Raúl Ferrer-Peña

Raúl Ferrer-Peña
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid | UAM · Department of Physical Therapy. Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios La Salle

PhD in Pain Research/MBA

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Introduction
Involved as a research collaborator in several projects related to the implementation of clinical practice guidelines in General Practice Physicians FIS: PI11/00477 and Researching the influence of Social Media in physiotherapy. And Pain Education in Primary Care. Interest in reliability of Pain measure tools
Additional affiliations
September 2013 - present
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Position
  • Lecturer
September 2013 - present
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Forma parte de la estructura académica de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud del CSEU La Salle, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, este es un grupo de investigación multidisciplinar formado por fisioterapeutas, terapeutas ocupacionales y psicólogos.
September 2013 - March 2015
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Position
  • Researcher at Motion in Brains Research Group. Lecturer and Marketing Coordinator in School of Health Sciences
Education
September 2015 - January 2020
King Juan Carlos University
Field of study
  • Doctor en Investigación del Dolor
September 2013 - June 2015
University of Alcalá
Field of study
  • Máster Universitario en Fisioterapia Manual del Aparato Locomotor

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Publications (33)
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Background In the early stages of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) rehabilitation, in which physical function in general can be affected, motor imagery (MI) might play a relevant role. Objective To assess the impact of MI on strength, active range of motion (ROM), pain intensity, and physical function in patients with TKA. Methods We conducted a sys...
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Motor adaptation is the ability to develop new motor skills that makes performing a consolidated motor task under different psychophysical conditions possible. There exists a proven relationship between prior brain activity at rest and motor adaptation. However, the brain activity at rest is highly variable both between and within subjects. Here we...
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Objective Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is a common condition that can cause lateral hip pain. The single-leg-squat test (SLST) may be used by physicians in primary care environments to evaluate patients’ dynamic stability. The aim of this study was to evaluate the dynamic stability and strength of lateral abduction hip movements in pri...
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Objective To assess differences in tactile spatial acuity and in sensory-motor control between patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain (CNSNP) with and without neuropathic features (NF), as well as asymptomatic. Methods 183 participants were included, 135 had CNSNP classified by the Self-report version of Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Sympto...
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Background The aim of this study was to compare health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and disability and fear of movement in patients with non-specific chronic neck pain (NSCNP) associated with dizziness with respect to patients with isolated NSCNP in primary care settings. Methods A cross-sectional study was carried out in a primary care center....
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Objective: The aim of this study was to relate forearm anthropometric measures to ultrasound pronator teres depth to determine the necessary needle length to prevent median nerve (MN) injury during pronator teres dry needling. Methods: We conducted a study employing a diagnostic accuracy prediction model (NCT03308279) at a Spanish university cen...
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Objective: To assess the effect of different dosages of pain neuroscience education (PNE) programs on central nociceptive processing in patients with fibromyalgia. Second, to compare the effects of different dosages of PNE programs on numerical pain rating scale (NPRS), disability, and psychological variables. Design: Single-blind randomized con...
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Cervicogenic dizziness is a musculoskeletal disorder mainly characterized by dizziness associated with neck pain. The aim of this study was to assess the association between somatosensory, motor and psychological variables by levels of disability due to dizziness in patients with cervicogenic dizziness. A total of 64 patients were classified into t...
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the pain severity, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and risk of continue having pain with prognostic risk scores (PRS), between patients referring greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) and chronic low back pain (CLBP). Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional design using nonprobability con...
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Objectives: The aims of this study were twofold: 1) to evaluate the differences in pain sensitivity of patients with greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) and 2) to examine the association between pain expansion, pain severity, and pain-related central sensitization somatosensory variables in patients with GTPS. Study design: A cross-section...
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical features in the subacute phase after surgical reconstruction of complete anterior cruciate ligament rupture (ACLR) with respect to healthy participants. Methods: A case-control observational study was performed. A total sample of 80 participants was recruited from an outpatient cl...
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Objective: Subjects with greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) show an altered physical function while performing static and dynamic tasks. Pain and psychosocial factors are also variables that influence the outcomes of these patients. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between dynamic balance, pain-related measures,...
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Background The pronator teres is located in the anterior forearm; anatomically, it is described as having two heads, i.e., the ulnar head and the humeral head. The median nerve runs between the two heads and leaves the muscle 5 to 8 cm distal the lateral epicondyle; however, some variations are possible in this distribution. Pronator teres syndrome...
