LUISA

 

PIZZIGALLI


BIO

 

Luisa Pizzigalli was born in Italy in 1982. She earned her PhD degree in “Complex systems in medicine and life science”: Medical Physiopathology from the University of Turin (Italy) in collaboration with the graduate school of Science et Santé (Pôle Santé) Université de Picardie “Jules Verne” Amiens (France) (2009). Continued her academic career as a postdoctoral fellow at the Neuromuscular Function Unit of the Motor Science Research Center, Faculty of Human Mouvement Science (SUISM), University of Turin. She is currently a Lecturer at the SUISM, University of Turin. Her research is situated in the domain of human balance biomechanics. Her main fields of research are: posturographic boards, surface electromyography, dynamic and static balance performances, risk of fall in elderly people, analysis of strategies to maintain upright stance in different sensory conditions.



PUBLICATIONS

 

INTERNATIONAL

  • Traduzione e Revisione tecnica del testo “Research Methods in Physical Activity” J.R. Thomas, J.K. Nelson, S.J. Silverman Roberto Calzetti Editore 2011
  • Pizzigalli L., Filippini A., Ahmaidi S., Jullien H., Rainoldi A. “Prevention of Falling Risk in Elderly People: The Relevance of Muscular Strength and Symmetry of Lower Limbs in Postural Stability” Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2011 Feb;25(2):567­74.
  • Pizzigalli L., Micheletti Cremasco M., Cremona E., Rainoldi A. “Human Postural Adaptation to Earthly and Atypical Gravitational Environments. Effects of Sport Training on Stabilometric Parameter”. Advances in Anthropology 2013; 3(4):229­236.
  • Pizzigalli L., Ahmaidi S., Rainoldi A. “Effects of sedentary condition and longterm physical activity on postural balance and strength responses in elderly subjects” Sport Sciences for Health 2014; 1­7.
  • Boccia G., Dardanello D., Rosso V., Pizzigalli L., Rainoldi A. “The application of sEMG in aging ­ a mini review” Gerontology 2014; DOI: 10.1159/000368655.
  • Boccia G., Pizzigalli L., Formicola D., Ivaldi M., Rainoldi A.“Higher neuromuscular manifestations of fatigue in dynamic with respect to isometric pull­up tasks in rock climbers” Journal of Human Kinetics 2015; 47/2015, 31­39 DOI: 10.1515/hukin­2015­0059.


NATIONAL

  • Scotton C., Pizzigalli L. “Allenamento outdoor: tecnologie a confronto” SdS Scuola dello Sport ed. Calzetti Mariucci n.86 pp.59­66 luglio­settembre 2010.
  • Pizzigalli L., Rainoldi A. “L’allenamento deve tenere conto delle fasi del ciclo” Correre ed. Sport Italia S.R.L. Milano n. 324 p. 92 ottobre 2011.
  • Pizzigalli L., Gennaro F., Nazzi G., Rainoldi A. “Golfisti professionisti e dilettanti: quali differenze nel putt?” Strength & Conditioning n.6 pp.27­34 agosto­ottobre 2013.
  • Pizzigalli L., Magno F., Leporati S., Rainoldi A., “Influenza di genere ed età reale sullo sviluppo dell’equilibrio posturale misurato con la Pedana Prokin nella media fanciullezza”GIPS Giornale Italiano di Psicologia dello Sport ed. Calzetti Mariucci n.20 novembre 2014.
  • Scotton C; Grosso G.; Caire M.; Ferraris L.; Pizzigalli L. “Il contributo dell’analisi posturale nella verticale ritta rovesciata” Medicina dello Sport, Ed. Minerva Medica 2015


INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS/WORKSHOP

  • Pizzigalli L., Filippini A, Ahmaidi S, Rainoldi A, Ageing long term physical training and balance: the repeatability of stabilometric test European Conference in Adapted Physical Activity for everybody, EUCAPA 2008, 9­10­11 Octobre 2008, Turin, Italie. Oral presentation.
  • Pizzigalli L, Filippini A, Ahmaidi S, Evaluation fonctionnelle et reprogrammation posturale chez les patients porteurs de prothèse valvulaire aortique. XIVèmes Journées d’Etudes Francophones 2008. Association Franchophone en Activité Physique Adaptée (AFAPA), ILEPS, Cergy­Pontoise, France.Oral presentation.
  • Formicola D., Pizzigalli L., Filippini A., Ivaldi M., Riba A., Rainoldi A., Neuromechanical differences between “difficulty” and “boulder” climbers. A pilot study. 3rd International Congress “Mountain, Sport & Health”, Rovereto (TN), Italy, 12­14 November, 2009. Poster session.
  • Pizzigalli L, Filippini A, Ahmaidi S, Rainoldi A, Postural balance, neuromuscular responses characterization in elderly people. Effects of sedenatry condition and long term physical activity, XVIII ISEK Congress, Aalborg, DK, June 16­19, 2010. Oral presentation.
  • Formicola D, Gazzoni M, Pizzigalli L, Filippini A, Ivaldi M, Boccia G, Riba A, Rainoldi A, Neuromechanical characterization of two different techniques of rock climbing, XVIII ISEK Congress, Aalborg, DK, June 16­19, 2010. Poster session.
  • Ivaldi M, Pizzigalli L, Boccia G, Rainoldi A, Wired vs Wireless QEEG, International Workshop on biology and pathology of synaptic and neuronal plasticity, Turin, March 2, 2012. Poster session.
  • Pizzigalli L, Boccia G, Amateis V, Rainoldi A, Dynamic postural balance in young healthy men: physiological and neuromuscular parameters in three postural conditions, XVIII ISEK Congress, Brisbane, Australia, July 19­21, 2012. Poster session.
  • Schlact I., Micheletti Cremasco M., Masali M., Benassai M, Ivaldi M., Pizzigalli L., Rehabilitation in microgravity: a neurophysiological approach. 66th International Astronautical Congress Jerusalem, Israel, October 12 – 16, 2015. Interactive presentation.


