Claudia Giacomozzi

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Spatial and temporal parameters of gait are of recognised clinical relevance in the assessment of motor pathologies, because they normally occur in established combinations which can be altered by pathologies. The data collected from 596 healthy subjects have been used to establish relationships among these parameters and a procedure to estimate deviation(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term patients with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy show altered foot biomechanics and abnormal foot loading. This study aimed at assessing muscle performance and ankle mobility in such patients under controlled conditions. METHODS Forty six long-term diabetes patients with (DN) and without (D) peripheral neuropathy, and 21 controls (C)(More)
This paper aims at delivering a structured overview of telerehabilitation literature by analysing the entire set of articles under the search terms "telerehabilitation" or "tele-rehabilitation" to portray "state of the art" ten years after the publication of the first scientific article on the topic. A structured study has been conducted by considering all(More)
Plantar pressure, ground reaction force and body-segment kinematics measurements are largely used in gait analysis to characterise normal and abnormal function of the human foot. The combination of all these data together provides a more exhaustive, detailed and accurate view of foot loading during activities than traditional measurement systems alone do. A(More)
BACKGROUND Foot musculoskeletal deficits are seldom addressed by preventive medicine despite their high prevalence in patients with diabetic polyneuropathy. AIM To investigate the effects of strengthening, stretching, and functional training on foot rollover process during gait. METHODS A two-arm parallel-group randomized controlled trial with a blinded(More)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) has been widely studied and a lot of information is available in the literature regarding the immunological, virological, neuroendocrinal and psychiatric aspects of the disease, but its aetiology is still poorly understood. Great attention has also been paid to the alteration of the muscular function caused by CFS. The aim of(More)
Baropodometry and multi-segmental foot kinematics are frequently employed to obtain insight into the mechanics of the foot-ground interaction in both basic research and clinical settings. However, nothing hitherto has been reported on the full integration of kinematics with baropodometric parameters, and only a few studies have addressed the association(More)
Hand motor deficits have been widely investigated, and several devices have been proposed for the selective and accurate study of specific hand motor tasks. Most studies have focused on the four, long fingers. The thumb function, although extremely important for the performance of most daily activities involving the hand, has scarcely been documented. A set(More)
Plantar load can be considered as a measure of the foot ability to transmit forces at the foot/ground, or foot/footwear interface during ambulatory activities via the lower limb kinematic chain. While morphological and functional measures have been shown to be correlated with plantar load, no exhaustive data are currently available on the possible(More)