ONCE University School of Physiotherapy
The ONCE University School of Physiotherapy is a university training centre founded and supported by the Spanish National Organisation for the Blind and academically dependent on the Autonomous University of Madrid. The University has more than 50 years of history in the teaching of Physiotherapy to people with visual impairment.
Guimoar Martín San Gil,
Irene Rodríguez Andonaegui, João Miguel Mota de Sousa and Susana García Juez
Could you give us a brief introduction about yourself?
The ONCE University School of Physiotherapy is a university that depends on the Autonoma University of Madrid, and is financed by the Spanish National Organization for the Blind (ONCE). This centre is dedicated to teach Physiotherapy to blind students. The 4 members of the team are physiotherapists, professors at EUF ONCE and researchers, with varying degrees of prior experience in therapeutic exercise, physical activity and physiotherapy in cancer.
Why did you join UcanACT?
We loved this project because it gives us the opportunity to continue the work we started in a previous project, InAbled Cities, to promote outdoors physical activity among the population through an App, which we are convinced is very beneficial. Added to this is the fact that in this case, we will work with cancer prevention, a disease that has become a real scourge on the European population. We are tremendously motivated to try to help as much as possible with this situation.
What do you expect from the project?
We hope to be able to collaborate in the creation of an App and work methodology of high quality that promotes physical activity to help in the treatment and prevention of cancer in the European population.
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