Joaquin Farias, CV



  • Director of the Neuroplastic Training Institute. Toronto
  • Adjunct professor at the University of Toronto at the Music and Health Research Collaboratory. Health and Music performance.


  • Neuroplasticity
  • Movement, emotion and cognition
  • Dystonia
  • Focal dystonia
  • Vagal tone
  • Primitive reflexes
  • Inter-hemispheric synchronization
  • Synthesia
  • Artificial Intelligence in research and healthcare


Farias J. Limitless. How your movements can change your brain. An essay on the neurodynamics of dystonia. Galene Editions. 2016

Farias J. Intertwined. How to induce neuroplasticity. Galene Editions.2012.

Farias J. The biomechanics of guitar playing. An injury prevention guide. Galene Editions. 2010

Farias J.  Neuroinhibitory modulation training and dance for symptom management in a 36-year-old female dancer with generalized dystonia: A case study. Movement 2018: Brain, Body and Cognition 2019. 978-1-53614-833-6

Ferrer M., Calatayud M.J., Juste J., Farias J., Morello P., Iñigo V. Review of rehabilitation treatment for cervical dystonia: An update. Rehabilitación Vol 53, n 4: 43-51 (2017) ISSN: 0048-7120

Martin Lopez T, Farias J. Strategies to Promote Health and Prevent Musculoskeletal Injuries in Students from the High Conservatory of Music of Salamanca, Spain. Med Probl Perform Art 2013; 28(2):100–106.

Farias J. Risk Factors among Orchestral musicians. A Psychosocial intervention program. Rev Seg. 2010, 169, 18-38 

Farias Martínez J ,Sarti-Martínez MA.  Elite musicians treated by specific fingers motion program to stimulate propiceptive sense. Spanish Society of Anatomy. Alicante (España). Proceedings pag110. Eropean Journal of Anatomy. 

Farias Martínez J,Ybáñez García D, Pérez Torres F, and Sarti Martínez, M.A. Risk Factors, Muskuloskeletal Disorders in Elite Flamenco guitar players. EULAR 2005 . Annual European Congress of Rheumatology . Viena. Publication: Ann Rheum Dis 2005; 64 (sup. III).

Farias J, Ordóñez F.J, Rosety Rodríguez M. The influence of the active range of movement of pianist`s wrists on repetitive strain injury. Eur J Anat, 7 (2):75-77 (2003) ISSN: 1136-4890. 

Ordóñez F.J, Farias J, Rosety Rodríguez M.  Anthropometrical analysis of the hand as a repetitive strain injury predictive method in pianists. It. Anat. Embryol Vol 107, n 4:225-231.2002. ISSN: 1122-6714.