Dr Eduardo Martinez-Valdes is a Lecturer in Spinal and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain (CPR spine) at UoB SportExR. He received both Master’s and PhD degrees in Clinical Exercise Science from the University of Potsdam, Germany (2017). During his time as a PhD student, he was involved in several projects regarding high-density surface electromyography signal processing at the Institute of Neurorehabilitation Systems, at the University of Goettingen, Germany. There, he was able to develop tools to monitor neuromuscular changes following training interventions. Before being appointed as a lecturer, Dr Martinez-Valdes also worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at CPR spine (2017-2018), where his research mainly focused on studying the neuromuscular adaptations to experimental pain and the development of new tools to monitor the progression of spinal disorders.
More recently, Dr Martinez-Valdes research focuses on studying the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying spinal pain and muscle fatigue, and is interested on the influence of musculoskeletal pain on motor learning.