Ambra Cesareo

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BACKGROUND Acquired brain injury (ABI) may result in lifelong impairment of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial functions. Several rehabilitative treatments are often needed to support walking recovery, thus participants' engagement becomes a crucial aspect, especially when patients are children. In the last few years, traditional physiotherapy (PT) has(More)
Improving walking ability is one of the main goals of a rehabilitation procedure. New technologies based on Virtual Reality (VR) has been recently flanked standard therapies. In this study, 4 children suffering from acquired brain injury (ABI) underwent a 5 session treatment with the Gait Real-time Analysis Interactive Lab (GRAIL), to improve walking and(More)
The objective of this study was to characterize static and dynamic thoraco-abdominal volumes in obese adolescents and to test the effects of a 3-week multidisciplinary body weight reduction program (MBWRP), entailing an energy-restricted diet, psychological and nutritional counseling, aerobic physical activity, and respiratory muscle endurance training(More)
The Gait Real-time Analysis Interactive Lab (GRAIL) is an innovative platform based on immersive Virtual Reality (VR), providing amazing scenarios where the subjects are asked to walk or change their load and posture to get points and conclude exergames. The system captures in real-time the kinematic and kinetic of the motion and gives multi sensorial(More)
Motor planning is not a monolithic process, and distinct stages of motor planning are responsible for encoding different levels of abstractness. However, how these distinct components are mapped into different neural substrates remains an open question. We studied one of these high-level motor planning components, defined as second-order motor planning, in(More)
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