Chronic Pain Congress 2022

Graduated in Physiotherapy, Maite has directed her professional career towards the study of musculoskeletal pain, focusing on chronic pain.


  • Diploma in Physiotherapy, University of Valladolid (1997 - 2000).
  • Course "Chronic pain: new physiotherapeutic approach based on Neuroscience". Grupo Fisioclínicas León (2019)
  • Course "Reconciling Biomechanics with pain science", Greg Lehman. Barcelona (2018)
  • Course "Physiotherapy Vestibular", physiotherapy treatment of vertigo and dizziness, balance reeducation. Fisiomaster Zaragoza (2017)
  • Master in Structural, Visceral and Cranial Osteopathic Manual Physiotherapy,
  • School of Osteopathy of Madrid and E. U. of Health Sciences of the University of Zaragoza (2002 - 2008).
  • D.O. in Osteopathy, European Federation of Osteopaths (2008-2009).
  • Myofascial Induction, School of Myofascial Therapies Tupimek and College of Physiotherapists of Asturias (2008-2012).
  • Course "Therapeutic Education in Neurosciences". University of Alcalá (2014)
  • Specialist in Active Global Stretching, Instituto de Terapias Globales de Bilbao (2007).
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage: Dr. Vodder Method (2000-2001).
  • Orthopedic Manual Therapy according to the Kaltenborn Concept, Axis Medical Center of Vitoria (2001).
  • Sports Massage, University School of Physiotherapy of Soria (2000).
  • Manual Therapies of the Extremities, University School of Physiotherapy of Soria (2000).

Professional Work:

  • Physiotherapist in several private physiotherapy centers in Vitoria (2000-2001).
  • Participation in the "Psychostimulation Workshop" for Alzheimer's patients in the program for the rural environment of the Ayala Valley, organized by AFADES (2000-2001).
  • Association of Relatives of Alzheimer and Senile Dementia Patients of Alava, AFADES (2007 - 2008).
  • Collaboration with the "Ergoactiv" center in Back School and Healthy Back Programs (2008-2009).
  • Collaboration with the Association of Caregivers of the Elderly (ASCUDEAN) in exercise programs for the back (2010 - 2011).
  • Physiotherapist at the Larrabea Golf Club (2001-2012).
  • Workshops on "Pain pedagogy for migraine patients" (2012 - present).
  • Workshops on "Chronic low back pain", San Martín de Vitoria Health Center (2012, 2017).
  • Lecturer in course "Pain and Movement, Neurobiology of pain (2013 - present).
  • Physiotherapist at Centro de Fisioterapia y Formación Asier Merino (2005 - present).
  • Teacher and co-founder of, online training for patients with persistent or recurrent pain (2020 - present).

Courses and papers:

  • Thesis for obtaining the D. O. "The effect on the pain threshold in a myotoma after vertebral manipulation of the corresponding level, is it influencible by the subject's expectations?" (2008-2009).
  • Participation in the program "Community experience: Comprehensive approach to pain", organized through the community services of Hegoalde and Olárizu health center (2005-2008).
  • Lectures on chronic pain and the brain in various private initiative "Back School" programs (2008-2009).
  • Member of the Spanish Society of Physiotherapy and Pain (SEFID).
  • First Spanish International Conference on Pain and Physiotherapy, SEFID and University of Valencia (2010).
  • Refresher conference. Fibromyalgia and Physiotherapy. Francisco de Vitoria University (Madrid, 2011).
  • Second International Congress of Physiotherapy and Pain. SEFID and University Alcalá de Henares (2012).
  • Course on "Low Back Pain in Primary Care" in San Martín de Vitoria - Gasteiz Health Center (2012).
  • Course on "Low Back Pain in Primary Care" in Lakuarriaga Health Center in Vitoria - Gasteiz (2013).
  • V Basque-Aquitanian Congress of Occupational Medicine, paper "Myths of Musculoskeletal Disorders. Pedagogy in Neurobiology of Pain", Vitoria - Gasteiz (2013).
  • Conference of the Basque Society of Family and Community Medicine (Osatzen) 2013 in the workshop "When the back hurts" (2013).
  • Training course aimed at healthcare professionals "Pain and Movement, Neurobiology of Pain" in Vitoria (2013, 2015 and 2017).
  • XXVII National Congress of Clinical Interview and Care Communication, Table Reconceptualizing pain. San Sebastian (2016).
  • Workshop on low back pain for workers at the San Martín de Vitoria Health Center (2016).
  • V Conference on Innovation in Physiotherapy, "Physiotherapy and pain, primum non nocebere", San Jorge University, Zaragoza (2017).
  • Lecture Series "Unlearning pain", Vitoria Gasteiz City Council (2017).
  • Training in "Neurobiology of pain and fibromyalgia" at the Santa María de la Asunción Clinic, Tolosa (2017-2018).
  • Course on "Neurobiology of pain" for the Rehabilitation service of the Hospital Santiago de Vitoria Gasteiz (2017).
  • Workshop "Lumbar pain, approach from Education in Neuroscience of pain" at the XXXVIII congress of the SEMFYC (Spanish Society of Family and Community Medicine), Barcelona (2018).
  • Informative talk "Free Knowledge. Approach to Therapeutic Education in Neuroscience and Pain", at Centro Cívico Salburúa in Vitoria (2018).
  • Course "Pain and Movement, Neurobiology of pain" in Mutualia Álava, Guipúzcoa and Vizcaya, (2018-2019).
  • Course "Pain and Movement, Neurobiology of pain" in Neurological center MEB of Madrid (2018 - 2019).
  • Course "Pain and Movement, Neurobiology of pain" at the University of Lleida (2018).
  • Course "Pain and Movement, Neurobiology of pain" in Ecufis Zaragoza (2019).
  • Course "Pain and Movement, Neurobiology of pain" in Vitoria (2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019).
  • Cures "Pain and Movement, Neurobiology of pain" in various Inspira Center (2018-2021)
  • II Conference on pain OSI Bidasoa "All with pain", round table discussion "Pain, accompanying at each stage", Hondarribi (2019)
  • Informative talk "Neurobiology of pain. Pain is taught, pain is learned". Baraka Yoga Center, San Sebastian (2019)
  • V International Congress of Physiotherapy and pain SEFID. Zaragoza (2020)


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