Luigia Brugliera


Doctor Luigia Brugliera is currently the Head of the Motor Rehabilitation Unit and the Head of the Limb Prosthesis Prescription Centre for Amputee Patients in IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital in Milan.  She is the author and co-author of international scientific publications.  She participates as a co-investigator in numerus clinical trials.  In HSR, she works not only in the wards but also has outpatient clinics about physiatry, neurophysiatry and pain therapy.

Throughout the carrier, she is professional at musculoskeletal and pain medicine ultrasound and she is certificated for the prescription of cannabis for medical use.  She is also experienced in Botulinum Toxin inoculation, gait analysis, robotic rehabilitation, neurological bladder examination and rehabilitation treatment and evaluation of dysphagia in patients with neurological disorder.  She specialises in rehabilitation of orthopaedics and sports medicine.

She started her medical education in University of Catania, after the Scientific High School with full mark.  Later on, she graduated with 110/110 and honour for her medical degree.  She did her residency training in the University of Catania with 70/70 and honour specialised in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.  She acquired her Master’s degree in second-level of Pain Therapy “Advanced Algology Research and another master’s degree in Antalgic Mesotherapy.  She received her PhD in Neurological Science in the University of Genova.  She is now the member of “Siamoc”, “Sirn” and “SIMFER”. Member of the Scientific Society of Physicians Rehabilitators Specialists Private Hospital (ARSOP).

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Catania University
Degree in Medicine and Surgery - 2008

Catania University
Specialization in physical and rehabilitation medicine - 2015

University of Genoa
Candidate of Neurological Sciences - 2019

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Latest publications

Range of motion limitations of the upper body in obese female workers
Med Lav. 2017 Dec 14;108(6):455-465. doi: 10.23749/mdl.v108i6.6339.
Cau N, Cimolin V, Brugliera L, Ventura G, Galli M, Capodaglio P.
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Spinal Cord Stimulation in Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: Effects on Posture and Gait-A Preliminary 3D Biomechanical Study
Pain Research & Management, issn: 1203-6765, doi: 10.1155/2017/3059891 (2017).
Brugliera L, De Luca A, Corna S, Bertolotto M, Checchia GA, Cioni M, Capodaglio P, Lentino C.
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Effects of nanotechnology-based devices on postural control in healthy subjects
J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2017 Sep 5. doi: 10.23736/S0022-4707.17.07530-2.
Malchiodi Albedi G., Corna S, Aspesi V., Clerici D., Parisio C., Seitanidis J., Cau N., Brugliera L., Capodaglio P.
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Crouch gait can be an effective form of forced-use/no constraint exercise for the paretic lower limb in stroke
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION RESEARCH, vol. 40, p. 254-267, ISSN: 0342-5282, doi: 10.1097/MRR.0000000000000236 (2017).
Tesio L., Rota V., Malloggi C., Brugliera L., Catino L.
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Dizziness and Falls in Obese Inpatients Undergoing Metabolic Rehabilitation
PLOS ONE, vol. 12, ISSN: 1932-6203, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169322 (2017).
Corna S., Aspesi V., Cau N., Scarpina F., Valdes NG., Brugliera L., Cimolin V., Capodaglio P.
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Circumferential versus Hand-held Laser Scanner Method for the Evaluation of lower Limb Volumes in Normal-weight and Obese Subjects
J of Novel Physiotherapies. 2016
Nicola Cau, Stefano Corna, Valentina Aspesi, Francesco Postiglione, Manuela Galli, Elena Tacchini, Luigia Brugliera, Veronica Cimolin and Paolo Capodaglio.
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Responsiveness To Sensory Cues Using The Timed Up And Go Test In Patients With Parkinson's Disease: A Prospective Cohort Study
J Rehabil Med. 2015 Sep 7. Doi: 10.2340/16501977-2003
Matteo Cioni, Oriana Amata, Maria Rosaria Seminara, Pietro Marano, Filippo Palermo, Viviana Corallo, Luigia Brugliera.
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