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.
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.
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.
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.
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.