Rafael Zegarra-Parodi is a registered osteopath in France and the UK practising in Paris since 1999. He completed his Diploma in Osteopathy
at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in London, UK (1997) and gained a Master’s degree in Education at the University of Tours, France (2008). Following this he has also completed diploma courses in Clinical Research Methodology (2009), Statistics (2010) and Epidemiology (2011) from the University of Bordeaux 2, France. Rafael has also been heavily involved in osteopathic education and research. He previously held a 2-year full-time position as Research Assistant Professor at the A.T. Still Research Institute in Kirksville, MO (USA) and was a unit leader at the University College of Osteopathy in London, UK. Currently, he is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Non-profit Foundation COME Collaboration. As an osteopath, Rafael has an expertise in the management of chronic and acute neuromusculoskeletal conditions and sport injuries. He has also developed a professional interest in perceptions associated with palpation as described by Native American and Amazonian traditional healers and how they may potentially inform Western manual practices.