The UFSC Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Sciences (PPGCR) currently has the following research centers and laboratories:
ARARANGUÁ CAMPUS – MATO ALTO UNIT
LACOR allows the development of pre-clinical and clinical research related to evaluation and intervention using physical resources applied to the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, aiming at its maintenance and/or recovery.
Responsible faculty: Prof. Dr. Danielle Soares Rocha Vieira, Prof. Dr. Daiana Cristine Bundchen, Prof. Dr. Viviane de Menezes Cáceres, Prof. Dr. Ione Jayce Ceola Schneider.
With the participation of faculty members and students of the UFSC Physical Therapy program (Araranguá Campus), LARAL develops research in the areas of evaluation and rehabilitation of the locomotor system. The objective is to expand and produce new knowledge in the area of biomechanics and rehabilitation, providing undergraduate and graduate students with a complementary space for academic training.
Responsible faculty: Prof. Dr. Rafael Inácio Barbosa, Prof. Dr. Heloyse Uliam Kuriki and Prof. Dr. Alexandre Marcio Marcolino.
LERER develops research related to evaluation and intervention using physical resources applied to rheumatological, dermatological and urogynecological changes.
Responsible faculty: Prof. Dr. Núbia Carelli Pereira de Avelar, Prof. Dr. Janeisa Franck Virtuoso, Prof. Dr. Alessandro Haupenthal.
LANEP enables the development of pre-clinical and clinical research related to evaluation and intervention using physical resources applied to the neurological system, aiming at its maintenance and/or recovery. It also allows studies on the motor and sensory development of healthy children with neuromotor disorders.
Responsible faculty: Prof. Dr. Adriana Neves dos Santos, Prof. Dr. Angélica Cristiane Ovando, Prof. Dr. Poliana Penasso Bezerra.
LABOX – Bioenergetics and Oxidative Stress Laboratory
Responsible faculty: Prof. Dr. Aderbal Silva Aguiar Junior
BIOMEC aims to promote knowledge related to the biodynamics of the human movement and to develop applied research in several areas of Biomechanics with emphasis on sports, locomotion and rehabilitation. In sports, research includes neuromuscular fatigue, neuromuscular adaptations and strength training in different types of sports. In locomotion and rehabilitation, the laboratory develops studies involving athletes, Parkinson’s disease patients and the elderly.
Responsible faculty: Prof. Dr. Fernando Diefenthaeler, Prof. Dr. Cíntia de la Rocha Freitas