"My body is so tired of working for so many years. Now my hands hold all my weight."
Dra. Ana Macedo:
"I feel happy to be able to use my time and my experience to deliver more quality of life
to those people that, otherwise, could never afford any treatment for their pain."
Mr. Natalino: "I'm really grateful for the work done by the Hands of the World's physiotherapists."
"I worked in coal production since I was 12,
today I feel a terrible pain in my back,
but can't afford to pay for a treatment."
"I'm homeless. During the last 30 years my work is to collect garbage through the streets.
I whole body hurts so much. But my income is enough only to my survival."
Maria Clara, 72 years old:
"I sell candies at traffic lights all day long. My feet hurt to death.
I need medical care, but I can't manage to pay for it."
João da Silva:
"I'm a retired smith. My overweight has brought me so many postur problems.
Thanks to Hands of World, I'm feeling so much better."
Dr. Paula Neves:
"I always wanted to help poor people,
there are so many of them over the world.
Today I'm a contributor to Hands of World project
and I can do it."
Like Mauro, so many people had accidents whose consequences could have been
eased by an adequate treatment, but do not have enough resources.
They just need a hand and that can be yours.
O Fábio has suffered an accident with consequences and he is recovering quickly
thanks to the contributors of the Hands of the World organization.
Mrs. Joana, 65,
lives in a public asylum.
She cannot walk without
an equipment help.
Recently she has noticed a decrease
in her pain as a result of the humanitarian
work of Hands of the World.
"I'm retired and widow, living alone.
Due to a degenerative desease,
the tendons of my arms were damaged.
If it wasn't for the work of the volunteer
physiotherapists from Hands of the World,
I couldn't do so many simple things."
"Once I faced an armed robbery and reacted. Due to that, I have lost some arm movements.
Hands of the World has helped me to have a better life since then"
Agnaldo, 57 years old:
"I have been working at a farm
and today some movements hurt so much.
The Hands of the World physiotherapists
brought relief to my suffering."
Hands of the World invite all physiotherapists, from all over the world to put the hands on, to help this enourmous
amount of needy people which most of the times can be healed with simple and cheap procedures, more than we can think.
With only 2 hours a week you can give your contribution to improve the quality of life of so many people in the world.
Many professionals are donating
more than 12 h monthly
to help peoples to be happier!
Dr. André de Vasconcelos:
"There are too many ways to do charity, but the Hands of the World's proposal
is one of the easiest and viable that I have ever known.
It is such a rewarding feeling being able to help those people that we see every day,
but most of us don't even realize their presence."
The Hands of the World - Humanitarian Physiotherapy can only make their actions succeed through the participation of its volunteer physiotherapists, which actively work in their community as well as take part in collective missions.
To see a contributor's profile, click once on his/her name and once again to close it.
Dr. Alonso Romero Fuentes Filho - Brazil
Graduate from UniABC, specialist in sports physiotherapy by UAFX/Madri - Spain, specialist in physiotherapy into hospitals by CESUMAR/Maringá - Brazil and Master in health technology PUC/Curitiba - Brazil. University Teacher at UnC Mafra/SC and at Inspirar University - Brazil.
Dr. Alonso collaborates with Hands of the World as its president in addition to performing home care to the needy people in the town of Mafra/SC - Brazil.
Dr. Camila Regina Schelbauer - Brazil
Graduate from UnC, post graduate in Equine Therapy by UTP/Curitiba - Brazil. Owner and Technical Supervisor at Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation Center Sonho Meu - Rio Negro/PR - Brazil.
Dr. Camila collaborates with Hands of the World delivering services in its center
to needy children and adults in Rio Negro - Brazil.
Dr. Diovana Abreu Sartori - Brazil
Graduate from ACE, post graduate in Human Movements Sciences. University Teacher at UnC/Mafra - Brazil and Technical Supervisor of Rehabilitation Center Nossa Senhora Aparecida from Rio Negro/PR - Brazil.
Dr. Diovana collaborates with Hands of the World as vice president and providing assistance to the needy in his clinic and her house in the city of Rio Negro / PR - Brazil.
Dr. Marcos Antonio Moreira França - Brazil
Graduate from UNIC, post graduate in Neuro Functional and Orthopedic and in new born and pediatric Intensive Therapeutical Center and Master in Public Health. Works at the Rehabilitation Centre Dom Aquino Correa (CRIDAC), at the new born and pediatric Intensive Therapeutical Center of Várzea Grande Hospital /MT - Brazil and in his office.
Dr. Mark collaborates with Hands of the World performing physical therapy with a focus on acupuncture to needy people in his office, Cuiabá - Brazil.
