With over 19 years of physical therapy experience, Rafael is committed to the most up-to-date evidence-based practice along with a focus on best care standards acquired throughout his years working in several clinical settings.
Rafael obtained a Bachelor of Science of Physiotherapy from the University of Santa Cecilia in 2004. In 2005 he enrolled in post-university studies in sports physiotherapy at Federal University of Sao Paulo and was invited to be an assistant professor at Paulista University in 2007, and became Associated Professor by 2009, teaching classes in physiotherapy assessment and semiology, orthopedics/trauma and anatomy. Anatomy is one of his passions, leading him to pursue a Master of Science in Cell and Structural Biology with emphasis in anatomy in 2013. His area of research was muscle biology and healing properties associated with the inflammatory process.
Rafael was granted the title of Orthopedics and Trauma Physiotherapist Specialist by the Brazilian Physiotherapy Association consistent with his main area of work, Currently, he is also an Affiliated Clinical Educator of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (FRM- University of Alberta).
Since 2022, I have been studying and using Fascial Counterstrain techniques as a big part of my practice, which has allowed me to help clients in Calgary and Airdrie.