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Fondazione Teresa Camplani
Casa di Cura Domus Salutis
The “Fondazione Teresa Camplani Casa di Cura Domus Salutis” is a non-profit health care reality that aims to provide highly specialized diagnosis and treatment pathways, entirely dedicated to people with neurological, orthopedic and cardiorespiratory disabilities, in order to promote and maximize the potential achievement of equal opportunity of life and family reintegration.
The “FTC Casa di Domus Salutis” provides services for diagnosis and treatment in the context of individual rehabilitative projects and customized treatment programs that require a more detailed assessment of the structural and functional alterations of every single person.
Patients with neurological disability in childhood and adulthood were given particular attention, and creating a dedicated enrichment of services. These patient included: results of acquired or congenital cerebral injury, spinal cord injury, extrapyramidal syndromes, demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular diseases of various types. For a long time the intensity and specificity of treatments of complex disabilities require the integration of advanced technologies to support traditional rehabilitation programs. Robotics, functional electrical stimulation techniques, biofeedback and virtual reality systems allow for an enrichment of the therapeutic protocols with strategies more engaging for the patient.
In order to get the best diagnostic accuracy and to guide the rehabilitation treatments, BTS Bioengineering technology, of which the Laboratory of Neuromuscular and Biomechanics Rehabilitation of Adapt Motor Activities (LARIN) is provided, has allowed for optimization, thus creating the ability to increasingly refine the evaluation models for a motion analysis dedicated to complex neurological disabilities.
Particular attention was devoted to the definition of kinematic and electromyographic analysis protocols of trunk, upper limb and ergonomic wheelchair setup for patients affected by spinal cord injury.
In the patient with extrapyramidal syndromes, the use of the kinematic analysis of the spine has allowed us to set up a non-invasive and periodic monitoring of spine morphological alteration evolution and to avoid frequent exposure to ionizing radiation allowing us to intervene with more effective preventive strategies.
The integration of kinematics and electromyography allows for a deeper evaluation of the motor performance of single and repeated movements in the patient with motor disorders of the upper limb. This increased the accuracy of the analysis and precision of the movement execution, rather than an evaluation of the peripheral typical of neuromuscular diseases. Multiple Protocols permit the ability to accurately determine the existence of proximal, middle or distal deficit, in the upper limb motion pattern.
The use of kinematics allows patients, physicians and orthotists to objectively scrutinize the result obtained at the end phase of the4 ultra-light wheelchair testing. This will provided the capability to make a more reliable final testing ensuring adequacy to the offered service. The predisposition of a reference database for each patient or for groups of patients.
In conclusion, the technology provided by BTS Bioengineering is advance and has established its rehabilitative program in complex disabilit”ies.
Luciano Bissolotti, MD
Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Specialist in Sports Medicine
Director of Rehabilitation Service
Casa di Cura Domus Salutis, Brescia, Italy