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Full Professor n.t.
Nursing in Neuropsychiatry and Rehabilitation
Didactic coordinator of the Physiotherapy Degree Course of Humanitas University, where he teaches kinesiology and kinesiology applied to motor impairments in addition to being the coordinator of the Academic seminaries activities.
Head of the Physiotherapy Service, Humanitas Hospital and past-President of the Italian Society of Physiotherapy (SIF).
Education and Academic Background
Prof. Roberto Gatti became physiotherapist in 1985 at the University of Milan (Italy). In 1996 he got the licénce en kinésithérapie et réadaptation at the Catholique University of Louvain la Neuve (Belgium) and, in 2009, the Master of sciences in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Florence (Italy). He has been working for 29 years, until august 2016, in the San Raffaele Scientific Institute of Milan, where he covered the roles of Head Physiotherapist in the san Raffaele Hospital, and didactic coordinator of the degree Course of Physiotherapy in the san Raffaele University.
Scientific and Research Interests
Research lines of Prof. Roberto Gatti are mainly addressed on Biomechanics and Neurorehabilitation, with a focus on the effects of cognitive facilitations (i.e. action observation) on motor relearning of subjects with lesion at the central nervous system. As Biomechanics research lines his interest is focused on the study of anticipatory postural adjustments and their coordination with the agonist component of movement.
- Agosta F &Gatti R, Sarasso E, Volonté MA, Canu E, Meani A, Sarro L, Copetti M, Cattrysse E, Kerckhofs E, Comi G, Falini A, Filippi M. Brain plasticity in Parkinson’s disease with freezing of gait induced by action observation training. J Neurol 2016 Oct 24.
- Gatti R, Rocca MA, Fumagalli S, Cattrysse E, Kerckhofs E, Falini A, Filippi M, The effect of action observation/execution on mirror neuron system: an fMRI study in healthy subjects individuals. Imag Brain Behav 2016, Mar 24 [Epub ahead of print]
- Barbero M, Mafodda L, Cescon C, Falla D, Gatti R. The location of peak upper trapezius muscle activity during submaximal contractions is not associated with the location of myofascial trigger point: new insights revealed by high density surface EMG. Clin J Pain 2016, April 22 [Epub ahead of print]
- Corbetta D, Sirtori V, Castellini G, Moja L, Gatti R. Constraint-induced movement therapy for upper extremities in people with stroke. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Oct 8;10: CD004433.
- Corbetta D, Imeri F, Gatti R. Rehabilitation that incorporated virtual reality is more effective for improving walking speed, balance and mobility after stroke: a systematic review. J Physiother 2015; 61 (3): 117-124
Academic honors, awards and prices
- JOSPT Excellence in research award 2011 for the publication: Gatti R, et al. Efficacy of trunk balance exercises for individuals with chronic low back pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2011; 41 (8): 542-52
- National Institute for Health Research (NIHR): Cochrane Review Incentive Award 2014 for the Cochrane review: Corbetta D, Sirtori V, Castellini G, Moja L, Gatti R. Constraint-induced movement therapy for upper extremities in people with stroke. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Oct 8;10
- Journal of Physiotherapy: Paper of the year 2015 award for the publication: Corbetta D, Imeri F, Gatti R. Rehabilitation that incorporated virtual reality is more effective for improving walking speed, balance and mobility after stroke: a systematic review. J Physiother 2015; 61: 117-124