Digital photograph Romano Michele
Full name Michele Romano
Profession Physical Therapist
Actual professional positions National Rehabilitation Director of ISICO (Italian Scientific Spine Institute) - Milan.
Short biographical notes (300 words) 1985 Bachelor of Physical Therapist
2011 Master of Rehabilitation Science

1999-2001 Responsible of Physical therapists in the Orthopaedic Section of the Rehabilitation Unit of the Care & Research Institute Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation
2000 Responsible of Physical therapist school of Care & Research Institute Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation
2002-2003 Responsible of Physical therapists of External Rehabilitation Service of Care & Research Institute Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation

Since 1997 teaches continuously in Educational courses (2-5 per year) for physicians, physiotherapists, orthotists, trainers

- Active Member of the international Society On Spinal Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT)
- Member of the Scientific Secretariat of the Italian Study Group on Scoliosis and Spinal Diseases (GSS)

61 oral presentation in national and international meetings

Peer reviewer of "Scienza Riabilitativa"
Award received (Year, title of the scientific work, awarding institution) - Sofamor Danek Paper and Poster Awards 1999: Posters Honourable Mention. 26th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS). Romano M, Negrini S, Sibilla P. The back pain board game: a new educational tool.
- Dalla magia alla scienza: evoluzione del trattamento del mal di schiena nella storia della medicina – 1st S.I.R.E.R. Meeting - Milan 26-29 october 1995
Medline published papers (number) 17
Book chapters 8
Book 4
5 most important Medline papers (copy and paste reference from Medline) Romano M, Carabalona R, Petrilli S, Sibilla P, Negrini S. Forces exerted during exercises by patient with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis wearing fibreglass bracesScoliosis 2006 Jul 21;1(1):12

Romano M, Negrini S. Manual therapy as a conservative treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a systematic review- Scoliosis 2008, 3:2

Negrini S, Fusco C, Minozzi S, Atanasio S, Zaina F, Romano M.Exercises reduce the progression rate of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: results of a comprehensive systematic review of the literature. Disabil Rehabil. 2008;30(10):772-85.

Romano M, Negrini A, Parzini S, Negrini S. Scientific Exercises Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS): Efficacy, Efficiency and Innovation. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2008;135:191-207scoliosis: a systematic review- Scoliosis 2008, 3:2

Negrini S, Minozzi S, Bettany-Saltikov J, Zaina F, Chockalingam N, Grivas TB, Kotwicki T, Maruyama T, Romano M, Vasiliadis ES.Braces for idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents.Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jan 20;(1):CD006850. Review

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