Chronic Pain Congress 2022

Rafael Torres

Rafael Torres has a PhD in Physiotherapy (University of Valencia 2022) Diploma in Nursing (University of Valencia 1980) Diploma in Physiotherapy (University of Valencia 1988), Degree in Physiotherapy (University of Valencia) and Degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology (UCAM 2002) and is Professor at the University of Valencia. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Health Sciences Research Program (UCH 2009). Certificate in Cognitive Restructuring, Acceptance and Commitment and Mindfulness (UV). PhD Candidate in Neuroscience. Professor at the University of Valencia. Instructor at the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute. President and founder of the Spanish Society of Physiotherapy and Pain (SEFID). Co-founder of the special interest group in pain of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT). Director of the Master of Manual Therapy. Clinical Neuro-Orthopedic Approach (UV). Interest in chronic pain begins after meeting David Butler while completing his research work on anthropology of pain. His main interest is the application of advances in neuroscience in the treatment of chronic pain. He has been the introducer in Spain of neuroscience education and the biopsychosocial approach in pain treatment. His current research area focuses on neuroimaging biomarkers in chronic pain patients.

He teaches postgraduate training in different universities on the clinical approach to spinal pain, temporomandibular dysfunction and orofacial pain and the approach to chronic pain based on advances in neuroscience and the biopsychosocial paradigm. He is the author of 4 books The Cervical Spine: Clinical Assessment and Therapeutic Approaches (2008), The Cervical Spine: Clinical Syndromes and their Manipulative Treatment (2008) Essential Guide to the Cervical Spine. Clinical Assessment and Therapeutic Approaches. Edinburgh: ELSEVIER; 2017 and Essential Guide to the Cervical Spine. Clinical Syndromes and Manipulative Approaches. Edinburgh: ELSEVIER; 2017 and is the author of several different book chapters on clinical reasoning and the management of chronic pain.


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