Priscila Cunha Santos - High Hopes Dubai

Priscila Cunha Santos

Neuropediatric Physiotherapist
Neurology and Neuroscience, PhD
DHA License Number: 26093763-001

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Biography

Priscila Cunha Santos is licensed by the Regional Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy of the 3rd Region (CREFITO 3) in Brazil and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

Priscila has 17 years of extensive experience in child neurological rehabilitation processes working with Clinical Neurofunctional Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy and Intensive programs. She was also a Professor for 5 years teaching Neurological Physiotherapy in undergraduate Physiotherapy courses in Brazil. For the past 8 years, Priscila has been heavily involved in applying Intensive Training Programs in skill cages, also known as Spider Cage and in the use of orthotic suits as TheraTogs and Pediasuit. Priscila moved from Brazil to Dubai especially to join the High Hopes family!

Priscila completed her graduation in Physiotherapy in 2002 and achieved her Doctor’s Degree in Neurology and Neuroscience from the Federal University of São Paulo (Brazil) in 2015. She is also a certified post graduate in Motor Physiotherapy applied to Neurology and in Intervention in Neuropediatrics by the same University.

Priscila’s focus is on neurological development and neuroplasticity for skills acquisition and increased functional motor repertoire, as well as orthopaedic development and management of paediatric deformities. Her approach involves a neurodevelopmental approach and biomechanical concepts, applied in a playful way.

HER CERTIFICATIONS

  • PhD in Neurology and Neuroscience.
  • Specialization in Clinical and Hospital Motor Physiotherapy applied to Neurology.
  • Specialization in Intervention in Neuropediatrics.
  • Certified TheraTogs Fitter Level I and II.
  • Pediasuit Method (spider cage therapy)
  • MAES Therapy Approach.
  • TherapyTaping, Basic and Advanced levels.
  • Sensory Integration Method.
  • Dynamic Bracing Course Series (Cascade Dafo Institute).
  • Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM).

HER Expertise

  • Neurodevelopmental delay.
  • Cerebral Palsy.
  • Down Syndrome.
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
  • Rare diseases.
  • Pediatric foot and ankle dysfunctions.
  • Pediatric musculoskeletal deformities.
  • Post neuromuscular block (botulinum toxin).
  • Post orthopedic surgery (soft tissue and bone).
  • Post neurological surgery (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy)
  • Interactionist approach

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