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Editors' Profiles

Marco Barbero

Marco Barbero received his Physical Therapy degree in 199New Content Item9 from the University of Milan, Italy. He obtained a master’s degree in musculoskeletal rehabilitation at University of Genoa in 2005, and in 2016 earned his PhD at the at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. Since 2012 he is Professor in Physiotherapy and Head of the Rehabilitation Research Laboratory 2rLab at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland. His research involves the integration of neurophysiological and clinical research to improve the assessment and the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers in international journals. He is founder and member of the scientific committee of the Italian Society of Physiotherapy (SIF).

Willem De Hertogh

New Content ItemMusculoskeletal

Willem De Hertogh is an associate professor at the University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium. He graduated as a physical therapist in 1996 (MSc, Catholic University Leuven) and as a manual therapist in 1999 (MSc, Free University Brussels) and defended his PhD in 2008. His research interests are cervico-cephalic complaints such as headaches, tinnitus and dizziness. He published over 60 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, has written book chapters and presented at various (inter)national conferences. He is the academic coordinator of the postgraduate education in musculoskeletal physical therapy at the University of Antwerp. As a passionate clinician, he still combines his research and teaching activities with clinical work in a specialised physical therapy clinic.

Andrea Turolla

New Content ItemNeurology

Andrea Turolla received the BSc in Physiotherapy (2002) and the MSc inRehabilitation Sciences of Health Professions (2007) from the University of Padua (Italy), then the PhD in Neuroscience (2017) from the University of Sheffield (UK). Moreover, a master degree in rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders (OMPT – Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapist certification) at the University of Genoa (2005) and a master in development of EBM guidelines and systematic reviews (Cochrane methodology) at the University of Milan (2010). At San Camillo IRCCS (Venice, Italy), he leads the “Laboratory of Rehabilitation Technologies” since 2011 and the Movement Neuroscience Research Group. Andrea’s research interests are in the field of motor control and neuroplasticity, to improve the efficacy of neuro-rehabilitation therapies provided by innovative technologies.

Andrew Guccione

New Content ItemGeriatrics

Andrew A. Guccione is Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Science, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University.   His research interests are in geriatrics and functional outcomes after rehabilitation.  In addition to authoring or co-authoring over 60 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, he has received grant funding from the Foundation for Physical Therapy and the Arthritis Foundation, and was the recipient of a Special Emphasis Research Career Award from the National Institute on Aging. His clinical practice has centered mainly on movement dysfunction in older adults and both physiological and functional outcomes associated with locomotion training. 

Anne Rutjes

New Content ItemResearch Methodology and Clinimetrics

Anne Rutjes is a part-time staff member of the University of Bern in Switzerland. She obtained a PhD in clinical epidemiology from the faculty of Medicine of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and studied both health sciences with specialization movement sciences (Maastricht University, the Netherlands) and physiotherapy (Hogeschool van Amsterdam, the Netherlands). She worked several years as physiotherapist in Germany, until she accepted her first research position at the University of Amsterdam. Anne is currently lecturing clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Bern and is responsible for specialized courses on diagnostic studies and evidence synthesis reports. She is an active member of the European Network of Health Technology Assessments (EUNETHTA), where European HTA bodies jointly produce HTA reports and harmonize methods. From her office in Chieti in Italy, Anne also works as independent methodological consultant for various clients in Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Italy. She has extensive experience in conducting systematic reviews, methodological and meta-epidemiological studies. After having gained experience as editorial board member at the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group and the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group, she joined the Archives of Physiotherapy as section editor in March 2020.

Roberto Gatti

New Content ItemBiomechanics and Movement Analysis

Roberto Gatti is a physiotherapist and he works in Humanitas Research Center. At Humanitas University he is Associate professor of Physiotherapy and Director of the Bachelor in Physiotherapy. At Humanitas Hospital he covers the role of head of the Physiotherapy Unit. Roberto Gatti is past-President of the Italian Society of Physiotherapy (SIF) and member of the editorial board of the journals Archives of physiotherapy and Scienza riabilitativa. He published several articles (H index: 20 – source Scopus) on journals indexed by Medline database. His research lines are mainly addressed on Biomechanics and Motor control impairment after orthopedic surgery.