Leandro Viçosa Bonetti, PT, PhD

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PhD in Neuroscience,  2015 
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil 

Master’s Degree, 2009
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Neuroscience

Physiotherapy Degree, 2005
Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil

Dr. Bonetti has been a Professor and Researcher in the Department of Physiotherapy at the Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Brazil, since 2009. In 2016, he began a two year term as a Visiting Professor in the RAMP Lab.

Publications

  1. BONETTI, L. V., PIAZZA, F., MARINI, C., ZARDO, B. S., TADIELLO, G. S. Isokinetic performance of knee extensors and flexor muscles in adolescent bastketball. Accepted for publication in Archivos De Medicina Del Deporte, December 2016.
  2. PALANDI, J., DUCATTI, E. Z., POLETTI, M., SCHMITT, V. M., TADIELLO. G. S., BONETTI, L. V. Isokinetic performance of knee extensors and flexors in male weightlifters. Journal of Physical Education and Sport, v.16, n.4, p.1253-1257, 2016.
  3. FRANCESCHINI, K. C., NISSOLA, N., ZARDO, B. S., TADIELO, G. S., BONETTI, L. V. Isokinetic performance of shoulder external and internal rotators in adolescent male volleyball athletes. International Archives of Medicine, v.9, n.1, p.1-7, 2016.
  4. – WESTPHAL, P. J., FERREIRA, J., SCHIMIT, V. M., CECHETI, F., BONETTI, L. V., SACCANI, R. Análise cinemática da marcha em indivíduos com hemiparesia espástica após acidente vascular cerebral. Scientia Medica, v.26, n.2, p.1-7, 2016.
  5. BONETTI, L. V., SCHNEIDER, A. P. K., BARBOSA, S., ILHA, J., FACCIONI-HEUSER, M. C. Balance and coordination training and endurance training after nerve injury. Muscle & Nerve (Print), v.51, n.1, p.83-91, 2015.
  6. BONETTI, L. V., ILHA, J., SCHNEIDER, A. P. K., BARBOSA, S., FACCIONI-HEUSER, M. C. Balance and coordination training, but not endurance training, enhances synaptophysin and neurotrophin-3 immunoreactivity in the lumbar spinal cord after sciatic nerve crush. Muscle & Nerve (Print), v.53, n.1, p.617-625, 2015.
  7. – CABRAL, T., BOLFE, R., FINGER, A. L. T., MARCHI, T., BONETTI, L. V. A utilização da bandagem elástica funcional na estabilidade do tornozelo em atletas de basquetebol. Fisioterapia Brazil, v.15, n.2, p.106-111, 2014.
  8. – BRUM, G., MIOTTO, M., TADIELLO, G. S., SCHMITT, V. M., MARCHI, T., BONETTI, L. V. A utilização da bandagem na estabilidade do tornozelo em atletas de basquetebol. ConScientiae Saúde (Online), v.11, n.3, p.491-497, 2012.
  9. BONETTI, L. V., KORB, A., DA SILVA, S. A., ILHA, J., MARCUZZO, S., ACHAVAL, M., FACCIONI-HEUSER, M. C. Balance and coordination training after sciatic nerve injury. Muscle & Nerve (Print), v.44, n.1, p.55-62, 2011.
  10. KORB, A., BONETTI, L. V., DA SILVA, S. A., MARCUZZO, S., ILHA, J., BERTAGNOLLI, M., PARTATA, W. A., FACCIONI-HEUSER, M. C. Effect of treadmill exercise on serotonin immunoreactivity in medullary raphe nuclei and spinal cord following sciatic nerve transection in rats. Neurochemical Research, v.35, n.3, p.380-389, 2010.

Ongoing Projects

  • Investigation of the relationship between prefrontal cortex activity (e.g. changes in O2Hb) and motor performance in patients with COPD and matched healthy participants while they perform single and dual tasks.
  • Compilation of evidence on the effects of cognitive tasks on prefrontal cortex activity in healthy adults (systematic review).
  • Test-retest reliability of BIOPAC NIRS device during dual-tasking protocol.

Future Plans

After completing his period at the University of Toronto, Dr. Bonetti will return to his position at the Universidade de Caxias do Sul and will continue to perform research and teach in the Department of Physiotherapy.