Research Profile

Joseph McVeigh

Biography

Dr McVeigh is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Discipline of Physiotherapy in the School of Clinical Therapies. Before joining UCC Dr McVeigh was a member of faculty at Ulster University where he was Course Director of the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy and the MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine programmes. Dr McVeigh obtained a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from Ulster University in 1992. He was employed in the NHS as a staff grade then senior physiotherapist before specialising in the rehabilitation of long-term musculoskeletal conditions. In 1999 Dr McVeigh was appointed to one of the first joint clinical-academic posts in physiotherapy in the North of Ireland. Dr McVeigh was subsequently appointed as a Lecturer in Physiotherapy at Ulster University in 2003. Dr McVeigh was awarded a Fellowship (2013) and Senior Fellowship (2016) of the Higher Education Academy and has acted as External Examiner at St George’s University of London and is currently External Examiner for the MSc (pre-registration) Physiotherapy programme at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Research Interests

Dr McVeigh was awarded his PhD, ‘Physiotherapy Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome’ in 2007, and while he maintains his research interest in chronic pain, his area of research has expanded to include non-pharmacological interventions, in particular physical activity and self-management, in long-term conditions. Dr McVeigh is keen to support emerging researchers in physiotherapy. He has supervised 3 PhD students to completion and is currently supervising 6 PhD students. He has been an invited PhD External Examiner for PhD students in the University of Seville and the University of Granada, Spain, the University of Stellenbosch University, South Africa, Keele University and Northumbria University in the UK. Dr McVeigh was Editor-in-Chief of Physiotherapy Practice and Research, the Journal of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (2008 – 2019) and is a Founding Editorial Board Member and Section Editor of Archives of Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Translation, an official journal of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. He is also a member of The International Society of Physiotherapy Journal Editors.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
An examination of the psychosocial differences between patients with mechanical low back pain and postherpetic neuralgiaOther: Not Listed01-MAY-09€5,000.00
The effectiveness of working wrist splints in the management of patients with rheumatoid arthritisOther: Not Listed01-SEP-11€19,006.00
Development and piloting of a prehabilitation behavioural change and physical activity intervention for fibromyalgia syndromeOther: Not Listed01-JAN-17€38,434.00
The musculoskeletal consequences of breast reconstruction using the latissimus dorsi muscle: a focus group study.Other: Not Listed01-MAR-13€13,350.00
A randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a combined education and pool-based exercise programme and usual care versus usual care in the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia syndromeOther: Not Listed01-MAR-03€57,086.00

