model of tendon pathology - where are we now?
McCreesh, K,Lewis, J
(2013) Continuum model of tendon pathology - where are we now?
In International Journal Of Experimental Pathology; pp. 242-247
DOI: 10.1111/iep.12029

2013

Continuum model of tendon pathology: Where are we now?
McCreesh K, Lewis J
(2013) Continuum model of tendon pathology: Where are we now?
In International Journal Of Experimental Pathology; pp. 242-247
DOI: 10.1111/iep.12029
[ULIR]

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
In Manual Therapy;
DOI: 10.1016/j.math.2013.11.004

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.

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
In Manual therapy;
DOI: 10.1016/j.math.2012.09.001

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
In Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology;
DOI: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2011.10.011

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
In Journal Of Sport Rehabilitation;

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
In Journal Of Sport Rehabilitation; pp. 110-118
DOI: 10.1123/jsr.21.2.110

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
In Journal Of Sport Rehabilitation; pp. 110-118

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
In Ultrasound In Medicine And Biology; pp. 28-34
DOI: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2011.10.011

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
In International journal of injury control and safety promotion; pp. 340-346
DOI: 10.1080/17457300.2011.628754

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
In Isokinetics And Exercise Science; pp. 117-125
DOI: 10.3233/IES-2011-0405

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.
In Sports medicine, arthroscopy, rehabilitation, therapy & technology : SMARTT;
DOI: 10.1186/1758-2555-3-18
[ULIR]

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
In Ultrasound;
DOI: 10.1258/ult.2011.010057

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
In Physiotherapy Ireland; pp. 34-37

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
In Physiotherapy Practice and Research ; pp. 35-39
DOI: 10.3233/PPR-2011-32207

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
In Ultrasound; pp. 91-96
DOI: 10.1258/ult.2011.010057

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.
In Physiotherapy Ireland; pp. 16-22

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
In Physiotherapy Ireland; pp. 20-27

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
In Physiotherapy Ireland; pp. 31-35

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
In Physiotherapy Ireland; pp. 48-

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
In Physiotherapy Ireland; pp. 75-76

Other Journals

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.
In Rehabilitation Research and Practice ;

Conference Publications

2021

World Physio Congress 2021
McCreesh K
(2021) World Physio Congress 2021

2021

British Shoulder & Elbow Society
McCreesh K
(2021) British Shoulder & Elbow Society

2021

World Physio Congress 2021
Maxwell C, Robinson K, McCreesh K
(2021) World Physio Congress 2021

2019

World Congress Of Physical Therapy
McCreesh K, O'Connor C, McNamara J, Fahy K, Cleary N, Deering P
(2019) World Congress Of Physical Therapy

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) European Network of Occupational Therapists in Higher Education

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) Health Living Healthy Lives Conference, Halifax, NS, Canada

2008

ER-WCPT 2nd European Congress on Physiotherapy Education
McCreesh K, Sainsbury D, O'Sullivan K
(2008) ER-WCPT 2nd European Congress on Physiotherapy Education

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) WCPT Second European Congress on Physiotherapy Education

2008

WCPT 2nd European Congress on Physiotherapy Education
Karen McCreesh, Susan Coote, Kieran O¿Sullivan, David Sainsbury
(2008) WCPT 2nd European Congress on Physiotherapy Education

2008

Conference of the International Federation for Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists
Sainsbury D, McCreesh K, O¿Sullivan
(2008) Conference of the International Federation for Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists

2007

Annual Conference of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
Arthurs S, McCreesh K
(2007) Annual Conference of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists

2007

World Congress of Physical Therapy
McCreesh K
(2007) World Congress of Physical Therapy

2007

Annual Conference of the Irish Sociaty of Chartered Physiotherapists
Caulfield S, Mccreesh K
(2007) Annual Conference of the Irish Sociaty of Chartered Physiotherapists

2005

Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
McCreesh K, Coote S, Moore S
(2005) Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2004

Irish Society for Chartered Physiotherapists
McCreesh K, Green A
(2004) Irish Society for Chartered Physiotherapists
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

Reviewss

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
In Physical Therapy In Sport; pp. 154-168
DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2021.01.002

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
In The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy; pp. 63-71
DOI: 10.2519/JOSPT.2021.9397

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
In Journal Of Rehabilitation Medicine; pp. 539-556
DOI: 10.2340/16501977-2578

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
In British journal of sports medicine; pp. 298-305
DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2012-092063

Letters

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
In Manual therapy; EDINBURGH : CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE pp. 1-2
DOI: 10.1016/j.math.2016.02.009

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"
In Manual therapy; EDINBURGH : CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE pp. 2-2
DOI: 10.1016/j.math.2015.10.009

Meeting Abstracts

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
In Annals Of The Rheumatic Diseases; pp. 1015-1015

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
In Annals Of The Rheumatic Diseases; pp. 725-725

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
In Arthritis And Rheumatism; pp. 95-95

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
In Journal Of Aging And Physical Activity; pp. 178-178

Thesiss

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 : University of Coventry, Coventry, UK