Senior Researcher, Head of the Rehabilitation Technologies Laboratory
Andrea received the BSc in Physiotherapy (2002) and the MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences of Health Professions (2007) from the University of Padua (Italy) and the PhD in Neuroscience (2017) from the University of Sheffield (UK). At San Camillo IRCCS, he leads the “Laboratory of Neurorehabilitation Technologies” since 2011 and the Movement Neuroscience Research Group.
Currently, he is Board Member of the International Neurological Physiotherapy Association (INPA), which is the neurological subgroup of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT).
He is visiting professor at the University of Genova, Verona, Padova and Vita-Salute San Raffaele (Milan).
Andrea’s research interests are in the field of motor control and neuroplasticity, to improve the efficacy of neurorehabilitation therapies provided by innovative technologies (e.g. virtual reality, robotics).
Experimental treatments are also tested in clinical trials for translation to evidence-based practice.
He has developed a dedicated interest in studying how muscle synergies, activated at cortical and subcortical level, can be enhanced by rehabilitation modalities, after brain lesions.
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