Rita Cruz | Occupational Therapist

Dr Rita Cruz has a degree in Occupational Therapy.

He is currently attending Postgraduate Diploma in Upper Limb Reeducation/Hand Therapy.

As an occupational therapist your goal is to empowering the individual for the occupation of to promote its health, well-being, quality of life and functionality.

It uses specific approaches and techniques in order to restore sensorimotor, cognitive and/or socio-emotional skills, prevent dysfunctions and/or compensate for lost functions.

It intervenes by adapting and graduating the occupation to suit the person's abilities, facilitating their involvement and participation.


Areas of interest:

  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal injuries related to the upper limb


Curiosities about Dr Rita:

She practises ballet.

He likes to read.

She loves exploring and getting to know our beautiful country.


Main Formation:  

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy from the Escola Superior de Saúde de Beja.


Complementary Formation:

  • Study of Human Movement - Introduction to the Bobath concept;
  • Experiences of Occupational Therapy in the acute context of Covid-19;
  • Re-education for People with Hemiplegia;
  • Clinical Management of covid 19 - rehabilitation;
  • The concept of Bobath and Sensory Integration;
  • ICDL: DIR: 101. AN introduction to DIR and floortime;
  • Neural bases of school success;
  • Splints made by the Orfit company;
  • Assessment Process for Occupational Therapy in Autism.