1994 – Physiotherapy Bachelor - Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão (ESSA), Portugal
2011 - MSc in Physiotherapy - Faculty Human Kinetics, Lisbon Technical University, Portugal
2014 - “Reliability of the Six Minute Walk Test and Timed Up & Go Test in Persons with Transfemoral Amputation”-British Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Amputee Rehabilitation (BACPAR) - Journal Issue 41, Autumn, pages 18-26.
2016 - Poster - ER-WCPT- Liverpool: “Secondary Care Hospital Unit In Rehabilitation Of Bilateral Lower Limb Amputees”.
2017 - “Secondary Care Hospital Unit In Rehabilitation Of Bilateral Lower Limb Amputees”. BACPAR - Journal Issue 47, Autumn, page 39.
Professional practice background
2001 - Present day - “Rehabilitation Amputees Program” Supervisor - Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca, EPE, Amadora, Portugal
- Present day- Facilitator of WCPT
Network for physical therapists working with individuals with limb loss or limb
absence (WCPT AR)
Present day - Chair Portuguese Interest Group in Persons with
2015 - Chair “Amputee Rehabilitation-WCPT Network for Amputee Rehabilitation” - World Congress of Physical Therapy - Singapore
2015/17 - Platform and poster abstract official reviewer of WCPT Physical Therapy World Congress - Singapore and South Africa.
Main research interests
Lower Limb Amputations