“Fondazione Teresa Camplani Casa di Cura Domus Salutis” is located in Brescia (ITALY) and was founded in 1987. The hospital 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.
Luciano Bissolotti, MD
Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Specialist in Sports Medicine
Director of Rehabilitation Service
Paolo Gaffurini, PhD
PhD in Sport Sciences and Human Movement
Adapted Physical Activity Specialist
The “FTC Casa di Domus Salutis” provides services for diagnosis and treatment in the context of individual rehabilitation 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 are given particular attention, by creating a dedicated group of services. These patients include: 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 have been requiring the integration of advanced technologies to support traditional rehabilitation programs. Robotics, functional electrical stimulation techniques, biofeedback and virtual reality systems allow an enrichment of the therapeutic protocols with more engaging strategies for the patient.
The general purpose is to get the best diagnostic accuracy and to guide the rehabilitation treatments. The Laboratory of Neuromuscular and Biomechanics Rehabilitation of Adapted Motor Activities (LARIN) with BTS systems allows the optimization of the evaluation models for a motion analysis dedicated to complex neurological disabilities.
Particular attention is 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 a deeper evaluation of the motor performance of single and repeated movements in patients 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 the 4 ultra-light wheelchair testing. This will provide the capability to make a more reliable final testing ensuring adequacy to the offered service. A reference database is available for each patient or groups of patients.
BTS products are very flexible and smart. They can provide a deep and complete analysis of many aspects of patients health. With only one software we can acquire kinematic and EMG data and collect them to perform any kind of analysis.