Problem Solving As A Scientist And Performing Treatment As An Artist

 

As clinician I was prepared with a body of knowledge by physiotherapy and physical education studies; I refined my education attending a master in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. I think it is important to acquire and keep on acquiring new knowledge by professional courses held by leading researchers and experts, by reading papers and text books and via critical reflection of my own clinical work. 

“Nowhere is the knowledge of anatomy more essential and the ignorance of it more apparent than in the examination of the musculoskeletal system” – Sir Sydney Sunderland (1978)

Pierluigi Pelliccioni

Physiotherapist
Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapist

Master of first level: Rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders, achieved cum laude at the University of Genova in the academic year 2003/2004

Advanced formation in manual therapy – Cranio Cervico Mandibular regions, achieved at the University of Genova in the academic year 2002/2003

Advanced formation in manual therapy – Upper limbs and Trunk, achieved at the University of Genova in the academic year 2001/2002

Advanced formation in manual therapy – Lower limbs, Pelvis and Lumbar spine, achieved at the University of Genova in the academic year 2000/2001

University diploma in Physiotherapy, achieved cum laude at the University of Brescia, in the academic year 1998/1999

University diploma in Physical education, achieved cum laude at the University of Urbino, in the academic year 1991/1992

Secondary school diploma achieved at the classic liceum Francesco Stabili in Ascoli Piceno, year 1988

 

Languages

Italian: mother language

English: good comprehension and speech

Finnish: sufficient comprehension and speech

 

Courses in the musculoskeletal field

Dynamic taping

McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy levels A, B, C, D

Diagnosis and treatment of movement impairment syndromes, teacher Shirley Sahrman

Evidence based medicine, teacher Roberto Iovine

Motor control training in low back and pelvic pain, teacher Paul Hodges

Clinical application of muscle energy technique to lumbar pelvis sacrum, teacher Darren Higgins

Therapeutic exercise for cervical disorders, teacher Gwendolen Jull

N.O.I. courses level I and II (Mobilization of the nervous system; Clinical applications), teacher Hannu Luomajoki

A systematic method of neurodynamic testing in diagnosis of musculoskeletal disorders: lower and upper quarter, teacher Michael Shacklock

Discover the pelvis-level 1, teacher Diane Lee

Kinesio taping-basic, teacher Magnus Bruno

Manual trigger point therapy – MT1 and MT2, D.G.Simons Academy, teacher Michele Scantamburlo

Breathing evaluation and management, teacher Laurie McLaughlin

Manual therapy for the fascia, teacher Laurie McLaughlin

Differential diagnosis in physical therapy, teacher William Boissonnault

Movement, stability and pelvic pain-Integration research and therapy, teacher Andry Vleeming

Functional anatomy of the hip and knee, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, course director Erik Cattrysse

Ultrasound – palpation, studying musculoskeletal anatomy by ultrasound, teacher Jouko Heiskanen

Gross anatomy dissection course, University of Turku, course director Juha Peltonen

Update in rehabilitation of motor control in back pain, teacher Paul Hodges

Functional anatomy of the spine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, course director Erik Cattrysse

Fascial manipulation-level I and II, teachers Stecco L., Stecco C., Copetti L., Day J., Rucli G.

Functional anatomy of the calf, ankle and foot, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, course director S. Provyn

Dry Needling course – Top 30 DN, D.G.Simons Academy, teacher Ricky Weissmann

Functional anatomy of the hand, wrist and elbow, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, course director S. Provyn

Functional anatomy of the basicranium, upper cervical spine and temporomandibular joint, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, course director S. Provyn

Core stability, exercise and motor control for low back pain, teacher Paul Hodges

Rehabilitative ultrasound imaging for assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in clinical research, teacher Donato Vassalli

SMT-1 High-Velocity Low-Amplitude Thrust Manipulation of the Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar & SI Joints, teacher James Dunning

DN-1 Dry Needling for Craniofacial, Cervicothoracic & Upper Extremity Conditions: an Evidence-Based Approach (Part 1 of the Certification in Dry Needling), teacher James Dunning

Evaluation and treatment of the vestibular disorders, teachers Susan Herdman, Neil Shepard

Minimal lever mid-range manipulation of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, teacher Daryl Herbert

Acupuncture/dry needling course, teacher Anthony Campbell

Rehabilitative ultrasound imaging, teacher Jouko Heiskanen

Instrument assisted tissues mobilization, teacher Jari Ylinen

Shoulder rehabilitation: what’s new from a biomechanical and clinical point of view, teacher Ann Cools

Nutrition and inflammation, teacher Didrik Sopler

DN-2 Dry Needling for Lumbopelvic & Lower Extremity Conditions: an Evidence Based Approach (Part 2 of the Certification in Dry Needling), teacher James Dunning

CRAFTA – basic, Cranio facial therapy academy, teacher Michiel Trouw

Understanding and treating lower limb tendinopathies, teacher Jill Cook

New sonoskills lab, teacher Jens Lundgren

Dermo neuro modulating, teacher Diane Jacobs

Role of C1-C3 cervical afferents in primary headache, teacher Dean Watson

 

Courses in the neurological field

Introduction to the Bobath concept

Cognitive therapeutic exercise