Daniela Ferreira

Daniela Ferreira

  • Pediatric Physiotherapist
  • BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy
    Post graduate in cardio respiratory
    LAPI (Lacy Assessment of Premature Infant)
    TIMP (Test of Infant Motor Performance)
  • Sunday to Thursday
  • Daniela is fluent in English and Portuguese

Daniela Ferreira's Biography

Daniela graduated from PUC-PR (Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana) Curitiba, Brazil. Daniela has undertaken a wide variety of post graduate training including Cardio Respiratory Physiotherapy, and the LAPI and TIMP Assessment Tool.

On qualifying in 1998, Daniela worked in a large Hospital in Curitiba Brazil while she specialised in cardiorespiratory gaining experience in outpatients, acute wards and NICU. Daniela moved to the UK in 2000 and has worked at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge including paediatric ICU and as a Senior Physiotherapist at Papworth Hospital, working as part of the Rehabilitation Team at the Medical Unit and with post-transplant patients as part of a multidisciplinary team. She has varied experience of working with children with cardiac and respiratory problems. Daniela moved to the UAE in 2008, she helped to set up the Rehabilitation Department at the City Hospital and in 2010 she started at Latifa Hospital and Al Jalila Children’s Hospital, where she worked in Paediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU and follow up assessment of preterm babies as part of a multidisciplinary clinic.

Daniela has a special interest in respiratory and in early intervention of infants and prematurely born babies. She has training in the Test of Motor Infant Performance and Alberta assessment which helps to identify and guide treatment of developmental delays in children from 1 to 18 months.

Daniela is committed to evidence based practice and continues to expand her training and knowledge base in neurological and orthopaedic management. She has completed a Schroth course for the treatment of scoliosis. Daniela is a Registered/Licensed Physiotherapist with the DHA and with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) UK.