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2020)'Improved Muscle Strength, Muscle Power, and Physical Function After Flywheel Resistance Training in Healthy Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial'
Sañudo B;de Hoyo M;McVeigh JG; (2020) 'Improved Muscle Strength, Muscle Power, and Physical Function After Flywheel Resistance Training in Healthy Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial'. Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research, [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Emotional intelligence impairments in women with fibromyalgia: Associations with widespread pain'
Luque-Reca, O;Pulido-Martos, M;Gavilan-Carrera, B;Garcia-Rodriguez, IC;McVeigh, JG;Aparicio, VA;Estevez-Lopez, F (2019) 'Emotional intelligence impairments in women with fibromyalgia: Associations with widespread pain'. Journal of Health Psychology, [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'The musculoskeletal consequences of breast reconstruction using the latissimus dorsi muscle for women following mastectomy for breast cancer: A critical review'
Blackburn NE;Mc Veigh JG;Mc Caughan E;Wilson IM; (2018) 'The musculoskeletal consequences of breast reconstruction using the latissimus dorsi muscle for women following mastectomy for breast cancer: A critical review'. European Journal of Cancer Care, 27 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'The TIDieR checklist will benefit the physiotherapy profession'
Yamato T.;Maher C.;Saragiotto B.;Moseley A.;Hoffmann T.;Elkins M.;McVeigh J. (2016) 'The TIDieR checklist will benefit the physiotherapy profession'. Physiotherapy Practice and Research, 37 (2):65-67 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Herbal medicinal products or preparations for neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia'
Boyd A.;Bleakley C.;Gill C.;Mcdonough S.;Hurley D.;Bell P.;Mcveigh J.;Hannon-Fletcher M. (2013) 'Herbal medicinal products or preparations for neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia'. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013 (5) [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'The effectiveness of night splints in achilles tendinopathy: A pilot study'
McAleenan M.;McVeigh J.;Cullen M.;Sayers F.;McCrea K.;Baxter D. (2010) 'The effectiveness of night splints in achilles tendinopathy: A pilot study'. Physiotherapy Practice and Research, 31 (1):28-33 [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'Discussion paper - Fibromyalgia syndrome and bone health'
Wright S.;McVeigh J.;Finch M. (2004) 'Discussion paper - Fibromyalgia syndrome and bone health'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 9 (2):69-75 [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'Physiotherapy management of fibromyalgia syndrome: A survey of practice in Northern Ireland'
McVeigh J.;Archer S.;Hurley D.;Basford J.;Baxter G. (2004) 'Physiotherapy management of fibromyalgia syndrome: A survey of practice in Northern Ireland'. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 11 (2):71-77 [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Physical and psychological paths toward less severe fibromyalgia: A structural equation model'
Pulido-Martos M.;Luque-Reca O.;Segura-Jiménez V.;Álvarez-Gallardo I.;Soriano-Maldonado A.;Acosta-Manzano P.;Gavilán-Carrera B.;McVeigh J.;Geenen R.;Delgado-Fernández M.;Estévez-López F. (2019) 'Physical and psychological paths toward less severe fibromyalgia: A structural equation model'. Annals Of Physical And Rehabilitation Medicine, [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Kinesiology taping for breast lymphoedema after breast cancer treatment: A feasibility randomised controlled tria'
Collins, Siobhán; Bradley, Nora; Fitzgibbon, Sarah; McVeigh, Joseph G. (2018) 'Kinesiology taping for breast lymphoedema after breast cancer treatment: A feasibility randomised controlled tria'. Physiotherapy Practice and Research, 39 (2):107-116 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)'The musculoskeletal consequences of latissmus dorsi breast reconstruction in women following mastectomy for breast cancer'
Blackburn, NE;Mc Veigh, JG;Mc Caughan, EM;Kennedy, RD;McIntosh, SA;Wilson, IM (2018) 'The musculoskeletal consequences of latissmus dorsi breast reconstruction in women following mastectomy for breast cancer'. Plos One, 13 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)''Exercise to me is a scary word': perceptions of fatigue, sleep dysfunction, and exercise in people with fibromyalgia syndrome-a focus group study'
Russell, D;Gallardo, ICA;Wilson, I;Hughes, CM;Davison, GW;Sanudo, B;McVeigh, JG (2018) ''Exercise to me is a scary word': perceptions of fatigue, sleep dysfunction, and exercise in people with fibromyalgia syndrome-a focus group study'. Rheumatology International, 38 :507-515 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'The musculoskeletal consequences of latissmus dorsi breast reconstruction in women following mastectomy for breast cancer'
Blackburn NE, Mc Veigh JG, Mc Caughan EM, Kennedy RD, McIntosh SA, Wilson IM (2018) 'The musculoskeletal consequences of latissmus dorsi breast reconstruction in women following mastectomy for breast cancer'. Plos One, 13 (8) [Details]
(2017)'The effects of a combined static-dynamic stretching protocol on athletic performance in elite Gaelic footballers: A randomised controlled crossover trial'
Loughran M;Glasgow P;Bleakley C;McVeigh J; (2017) 'The effects of a combined static-dynamic stretching protocol on athletic performance in elite Gaelic footballers: A randomised controlled crossover trial'. Physical Therapy In Sport : Official Journal Of The Association Of Chartered Physiotherapists In Sports Medicine, 25 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Chronic low back pain in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: prevalence and predictors of back muscle strength and its correlation with disability'
Cezarino RS, Cardoso JR, Rodrigues KN, Magalhães YS, Souza TY, Mota LMHD, Bonini-Rocha AC, McVeigh J, Martins WR. (2017) 'Chronic low back pain in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: prevalence and predictors of back muscle strength and its correlation with disability'. Revista brasileira de reumatologia, 57 (5) [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Postural Sway, Balance Confidence, and Fear of Falling in Women With Knee Osteoarthritis in Comparison to Matched Controls'
Taglietti M;Dela Bela LF;Dias JM;Pelegrinelli ARM;Nogueira JF;Batista Júnior JP;Carvalho RGDS;McVeigh JG;Facci LM;Moura FA;Cardoso JR; (2017) 'Postural Sway, Balance Confidence, and Fear of Falling in Women With Knee Osteoarthritis in Comparison to Matched Controls'. PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation, 9 (8) [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'International FItness Scale (IFIS): Construct Validity and Reliability in Women With Fibromyalgia: The al-Ándalus Project'
Álvarez-Gallardo IC;Soriano-Maldonado A;Segura-Jiménez V;Carbonell-Baeza A;Estévez-López F;McVeigh JG;Delgado-Fernández M;Ortega FB; (2016) 'International FItness Scale (IFIS): Construct Validity and Reliability in Women With Fibromyalgia: The al-Ándalus Project'. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97 (3) [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Physical Therapists' Perceptions and Use of Exercise in the Management of Subacromial Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: Focus Group Study'
