César Fernández-de-las-Peñas is a Professor of physical therapy at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain, where he is the Head Division of a research group focused on clinical sciences related to pain. He has conducted his Ph.D. degree in biomedical sciences at the Center for Sensory Motor Interaction (SMI) in Aalborg University, Denmark, and a second Ph.D. degree in physical therapy at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain. His research activities are concentrated on biomedical sciences within neuroscience. The specific research areas have been on pain and assessment of pain in volunteers and chronic pain patients. The main focus is on human clinical chronic pain research. A substantial network of international collaborations with 5 different countries has been established with universities and hospitals. He has published around 100 publications ,and he is the first author of approximately 85 of them. Most papers concentrate on clinical human pain research, drug screening, and interaction between motor control and chronic pain. The most relevant topics of his research are focussed on neck pain, headache, carpal tunnel syndrome, lateral epicondylalgia, and neurophysiological effects of manual therapy. He has participated in 50 conferences with related published abstracts/proceedings, and he has given several lectures at Spanish and foreign universities and hospitals. He has given around 30 invited lectures at international meetings, workshops, and seminars.
Biography Updated on 11 October 2009