CRISTIANE LEÃO DE SOUZA
Outpatient and Inpatient Care Orthopedics & Traumatology Sports Injuries
Leadership & Collaboration Business Planning Patient Support
Dynamic, accomplished, bilingual Physiotherapist highly regarded for 23+ years of progressive experience in functional rehabilitation surrounding orthopedics, sports injuries, traumatology, rheumatology, and more. Respected as a motivational, influential leader and collaborator who guides to delivery of outstanding patient support, including high-profile Olympic-level athletes. Builds and maintains lasting relationships, driving exceptional treatment outcomes through a people-focused approach. Recognized as a thought leader with attendance in numerous conferences and seminars. Out-of-the-box thinker committed to making continuous improvements in treatments to achieve goals.
Delivered many different benefits to individuals with various issues, including improved foot support, relief of different pains of the lower limbs and spine, and the reliable enhancement of the static and dynamic balance.
Managed and supported gait and overall sports activity improvement utilizing specialized techniques.
Excelled as a trusted resource with physical education, massage therapy, nutrition, and much more surrounding physiotherapeutic treatment, home care services, and volunteer services to promote organization vision.
Created a company to be one of the largest physiotherapy services in the south of the country, overcoming major hurdles through excellent patient service and the actualization of unique customer loyalty/acquisition strategies.
Implemented cutting-edge methodologies to handle and streamline financial administration, logistics and human resources for a company seeing up to 5-10% in year-over-year growth; provided essential input in training for team management, motivation, and operational training.
Communication & Reporting
LABORATORY OF BAROPODOMETRY AND MANUFACTURE OF POSTURAL AND SPORTS INSOLES 2005 – PRESENT
Oversee and diligently conduct baropodometric and podoposturological evaluations of a wide array of athletes aimed at a rehabilitation, demonstrating exceptional understanding of specific techniques and practices. Manufacture postural and sports insoles (adult and child) which focus on consistently positive results and exceptional quality. Prepare insoles to exacting standards. Offer informed and tailored clinical opinion. Showcase superior leadership and mentoring skills in training the technical team.
Realize many different benefits to individuals with various issues, including improved foot support, relief of different pains of the lower limbs and spine, and the reliable enhancement of the static and dynamic balance.
Oversee and facilitate gait and overall sports activity improvement utilizing specialized techniques.
Prevent impact injuries through detailed instruction and coaching.
Drive long-term postural reprogramming as a subject matter expert in the area.
Attained reduction of keratosis zones in the feet using various emerging technologies and practices.
PRIVATE OFFICE AT HOTEL SHERATON PORTO ALEGRE, RS, BRAZIL 2010 – 2019
Ensure the best possible treatment of patients with chronic pain, temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD), and cranial, neural, visceral, fascial, and musculoskeletal dysfunction; ensure the alignment of 10 cross-functional staff under heavy workload, promoting a work culture of patient-focused care and continued collaboration.
PRIVATE OFFICE AT HOTEL SHERATON ACHIEVEMENTS, CONTINUED
Deliver clear orientation for pre- and postoperative periods to minimize recovery times and improve function.
Offer comprehensive and compassionate patient and family education.
Improve knowledge of new approaches at every opportunity, and handle myofascial electrodiagnosis.
Act as a trusted resource with physical education, massage therapy, nutrition, and much more surrounding physiotherapeutic treatment, home care services, and volunteer services to promote organization vision.
PHYSIOTHERAPY CENTER OF THE MÃE DE DEUS' HOSPITAL PORTO ALEGRE, RS, BRAZIL 2001 – 2010
Upheld lofty service expectations in providing outpatient physiotherapy of the Mãe de Deus Health System, effectively serving 350 customers daily within strict deadlines and budget requirements.
Built company to be one of the largest physiotherapy services in the south of the country, overcoming major hurdles through excellent patient service and the actualization of unique customer loyalty/acquisition strategies.
Incorporated cutting-edge methodologies to handle and streamline financial administration, logistics and human resources for a company seeing up to 5-10% in year-over-year growth; provided essential input in training for team management, motivation, and operational training.
SCHOOL OF MANUAL AND POSTURAL THERAPY CO. PORTO ALEGRE, RS, BRAZIL 2001 – 2007
Teacher in Manual Therapy to Upper Limbs
Organized impeccable training and follow-up of specialization classes and postgraduate courses which were praised by senior staff and later considered a gold standard in the school. Aided in administration of the school's headquarters, as well as the sale and dissemination of the courses regionally; maintained emphasis on adding course value, showcasing successful graduates, and creating bespoke curricula.
Oversaw coaching of national and international courses which had up to 1.000 students.
Fostered multiple research incentives while collaborating with up to 20 other teachers.
Employed state-of-the-art technology to guide and improve international training, all while conducting professional exchanges and promoting a student-catered environment.
Forged productive, professional relationships among the most renowned professionals in the physiotherapy field, building a strong professional network and various opportunities.
