Cristian Bustamante Merchan
PT, DOMPT

After years of interest and training in different manual modalities, Cristian has developed an approach of treatment based on classical osteopathy and exercise prescription with the objective to get the best results possible.

Cristian is currently a clinical integration professor for the physical therapy department at the University of Viña del Mar, Chile where he also runs where he runs a successful osteopathic practice. His wishes are for everyone to have access to osteopathic treatment in South America.


PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

After years of interest and training in different manual modalities, I developed an approach of treatment based on classical osteopathy and exercise, always looking to get the best results with every patient.

EDUCATION

Physical therapy degree University Andres Bello, Chile 2006 – 2011

Diploma of Osteopathy, Osteopathic College of Ontario, 2017 - 2019

INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

EDUARDO FREI FAMILY HEALTH CENTER March-May 2011

Worked with patients with chronic respiratory diseases.

Trained in pulmonary rehabilitation.

UNIVERSITY OF CHILE FOOTBALL CLUB 1° TEAM May-July 2011

Participated in sports injury patient treatments daily.

Prescribed treatments including, manual therapy and exercise regiments.

SANATORIO MARITIMO SAN JUAN DE DIOS August-October 2011

- Maintained multi-disciplinary care for patients with neurological diseases.

OLMUE FAMILY HEALTH CENTER October-December 2011

- Participated in community based rehabilitation programs.

WORK EXPERIENCE

• Worked in VIDAINTEGRA medical center from December 2012 until August 2013. Where treatments vary from traumatic injuries to sports injuries.

• Owner of CERMECHI medical center which is mainly focused on musculoesqueletal rehabilitation programs and osteopathic treatment.

• Currently teaching a clinical integration class for the University of Viña del Mar in Chile.

• Physical therapist volunteer for the Red Cross Limache.

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