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Background A 58-year-old man was referred to a private physical therapy centre in Madrid (Spain), by an orthopaedic surgeon four weeks after an arthroscopy procedure for a posterior horn medial meniscus tear.During physical examination, the presence of a stiff calf muscle, intense calf pain, blushing leg and oedema raised the concern of the physica...
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Objectives Compare the immediate effects of a Neurodynamic Mobilization (NM) treatment or foam roller (FR) treatment after DOMS. Design Double blind randomised clinical trial. Setting The participants performed 100 drop jumps (5 sets of 20 repetitions, separated by 2 min rests) from a 0.5-m high box in a University biomechanics laboratory to indu...
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Background The study of the mechanisms of adaptation involving vestibular, proprioceptive, and other pathways in the central nervous system may serve as a framework to develop new rehabilitation strategies to optimize the treatments for several painful and disabling conditions. The use of motor imaginery (MI) interventions is one of the most actual...
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The aim of this study was to determine the influence of expectations plus mobilization with movement (MWM) in kinesiophobia, perceived disability and sensorimotor variables in patients with lateral epicondylalgia. A pilot randomized controlled trial in 24 patients with lateral epicondylalgia was conducted. Perceived pain, pain-free grip strength, p...
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BACKGROUND: The Pelvic Girdle Questionnaire is the only instrument designed to assess pain and disability specifically in pregnant or postpartum women with pelvic girdle pain. The objective of this study was the adaptation to the Spanish language and analysis of the psychometric properties of the Pelvic Girdle Questionnaire. METHODS: This is a desc...
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Background: The pronator teres is located in the anterior forearm; anatomically, it is described as having two heads, i.e., the ulnar head and the humeral head. The median nerve runs between the two heads and leaves the muscle 5 to 8 cm distal the lateral epicondyle; however, some variations are possible in this distribution. Pronator teres syndrom...
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Abstract Background: Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) have been developed with the aim of helping health professionals, patients, and caregivers make decisions about their health care, using the best available evidence. In many cases, incorporation of these recommendations into clinical practice also implies a need for changes in routine clinic...
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The main aim of this study was to evaluate the perceived level of difficulty and fear of movement among patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) compared with asymptomatic subjects when they visualized motor control therapeutic exercises (MCTEs) commonly used in physiotherapy. Our secondary objective was to analyse the correlation between fear of...
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Background: Population with knee OA are at risk of suffering sensations of instability, and experience buckling. The instability has been associated with psychosocial dysfunction, such as fear of movement, and impaired physical functioning. A high degree of fear of movement is positive correlated with avoidance in other conditions. Objective: To...
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To adapt the Graded Chronic Pain Scale for use in Primary care patients in Spain, and to assess its psychometric properties. Clinical measures observational study investigating the severity of chronic pain. The methodology included a process of translation and back-translation following the international guidelines. Study participants were 75 patie...
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Introducción: En los últimos años, en el seno de los grupos de trabajo, se ha venido analizando la mejora de la calidad asistencial de las unidades de fisioterapia. Enmarcando la atención a los pacientes como el eje central del sistema sanitario, mediante una atención de calidad y seguridad, se plantea la necesidad de establecer un cuadro de mando...
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Objetivo: Realizar una adaptación transcultural al idioma español del Graded Chronic Pain Scale versión 2.0 en una muestra de pacientes con dolor lumbar crónico y realizar un análisis psicométrico básico del funcionamiento del instrumento. Metodología: Estudio transversal en dos fases, realizado en pacientes derivados por el médico de familia a la...
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Introducción: En los tiempos que corren es un hecho que los entornos 2.0 y las redes sociales de uso profesional se han convertido en un elemento más dentro de la vida de muchos fisioterapeutas. Objetivos: Se propone realizar un estudio descriptivo transversal para ver la penetrabilidad que, en Noviembre de 2012, tiene la red social Linkedin (LK) d...
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La penetración de los recursos basados en internet y las tecnologías de la información y comunicación aplicadas a la fisioterapia ha cambiado el contexto en el que la información se disemina y distribuye entre el colectivo. Actualmente nos encontramos en un proceso de cambio desde un modelo unidireccional de creación de conocimiento de acceso restr...
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La creación de grupos de trabajo con diferentes objetivos y áreas de interés viene siendo habitual en el ámbito sanitario y, día a día, se enriquece con la constitución de grupos de trabajo multidisciplinares y multicéntricos. Esta labor en grupos no solo se desarrolla en el ámbito de la actividad asistencial directa a la población, sino que se ext...
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"Mirame, Diferenciate" is a multidisciplinary and collaborative initiative, created by a group of 35 people who, through the Internet and Social Networks, want to improve the quality of assistance, demonstrating the value of small gestures. Thanks to web 2.0 tools, six network groups have been created and they are effectively working as real commun...

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Projects (3)
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To develop an instrument to specifically measure consequences and symptoms in subjects with diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA). Several stages are scheduled: first, a systematic review evaluating self-reported symptoms of DRA will be performed, secondly a specific tool will be developed, and third, an its psychometric properties will be tested. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04158180
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Evaluar la influencia de distintas variables físicas y psicológicas relacionadas con el dolor en la interferencia en la vida de pacientes con SDTM