Maria de Fátima Florentino Gonçalves Ramalho

Lecturing Activities

Functional screening an exercise prescription in special populations (postural and functional imbalances). Group and individual physical fitness methodology

Research interests

Research focused on the elderly population and the risk of falling within the following aspects:

Design and implementation of exercise program centered on fall risk factors – posture, balance, lower limb strength and power and gait pattern. Pedography assessment to characterize of the magnitude and distribution of plantar pressure associated with gait in elderly. Characterization of physical activity level, perceived health, functional status and it’s relationship to the occurrence of falls in this population.