Bruno Canuto - High Hopes Dubai

Bruno Canuto

Senior Occupational Therapist
DHA License Number: 23806992-001

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Born and raised in Brazil, Bruno began his career as an Occupational Therapist in a cardiovascular hospital building his skillset and expertise. His true calling as a Pediatric OT was fully realized when he began treating children with heart disease presenting with developmental delays in the Pediatric Inpatient Unit and caring for premature babies in the Intensive Care Unit. Bruno has dedicated his profession to the pediatric field ever since.

After working two years exclusively treating children with heart disease at the hospital, Bruno moved to private practice, gaining experience on a wider range of conditions affecting children’s health, including rare diseases, cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disease, and other muscular and developmental ailments.

Bruno is passionate about pediatric rehabilitation, and takes a holistic approach when developing treatment plans to ensure the best possible care. Always eager to learn, he has continued his training with dedicated courses in motor and physical rehabilitation, sensory processing, cognitive strategies, visual therapy techniques for children with cortical visual impairment, and pediatric bowel and bladder health. Additionally, Bruno has expertise in upper limb splint fabrication and wheelchair prescription.

Bruno tirelessly works towards the best possible treatment for his patients and their development. Children should have the freedom to play, study, and participate in school, and Bruno builds techniques into his therapy so his patients can do so safely. He stresses the importance of his children living their best lives, even with limitations, ensuring they can perform their daily activities independently and with confidence.

Bruno is fluent in English, Spanish and Portugese and he can offer therapeutic support in all three languages.


  • NDT/Bobath Certificate -Neuro Developmental Treatment Certificate Course in Management and Treatment of children with Cerebral Palsy and other Neuromotor disorders
  • International Certification in Ayres Sensory Integration
  • Certification on the use of Spider and Monkey cage
  • Occupational therapist intervention in childhood eating difficulties
  • Applied Visual rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction treatment
  • Pediatric functional gastrointestinal disorders treatment
  • Wheelchair prescription
  • Advanced Course on Wheelchair Prescription and Postural Adequacy
  • Dynamic Taping
  • Upper Limb splint prescription and fabrication
  • Visual stimulation for children with Cortical Visual Impairment
  • Early Intervention
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Basic Life Support
  • Art therapy

HIS Expertise

  • Amputations
  • Attention Deficit ADD/ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Behavioural Support
  • Birth Injuries or Defects
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Illnesses
  • Chronic Pain Patients
  • Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)
  • Down Syndrome/Trisomy 21
  • Dyspraxia
  • Environmental Modifications
  • Fatigue
  • Feeding Disorders/ Picky eaters
  • Genetic and Chromosomal Conditions
  • Global Development Delay
  • Hand Injuries
  • Hand Therapy
  • Hydrocephaly
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Parent Coaching
  • Rare Disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis juvenile
  • Seating
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Prematurity and Early Intervention
  • Infantile Stroke
  • Hypotonia/Low muscle tone, Hypertonia/High muscle tone or Dystonia
  • Ataxia and Dyskinesia
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and other Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Bowel and Bladder dysfunction

Blogs by Bruno Canuto

Bowel and Bladder Dysfunction in Children: What can Rehabilitation do for your Child?
Bowel and Bladder Dysfunction in Children: What can Rehabilitation do for your Child?
August 31st, 2021

A child younger than 12 months has no control over their bladder and bowel movements. Between the ages of 12 and 18 months, they have…

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