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Castaldo Matteo

Ruolo: Ricercatore Clinico
Sede lavorativa: Parma University - Humanitas University - Aalborg University
Indirizzo: nessuna
Area d'interesse: Musculoskeletal, Neurology and neuroscience
Keywords: cognitive and behioviural therapies
head and neck
manual therapy
observational studies
Temporomandibular Disorders and Headaches
biosketch: PT, MSc, PhD. Matteo Castaldo is an Italian physical therapist working as a clinician, researcher, and educator in the field of chronic pain and headache management. He earned a Master of Science in Cognitive Neurosciences from Milan University (Italy) and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Aalborg University (Denmark). He attended many manual therapy courses by Schomacher, Dommerholt, Power, Herbert, Fernández-de-las-Peñas, Mayoral del Moral, Falla, Rosenberg, Watson, Shepard, Clendaniel, and Donatelli, among others. Matteo started teaching courses about myofascial pain, chronic pain, and headaches in 2012, and since then, he has been teaching courses for physical therapists and physicians in Italy, USA, Spain, Denmark, and Ukraine. He has taught more than 100 courses over the last 10 years and participated as a speaker at more than 25 national and international congresses. He has 15 years of clinical experience, and nowadays he spends 50% of his time assessing and treating headache patients, while he works on research projects in the same field for the remainder of his time. He has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals on headaches, myofascial pain, central sensitization, and chronic pain. His H-Index is 13. He teaches in different Universities, including Parma University, at both Physiotherapy and Psychology degree, in the Master in Physiotherapy Applied to Sport and Artistic Activities from Siena University, and in the Master in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Exercise Therapy in Tor Vergata (Roma) University. Furhter, he is actually working as a researcher cooperating with different institutions, including Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychophysiology and Clinical Neuropsychology Labs in Parma University, Don Gnocchi Foundation in Milan, Humanitas Research Hospital, and Aalborg University. He is a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), the European Pain Federation (EFIC), the International Headache Society (IHS), the European Headache Federation (EHF), the Italian Headache Society (SISC), and the Italian Association of Physical Therapists (AIFI).
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