Roa, Sonia

Roa, Sonia
Country
Chile
Bio

Physiotherapist with 20 years of experience in the field of University Education both undergraduate and graduate. Master in University Teaching. She has 15 years of clinical experience in ​​women's health area, especially in pregnancy and post-partum period. Since 10 years, she is Director of Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Therapy Diploma, the first program that provides specialized training to physiotherapists throughout the country. In recent years, her work as researcher has been focused on physical activity and women's health, especially in primary health care. She is currently Postgraduate Coordinator of  Physical Therapy School of Universidad del Desarrollo in Santiago, Chile, where she has implemented university training programs in different fields of Physical Therapy, included Master in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. She has organized numerous international trainings in Women's Health area with academics from the USA, Europe and Latin America. She is currently President of Chilean Organization for Physical Therapy in Women's Health and delegate of her country to the IOPTWH. One of her most important achievements has been to lead the "Physical Theprapy in Women's Health Program” at Universidad del Desarrollo Clinic, which provides free care to low-income women with specific life cycle dysfunctions, mainly obstetric and pelvic floor disorders.