TENNIS GERDAU INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS/COSAT PORTO ALEGRE, RS, BRAZIL 1999 – 2009
Attended to athletes in coordination with up to 50 other staff. Supported and elevated the results of teamwork with coaches, sponsors, and family members via multiple exercises.
Earned praise for superlative understanding across sport insertion (tennis), leading to demonstrable raising of the tournament level and substantially improved performance of athletes.
Additional Experience: COT & Clinic Orthopedics and Traumatology, Managing Director, 2001 – 2006 / Gramado Tenis Open Championship, Technical Physiotherapist, 2000 – 2006 / Tennis VIP Championship, Technical Physiotherapist, 1999 – 2000 / Physiovitta Physiotherapy Clinic Co., Managing Director & Technical Manager, 1996 – 2010
Universitary Center Maringá: Post-Graduation “lato sensu” in Physiotherapy in Manual and Postural Therapy
Porto Alegre Institute of the Methodist Church: Physiotherapy Degree
Selected Publications, Conferences, & Courses
The influence of plantar sensitive aferences on the CNT protocol and on flexion of lumbar spine.
SOUZA, Cristiane Leão; 2. KAERCHER, Carolina Webber; 3. CECI, Lisandro Antônio; 4. PRZYSIEZNY, Wilson Luiz Journal of Manual and Postural Therapy, 2003 Edition
Conferences & Courses:
Podoposturology: Reprogramming of Muscular Tonicity through Postural Insoles - Aug / 17 CEPIAPA, RS.
Training Course in Podoposturology - 4th. Edition, Aug / 15, Hours: 23 hours, Grupo Fisio Work, Porto Alegre, RS.
Training Course in Podoposturology - 3rd. Edition - Sep / 14, Hours: 25 hours, Grupo Fisio Work, Porto Alegre, RS.
Training Course in Podoposturology - 2nd. Edition - Sep / 13, Hours: 25 hours, Grupo Fisio Work, Porto Alegre, RS.
Manual and Postural Therapy Course Applied to Higher Members - 2005 and 2006, Workload: 20 hours, School of Manual and Postural Therapy, Porto Alegre, RS.
The Use of Insoles in Postural Reprogramming - Sep / 13 - Faculdade Inspirar, Balneário Camboriú, SC.
The influence of plantar sensitive aferences on the CNT protocol and on flexion of lumbar spine.
Monthly CEPIAPA (Study and Research Center interdisciplinary and open of Porto Alegre) 2005 – present.
Conferénce “Introduction à la Posturologie” - Collége International D’Étude de La Statique, Porto Alegre, RS – jul/06.
Workshop on Rehabilitation of the Southern Cone of HCPA - Hospital de Clinicas of Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS Working load: 18 hours, April 7 to 10, 1994.
Physiotherapeutic Assistance to the Patient with Dysfunction Due to Changes in the Musculoskeletal System-Physiotherapeutic Resources of Fibromyalgia - Nov / 03 - Unilasalle - Centro Universitário La Salle, Canoas, RS.
Competence: Knowledge + Skill + Attitude - 7th Day of Nursing and III Day of Physiotherapy of the Mãe de Deus Hospital - Jun / 03 - Mãe de Deus Hospital, Porto Alegre, RS.
Author Free Theme: "Physiotherapy in the Street: Integrating is necessary" - Porto Alegre Institute of the Methodist Church, Faculty of Health Sciences Porto Alegre, RS.
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher) / Google Docs / Google Drive / Google Calendar / Google Plus / QuickBooks / Dropbox
Honors & Awards
Top of Mind Brazil Award
See LinkedIn for Full List of Training & Certifications
Disciplines at the Philippine Rehabilitation Institute Foundation (PRI) for first-degree equivalence in Physiotherapy training in the United States
Training in Vestibular Physiotherapy
Ophthalmic Physiotherapy Course - Evaluation and Treatment
Clinical Neurodynamics Education Course - Neurodynamic Solutions
Fundamental Stage of International Training in Osteopathy (Musculoskeletal System VisceralSystem Cranial System)
International Seminar on Electrotherapy and Functional Reeducation
Course of Theoretical and Practical Clinical Electrophysiotherapy
Cours Internationale de la Méthode “Iso-Stretching” Gymnastique d'Equilebre
Manual Physiotherapy Course
Course on Clinical, Surgery and Knee Rehabilitation
AIDS Course - Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Patient Approach
Pediatric Emergency Course
CREFITO and COFFITO (Regional and Federal Physiotherapy Councils in Brazil)
Piu-Piu’s Nursery / Direction of the theatrical play “Day by Day” / Extend your Hand / Regnum Christi Movement of Catholic Church
Music, Reading Biographies, Meditation Retreats, Walking and Ride by Bike, Travel
My project is participate in some mission with the Red Cross or Médecins Sans Frontières.
Detailed References Available on Request