Dr. Felipe Xavier Viana dos Santos - Brazil
Graduate from FIRV and post Graduate of Inspirar University in Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Sports. Works at São José Hospital - Registro / SP - Brazil and conducts home visits by Fisiolar Saúde.
Dr. Felipe collaborates with Hands of the World with his volunteer work at APAE Sete Barras, São Paulo - Brazil.
Dr. Jesus Constantino Clemente Martínez - Spain
Graduate from University of Alcalá de Hernares, specialist in sports physiotherapy by UAFX/Madri - Spain. Works with rehabilitation at Hydros Center, as Pilates instructor at Star Gyn and in his office in Madrid.
Dr. Jesús collaborates with Hands of the World providing assistance to the needy in his office and her houses in the city of Madrid - Spain.
Dr. Fabiana Durante de Medeiros - Brazil
Graduate from PUC/PR, especialist in Manual Therapy by UDESC/SC and Master in colective helth by UniSul/SC. University teacher at UniSul - Tubarão/SC
Dr. Fabiana collaborates with Hands of the World providing home care assistance to the needy and delivering services to needy children at the Universitary Clinic with her students in Tubarão - Brazil.
Dr. Luana Weigert Kachorovski - Brazil
Graduate from UniBrasil, post graduate in Physioterapy Orthopedic and Traumatologic with emphasis in manual therapy and postural. Works in traumato-orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation.
Dr. Luana collaborates with Hands of the World delivering services to the needy in her office in the city of Curitiba - Brazil.
Dr. Gustavo Lesniovies - Brazil
Graduate from UnC and post graduate of Inspirar University in Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Sports. Works at Mafra Soccer indoor, São Camilo Clinic and conducts home visits.
Dr. Gustavo collaborates with Hands of the World providing assistance to needy at her houses in the city of Rio Negro - Brazil.
Dr. Alejandro Rodríguez Pérez - Spain
Graduate from University of Francisco de Vitoria with Osteophatic official course. Works with rehabilitation in home assistance and in Policlinic Health 4.
Dr. Alejandro collaborates with Hands of the World providing assistance to needy at her houses in the city of Madrid - Spain.
Dr. Denis Rafael Graciotto - Brazil
Graduate from UNIPAR, post graduate of FEPAR in Orthopedic, Traumatologic and Sports Rehabilitation.Training in Osteopaty and Vestibular Rehabilitation. Teacher of Vestibular Reahabilitation and Gametherapy at Inspirar University and teacher in many post graduations.
Dr. Denis collaborates with Hands of the World providing assistance to the needy in his office in the city of Paranavai/PR - Brazil.
Dr. Janaina Cuchi - Brazil
Graduate from UNISEP. Training in Pilates and Auriculotherapy. Works at NASF by Health Secretary of the Dionisio Cerqueira/SC.
Dr. Janaina collaborates with Hands of the World providing assistance to needy at her houses in the city of Santo Antonio do Sudoeste/PR - Brazil.
Dr. Talita de Castro Domiciano - Brazil
Graduate from UNITAU with Osteophatic course - ATMS Belgic. Works in the orthopaedics area with spine treatment.
Dr. Talita collaborates with Hands of the World providing assistance to needy in her office and at home using manual therapy in the city of Taubaté/SP - Brazil.
Dr. Hiana Caldato - Brazil
Graduate from INGA University and post graduate in Orthopedics at the Reabilitar Clinic in Paranavaí / PR - Brazil.
Dr. Hiana works as rehabilitational physiotherapist at Reabilitar Clinic
in Paranavaí / PR - Brazil, where she contributes to our cause.
Dr. Felipe Mendes da Costa - Brazil
Graduate from FADBA University and post graduate Physical Orthopedic Therapy, Trauma and Sports by Inspirar University. Operates in rehabilitational area in Vila de Abrantes in Bahia.
O Dr. Felipe contributes with Hands of the World serving the needy people at home in the city of Camaçari / BA - Brazil.
Dr. Eder Martins - Brazil
Graduate from UnC and post graduate of FEPAR University Curitiba his areas of expertise are Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Trauma and Sports. Partner at Clínica de Medicina do Esporte e da Vida Saudável - Atendimento Domiciliar (Clinic of Sports Medicine and Healthy Living - Home Care) in São Bento do Sul / SC - Brazil.
Dr. Eder contributes with Hands of the World project conducting home attendances to after hospitalization geriatric patients and also promoting cardio respiratory rehabilitation in its Center.
Dr. Anna Karla Schwartz de Souza Martins - Brazil
Graduate from ACE University post graduate at CBES Curitiba in Acupuncture. Works as a Physical Therapist at Sagrada Familia Maternity Hospital and is a partner at Clínica de Medicina do Esporte e da Vida Saudável - Atendimento Domiciliar (Clinic of Sports Medicine and Healthy Living - Home Care) in São Bento do Sul / SC - Brazil.
