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Sandra Amado

Sandra Amado


Sandra Cristina Fernandes Amado


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Academic Degrees:

  • PhD in Human Kinetics, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon 
  • Master in Human Kinetics – Physiotherapy Sciences, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon
  • Degree in Physiotherapy, Coimbra University

Current Position:

  • Collaborator at Health Research Unit - UIS, School of Health, Polytechnic Institute of Leira.
  • Assistant Professor at School of Health, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria.
  • Coordinator of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy at School of Health, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria.

Lecturing Activities:

  • Physiotherapy fundamentals;
  • Applied Research and Monograph;
  • Clinical practice

Research Interests:

  • Animal and human movement biomechanics including analysis of mechanical load of the musculoskeletal system;
  • Study of underlying mechanisms of peripheral nerve injury and regeneration in rat model and the role of active and passive exercise on nerve regeneration and functional recovery;
  • Development of experimental tools to study specific health conditions and neuromuscular changes;
  • Clinical trials for rehabilitation programs.

Curriculum vitae:

 CV degois

 Research Gate