Maria Margarida Marques Rebelo Espanha

Academic degree

  • PhD in Human Kinetics – Sports Science, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon.
  • Degree in Physical Education, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon

Current position

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon

Lecturing activities

  • Undergraduate course: Anatomophysiology, Nutrition and Physical Activit.
  • Master Courses: Functional and Clinical Anatomy, Prevention and Intervention in Special Populations

Research interests

  • Articular cartilage repair and adaptations to joint loading.
  • Effects of exercise on physical fitness, physical function and symptoms in knee osteoarthritis.
  • Exercise prescription in osteoarthritis and after knee replacement (aquatic exercise, home-based and strengthening programs).
  • Pain Assessment