University of Nebraska Medical Center

PT hosts visiting scholar from Brazil

Dr. Scatonne da Silva gives presentation

by Liz Wellsandt, PhD

The UNMC Physical Therapy program hosted a visiting scholar, Rodrigo Scatonne da Silva, PT, MSc, PhD, on August 21-22, 2023.  Dr. Scatonne da Silva traveled to UNMC from ​the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Natal, Brazil. There, he lectures in physical therapy at the undergraduate and graduate levels and coordinates their Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Sciences.

As a visiting scholar, Dr. Scattone da Silva participated in discussions with faculty within the UNMC PT program and from UNL and UNO to build research and educational collaborations. He presented a continuing education lecture titled, “Low-Cost Interventions for the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain: Can We Do More with Less?” that highlighted his expertise in prevention and rehabilitation of patellar and Achilles tendon disorders, knowledge translation, and low-cost interventions for musculoskeletal disorders.

Over 80 people attended the presentation, including many clinicians that serve as UNMC clinical instructors from across Nebraska and the United States. Dr. Scattone da Silva also met with PhD students from the College of Allied Health Professions and sports medicine research fellows studying with Elizabeth Wellsandt, PhD, and Matt Tao, MD, (UNMC Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery) to provide his expertise and feedback on their ongoing research work.

Lastly, Dr. Scattone da Silva toured the newly renovated Clinical Movement Analysis Lab in the UNMC Student Life Center and the Nebraska Athletic Performance Lab at UNL.

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