Prof Dr. Felipe Araya Quintanilla, Metanalyses, Best Researcher Award

Proffesor at Universidad San Sebastian, Chile

Prof. Dr. Felipe Araya Quintanilla is an accomplished academic researcher and postgraduate professor with expertise in kinesiology, rehabilitation sciences, and health research. He holds a Ph.D. in health and social research from the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha in Spain, where he graduated with distinction “Summa Cum Laude.” Throughout his career, Prof. Araya Quintanilla has been dedicated to advancing knowledge and improving health outcomes through his research, teaching, and clinical practice.

With a background in physical therapy and a Master’s degree in medicine and exercise sciences, Prof. Araya Quintanilla brings a wealth of interdisciplinary knowledge to his work. He has conducted extensive research on lifestyle behaviors, exercise interventions, rehabilitation strategies, and health promotion, aiming to develop evidence-based approaches to enhance the well-being of individuals with musculoskeletal disorders, injuries, and chronic conditions.



Ph.D. in Health and Social Research from the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain (2019-2021)

Master’s in Health Research from the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain (2018-2019)

Master’s in Medicine and Exercise Sciences from Universidad Mayor, Santiago, Chile (2017-2019)

Postgraduate Biostatistics in Health Sciences from Medwave, Santiago, Chile (2016)

Postgraduate in Neurosciences from the Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile (2015)

Postgraduate in Evidence-Based Medicine from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile (2013)

Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy from the Universidad de las Américas, Santiago, Chile (2007-2013)

Professional Experience

Prof. Dr. Felipe Araya Quintanilla has an extensive professional experience in academia and research, with a focus on kinesiology, rehabilitation sciences, and health research.

  • Serving as an Academic Researcher at the Kinesiology School within the Faculty of Odontology and Rehabilitation Sciences at Universidad San Sebastián, Santiago, Chile, since October 2022.
  • Holding postgraduate professor positions at various institutions, including Universidad Católica del Maule, Universidad Mayor, and Universidad Andrés Bello, where he teaches courses on topics such as therapeutic exercise, rehabilitation, and health-based evidence.
  • Conducting doctoral research and serving as a researcher at the Rehabilitation in Health Research Center (CIRES), Universidad de Las Américas, Santiago, Chile.
  • Acting as the academic research coordinator of health at Universidad de Las Américas, where he led various research initiatives and collaborations.
  • Teaching positions at several universities in Chile, including Universidad Gabriela Mistral, Universidad Pedro de Valdivia, and Universidad de Las Américas, where he instructed courses on methodological research, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and graduate thesis supervision.
  • Completing various academic studies, including a Ph.D. in Health and Social Research, master’s degrees in health research and medicine, and bachelor’s in physical therapy.
  • Participating in numerous professional courses, workshops, and certifications related to health sciences, research methodology, and rehabilitation.
  • Presenting research findings at national and international conferences and publishing articles in peer-reviewed journals, contributing to the advancement of knowledge in his field.
  • Leading and collaborating on research projects focusing on lifestyle behaviors, exercise interventions, and effectiveness studies in health-related fields.

Research Interests

Lifestyle Behaviors: Investigating the impact of lifestyle factors, such as physical activity, diet, and sedentary behavior, on health outcomes and quality of life among different populations.

Exercise Interventions: Examining the efficacy and effectiveness of exercise-based interventions for various health conditions, including chronic musculoskeletal pain, fibromyalgia, and frailty, with a particular emphasis on developing evidence-based rehabilitation programs.

Health-Based Evidence: Exploring methods and approaches for generating and synthesizing evidence in the field of health research, including systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and clinical trials, to inform clinical practice and policy decisions.

Rehabilitation Strategies: Developing and evaluating rehabilitation strategies and interventions aimed at improving functional outcomes, mobility, and quality of life for individuals with musculoskeletal disorders, injuries, and chronic conditions.

Health Promotion: Investigating strategies for promoting health and preventing disease across the lifespan, including the role of physical activity, exercise, and lifestyle modifications in promoting overall well-being and preventing chronic diseases.

Multidisciplinary Approaches: Exploring interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to health research and practice, integrating perspectives from fields such as physical therapy, exercise science, epidemiology, and public health to address complex health challenges.


Title: Does pectoralis minor stretching provide additional benefit over an exercise program in participants with subacromial pain syndrome? A randomized controlled trial

  • Authors: H Gutiérrez-Espinoza, F Araya-Quintanilla, R Gutiérrez-Monclus
  • Journal: Musculoskeletal Science and Practice
  • Volume: 44
  • Pages: 102052
  • Year: 2019

Title: Efectividad de la movilización neurodinámica en el dolor y funcionalidad en sujetos con síndrome del túnel carpiano: revisión sistemática

  • Authors: F Araya-Quintanilla, N Polanco-Cornejo, A Cassis-Mahaluf
  • Journal: Revista de la Sociedad Española del Dolor
  • Volume: 25
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 26-36
  • Year: 2018

Title: Efectividad de la dieta cetogénica en niños con epilepsia refractaria: revisión sistemática

  • Authors: F Araya-Quintanilla, A Celis-Rosati, C Rodríguez-Leiva, C Silva-Navarro
  • Journal: Rev Neurol
  • Volume: 62
  • Issue: 10
  • Pages: 439-48
  • Year: 2016

Title: Physical therapy in patients over 60 years of age with a massive and irreparable rotator cuff tear: a case series

  • Authors: H Gutiérrez-Espinoza, V Arriagada-Núñez, F Araya-Quintanilla
  • Journal: Journal of physical therapy science
  • Volume: 30
  • Issue: 8
  • Pages: 1126-1130
  • Year: 2018

Title: Effectiveness of a ketogenic diet in children with refractory epilepsy: a systematic review

  • Authors: F Araya-Quintanilla, A Celis-Rosati, C Rodriguez-Leiva, C Silva-Navarro
  • Journal: Revista de neurologia
  • Volume: 62
  • Issue: 10
  • Pages: 439-448
  • Year: 2016


Felipe Araya Quintanilla | Metanalyses | Best Researcher Award

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