Sandra Cristina Fernandes Amado

Academic degree

Bachelor/Degree: Physiotherapy

Master: Human Kinetics – Physiotherapy sciences

PhD: Human Kinetics

Current position

  • Collaborator at Health Research Unit – UIS, School of Health, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria.
  • 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.