Federica Tamburella

Federica Tamburella

Associate Professor

Link Campus University - Rome

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Professor Federica Tamburella is part of the Department of Life Sciences, Health and Health Professions at Link Campus University of Rome, as Associate Professor MED/48.

In 2006 she began, and then continued until 2023, her professional activity as a Physiotherapist in Translational Clinical Research at the Laboratory of Robotic Neurorehabilitation (NeuroRobot Lab) and the Laboratory for the Study of Rehabilitation in Spinal Cord Injury (SpiRe Lab) at the I.R.C.C.S. Fondazione Santa Lucia in Rome. In 2015, she obtained her PhD in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering at Aalborg University in Denmark and in 2018 she attained the qualification of Doctor in Osteopathy at C.E.R.D.O.

She is specialized in the field of Central Nervous System injuries, with a focus on Spinal Cord Injuries and Stroke. Her research interests and the related scientific publications are mainly focused in areas such as neurological rehabilitation, the use of exoskeletal and non-exoskeletal robotic tools for gait recovery, clinical and instrumental analysis of gait and balance, application of new rehabilitation strategies for balance and gait recovery, the role of feedback in rehabilitation, motor control and spasticity.

Since 2010, she has been involved in several international research projects funded by the European Community for the development and subsequent testing, of new lower limb robotic technologies for rehabilitation of individuals with spinal cord injury or stroke. She was Principal Investiggar in two research projects within the framework of spinal cord injury: a national Young Researchers project focused on studying the role of patient-physiotherapist interaction in the use of exoskeletal robotic technologies for rehabilitation and an international project aimed at studying the relationship between intensive muscle strengthening motor training and motor and functional outcomes.

Over the years, she has become a recognized trainer for the use of different lower limb robotic technologies, both rehabilitative and substitutive, within healthcare professional profiles. She participates in Academic Masters with lectures dedicated to neurorehabilitation technology and rehabilitation of the patient with spinal cord injury.

She published more than 40 articles on international scientific magazines with a current H-Index of 21, and authored several book chapters. She has contributed as a speaker to various conferences both at a national and international level and to different E.C.M. courses.

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