University of Milan

IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan (Italy)

Luigi Tesio


Luigi Tesio is a specialist in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Full Professor of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine at the Università degli Studi (State University) and Director of the Clinical Unit and the research Laboratory in neuromotor rehabilitation at the Istituto Auxologico Italiano in Milan, Italy (

Prof. Tesio is mostly interested in a) the interplay  of neurophysiology, biomechanics and rehabilitation of human movement, and b) measurements, trial design and statistics when applied to the whole-person level. His early background is in experimental neurophysiology, muscle and gait biomechanics, and bioengineering. Along his career he came across the Institute of Human Physiology of the University of Milan, the Istituto Neurologico “Carlo Besta”, the Geriatric Institute Pio Albergo Trivulzio, the Depts. of Rehabilitation of the teaching hospitals Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan, and the Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri in Pavia. In his research studies he’s placing special emphasis on the development of original methods of exercise and of diagnosis and assessment of motor impairments, including multifactorial gait analysis, dynamic posturography,  isokinetic force measurement,  non-invasive electric and magnetic brain stimulation. Typical clinical conditions faced in his research and clinical experience are Multiple Sclerosis, post-stroke syndromes, post-surgical brain and spinal cord lesions, back pain, and complex orthopedic conditions (e.g. multiple traumas, lower limb amputations and the rotationplasty limb salvage procedure).

He established international collaborations with researchers from Belgium, France, Israel, UK, US. He authored over 100 articles indexed in international Journals, 20 Book chapters, 4 book translations and 2 original books. H-Index: Scopus 28; Google Scholar 33.