Senior Pediatric Physical Therapist
Neurology and Neuroscience, PhD
DHA License Number: 26093763-001
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 18 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 by the same University and in Intervention in Neuropediatrics by the Federal University of Sao Carlos, both in Brazil.
Priscila’s focus is on neurological development and neuroplasticity for increased functional skills and motor repertoire, as well as orthopaedic and gait development. Her approach involves a neurodevelopmental and biomechanics concepts applied in a playful way.
Priscila is fluent in English and Portugese and she can offer therapeutic support in both languages.
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