Hanratty CE;Kerr DP;Wilson IM;McCracken M;Sim J;Basford JR;McVeigh JG; (2016) 'Physical Therapists' Perceptions and Use of Exercise in the Management of Subacromial Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: Focus Group Study'. Physical therapy, 96 (9) [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'The TIDieR checklist will benefit the physiotherapy profession'
Yamato T, Maher C, Saragiotto B, Moseley A, Hoffmann T, Elkins M, McVeigh JG. (2016) 'The TIDieR checklist will benefit the physiotherapy profession'. Physiotherapy Practice and Research, [Details]
(2016)'The Abstract: A ‘Three-Star’ Opportunity'
McVeigh JG, Basford JR. (2016) 'The Abstract: A ‘Three-Star’ Opportunity'. Physiotherapy Practice and Research, 37 (2):127-130 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Twitter: an educational tool in 140 characters'
McVeigh JG (2016) 'Twitter: an educational tool in 140 characters'. Physiotherapy Practice and Research, [Details]
(2016)'Reliability of ground reaction forces in the aquatic environment'
Barreto MS;Dela Bela LF;Dias JM;Pelegrinelli AR;de Campos RR;Carvalho RG;Taglietti M;Batista JP;Silva MF;Olkoski MM;Nogueira JF;Souza DC;McVeigh JG;Moura FA;Facci LM;Cardoso JR; (2016) 'Reliability of ground reaction forces in the aquatic environment'. Journal Of Electromyography And Kinesiology : Official Journal Of The International Society Of Electrophysiological Kinesiology, 30 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'The effectiveness of working wrist splints in adults with rheumatoid arthritis: a mixed methods systematic review'
Ramsey L;Winder RJ;McVeigh JG; (2014) 'The effectiveness of working wrist splints in adults with rheumatoid arthritis: a mixed methods systematic review'. Journal Of Rehabilitation Medicine, 46 (6) [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'A primary care-based randomized controlled trial of 12-week whole-body vibration for balance improvement in type 2 diabetes mellitus'
Del Pozo-Cruz J;Alfonso-Rosa RM;Ugia JL;McVeigh JG;Pozo-Cruz BD;Sañudo B; (2013) 'A primary care-based randomized controlled trial of 12-week whole-body vibration for balance improvement in type 2 diabetes mellitus'. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94 (11) [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Effects of exercise training and detraining in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome: a 3-yr longitudinal study'
Sañudo B;Carrasco L;de Hoyo M;McVeigh JG; (2012) 'Effects of exercise training and detraining in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome: a 3-yr longitudinal study'. American Journal Of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 91 (7) [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'The effectiveness of physiotherapy exercises in subacromial impingement syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis'
Hanratty CE;McVeigh JG;Kerr DP;Basford JR;Finch MB;Pendleton A;Sim J; (2012) 'The effectiveness of physiotherapy exercises in subacromial impingement syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis'. Seminars In Arthritis And Rheumatism, 42 (3) [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Effect of Whole-Body Vibration Exercise on Balance in Women with Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial'
Sanudo, B;de Hoyo, M;Carrasco, L;Rodriguez-Blanco, C;Oliva-Pascual-Vaca, A;McVeigh, JG (2012) 'Effect of Whole-Body Vibration Exercise on Balance in Women with Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial'. The Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 18 :158-164 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Effects of a prolonged exercise program on key health outcomes in women with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial'
Sañudo B;Galiano D;Carrasco L;de Hoyo M;McVeigh JG; (2011) 'Effects of a prolonged exercise program on key health outcomes in women with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial'. Journal Of Rehabilitation Medicine, 43 (6) [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'The effect of 6-week exercise programme and whole body vibration on strength and quality of life in women with fibromyalgia: a randomised study'
Sañudo B;de Hoyo M;Carrasco L;McVeigh JG;Corral J;Cabeza R;Rodríguez C;Oliva A; (2010) 'The effect of 6-week exercise programme and whole body vibration on strength and quality of life in women with fibromyalgia: a randomised study'. Clinical And Experimental Rheumatology, 28 (6 Suppl 63) [Details]
(2009)'A systematic review of the effects of dynamic exercise in rheumatoid arthritis'
Cairns AP;McVeigh JG; (2009) 'A systematic review of the effects of dynamic exercise in rheumatoid arthritis'. Rheumatology International, 30 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'The effectiveness of hydrotherapy in the management of fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review'
McVeigh JG;McGaughey H;Hall M;Kane P; (2008) 'The effectiveness of hydrotherapy in the management of fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review'. Rheumatology International, 29 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Tender point count and total myalgic score in fibromyalgia: changes over a 28-day period'
McVeigh JG;Finch MB;Hurley DA;Basford JR;Sim J;Baxter GD; (2007) 'Tender point count and total myalgic score in fibromyalgia: changes over a 28-day period'. Rheumatology International, 27 (11) [DOI] [Details]
(2003)'The pathogenesis of fibromyalgia syndrome: an update'
McVeigh JG, Hurley DA, Basford JR, Sim J, Finch MB. (2003) 'The pathogenesis of fibromyalgia syndrome: an update'. Physical Therapy Reviews, 8 :211-216   [DOI] [Details]
(2003)'Patients' perceptions of exercise therapy in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome: a survey'
McVeigh JG;Lucas A;Hurley DA;Basford JR;Baxter GD; (2003) 'Patients' perceptions of exercise therapy in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome: a survey'. Musculoskeletal Care, 1 (2) [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2010)'Fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain'
McVeigh JG, O’Brien R (2010) 'Fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain' In: Dziedzic, K. and Hammond, A (eds). Rheumatology: Evidence-Based Practice for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists. Amsterdam: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2012Santander Mobility Award, for ‘outstanding performance and dedication in your field of study’ Ulster University
2012Winner ‘The people’s choice’ best poster prize: The effectiveness of physiotherapy exercises in subacromial impingement syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Irish Society of Rheumatology
2008Winner best poster: Tender point count and total myalgic score in fibromyalgia: changes over a 28-day period. Trauma and Rehabilitation Recognised Research Group, Belfast, UK
2004The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy First Presenters Award The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
The Society of Orthopaedic Medicine Member01-JUN-97 /
Irish Society of Health Professional in Rheumatology Member01-AUG-12 /
The Health and Social Care Professions Council Member01-JAN-05 /
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Member01-SEP-92 /
Senior Fellow: Higher Education Academy Senior Fellow05-APR-16 /
Irish Pain Society Member01-AUG-15 /
Irish Pain Research Network Member01-JAN-15 /

