Jeremy Lewis is a Consultant Physiotherapist and Professor of Musculoskeletal Research (University of Limerick, Ireland and Qatar University, Qatar). He was born in New Zealand and trained in Australia. He works in the UK National Health Service. He has been awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, which is the highest award the CSP can offer. He has been acknowledged as an eminent clinician in his profession (UK Department of Health National AHP Clinical Expert Database). He is the best-selling author of the twice sold out textbook – The Shoulder: Theory & Practice (Handspring Publishing).
Clinically, Jeremy assesses and supports people presenting with complex shoulder problems. Jeremy has also trained as a sonographer and performs ultrasound guided shoulder injections as part of the rehabilitation process if required and appropriate. He has also completed an MSc (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy), and Postgraduate Diplomas in Sports Physiotherapy, and in Biomechanics, as well as MSc modules in injection therapy for soft tissues and joints. He also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging (Ultrasound). He has also qualified as an Independent (non-medical) Prescriber.
Jeremy has taught over 500 international workshops in over 40 countries on this favourite clinical subject, the shoulder. He is frequently invited to present keynote and invited lectures internationally, has appeared on news programs and presented podcasts talking about shoulder problems. His research and publications have been picked up by international news organisations. His YouTube™ video: Rotator Cuff Shoulder Pain: Exercise is as effective as surgery has over 822,000 views and has been translated into 5 languages. His keynote lecture at IFOMPT is available online, as well as at SportFisioSwiss.
Jeremy works both clinically and in the academic world and has more than 150 research publications. His main areas of research interest are rotator cuff related shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, injection therapy, exercise therapy self-management, sustainability and . He also writes about “The medicalisation of normality in musculoskeletal practice” (open access). He has also co-authored a paper entitled: Is it time to reframe how we care for people with non-traumatic musculoskeletal pain? Since publication in 2018 it has been downloaded 136K times, and it is available open access. He regularly posts his and other people’s research on his Twitter feed.
In addition to his own research, he supervises PhD and MSc students. Jeremy is a special features (Viewpoint) editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT). He was a co-editor and author for Grieve’s Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (4th ed) and is currently part of the editorial team for Edition 5. He has written many book chapters and has written the forwards for 3 internationally acclaimed physiotherapy textbooks.
Jeremy loves gardening, carpentry, Tai Chi and riding his bike through the woods, but readily admits he isn’t
great at any of these activities.