Digital photograph Paolo Pillastrini
Full name Paolo Pillastrini
Profession Physical Therapist, Specialist in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Actual professional positions Associate Professor in Rehabilitative Sciences
President of the Bachelor in Physiotherapy, University of Bologna
Short biographical notes (300 words) GRADUATED IN:
Physiotherapy, cum laude on: February, 2003 at: University La Sapienza of Rome, Italy
Advanced Physiotherapy, cum laude on: September, 2006 at: University of Padua, Italy
1985-1986: Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli - University of Bologna
1986-2001: Physical Therapist at the S.Orsola-Malpighi Hospital - University of Bologna
2001-2005: Montecatone Rehabilitation Institute - University of Bologna
2005-today: Associate Professor in Rehabilitative Sciences, University of Bologna
Award received (Year, title of the scientific work, awarding institution) Awards:
I.S.I.C.O. 2008 – "Evaluation of two preventive interventions for reducing musculoskeletal complaints in operators of video display terminals"
Pillastrini P, Mugnai R, Farneti C, Bertozzi L, Bonfiglioli R, Curti S, Mattioli S, Violante FS.
Phys Ther. 2007 May;87(5):536-44. Epub 2007 Apr 3.

I.S.I.C.O. 2010 – "Development of the Italian version of the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI-I): A cross-cultural adaptation, reliability, and validity study"
Monticone M, Baiardi P, Ferrari S, Foti C, Mugnai R, Pillastrini P, Vanti C, Zanoli G.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Sep 1;34(19):2090-5.

I.S.I.C.O. 2011 – "Effectiveness of an at-work exercise program in the prevention and management of neck and low back complaints in nursery school teachers"
Pillastrini P, Mugnai R, Bertozzi L, Costi S, Curti S, Mattioli S, Violante FS.
Ind Health. 2009 Aug;47(4):349-54.
Medline published papers (number) 21
Book chapters 3
Book 7
5 most important Medline papers (copy and paste reference from Medline) Monticone M, Baiardi P, Ferrari S, Foti C, Mugnai R, Pillastrini P, Rocca B, Vanti C. Development of the Italian version of the Pain Catastrophising Scale (PCS-I): cross-cultural adaptation, factor analysis, reliability, validity and sensitivity to change. Qual Life Res. 2011 Sep 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Monticone M, Baiardi P, Vanti C, Ferrari S, Pillastrini P, Mugnai R, Foti C. Responsiveness of the Oswestry Disability Index and the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire in Italian subjects with sub-acute and chronic low back pain. Eur Spine J. 2011 Aug 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Capra F, Vanti C, Donati R, Tombetti S, O'Reilly C, Pillastrini P. Validity of the straight-leg raise test for patients with sciatic pain with or without lumbar pain using magnetic resonance imaging results as a reference standard. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2011 May;34(4):231-8. Epub 2011 May 5.

Pillastrini P, Gardenghi I, Bonetti F, Capra F, Guccione A, Mugnai R, Violante FS An updated overview of clinical guidelines for chronic low back pain management in primary care. Joint Bone Spine. 2011 May 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Vanti C, Bonfiglioli R, Calabrese M, Marinelli F, Guccione A, Violante FS, Pillastrini P. Upper Limb Neurodynamic Test 1 and symptoms reproduction in carpal tunnel syndrome. A validity study. Man Ther. 2011 Jun;16(3):258-63. Epub 2010 Dec 23.
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