Dr. César Fernandez de las Penas, PT, PhD

Cesar Fernandez-de-las-Penas is a professor of physical therapy at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain where he is the head division of a clinical research group focusing on pain sciences. Cesar has 12 years clinical experience in private practice and pain clinic, focusing on manual therapy approaches for the management of chronic myofascial pain.  He conducted his PhD in biomedical sciences in the Centre for Sensory Motor Interaction (SMI) in Aalborg University, Denmark and a second PhD in Physical Therapy at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. His research activities concentrate on biomedical sciences within neuroscience, specifically on pain science and assessment in chronic pain patients and healthy subjects.  Cesar has over 200 scientific publications, being leading researcher of approximately 85 of them. Most publications concentrate on neck pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, lateral epicondylalgia and the neuro-physiological effects of manual therapy. In addition, Cesar is a renowned lecturer worldwide and a distinguished guest speaker in conferences.