Luigi Giuseppe Santilio


Dr. Luigi Giuseppe Santilio is the head of the Department of Motor Disorders at U. O., a specialist in neurological rehabilitation at the Istituti Clinici Zucchi in Karate Brianza and is the head of the outpatient clinic for the aforementioned pathologies at the same institutes.

Dr. Santilio also collaborates with Cura La Madonnina in Milan.

In 1997 he graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Milan, and in 2002 he received a specialization in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the same university. After that, in 2003, he received a specialization in hypnotic psychotherapy, recognized by M. I. U. R. С D. M. 20.03.1998.

In 2008, he received a specialization in sports medicine at the University of Pavia.

In 2012, he received a Master's degree of level II in the specialty "Diagnostics and therapy of motor disorders and neurodegenerative diseases" at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in cooperation with Istituto Neurologico C. Besta in Milan.

In his department, Dr. Santilio interacts with an interdisciplinary working group consisting of doctors, neuropsychologists, physiotherapists, biomedical engineers, speech therapists, nutritionists, for the global comprehensive and intensive therapy of patients suffering from motor disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.

During his career, he gained experience as an assistant manager and head of the Department of Traumatology, Prevention and Rehabilitation of Sports Pathologies, Manual Medicine, motor Disorders and Neurodegenerative Pathologies in the Functional Rehabilitation department of Ospedale Multimedica in Limbiat (MV). For eight years, he also served as a consultant physiotherapist specializing in motor disorders and neurodegenerative pathologies at the Foundation of the IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta in Milan.

He has worked as a physiotherapy consultant and sports doctor in many medical institutions in the region and sports federations, and is currently a physiotherapy consultant at FIDAL, the Italian Athletics Federation.

Dr. Santilio participated as a speaker at national congresses of various scientific societies, including: SIN, SIRN, SIMFER, SIAMOC, LIMPE-DISMOV.

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Latest publications

Quantitative assessment of neuro rehabilitation efficacy in patients affected by focal dystonia
Gait & Posture 2019 Sep; 74(Suppl):16-17
S Frittoli, S Canale, V Cesana, B Conti, F Cosignani, L Romito, L Santilio.
Quantitative analysis of dystonic tremor on upper limb in patient with DYT1 dystonia: changes in response to the cannabis
Gait & Posture 2019 Sep; 73(Suppl 1):515-516
S Frittoli, E Zibetti, B Conti, LM Romito, L Santilio.
Does acute peripheral trauma contribute to idiopathis adult-onset dystonia?
Neurolo Sci 2019 Oct; 40(Suppl): S92
T Ercoli, L Santilio, G Defazio.
Frequency of sensory trick in adult-onset secondary dystonia
Neurolo Sci 2019 Oct; 40(Suppl): S39
V.Melas, L Santilio, G Defazio
Bilateral globus pallidus internus deep brain stimulation in isolated generalized dystonia: A casereport
Neurolo Sci 2018 Oct;39(Suppl): S189
LG Santilio, S Frittoli, F Cosignani, B Conti, V Libera, L Romito.
The effect of cannabis on upper limb dystonic tremor in patient with DYT1 dystonia: A case report
Neurolo Sci 2018 Oct; 39(Suppl):S172
LG Santilio, S Frittoli, B Conti, F Cosignani, E Zibetti, L Romito.
Deglutizione e nutrizione nelle sindromi parkinsoniane. Proposta di approccio congiunto logopedista-nutrizionista. Swallowing and nutrition in parkinsonian syndromes
Logopedia e Comunicazione 2018 maggio; 14(2):175-184
Proposal for a joint SLT-nutritionist approach.C Tognonato, L Santilio, R Enrini, B Conti, F Cosignani, L Romito.
Effects of integrated speech and physical therapy on voice in PD patients
3°Congresso Accademia italiana per lo studio della malattia di Parkinson e i disordini del movimento. 17-19 Maggio 2017
C Tognonato, L Santilio, P Schiavoni, L Lanfranchini, S Scuratti, L Romito.
Disfunzione muscolare respiratoria in pazienti parkinsoniani e efficacia della riabilitazione polmonare
XLIII Congresso nazionale AIPO e FIP 11-14 novembre 2015
G Schiavoni, C Tognonato, S Scuratti, L Lanfranchini, L Santilio.

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