Keynote Speakers

Here are the exciting Keynotes for the 2020 AAOMPT Conference!

Leonardo Costa, PT, PhD


Leonardo Costa, PT, PhD is a professor and the current head of the Masters and Doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy at University City of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Leo got his research training at the University of Sydney, Australia. Leo has published over 160 manuscripts in international peer reviewed journals. He served as editor in chief of the Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy for four years and he is currently an editorial board member of Physical Therapy Journal. His main research themes are: 1) clinical trials and systematic reviews on physical therapy interventions for patients with spinal conditions; 2) studies about advanced research methods and 3) studies on measurement properties of outcome measures. Leo is passionate about teaching clinicians on how to use the best evidence in clinical practice and runs clinical education courses on evidence-based practice for a number of years.