Burns, Trauma & Critical Care Research Centre. School of Medicine-The University of Queensland
Orlando is a physiotherapist (P. Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, 2002) with more than ten years of clinical, academic and research experience. In Chile, Orlando was teaching at the School of Kinesiology (P. Universidad Católica de Valparaíso) and working within the neuromuscular clinic team at Teleton Valparaíso. Before leaving Chile, he led the pulmonary rehabilitation program at Teleton Valparaíso, providing care to children affected by muscular dystrophies and other neuromuscular disorders (NMD).
He is currently a PhD candidate, affiliated to the Burns, Trauma & Critical Care Research Centre, The University of Queensland. His PhD thesis aimed to understand metabolic changes occurring after severe burn injuries, and how to reverse muscle catabolism post burns. He also holds casual teaching positions within the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences. His current research interests includes exercise-based rehabilitation post burns, tele-rehabilitation, pulmonary function measurement for NMD, cardiopulmonary management of NMD, and interprofessional education in health sciences.
Area/Research interests: Rehabilitation, Burns, Neuromuscular Disorders, Telerehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation.