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Emilio Puentedura

  • PT, DPT, PhD
  • Clinical Professor
  • Baylor University
  • 17h-indexImpact measure calculated using publication and citation counts. Updated daily.
  • 933CitationsNumber of citations received by Emilio's publications. Updated daily.

Recent publications

  • Immediate preoperative outcomes of pain neuroscience education for patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty: A case series

    • Louw A
    • Zimney K
    • Reed J
    • et al.
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  • The short term effects of preoperative neuroscience education for lumbar radiculopathy: A case series

    • Louw A
    • Diener I
    • Puentedura E
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Professional experience

Clinical Professor

Baylor University

October 2017 - Present

Associate Professor

University of Nevada at Las Vegas

July 2007 - Present



Nova Southeastern University

August 2006 - November 2011(5 years)

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Northern Arizona University

August 2004 - December 2005(a year)

Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy

La Trobe University - Melbourne Campus

January 1983 - December 1983(a year)

B. App. Sc. (Physiotherapy)

La Trobe University - Melbourne Campus

January 1977 - October 1980(4 years)


Dr. Puentedura has been involved in orthopedic manual therapy for over 37 years, working in outpatient settings with a focus on spinal conditions. Originally trained in Melbourne, Australia, he worked primarily in a private practice setting for 15 years before relocating to the United States where he has lectured and presented seminars on the various approaches of manipulative therapy. Dr. Puentedura currently teaches in the entry-level UNLV DPT program where he is an Associate Professor, and also teaches in the PhD in Physical Therapy program at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has published extensively in research on spinal manipulation as well as pain neuroscience education. Dr. Puentedura is the winner of 2013 Rose Excellence in Research Award for excellence in Orthopedic Physical Therapy Research, and the winner of the 2012 John Medeiros Distinguished Author Award for the most impactful paper published in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy.

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