Dr. Anna gives her contribution to the project attending needy people following hospitalization, performing acupuncture sessions at their home.
Dr. Amyly Ferreira de Miranda Soares - Brazil
Bachelor degree at Unama University and specialized in em Intensive Therapy and Acupuncture. Works with general physiotherapy and uses Acupuncture as one of its resources in Belém / PA - Brazil.
Dr. Amyly collaborates with Hands of the World in a needy community in the town of Vigia, state of Pará performing volunteer work for prevention purposes and rehabilitation combined with acupuncture .
Dr. Samuel Luzia de Azevedo - Brazil
Graduate from FAJ University and specialized in Biomechanics by Unicamp University - Campinas / Sao Paulo - Brazil. He teaches Human Anatomy in several courses in the field of health . Operates in the areas of Orthopedic Physical Trauma Therapy and Neurological.
Dr. Samuel collaborates with our cause serving needy ones at his clinic in the Monte Alegre do Sul city / SP, Brazil.
Dr. Thais Cristine Gottardo Dal´Asta - Brazil
Bachelor Degree by the FAJ University and specialized in Neuropediatrics by Unicamp University - Campinas / SP - Brazil. Works in the area of Orthopedic Trauma Physiotherapy and Pediatric Neurology by the Municipality of Monte Alegre do Sul / SP - Brazil plus homecare and her clinic.
Dr. Thais gives her contribution to our project serving the needy in his clinic and domicile in the town of Monte Alegre do Sul / SP.
Dr. Denise Dias Xavier - Brazil
Graduate from Tuiutí University and specialized in Acupuncture by FIE University. She has been operating for 25 years in Functional Dermato Physiotherapy in Postoperative Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Denise collaborates with Hands of the World delivering services at her clinic to needy patients in postoperative oncologic surgeries cases.
Dr. Denise Kalil - Brazil
Dr. Denise has a bachelor degree by the PUC University, Brazil - PR, she is specialized in Kinesiotherapy Neuro Sensory Motor - PUC/PR, Labor Physiotherapy - FEPAR University, Brazil - PR and Regional Development Master by UnC University where she Teaches and Coordinates the course of Physiotherapy.
Dr. Denise contributes with Hands of the World making homecare attendance to needy neurological patients and running community outreach projects at the University.
Dr. Mary Oliveira de Souza - Brazil
Bachelor Degree by Guararapes University - FG and Post graduate in Neurofunctional Physiotherapy by the Full Medicine Institute Professor Fernando Figueira - IMIP
Dr. Mary gives her contribution to our project paying Home Care assistance to needy people in some Recife city communities.
Dr. Walkyria Vilas Boas Fernandes - Brazil
Graduate of Unicentro, Osteopath of EOM, post graduate in Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Trauma and Sports, Master in Health Technology and PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. She works in the osteopathic area treating patients suffering from herniated disc, with no surgery, using specific guidelines and an electronic distraction flexing stretcher.
Dr. Walkyria contributes with Hands of the World providing care in her clinic to needy people in the city of Rondonópolis, Mato Grosso.
Dr. Grazielli da Silva - Brazil
Bachelor degree by the Gama Filho University and post graduate in Dermato Functional Physiotherapy. She works in her clinic at Divinópolis - MG, Brazil using Pilates e Functional Rehabilitation.
Dr.Grazielli contributes to Hands of the World providing home care to those in need at her city, using Functional Rehabilitation techniques.
Dr. Tais Regina Alves de Arruda - Brazil
Graduate of UNIVAG and post graduate student in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Trauma and Sports at Inspirar University. Works in behalf of Infity doing home therapy.
Dr. Tais collaborates with our project attending needy people at home in Várzea Grande city/ MT.
Dr. Maria Eliza de Arruda - Brazil
Graduate of ISE - UNIVAG University Center
Dr. Maria Elizia collaborates with Hands of The Worls helping bedridden people and children at home in her community emphasizing the motor development and all this activities take place at the city of Várzea Grande / MT.
Dr. Adriano Rodicz - Brazil
Graduate of UnC, owner of Clinifisio and Xoklengs american football team's physiotherapist.
Dr. Adriano contributes with our project giving assistance to needy people in neurological and orthopedic areas in his clinic at the city of Itaiópolis / SC.
Dr. Luciana Cândida Ferreira e Alves - Brazil
Graduate from Universidade de Uberaba with specialization in Pilates and ergonomics. She works as the Head Physiotherapist at Fisio Plena Pilates e Estética.
