Master’s Degree in Manual Orthopedic Therapy in Pain Management

First interdisciplinary Master’s Degree in Spain in the field of manual orthopedic therapy.

Obtain the Degree in Cervical-cranial-jawbone Disorders at Universidad Andrés Bello de Chile and the Official EPTE® Course in Therapeutic Electrolysis.

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you
Master’s Degree in Manual Orthopedic Therapy in Pain Management


Oct 23, 2020


10 months
  • Pioneering program in approaching pain from pharmacology, psychology and manual therapy.  
  • Complete internships at relevant institutions and centers in the treatment of pain management. 

Get a 20% discount on the reservation fee if you register before July 31. Check the terms and conditions here.

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you

Key Points

You will be able to join research teams

  • Fecha de Inicio

    Oct 23, 2020

  • Modalidad

    Face-to-face (Sat, Sun)
    Face-to-face (Mon, Thurs)

  • Duration

    10 months

  • ECTS


  • Language


  • Campus

    Madrid Villaviciosa de Odón

  • Universidad

    Universidad Europea de Madrid

  • Área de Conocimiento

    Medicine and health

  • Tipo de Estudio


Why study this program?

First and only Degree

In treating pain from a multi-modal approach.

Hours of external internships

In institutions and relevant centers in the area.


Over 11 years of proven quality and efficiency in training of professionals.

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New Candidate Profile and degree access routes

To access the Master’s Degree, the student must fulfil the legal requirements in accordance with R.D. 861/2010:

  • Hold an official Spanish university degree or other issued by a higher education institution from a country within the European Higher Education Area which allows the student to access Masters studies.

The student profile for starting this degree can be broken down into three categories:

  • Recent graduates with a large vocational interest in manual orthopedic therapy and who require a professional degree.
  • Professionals with some experience looking to further their knowledge and tools of pain management and enter the research field.
  • Students looking to complete their academic training and seeking professional options as well as obtaining necessary credits to access doctoral studies.

Admissions Process

The admissions process for programs in the Postgraduate School at Universidad Europea is open all year round, although registration in any of the programs is dependent on the availability of places.

If you wish to receive personalized advice from our Postgraduate Admissions team, contact either of our two university campuses (Alcobendas or Villaviciosa de Odón) or contact us:

Having been advised, you should file the documents required:

  • Application Form
  • Copy of your ID or NIE
  • Copy of your University Degree
  • CV.

The Postgraduate Admissions team will contact you to complete access exams according to your desired program and a personal interview with the Director of the Master’s Degree or with a member on the Admissions Committee. 

* The admissions process does not cost the candidate anything nor is it binding on either party up until the registration process has been completed.

Financial Aid

At Universidad Europea we have a complete system of financial aid available to you to ease your education payments. Some examples are: 

  • Flexible payment options.
  • Financial Aid for early payment
  • Financial Aid for continuing studies.
  • Financial Aid for simultaneous study.
  • Financial Aid for having a family member at Universidad Europea.


Universidad Europea has signed various agreements with financial entities to help you finance your studies.  Check our financing offers here.


At Universidad Europea de Madrid we offer a series of scholarships. To choose the one that best fits your circumstances, click here.


With a clear vision aimed at excellence, our campuses cater to a varied offer of degrees centered around professional and skills development. To this end, we have facilities that stand out for their innovative design, as well as for how they adapt to the needs of the employment market, so that students can be in contact with the professional world from day one.

In Madrid we have two campuses (Villaviciosa de Odón and Alcobendas) and two University Clinics (Clínica Universitaria Odontológica y Policlínica Universitaria) where, in addition to teaching activities, external patients are treated. We also have another campus in Valencia and another one in the Canary Islands. In total, we have 25 hectares with the best facilities: 3 university clinics, laboratories for all the scientific degrees, multimedia language center, sports complexes and student halls of residence.

In addition, there are work spaces available, tutorial classrooms and areas for group work in all our buildings, as well as within the library, that are available to students and teachers.

Study plan

Module I*.

  • Anatomy and Pain Physiology (3 ECTS)

Module II*.

  • Pharmacology of Pain (3 ECTS)

Module III*.

  • Psychological pain factors: Theoretical bases and approaches for its management (3 ECTS)

Module IV*.

  • Mechanism and neuro-physiological effects of manual orthopedic therapy (3 ECTS)

Module V*.

  • Research methodology (8 ECTS)

Module VI.

  • Manual orthopedic therapy in spinal cord  disorders (9 ECTS)

Module VII.

  • Manual orthopedic therapy in upper limb disorders (9 ECTS)

Module VIII.

  • Manual orthopedic therapy in lower limb disorders (9 ECTS)

Module IX.

  • Clinical practice (6 ECTS)

Module X.

  • End of Master’s Degree Thesis (7 ECTS)

*Modules can be taught online (I to V inclusive).


Train with the best teaching staff nationally and internationally. Professional teachers with substantial experience clinically and in research such as doctors Mariano Rocabado (Chile), Mark Bishop (Florida), Jo Nijs (Brussels) and Deborah Falla (Birmingham).


Dr. José Luis Alonso Pérez
His research and teaching work takes place at Universidad Europea de Madrid where he directs the research group “Muscular-Skeletal Pain and Motor Control”. Additionally, he is the Director of the Master’s Degree in Manual Orthopedic Therapy in Pain Management at Universidad Europea. He is a member of the Spanish Pain Society.


Dr. Jo Nijs
Associate Professor, Universidad de Vrije (Brussels). Physical Therapist, University Hospital of Brussels.

Dr. Mark D. Bishop
Associate Professor, University of Florida.

