Prof. Manuel Arroyo-Morales

Department of Physical Therapy

University of Granada, Spain



2002  Medical Degree, University Medicine
1998  Master Health Services Quality Care, University of Murcia
1995  Physical Therapy Degree, Faculty of Health

Publications (selected)

  1. Valenza MC, Valenza G, González-Jiménez E, De-la-Llave-Rincón AI, Arroyo-Morales M, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Alteration in Sleep Quality in Patients with Mechanical Insidious Neck Pain and Whiplash-Associated Neck Pain. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Dec 14.
  2. Linari-Melfi M, Cantarero-Villanueva I, Fernández-Lao C, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Guisado-Barrilao R, Arroyo-Morales M. Analysis of deep tissue hypersensitivity to pressure pain in professional pianists with insidious mechanical neck pain. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011 Nov 24; 12: 268.
  3. Fernández-Lao C, Cantarero-Villanueva I, Díaz-Rodríguez L, Cuesta-Vargas AI, Fernández-Delas-Peñas C, Arroyo-Morales M. Attitudes towards massage modify effects of manual therapy in breast cancer survivors: a randomised clinical trial with crossover design. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2011 Nov. 8.
  4. Fernández-Lao C, Cantarero-Villanueva I, Díaz-Rodríguez L, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Sánchez-Salado C, Arroyo-Morales M. The Influence of Patient Attitude Toward Massage on Pressure Pain Sensitivity and Immune System after Application of Myofascial Release in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized, Controlled Crossover Study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2011 Oct. 20.
  5. Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Cantarero-Villanueva I, Fernández-Lao C, Ambite-Quesada S, Díaz-Rodríguez L, Rivas-Martínez I, Moral-Avila RD, Arroyo-Morales M. Influence of catechol-o-methyltransferase genotype (Val158Met) on endocrine, sympathetic nervous and mucosal immune systems in breast cancer survivors. Breast. 2011 Oct. 4.
  6. Hidalgo-Lozano A, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C, Díaz-Rodríguez L, González-Iglesias J, Palacios-Ceña D, Arroyo-Morales M. Changes in pain and pressure pain sensitivity after manual treatment of active trigger points in patients with unilateral shoulder impingement: a case series. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2011 Oct; 15(4): 399-404.
  7. Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Fernández-Lao C, Cantarero-Villanueva I, Ambite-Quesada S, Rivas-Martínez I, Del Moral-Avila R, Arroyo-Morales M. Catechol-O-methyltransferase genotype (Val158met) modulates cancer-related fatigue and pain sensitivity in breast cancer survivors. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Sep. 4.
  8. Cantarero-Villanueva I, Fernández-Lao C, Del Moral-Avila R, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Feriche-Fernández-Castanys MB, Arroyo-Morales M. Effectiveness of core stability exercises and recovery myofascial release massage on fatigue in breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012; 2012: 620619. Epub 2011 Jul 17.
  9. Castro-Sánchez AM, Matarán-PeñarrochaGA, Lara-Palomo I, Saavedra-Hernández M, Arroyo-Morales M, Moreno-Lorenzo C. Hydrotherapy for the treatment of pain in people with multiple sclerosis: a randomized controlled trial. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012; 2012: 473963. Epub 2011 Jul. 14.
  10. Cuesta-Vargas AI, García-Romero JC, Arroyo-Morales M, Diego-Acosta AM, Daly DJ. Exercise, manual therapy, and education with or without high-intensity deep-water running for nonspecific chronic low back pain: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Jul; 90(7): 526-34;
  11. Galiano-Castillo N, Fernández-Lao C, Cantarero-Villanueva I, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Menjón-Beltrán S, Arroyo-Morales M. Altered pattern of cervical muscle activation during performance of a functional upper limb task in breast cancer survivors. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 May; 90(5): 349-55.
  12. Fernández-Lao C, Cantarero-Villanueva I, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Del Moral-Ávila R, Castro-Sánchez AM, Arroyo-Morales M. Effectiveness of a multidimensional physical therapy program on pain, pressure hypersensitivity, and trigger points in breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Clin J Pain. 2012 Feb; 28(2): 113-21.
