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Maria Grazia Benedetti

Adjunct professor

Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences

Curriculum vitae

Born in Macerata (Italy) on February 25, 1959, married, two daughters.

She received the M.D. degree from University of Bologna, Italy in 1984 and the Specialization degree in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation from University of Milan in 1987.  She is Full Professor at the University of Bologna, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.


-  From 1987 to 1989 she collaborated in gait analysis studies at the BioEngineering Centre, Politecnico of Milan, Italy under the supervision of Prof. Boccardi, Prof. Pedotti and Prof. Frigo.

-  From 1985 and 1990 she worked as Physiatrist in Veruno, Milan and Modena in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Departments.

-  From 1990 to March 2005 she was  assistant researcher at the Movement Analysis Laboratory of the Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna.

-  From March 2005 she is Assistant Professor at the Movement Analysis Laboratory, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna

- From 2011 she is Director of the PHysical Medicne and Rehabilitation Unit of IRCSS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli in Bologna.


Since 1994 she has held courses on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Bologna where, since 2005, she is affiliated as Associate Professor (Medical Degree students, Podiatric, Orthopaedic Technicians, Professional Educators and Physiotherapy Degree students, School of Specialization in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Rheumatology, Occupational Medicine, Orthopaedics).


She was in the Scientific Committee of several Courses and Congresses. She is a member of SIMFER (Italian Society of Physical Medicine Doctors). Since 2003 she in the Editorial Borad of the European Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She was one of the founder members of the Italian Society of Clinical Movement Analysis (SIAMOC). She was a member of the Council for four years, vice president for two years, President of the SIAMOC Society in the years 2003-2005, past President in the 2005-2007 years. She was one of the founders of ISPO IOtalia, and treasurer.


Her research interests include orthopaedic rehabilitation, clinical application of movement analysis, particularly gait analysis, dynamic electromyography, joint biomechanics in the orthopedic and rehabilitation field.


She published several papers on gait analysis in Orthoapedics, Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine. H Index 36.

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