Dr. Mariano Rocabado
Specialist in cervical-cranial-jawbone disorders and oro-facial pain. Director of the Masters Programs in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences at Universidad de Andrés Bello (Chile).

Dr. Débora Falla
Physical Therapist. Specialist in manual therapy and motor control. Professor at the Center for Anesthesiology, Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine and Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, University Hospital Göttingen, Germany.

Dr. Josué Fernández Carnero
Physical Therapist. Specialist in Manual Orthopedic Therapy. Professor, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

Raúl Martínez Rodríguez
Physical Therapist of the Spanish Football Team.

Dr. Carlos Goicoechea García
Professor of the Department of Pharmacology, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

Andrés Quevedo García
Physical Therapist. Professor, Universidad Europea de Madrid. Specialist in Manual Orthopedic Therapy.

Dr. Fernando Galán del Río
Professor, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Physical Therapist of the Spanish Football Team.  

Dr. Almudena López López
Professor of Psychology, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

Dr. María Isabel Martín Fontalles
Professor of the Department of Pharmacology at Universidad Europea Madrid. Specialist in Manual Therapy.

Alexandra Alonso Sal
Professor, Universidad Europea de Madrid. Specialist in Manual Orthopedic Therapy.

Alberto Muñoz
Professor, Universidad Europea de Madrid. Specialist in Manual Orthopedic Therapy.

Luis Torija López
Professor, Universidad Europea de Madrid. Specialist in Manual Orthopedic Therapy.

Carlos Barragan Carballar
Professor, Universidad Europea de Madrid. Specialist in Manual Orthopedic Therapy.

Ivan Ruiz Pérez
Professor, Universidad Europea de Madrid. Specialist in Manual Orthopedic Therapy.

Dr. Arturo Goicoechea

Ricardo Urrez Lafuente
Physical Therapist. Professor, Universidad Europea de Madrid. Vice Dean of the Professional College of Physical Therapists of Madrid.

Price and advantages Master’s Degree in Manual Orthopedic Therapy in Pain Management


9.975 €


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  • Grants for continuing students
  • Grants for simultaneous studies
  • First in family scholarships
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  • Study the first interdisciplinary Master’s Degree in Spain in the field of Manual Orthopedic Therapy, a pioneering program in approaching pain from pharmacology, psychology and manual therapy.
  • Upon completion of the program, you will also obtain the degrees in:
  • Degree in cervical-cranial-jawbone disorders taught by the Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences at Universidad Andrés Bello (Chile) and the Official EPTE® Course.
  • Join one of the research areas of the research group in muscular-skeletal pain and motor control at Universidad Europea de Madrid.
  • Highly specialized teaching faculty, nationally and internationally, with professionals with substantial clinical and research experience.
  • Complete 120 hours of internships at relevant institutions and centers in the field of pain management.

Career opportunities

Upon completion of the program, the student will have an academic and clinical profile that allows them to treat patients with acute pain or chronic pain.

The student will also have the opportunity to develop their research potential within the research group “Muscular-Skeletal Pain and Motor Control”.

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Admission process

1. Documentation

To begin your admission process, the first thing to do is book your appointment online or by calling 91 740 72 72.

  • Selectividad card showing eligibility status
  • Two photocopies of your ID
  • Academic record file transfer 
  • Proof of payment of the Admission fee before or on the date of appointment

2.  What does the admissions test consist of?

  • Skills and abilities test
  • General knowledge test
  • Language assessment test
  • Personal interview

When will you know you’ve been accepted?

You’ll find out the result of the admissions test via an admissions letter that you’ll receive by email. If you have any doubts or queries, you can contact our Admissions Department for New Students at

3. Reserve your place

Along with the admissions letter, you will receive an envelope with information about official registration. It is recommended that in order to reserve your place, you should respond within 7 days of receiving the letter.

4. Registration

All students joining the Universidad Europea for the first time, wanting to study a degree, must open a file with the university, prior to registration. The Department of Admission for New Students will provide the candidate with all the documentation and forms to complete their registration.

Convalidations and transfers

You don’t have to carry on doing something you don’t want to. For this reason, we have designed specific convalidation and university transfer plan. If you want to know your personalized plan, as quickly and easily as possible, send us an email to along with the following documentation:

  • Personal academic certificate of the original degree.
  • Study plan sealed by the Secretariat of the center of origin.
  • The academic program of the subjects studied and/or enrolled in the original degree.
  • Officially translated degree certificate (only in the case of foreign graduates)

In case of requesting recognition for professional experience, you will be required to provide;

  • Work life certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Company certificate, only in those cases where it is necessary to prove the functions performed in the company, or in cases of students with international professional experience who cannot provide a work-life certificate.

For any questions, you can contact our advisers by calling 91 834 34 35.

Scholarships and grants program

We’re here to help. If you want to study at Universidad Europea, you have a number of internal and official scholarship options to apply for. In addition, we provide comprehensive Financing and Discount options

Professional practices

Internships in companies are a key element in your education. Acquiring experience and putting into practice what you have learned on your degree is the best way to enter the labor market. There are two types of internship, curricular (which are included as part of your program) and extracurricular (which you can do on a voluntary basis).

In order to carry out an internship in a company, you’ll need to have passed 50% of your credits and register before you start the internship. Both the company and a professor on your course will monitor your progress on the internship as well as providing an evaluation at the half way mark and upon completion. 

If you want to gain extra work experience before finalizing your university studies, you are welcome to carry out extracurricular internships. You can carry them out in whichever year of your studies you choose but we remind you that internships are formative and should complement your studies. The more theoretical knowledge you have acquired throughout your degree, the more you will benefit from the internships.