Aidan O'Shea

Biography

Aidan obtained a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from the University of Limerick in 2008, following which he built his clinical experience working in different clinical and community-based environments building his clinical experience. Aidan then took up a post as a staff grade physiotherapist in Cork University Hospital, where he completed clinical rotations in cardiorespiratory, neurology and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. At this stage Aidan started to develop an interest in physiotherapy student clinical education, an interest which he has continued to develop throughout his career to date.

 

Aidan also spent time working in Australia in a number of clinical settings, and this experience has given him an excellent overview of the complexities of international healthcare systems (primary, secondary and tertiary). While in Australia, Aidan was based in a large private practice in Perth where he worked with elite athletes from a number of sports. Aidan worked with the sports medicine physicians and physiotherapists for a number of AFL teams, developing his expertise in physiotherapy musculoskeletal practice while continuing to support and educate physiotherapy students. During this time in Australia he also completed a Masters of Clinical Physiotherapy (Manipulative Therapy Major) at Curtin University in Perth. This Masters is a prestigious, internationally recognised physiotherapy programme, and is underpinned by a problem-solving pedagogy framework and aligned with a contemporary biopsychosocial of musculoskeletal health.  

 

Aidan has a strong interest in research which dates back to his undergraduate degree where he completed his undergraduate thesis on foot pressure distribution patterns associated with different types of footwear. This work was presented at the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists annual conference in 2008. Aidan continued to develop his research interests during his Clinical Masters degree and for his Master’s thesis explored the measurement of scapular position in patients with shoulder pain. This research was subsequently published in one of the most prestigious physiotherapy journals, Physical Therapy, in 2016. After he returned to Ireland in 2015, Aidan was employed as one of the intervention therapists on the PACeR trial (http://www.rcsi.ie/PACeRtrial) this is a large multicentered, randomised controlled trial investigating multimodal physiotherapy for the management of acute cervical radiculopathy.

 

In 2017 Aidan joined the physiotherapy discipline in UCC as Practice Education Co-ordinator. Aidan continues to be an active researcher and registered for his PhD (part-time) under the supervision of Dr Joseph McVeigh (UCC), Professor Jonathan Drennan (UCC), Professor Helen Slater (Curtin University), Dr Chris Littlewood (Keele University) and Professor Julius Sim (Keele University) . Aidan’s PhD will explore self-management of shoulder pain.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 

 

 

Year

Publication

 

 

(2018)

 

‘How should clinicians integrate the findings of the Lancet’s 2018 placebo-controlled subacromial decompression trial (CSAW) into clinical practice?’

Littlewood C, Bury J, O'Shea A, McCreesh K, O'Sullivan K. How should clinicians integrate the findings of the Lancet’s 2018 placebo-controlled subacromial decompression trial (CSAW) into clinical practice? British Journal of Sports Medicine. ISSN 1473-0480 (In Press)

 

 

 

(2018)

 

‘Diagnosis and management of femoroacetabular impingement: A review of the literature’

O’Shea A, Crowley C, Crowley D. Diagnosis and management of femoroacetabular impingement: A review of the literature. Physiotherapy Practice and Research 2018;39(1):5-13.

 

 

 

(2016)

 

‘Reliability and Validity of the Measurement of Scapular Position Using the Protractor Method’

O’Shea A, Kelly R, Williams S, McKenna L. Reliability and Validity of the Measurement of Scapular Position Using the Protractor Method. Physical Therapy 2016;96(4):502-510

 

 

 

Conference Presentations

 

 

Year

Presentation

 

 

(2008)

 

ISCP 2008 Conference

The influence of shoe design on pressure distribution patterns of the feet. A comparison between MBT shoes and flat-bottomed training shoes. Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Conference 2008.

 

 

Professional Activity

 

Association

Function

From/To

 

 

Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists

 

 

Member

 

2008 /

 

 

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

 

 

Member

 

2011 /

 

 

Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand

 

 

Member

 

2011 / 2014

 

 

Chartered Physiotherapists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists

 

 

Member

 

2015 /

 

 

Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine

 

 

Committee member

 

2015 / 2016

 

 

Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine

 

 

Honorary Secretary

 

2016 / 2017

 

School of Clinical Therapies

Scoil na dTeiripí Cliniciúla

T12 EK59

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