Stephen May was qualified as a physiotherapist in 1990, and worked for many years in a musculoskeletal outpatient setting in primary care in the NHS. He completed the Diploma programme in mechanical diagnosis and therapy in 1995 and an M.S. degree in health services research and technology assessment in 1998. In 2002, he became a Senior Lecturer in physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK. He is the coauthor, with Robin McKenzie, of The Human Extremities: Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy<\i> (2000), The Lumbar Spine: Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy<\i> (2nd edition, 2003), and The Cervical and Thoracic Spine: Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy<\i> (2nd edition, 2006), several chapters in books, and over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He was awarded a Fellowship from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (UK) in 2006 for his contribution to the profession. He attained a Ph.D. degree by previous publication entitled Development of Aspects of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy<\i> in 2008. He has been a subeditor of the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy since 2009.
Biography Updated on 1 August 2011