Visiting Post-Doctoral Researcher
Natalia FN Bittencourt holds a PhD (2015) from the Federal University of Minas Gerais and a Msc degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from Federal University of Minas Gerais, both in the Brazil.
Her main research topics are physical therapy pre season assessment, complex system approach, determinants of sports injuries, and preventive programs for sports injuries. As part of her PhD research, Natalia developed a complex system approach for sports injuries and assessed soccer players in order to identify interaction of risk factors for muscle injuries.
Within the Sports PT department from Minas Tenis Clube, Natalia has implemented an injury registration system for epidemiological information, and also has lead the process of applying preventive programs for sports injuries in 1,000 athletes from volleyball, basketball, judo, gymnastic, swimming, and indoor soccer. Additionally, she is responsible for individual supervision in sports clinical practice of postgraduate physical therapists. Also, she works as an Adjunct Professor at University - Uni-BH