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2016)Chasing Competent Care: Fibromyalgia Patient Conference,
McVeigh JG (2016) The exercise dilemma in fibromyalgia syndrome. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Chasing Competent Care: Fibromyalgia Patient Conference, Belfast, UK . [Details]
(2014)1st Transatlantic Wound Science and Podiatric Medicine Conference,
McVeigh JG (2014) Getting your research published. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 1st Transatlantic Wound Science and Podiatric Medicine Conference, Galway, Ireland . [Details]
(2014)Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Annual Conference,
McVeigh JG (2014) Research and physiotherapy - how social media savvy are you? Time to get connected!. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland . [Details]
(2014)Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists CPD conference,
McVeigh JG (2014) How to get published. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists CPD conference, Dublin . [Details]
(2014)British Society of Rheumatology Annual conference,
McVeigh JG (2014) Fibromyalgia exercise and fatigue: what works?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], British Society of Rheumatology Annual conference, Liverpool, UK . [Details]
(2010)Irish Pain Society. Annual Conference,
McVeigh JG (2010) Exercise interventions in fibromyalgia syndrome— what works?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Pain Society. Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland . [Details]
(2009)Irish Rheumatology Society / Association of Health Professionals in Rheumatology,
McVeigh JG (2009) Fibromyalgia syndrome—love it or loath it. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Rheumatology Society / Association of Health Professionals in Rheumatology, Belfast, UK . [Details]

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