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Biography

Joe Rosario is a Physical Therapist, Naturopath, Chiropractor and Acupuncturist in Brazil. His interest and expertise extend from the areas of manual therapy, posture to acupuncture and emotions. He is developing methods to treat biomechanical problems through posture and miofascial release. The embodiment of emotions is another of his fields of study. Thus, he also looks for scientific proven methods of improving emotional states through the body.  As a Post-doctoral fellow at one of the best Medical School in South America, he created a methodology called Postural Balance, based on Yoga, which is a way of treating posture through the myofascial chains, movement and emotional release. He has trained over 500 course participants in the Postural Balance concept and methodology. Author of several books and book chapters, his research is focused on clinical practice, aiming to achieve better treatment results for patients. In search of inexpensive and efficient treatment he has recently studied the effect of mindfulness and meditation or the effect of religious beliefs on the human emotional-postural system.

EDUCATION

  • Post-doctoral fellow, Psychobiology, Federal University of São Paulo – UNIFESP – actual
    Thesis: Effects of Yoga and Meditation on Posture, Stress Level, Heart Rate and Blood Pressure.
  • Post-doctoral fellow, Psychobiology, Federal University of São Paulo – UNIFESP – 2015
    Thesis: Biodynamic analysis of cerebral blood flow during the use of the cognitive imagery technique.
  • Ph.D., Naturopathy, Trinity School – 2013
    Thesis: A literature review of the propolis healing effects.
  • Ph.D., Psychobiology, Federal University of São Paulo – UNIFESP – 2010
    Thesis: Relationship between body posture and the expression of subjective feelings and emotions.
  • M.S., Osteopathy, Instituto Terapia Manual – actual
    Thesis: (not finished).
  • M.S., Chiropractic, Instituto Terapia Manual – 2017
    Thesis: Effects of Chiropractic Maneuvers for Low Back Pain.
  • M.S., Acupuncture, Unisaúde – 2009
    Thesis: Acupuncture for the treatment of spine dysfunctions.
  • M.S., Medical School of University of São Paulo – FMUSP – 2004
    Thesis: Postural Global Reeducation and Static Stretch: a comparative study
  • B.D., Physical Therapy, Federal University of São Carlos – UFSCar – 2001

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

  • Post- Doctoral Fellow – Federal University of São Paulo – UNIFESP – 2015 – actual
  • Post- Doctoral Fellow – Federal University of São Paulo – UNIFESP – 2013 – 2015
  • Professor – State University of West-Center – UNICENTRO, Parana, Brazil – 2011 – 2013

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Professor – Instituto Terapia Manual – from 2014 until now
  • Professor – State University of West-Center – UNICENTRO, Parana, Brazil – 2011 – 2013
  • Professor – Postural Reeducation, Postural Balance and Pilates – Instituto Saude / Instituto Physion – 2005 – 2010
  • Professor – Santa Cecilia University – 2003 – 2005

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Licensed Physical Therapist – Doutor da Coluna – clinic specialized in orthopedic patients with focus on spine – from 2014 until now
  • Licensed Physical Therapist – Instituto Saude – clinic specialized in orthopedic and adult neurology patients – 2005 – 2010

SPECIAL SKILLS:

  • Master Certification in Manual Therapy
  • Postural treatment
  • Myofascial Release
  • Acupuncture
  • Yoga instructor
  • Pilates instructor
  • Training exercises related to Traditional Chinese Medicine: Chi Kung, Taikiken and Nishino Ryu Kokyu Hou.
  • Trigger Points Therapy
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
  • Manual Therapy/Chiropractic/Osteopathic Manipulations

AWARDS AND HONORS:

Mención de Honor al Desarrollo Científico en La Categoría de Trabajo Finalista, Confederación Latinoamericana de Fisioterapia e Kinesiología – 2006

PUBLICATIONS:

Books

  • Rosário, J. L. P. Manual prático de facilitação neuromuscular proprioceptiva. Ed Baraúna: São Paulo – 2011.
  • Rosário, J. L. P. Manual prático de reeducação postural: o que você precisa saber para um tratamento eficiente. Ed Baraúna: São Paulo – 2011.
  • Rosário, J. L. P. Avaliação do corpo para tratamento emocional. Ed Baraúna: São Paulo – 2011.
  • Rosário, J. L. P. Tratamento pneumo-ortopédico. Ed Baraúna: São Paulo – 2011.
  • Rosário, J. L. P. Pilates clínico. Ed Baraúna: São Paulo – 2011.

Book chapters

Articles in Scientific Journals

PRESENTATIONS:

  • ROSÁRIO, J. L. P. ; MARQUES, Amélia Pasqual. Efficacité de la Rééducation Posturale Globale et Allongement Segmentaire en la Posture. – Basel, physiocongress – 2010
  • ROSÁRIO, J. L. P. . Application de la technique postural balance en las escolioses et la posture. –  Basel, physiocongress – 2010
  • ROSÁRIO, J. L. P. ; Rita Mattei ; José Roberto Leite . Can emotions influence the body to adopt postural deformities? – Bristol. Appearence matters – 2010.
  • ROSÁRIO, J. L. P. ; Rita Mattei ; José Roberto Leite . Are human posture and emotions related? – Manchester. INPP Real Peaople – 2010.
  • ROSÁRIO, J. L. P. ; Rita Mattei ; José Roberto Leite . Relations between corporal postureand emotions. Melbourne. 27th congress of applied psychology – 2010.
  • ROSÁRIO, J. L. P. ; Rita Mattei ; José Roberto Leite . Are there relations between human posture and emotions? Budapeste. 15th world congress of psychophysiology – 2010.
  • ROSÁRIO, J. L. P. ; Rita Mattei ; José Roberto Leite . Emotional expressions may modify body posture. Nijmegen. The Embodied Mind: Perspectives and Limitations – 2010.
  • ROSÁRIO, J. L. P. ; Rita Mattei ; José Roberto Leite . Are there relations between human emotions and standing posture? 24thAnnual US Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress – 2010.
  • ROSÁRIO, J. L. P. ; MARQUES, Amélia Pasqual . Eficiencia de la reeducación postural Global (RPG) y del estiramiento segmentário. Bogotá – Confederación Latinoamericana de Fisioterapia e Kinesiologia – 2006

OTHER RELEVANT ACTIVITIES:

  • Counselor of the Regional Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy of São Paulo – CREFITO – 2004 -2012
  • Organization of the I Brazilian Physical Therapy Congress – I InterCOBRAF – 2006.