Joan Parera PhD.

About Dr. Joan Parera

Physiotherapist and Osteopath. Master’s degree in clinical medicine. PhD in clinical research.

Joan Parera was born in 1971 and received his diploma degree in Physiotherapy (UAB) in 1993. He started working at Hospital de Terrassa. He obtained a Master’s degree in Osteopathy (UAB) in 1998. He set up the Centre d’Osteopatia de Terrassa and combined clinical practice with teaching as a professor in the UAB master’s programme in osteopathy (2002-2006). He is an AQU accredited lecturer and coordinator of the URL master’s programme in osteopathy (2006-2014). In 2012, he gained a Master’s degree in Clinical Medicine (UMH) and then started his PhD programme in the same university, receiving his cum laude PhD in 2016 with the thesis: “Efectos de la manipulación cervical mediante técnica de ajuste específico en pacientes con latigazo cervical” (Effects of cervical manipulation using specific adjustment technique in patients with whiplash injuries). He currently collaborates with the UB master’s programme in posturology and teaches the course on specific adjustment (SAT) of the cervical spine at FiosFormació.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Diploma degree in Physiotherapy (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
  • Master’s degree in Osteopathy (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
  • Master’s degree of Research in Clinical Medicine (Faculty of Medicine UMH)
  • PhD in Clinical Research (Faculty of Medicine UMH)
  • Professor and Coordinator Osteopathy Studies Ramon Llull University 2006-2014
  • Professor School of Osteopathy "Gimbernat" (Autonomous University of Barcelona) 2002- 2006. Tutor Master’s Degree in Osteopathy 2.014-2015.
  • Professor Degree in Physiotherapy Faculty of Sciences of Health Blanquerna (URL) 2009-2012
  • Professor SAT course for osteopaths in the Faculty of Health Sciences Blanquerna (URL) 2.010 to 2.012 and in FiOs Training 2012 until 2018
  • Director and professor of the Institute of Clinical Osteopathy (INOC) 2012 until 2013
  • Collaborating professor accredited by the University Qualification Agency of Catalonia

Postgraduate and professional training

  • Specific Adjustment Technique, S.A.T. (International Academy of Osteopathy- Belgium)
  • Specific Adjustment Technique, S.A.T. (I-II) (School of Osteopathy of Barcelona)
  • Structural Osteopathy (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
  • Techniques of Myotensive Adjustment (Ecole Supérieure de Ostéopathie - France)
  • Fascia therapy (Ecole Supérieure de Ostéopathie - France)
  • Anatomy Applied to Osteopathy (School of Osteopathy of Barcelona)
  • Techniques of Diagnosis and Myofascial Treatment (European School of Osteopathy)
  • Myofascial deepening techniques (Ecole Supérieure de Ostéopathie - France)
  • Clinical uro-gynecology (Faculty of Health Sciences Blanquerna -URL)
  • Gynecological Osteopathy (European Research Society in Osteopathy)
  • Transgenerational Gynecological Osteopathy (MES Foundation)
  • Gynecological and Obstetric Osteopathy (MES Foundation)
  • Gynecological osteopathy in infertility (School of Osteopathy of Barcelona)
  • Biodynamics (School of Osteopathy of Barcelona)
  • Course on Hominization of the Skull (C’OT)


Especialties

Osteopathy

Since his beginnings 20 years ago, Dr. Parera has always worked rigorously to ensure Osteopathy’s place in the scientific community, with the intention of gaining the maximum knowledge of health, therefore improving the results of his treatments.

Cervical spine and SAT technique

Dr. Parera is a leading specialist in osteopathic treatments of the cervical spine and the treatment of whiplash using SAT techniques, and continuos to evolve through constant dedication and study.

Teaching

Since 2002 , Dr. Parera has combined clinical activity with teaching. He has been professor of Master of Osteopathy and Posturology in the top universities of his country (UAB-UB-URL), and currently is dedicated exclusively to specialist training in the treatment of the cervical spine using the SAT technique.

Research

Dr. Parera has been a pioneer in Osteopathic research in his country. He has participated and managed research projects in collaboration whit CST and IECMAT. In his clinical trail "Effectiveness of cervical Osteopathic manipulation techniques of high velocity and low amplitude in patients with whiplash-associated disorders" he has demonstrated the effectiveness of the SAT technique.


Teaching

Events

November 29 & 30 2019 / January 24 & 25 February 21 2020

Course (5 days): SAT - Tradition, evidence, technique

FIOS Formació c/ Comte de Salvatierra 5 - Barcelona

 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Clinical, biomechanical and radiological assessment of whiplash injuries and their treatment: spinal manipulation? Mobilization? Therapeutic exercises?

CÍRCULO DE OSTEOPATÍA Y CIENCIA- Edifico Univers: Comte Salvatierra 5-15

 

October 19 & 20 November 9 & 10 2018 / January 25 2019

Course (5 days): SAT - Tradition, evidence, technique

FIOS Formació C/ Rosselló 350, Entlo 3
08026 Barcelona

 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Presentation: Evaluation and treatment of whiplash injuries

Campus de Ciències de la Salut de Bellvitge de la Universitat de Barcelona. Feixa Llarga, s/n 08907 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Masterclass: Clinical, biomechanical and radiological assessment of whiplash injuries and their treatment: spinal manipulation? Mobilization? Therapeutic exercises?

Centre Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB - Forum) Plaça de Willy Brandt 11-14 - 08019 - Barcelona

 

Blog

10/06/2017

10/06/2017

Entrevista a Diari de Terrassa al Dr. Joan Parera

Us presentem l’entrevista que ha realitzat la periodista Teresa Romero del Diari de Terrassa a Joan Parera,  on entre d’altres coses s’explica les dificultats per l’obtenció del doctorat i  la seva visió académica-professional de l’osteopatia. 

 

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27/08/2018

27/08/2018

Tesi doctoral

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31/05/2018

31/05/2018

La meva ponència al congrés internacional de fisioteràpia #FT18

Entra i descarrega’t el PDF de la conferència al #FT18: 

Evaluación clínica, biomecánica y radiológica de las lesiones por latigazo cervical, y su tratamiento: Manipulación espinal? Movilización? Ejercicios terapéuticos?

 

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