  13. Castro-Sánchez AM, Matarán-PeñarrochaGA, Arroyo-Morales M, Saavedra-Hernández M, Fernández-Sola C, Moreno-Lorenzo C. Effects of myofascial release techniques on pain, physical function, and postural stability in patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial. Clin Rehabil. 2011 Sep; 25(9): 800-13.
  14. Rivas-Martínez I, Ambite-Quesada S, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C, Arroyo-Morales M, Fernández-Mayoralas DM, Linares-García-Valdecasas R, Palomar-Gallego MA. Salivary cortisol and melatonin levels in children with frequent episodic tension-type headache do not differ from healthy children. Acta Paediatr. 2011 Nov; 100(11): e198-202.
  15. Hidalgo-Lozano A, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Calderón-Soto C, Domingo-Camara A, Madeleine P, Arroyo-Morales M. Elite swimmers with and without unilateral shoulder pain: mechanical hyperalgesia and active/latent muscle trigger points in neck-shoulder muscles. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2011 May 12.
  16. Saavedra-Hernández M, Castro-Sánchez AM, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Cleland JA, Ortega-Santiago R, Arroyo-Morales M. Predictors for identifying patients with mechanical neck pain who are likely to achieve short-term success with manipulative interventions directed at the cervical and thoracic spine. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2011 Mar-Apr; 34(3): 144-52.
  17. Cantarero-Villanueva I, Fernández-Lao C, Fernández-DE-Las-Peñas C, Díaz-Rodríguez L, Sanchez-Cantalejo E, Arroyo-Morales M. Associations among musculoskeletal impairments, depression, body image and fatigue in breast cancer survivors within the first year after treatment. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2011 Sep; 20(5): 632-9.
  18. Díaz-Rodríguez L, García-Martínez O, Arroyo-Morales M, Rodríguez-Pérez L, Rubio-Ruiz B, Ruiz C. Effects of Indomethacin, Nimesulide, and Diclofenac on Human MG-63 Osteosarcoma Cell Line. Biol Res Nurs. 2011 Mar 8.
  19. Labraca NS, Castro-Sánchez AM, Matarán-PeñarrochaGA, Arroyo-Morales M, Sánchez-Joya Mdel M, Moreno-Lorenzo C. Benefits of starting rehabilitation within 24 hours of primary total knee arthroplasty: randomized clinical trial. Clin Rehabil. 2011 Jun; 25(6): 557-66.
  20. Arroyo-Morales M, Fernández-Lao C, Ariza-García A, Toro-Velasco C, Winters M, Díaz-Rodríguez L, Cantarero-Villanueva I, Huijbregts P, Fernández-De-las-Peñas C. Psychophysiological effects of preperformance massage before isokinetic exercise. J Strength Cond Res. 2011 Feb; 25(2): 481-8.
  21. Fernández-Lao C, Cantarero-Villanueva I, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C, Del-Moral-Ávila R, Menjón-Beltrán S, Arroyo-Morales M. Widespread mechanical painhypersensitivity as a sign of central sensitization after breast cancer surgery: comparison between mastectomy and lumpectomy. Pain Med. 2011 an; 12(1): 72-8.
  22. Díaz-Rodríguez L, García-Martínez O, Arroyo-Morales M, Rubio-Ruiz B, Ruiz C. Effect of acetaminophen (paracetamol) on human osteosarcoma cell line MG63. Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2010 Nov; 31(11): 1495-9.
  23. Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Ortega-Santiago R, Ambite-Quesada S, Jiménez-Garcí A R, Arroyo-Morales M, Cleland JA. Specific mechanical pain hypersensitivity overperipheral nerve trunks in women with either unilateral epicondylalgia or carpal tunnel syndrome. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010 Nov; 40(11): 751-60.
  24. Fernández-Lao C, Cantarero-Villanueva I, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Del-Moral-Ávila R, Arendt-Nielsen L, Arroyo-Morales M. Myofascial trigger points in neck and shoulder muscles and widespread pressure pain hypersensitivtiy in patients with postmastectomy pain: evidence of peripheral and central sensitization. Clin J Pain. 2010 Nov-Dec; 26(9): 798-806.
  25. Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Fernández-Mayoralas DM, Arroyo-Morales M, Ambite-Quesada S, Rivas-Martínez I, Ortega-Santiago R, Díaz-Rodríguez L, Pareja JA. Lower immunglobulin A levels but not lower cortisol or α-amylase activity in children with chronic tension-type headache. Cephalalgia. 2011 Mar; 31(4): 481-7. Epub 2010 Sep 3.

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