MD. Director of Rehabilitation Unit, Physiotherapy and Research Laboratory in Biomechanics and Rehabilitation «S. Giuseppe» Hospital, Istituto Auxologico Italiano IRCCS. Chair ESPRM Special Interest Scientific Committee on Rehabilitation of Metabolic Conditions. ISPRM Clinical Sciences Committee
Received his M.D. degree from the University of Pavia, Italy, in 1988 and his specialization in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) from the same University in 1991.
After graduating, he started working as a PMR specialist in different hospitals of the Fondazione Maugeri Institute with clinical and research interests.
He was abroad for long and short visits (1992 University of Dusseldorf, 1995-1996 National Institute of Occupational Health, Copenhagen, Danemark) and thereafter developed collaborations with several research groups in Europe and US.
He has served as contract professor of PMR in the Medical School of the University of Brescia, Italy for 10 years.
At present, he is Director of the PMR Department (80 inpatients) and the Laboratory for Research in Biomechanics and Rehabilitation at the Istituto Auxologico Italiano IRCCS in Verbania-Piancavallo, Italy.
He devoted most of his research to the functional evaluation in ageing and pathological conditions (spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, and in the last 10 years, obesity and metabolic conditions), published more than 200 papers on peer-reviewed journals and 7 books and serves as reviewer for several indexed papers.