The Shoulder: Theory and Practice

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Jeremy Lewis, César Fernández-de-las-Peñas
Handspring Publishing, 2022 - Shoulder - 712 pages

The Shoulder: Theory & Practice presents a comprehensive fusion of the current research knowledge and clinical expertise that will be essential for any clinician from any discipline who is involved with the assessment, management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions of the shoulder.

This book is a team project-led by two internationally renowned researchers and clinicians, Jeremy Lewis and César Fernández-de-las-Peñas. Other members of the team include over 100 prominent clinical experts and researchers. All are at the forefront of contributing new knowledge to enable us to provide better care for those seeking support for their shoulder problem. The team also comprises the voices of patients with shoulder problems who recount their experiences and provide clinicians with important insight into how better to communicate and manage the needs of the people who seek advice and guidance.

The contributing authors include physiotherapists, physical therapists, medical doctors, orthopedic surgeons, psychologists, epidemiologists, radiologists, midwives, historians, nutritionists, anatomists, researchers, rheumatologists, oncologists, elite athletes, athletic trainers, pain scientists, strength and conditioning experts and practitioners of yoga and tai chi. The cumulative knowledge contained within the pages of The Shoulder: Theory & Practice would take decades to synthesise.

The Shoulder: Theory & Practice is divided into 42 chapters over three parts that will holistically blend, as the title promises, all key aspects of the essential theory and practice to successfully support clinicians wanting to offer those seeing help the very best care possible. It will be an authoritative text and is supported by exceptional artwork, photographs and links to relevant online information.

About the author (2022)

Jeremy Lewis PhD FCSP is a consultant physiotherapist in the Central London Community Health Care Trust (UK National Health Service) and is also Professor of Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Limerick in the Republic of Ireland. He was born in New Zealand, trained in Australia, and lived there for some time before moving to the UK. Jeremy is acknowledged as an eminent clinician in his profession and has been awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the highest award the CSP can offer. His clinical practice and research have focussed on musculoskeletal conditions involving the shoulder. He has also completed an MSc (musculoskeletal physiotherapy), and has postgraduate diplomas in sports physiotherapy, and biomechanics. He is qualified as an Independent (non-medical) Prescriber, and as an MSK sonographer, and uses these skills to perform ultrasound guided shoulder injections, to complement his clinical practice. César Fernández-de-las-Peña PT, PhD, DrMedSci, is full professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC), Madrid, Spain, where he is also leader of the Clinical Pain Research Group on Manual Therapy and Exercise. He combines his research activity with clinical practice as Head, Division of Physical Therapy Department, at the University Physical Therapy Clinic. He received a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from URJC, a first PhD from Aalborg University in Denmark on the subject of headaches (2007) and a second PhD in Spain (2008). He obtained his Doctoral Degree in Master Sciences in Aalborg in 2012 on the topic of central sensitization in chronic pain syndromes. He has received several awards for his research and clinical practice. Cesar has published around 550 peer-reviewed publications and is the first-named author of approximately 250. His research activities are concentrated on the neuroscience of pain. He has more than 200 peer-reviewed papers on upper quadrant pain syndromes, including shoulder pain conditions. His personal interest is the integration of manual therapy, dry needling and exercise interventions for the management of chronic pain conditions of the upper extremity. In his clinical practice Cesar treats patients with chronic pain disorders, particularly neck and shoulder pain. His clients include professional sport players whose activities involve the upper extremity, such as climbers, boxers, and basketball players. His premise is: integrating clinical practice with research is the key for our patients Cesar is often invited to present keynote lectures at international conferences, and he has taught workshops in over 20 countries. He is the main editor of 10 textbooks on manual therapy for chronic musculoskeletal pain including Temporomandibular Disorders, also published by Handspring Publishing. He is one of the Editors of the third edition of Travell, Simons & Simons' Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: the Trigger Point Manual and is the co-editor of Trigger Point Dry Needling: an evidence and clinical-based approach.

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