Dr. César Fernández-de-las-Peñas

Dates: 18-19 May 2021  •  19:00 - 21:00 UK time (7 - 9 pm GMT)


CPD hours: 4  •  cost: £95

    This 2-day (2x2 hours) webinar will provide participants with an Evidence Based Approach to the evaluation and treatment of headache patients. It will include a comprehensive presentation on the most updated findings related to sensory and motor impairments of the cervical spine and TMJ and how they are clinically relevant for head pain. Current evidence has shown the role of musculoskeletal impairments in the neck and TMJ which has set the stage for a multisystem approach of evaluation, treatment and management of headache patients. Come and find out why manual therapy works in the long run, integrating their inputs into the central nervous system. Tuesday 18 May 2021 - The Cervical Spine in Headaches Clinical presentation of tension type, cervicogenic and migraine headache The cervical spine in headaches Musculoskeletal impairments of the cervical spine in headaches Manual therapy of the cervical spine in headaches Wednesday 19 May 2021 - Day 2 TMJ in Headaches Association of TMD and Headaches The role of TMJ in headaches Common musculoskeletal impairments in TMD and headaches Manual therapy of the TMJ in headaches


  Dr. César Fernández-de-las-Peñas received his Degree in Physical Therapy from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain in 2000. He received a Post-Graduate Diploma in Spinal Manipulative Therapy (6 years) and Osteopathy (DO) from the Scientific European Osteopathic Society in 2005-06. He also received a Post-Graduate Diploma in Myofascial Pain Syndrome from the Universidad Castilla-La-Mancha in 2003. He reached his first PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2007 at the Sensory-Motor Interaction Centre (SMI) in Aalborg University (Denmark) under the supervision of Prof. Lars Arendt-Nielsen. He also finished a second PhD degree in 2008 at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

Dr. Fernández-de-las-Peñas works as clinical researcher and teacher at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos since 2001 and he is the Head Division of the Pain Laboratory and the Department of Physical Therapy of the same University. He works in private practice specialized in chronic pain from 2000 in Madrid, Spain. He began his career in sport elite players and rheumatology rehabilitation. In 2001 he began in an outpatient clinic focused on chronic pain. He has published around 500 peer-reviewed publications.

The most relevant topics of his research are headaches, neck pain, lateral epicondylalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia syndrome and neuro-physiological effects of manual therapy. His clinical research is mainly concentrated on biomedical sciences within neuroscience. He has participated in 60 conferences with related published proceedings and has given several lectures at national and international meetings/workshops /seminars.

The course will provide for OSTEOPATHIC PRACTICE STANDARDS CPD requirements in the following areas:

4 hours Learning with Others

OPS CPD RequirementsLearning include
Communication and patient partnershipListening, respecting patient's concerns and preferences, dignity and modesty, effective communication, providing information, consent, patient partnership.
Knowledge, skills and performance Having sufficient knowledge and skills, working within training and competence, keeping up to date, analysing and reflecting on information to enhance patient care.
Safety and quality in practicePatient evaluation, management, safeguarding, wider role in enhancing patients' health and wellbeing.