MSc Survey Participation Request

‘Hydrodistension injection in the treatment of frozen shoulder. An online survey of UK based Physiotherapists decision making processes and current practice’.

My name is Matthew Cowan-Dickie and I am the lead researcher undertaking the above titled study in order to fulfil my Masters of Science (MSc) programme in advanced physiotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire. I work as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist with a special interest in musculoskeletal ultrasonography, both diagnostic and interventional.

Are you an HCPC registered physiotherapist who in the past 12 months has treated patients with a diagnosis of “frozen shoulder”?

If so, then please complete this survey in order to contribute to the understanding of current physiotherapy practice around the use of Hydrodistension Injection as a treatment option for frozen shoulder.

Also please feel free to forward this link to interested colleagues.


Please read the following participant information sheet for further information (This link is also included at the beginning of the survey).


Study supervisor: Andrew McCarter, University Research Supervisor and Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire.

University of Hertfordshire ethics protocol number: HSK/PGT/UH/03743