Name: Professor Andrea Macaluso
Highest qualification: Medical Doctorate; PhD Sport and Exercise Science
Job title: Associate Professor in Human Physiology at University of Rome Foro Italico, Italy
Job role: Lecturing, Research, Service to University
Phone: +39 06 36733242

My main research area is to apply whole-body neuromuscular techniques to investigate adaptations to exercise and rehabilitation. These techniques include surface electromyography, dynamometry, calorimetry, motion analysis and posturography. I am an expert in the development and testing of novel approaches to exercise for older people, which has a high potential to offer a particular, novel contribution to the care of patients. Elements of training methods currently used by elite athletes are being adapted and explored for the contribution which they can make to the rehabilitation of elderly, neurological and orthopaedic patients.

Academic interests

  • Neuromuscular Control and Adaptation
  • Neuromechanics of Human Movement
  • Functional assessment in older people and neurological or orthopaedic patients

Recent external roles

  • Scientific Director of the Laboratory of Functional Performance at Villa Stuart Sport Clinic, FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, Rome, Italy.
  • Academic Editor for PLoS ONE
  • Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology

Current projects

  • Postural adjustments in patients with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Postural adjustments during gait initiation in older individuals
  • Effects of whole body vibration on neuromuscular function

Selected outputs

A full publication list can be found on Research Gate or Google Scholar.