Frozen Shoulder study day

Frozen Shoulder Masterclass

with Eoin Ó Conaire

MSc, BSc (Hons), MMACP, MISCP 

Specialist shoulder physiotherapist

European Shoulder & Elbow Rehabilitation Society national delegate for Ireland

A one-day clinically focused course for physiotherapists – updating you on the latest developments in the assessment and treatment of Frozen Shoulder – helping you do something new and innovative in clinic on Monday morning!

Course overview

Latest research updates on incidence, diagnosis, course and pathophysiology of Frozen Shoulder

Screening for serious pathology – when to investigate further

Practical, accurate assessment techniques including identification of pseudo-restriction

The impact of new  findings on potential subgroups of Frozen Shoulder patients – when a stiff shoulder isn’t really stiff!

Clinical decision-making – weighing up watchful-waiting versus physiotherapy versus corticosteroid injection versus arthrograpic hydrodistension versus surgery

Effective communication with patients to make collaborative decisions about the best treatment pathway for them

Innovative physiotherapy treatment approaches including the use of external auditory cues (metronome) to optimise outcomes

Clinical scenarios, clinical reasoning & differential diagnosis, supervised practice

Reflections on clinical practice and planning to do something different in clinic!

About the tutor

Eoin Ó Conaire is an award-winning chartered physiotherapist and shoulder specialist. Since qualifying from the University of Brighton with first class honours in 1999, he has gathered a huge breadth and depth of experience. This has included working at large London teaching hospitals, professional and elite sport and in private practice. As Musculoskeletal Clinical Lead and lead Extended Scope Practitioner at Central London Community Healthcare, he developed a specialist orthopaedic triage and treatment service and worked clinically in the Upper Limb service. He also set up and ran an ultrasound-guided injection service and in collaboration with Dr. Jeremy Lewis developed and validated the first physiotherapy-led arthrographic hydrodistension service for Frozen Shoulder. In 2011 this was awarded funding from the Health Foundation Shine programme for innovations in healthcare. Academically he has gained an MSc (Advancing Practice) with distinction from the University of Birmingham, been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented his work at international conferences. He was awarded the MACP MSc research prize in 2009 and Central London Community Healthcare therapist of the year in 2011. In 2012 – together with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Róisín Joyce – he set up Evidence-Based Therapy Centre in Galway. They have a shared vision to develop a service which puts into practice the highest quality research evidence. This combined with their clinical expertise and an emphasis on working collaboratively with their patients can provide the best possible outcomes. In 2013, Eoin developed the Shoulder Masterclass. This distills his considerable clinical and academic knowledge into a two-day highly practical course to help physiotherapists to improve the management of shoulder pain.