Dr. Luciana helps Hands of the World giving assistance for needy people at her centre making use of Pilates Techniques as the therapeutic resource.
Dr. Giuliano Gomes Martins - Brazil
Graduate of UniABC and post graduate in ergonomics and manual therapy. He has made chiropractic, osteopathy, neural mobilization, segmental stabilization courses among others. He works in his office trageting problems related to the vertebral column.
Dr. Giuliano collaborates with Hands of the World serving needy people who have vertebral column problems at the city of Ribeirão Preto / SP.
Dr. Marcelo Junior da Fonseca - Brazil
Graduate of FAP e post graduate in orthopedic trauma therapy. He has training in kinesio Tapping, auricular acupuncture, among others.
Dr. Marcelo acts on behalf of Hands of the World by serving needy people with chronic degenerative diseases at their homes in the city of Apucarana / PR.
Dr. Marcia Benites da Silva - Brazil
Bachelor Degree by Unilasalle University and specialized in Skeletal Muscle Physiotherapy. She is trained in chiropractic and advanced pilates and she also gives lectures in this field. She works at her clinic in Porto Alegre / RS.
Dr. Marcia contributes with our project performing service in the orthopedic area at her clinic for Brazilians, Haitians and Senegalese in need in her home city.
Dr. Gustavo Henrique Guiotti Mazão Lima - Brazil
Graduate of PUC University and Post graduate in orthopedic physiotherapy and sports traumatology. Attending osteopathy course by E.O.M. He works at his office in the city of Goiânia / GO.
Dr. Gustavo collaborates with Hands of the World performing osteopathic care to needy people in his clinic.
Dr. Enio Thalles Batista de Faria - Brazil
Bachelor Degree by UGF, specialist in Collective Health, Family Health and Public Health and Master of Biomedical Engineering. Owner at LIPOCENTER - Centro de Emagrecimento Estética Avançada - Unidade Montes Claros / MG. Teacher at UNIMONTES, FUNORTE, FASI and at FIP-Moc.
Dr. Enio helps our organization giving free assistance to needy people at his Center as well as with collective actions at CEMEI in the city of Montes Claros / MG.
Dr. Mario Chique Alfonzo - Canada
Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences, minor in Psychology. Masters in Physiotherapy at University of Ottawa, Ontario - Canada. Current working as a Physiotherapist at NeuroGym Rehabilitation.
Dr. Mario collaborates with Hands of the World working with Paralympics sport in the Stingers WheelChair Rugby and in the Para Canoe / Para Kayak.
Dr. Yago Alves Arent - Brazil
Bachelor Degree by University of South Santa Catarina - UNISUL. Currently works with rehabilitation in orthopedic areas, trauma and neurological in the city of Armazem / SC.
Dr. Yago collaborates with us performing care to needy patients of the Hospital Santo Antonio in the city of Armazem / SC.
Dr. Bruna Karla Grano - Brazil
Graduate of UNIOESTE, specialist in Manual Therapy and coursing osteopathy by E.O.M. She works at Osteo Sports clinic at the city of Balneario Camboriu / SC.
Dr. Bruna gives her contribution performing osteopathic care to needy people.
Dr. Iara Giacomel - Brazil
Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy, post graduate in Osteopathy by CBES and with a background in RPG by Inspirar University. Works with rehabilitation at her clinic.
Dr. Iara collaborates with our project serving needy people in her office at the city of Pato Branco / PR making use of Osteopathy and global posture reeducation techniques.
Dra. Lisiane Fabris - Brazil
Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy, Master in Education, post graduate in Aquatic Therapy and also in Exercise Physiology. She has residence in cardiopulmonary physiotherapy. Works with Aquatic Physical Therapy and integrates CREFITO 10 Education Committee.
Dr. Lisiane gives her contribution giving attendance to people in need in her fields of knowledge.
Dr. Vanessa Ghattás - Brazil
Physiotherapist and Master in Labor Management - Univali. Teacher at Univali University and Neuropediatrician at the city of Camboriú - SC.
Dr. Vanessa gives her contribution to the Hands of the World treating needy children suffering from neurological disorders in a multidisciplinary clinic Viva Bem.
Dr. Elisangela Lourdes Artifon - Brazil
Degree in Physiotherapy and performing specialized in osteopathy by E.O.M.
Physiotherapist licensed by TJMG, working in the city Forum . Also conducting consultations regarding osteopathy, proprioceptive insoles and pilates in the "Movement Studio Pilates" in the city of Alta Floresta/MT.
Dr. Elisangela colaborates with Hands of the World giving assistances to needy people in the "Movement Studio Pilates" in the city of Alta Floresta / MT.
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