NATIONAL CONGRESS/WORKSHOP

  • Pizzigalli L., Ahamidi S., Rainoldi A., Characterization of postural balance and neuromuscular responses in elderly people. Effects of sedentary condition and long term physical activity, The Journal of Sport Medicine and Physical Fitness, 2nd SISMES National Congress, September 30 – October 2, 2010, Turin, Italy, Vol. 50 ­ Suppl. 1 to issue No. 3. Oral presentation.
  • Cremona E., Pizzigalli L., Rainoldi A., Effects of sport­specific training on centre of pressure and on stabilometric parameters, The Journal of Sport Medicine and Physical Fitness, 2nd SISMES National Congress, September 30 – October 2, 2010, Turin, Italy, Vol. 50 ­ Suppl. 1 to issue No. 3. Oral presentation.
  • Pizzigalli L., Boccia G., Amateis V., Rainoldi A., Dynamic postural balance in young healthy men: repeatability of physiological parameters in three sensory conditions, The Journal of Sport Medicine and Physical Fitness, 3th SISMES National Congress, September 29 – October 1, 2011 Verona, Italy, Vol. 51. ­ Suppl. 1 to issue No. 3 Oral presentation.
  • Pizzigalli L., Formicola D., Ivaldi M., Rainoldi A.. Stabilometric and electroencephalographic monitoring of sea wave­motion effects during a sealing boat trip, Sport Sciences for Healt, 4th SISMES National Congress, 5­7 October, 2012, Palermo, Italy, Vol. 8 Suppl. 1, p.69. Oral presentation.
  • Pizzigalli L., Gennaro F., Nazzi G., Rainoldi A., Putting in golf: a comparison with stabilometric analysis among professional and amateur players, Sport Sciences for Healt, 4th SISMES National Congress, 5­7 October, 2012, Palermo, Italy, Vol. 8 Suppl. 1, p.36. Oral presentation.
  • Formicola D., Pizzigalli L., Rainoldi A.. Relationship between center of pressure and body barycenter trajectories in elderly subjects during a chair rise test, Sport Sciences for Healt, 5th SISMES National Congress, 27­29 September, 2013, Pavia, Italy, Vol. 9 Suppl. 1, p. 7. Poster session.
  • Pizzigalli L., Leporati S., Rainoldi A., Influence of gender, age and physical activity in postural static balance development in children aged 7­8 years, Sport Sciences for Healt, 5th SISMES National Congress, 27­29 September, 2013, Pavia, Italy, Vol. 9 Suppl. 1, p. 46. Poster session.
  • Pizzigalli L., Re E., Rainoldi A.,The influence of the boot in the tests of static postural balance in a group of skiers: analysis of gender differences, Sport Sciences for Healt, 5th SISMES National Congress, 27­29 September, 2013, Pavia, Italy, Vol. 9 Suppl. 1, p. 92. Oral presentation.
  • M. Micheletti Cremasco, S. D’Andria, L. Pizzigalli, Hand grip in schoolchildren: a cross­sectional study, Sport Sciences for Health, 6th SISMES National Congress, September 26 – 28, 2014 Napoli, Italy, Vol. 10 ­ Suppl. 1: S1­S89 Poster session.
  • L. Pizzigalli, G. Rissone, M. Micheletti Cremasco, Weight problems and lifestyle in a sample of schoolchildren: methodological aspects, Sport Sciences for Health, 6th SISMES National Congress, September 26 – 28, 2014 Napoli, Italy, Vol. 10 ­ Suppl. 1: S1­S89 Oral presentation.
  • M. Micheletti Cremasco, L. Pizzigalli, R. Benis, Anthropometric and biomechanical contribution in basketball players selection, 21° Congresso dell’Associazione Antropologica Italiana, 3­5 September, 2015 Bologna/Ravenna, Italia, Vol.1: 113, Ed. MI&T srl.
  • L. Petrigna, L. Pizzigalli, P.R. Brustio, E. rabaglietti, A. Rainoldi, Postural stabilometric differences during dual and triple­task performances. Effects of age, sedentary condition, long and short term physical exercise, 7th SISMES National Congress, October 3 – 5, 2015 Padova, Italy, Vol. 11 ­Suppl. 1: S54 Poster Session.
  • L. Pizzigalli, M. Micheletti Cremasco, A. La Torre, A. Rainoldi. R. Benis, Hand grip strength and anthropometric characteristics in Italian female National basketball teams, 7th SISMES National Congress, October 3 – 5, 2015 Padova, Italy, Vol. 11 ­ Suppl. 1: S33 Poster Session.