Alessandra Swarowsky, PhD

Alessandra Swarowsky, PhD

Associate Professor

About

Dr. Swarowsky earned her Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy at the Lutheran University of Brazil in 2000. She also has a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil. She completed two post-doctoral fellowships, one in Neuroscience (in Brazil) and the other one in Motor Control at the University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine. While in Brazil, she was an Associate Professor at the Physical Therapy Department at the Santa Catarina State University from 2010 to 2019. Before coming to the DPT Program at AHU, Dr. Swarowsky was an Associate professor in the DPT Program at the University of Jamestown (North Dakota) from 2019 to 2021. Her area of expertise is Neurological Rehabilitation, especially movement disorders, and movement analysis. Dr. Swarowsky has published several manuscripts in peer-review journals and her primary research interest is Parkinson’s disease.