Lara Costa e Silva is a specialist and MSc in Physical Therapy and it’s now finishing her PhD in the branch of human kinetics – rehabilitation at the Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon. She has been working as a Researcher at the Laboratory of Physiology and Biochemistry of Exercise, CIPER (FMH-UL), since 2011. Her main investigations have been developed in the epidemiology of sports injuries in children and adolescentes. She has particular interest in studying the relation between sports injuries, maturation, physical activity level and biosocial variables. She is the author of some scientific articles and international communications in this research area. Lara Costa e Silva is Coordinator and Professor in Physical Therapydegree at Universidade Atlântica.