Thiago completed his Bachelor degree in Physical Education in Brazil. From that he was able to understand anatomy, biomechanics, exercise testing, fitness assessment and prescription and others. Since the early years on his under-graduation he showed special interest to work with posture analysis and people recovering after trauma injuries, with scientific papers published since then. His interest in posture and biomechanics led him to pursue a more in depth understanding on those. By testing the effect of symmetric and asymmetric hand-held load carriage on different aspects of walking mechanics and posture on aging population and the effects of those loads on the intervertebral discs he was granted with a master’s degree in Biomechanics also in Brazil.
While in Canada, Thiago had the opportunity to study at Simon Fraser University, while working at the Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory he got a Masters in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology by studying the biomechanical mechanisms of balance response evoked by whole-body perturbation.
On the field, Thiago worked as personal trainer for many years, focusing on aging population, and people with spinal and joint injuries and even heart conditions. His personal interest as kinesiologist is not just from his commitment to quality help people to recovery after injuries but also his desire to enrich the lives of people by teaching and reeducating them on how to have a healthy and good life. He believes the experience and training levels he have gained during his academic and teaching years can be translated directly into concrete strategies he can use with people in need at the clinic. He says “I wish I can impart my passion for Kinesiology to people in need in such a way that it contributes to the entire community.”