Andresa

Andresa R. Marinho-Buzelli, MSc
PhD Candidate
Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory
Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science
Lyndhurst Centre, Toronto Rehab, University Health Network
520 Sutherland Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M4G 3V9, Canada
Tel: 416-597-3422 ext. 5301
E-mail: andresa.marinho [at] mail.utoronto.ca


Biography

Andresa R. Marinho-Buzelli is a PhD candidate at the Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto. Her thesis work focuses on the analysis of postural control and gait initiation of individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI) during immersion in water. Her goal is to investigate underlined biomechanical parameters of quiet standing and gait initiation in water of both able-bodied subjects and individuals with iSCI. She is particularly studying the effects of the aquatic environment on center of pressure parameters, trunk acceleration and two-dimensional kinematics when individuals perform quiet standing and gait initiation in water compared to the performance on dry land. Andresa is a physiotherapist trained in Brazil with specialization in Neurorehabilitation and a Master's in Neurophysiology. She worked as a professor in Neurorehabilitation in a school of Physical Therapy in Brazil where she started the investigation of aquatic therapy on individuals with neurological disorders.