Alexandre Lopes


Clinical Professor

Physical Therapy, Human Movement, and Rehabilitation Sciences


Dr. Lopes is a Clinical Professor at Northeastern University in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences. He received his entry-level Physical Therapy in Brazil, M.S. in Rehabilitation, and Ph.D. in Biodynamic of Human Movement. He also did a research fellowship in running injury at Spaulding National Running Center, Harvard University.

He has participated as a physical therapist and is an official member of the Brazilian Olympic team in some Olympic Games and Pan-American Games. He has also provided treatment to track and field athletes in various other international sports events, including World Athletics Championships.

Research experience involving musculoskeletal injuries related to physical activity and sport. Dr. Lopes has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles. As a researcher, he participated in four Olympic Games, collaborating with the IOC Injury and Illness Surveillance Group.

He is currently developing a new research area that focuses on assisting the practice of physiotherapy in low-and middle-income countries, mainly through the use of telerehabilitation.