Cetilar has always worked alongside sports professionals and sports fans: understanding their needs and supporting them along the way is part of our work.

For this reason, in collaboration with sector professionals, we have expanded our site to add a new section: “Tips from the Physiotherapist” A space that is constantly dynamic  – just like us and you – reaching out to all those who practise sport at any level.

Our in-depth section aims at providing professional and practical advice and responding to the most frequent questions on issues related to muscles and joints affected by sport.

Born in 1988, graduated in physiotherapy at the university of Pisa in 2010, followed by a Masters in Clinical Posturology and top professional training courses in a variety of sectors. His experience in the world of professional sport, and in particular motor sports, led him to specialise in sports and orthopaedic physiotherapy, manual therapy for muscular-skeletal and visceral disorders, posturology and sports injury prevention techniques.

His main interests lie in the treatment of chronic joint pain disorders, post-injury or post-surgery rehabilitation and sports injury prevention techniques for professional and amateur sports men and women.

Co-founder of “Athletica”, a physiotherapy and athletics training centre.

Born in 1989, graduated in Sports Sciences at the University of Pisa in 2013, followed by a Masters in Medical Rehabilitation in Sport in Milan.

A sports enthusiast since a child, he has made a career out of his passion. He comes with a baggage of experience as an athletic trainer in various sectors, from Formula 1 to professional tennis, artistic skating and cycling, golf and combat sports.

He deals with 360° athletic training: evaluation of strengths and potential to develop and improve in sports performance, bearing in mind the sport-specific model and individual characteristics.

Co-founder of “Athletica”, a physiotherapy and athletics training centre.

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Functional training: what is it and what are the benefits?

In the last decade, the awareness of planning correct physical preparation has increased dramatically, whether for athletic performance or personal well-being. From here comes the need to approach training in a “functional” manner, focusing on each person’s specific needs, goals and features. So, what exactly does functional training consist of? Which exercises can be part […]

Pelvic floor rehabilitation: advice and exercises

The pelvic floor is a layer of muscles covering the lower part of the pelvis. Their main function is to support the bladder and the intestines in men, as well as the uterus in women. Not by chance, these structures, which lie above the pelvic floor, are known as pelvic organs. When these muscles are […]

Metatarsalgia: what it is and how to cure it with the right exercises

“Metatarsalgia” is a generic term indicating widespread pain in the forefoot, in the area around the metatarsal-phalangeal joints. This is a fairly frequent inflammation, which can cause significant limitations when walking and therefore worsen the quality of life for those who suffer from it. Very often, metatarsalgia is caused by an excessive overload of the […]

Piriformis Syndrome: How long it lasts and how to treat it

Piriformis Syndrome is a condition that affects the rear area of the pelvis, when the sciatic nerve is compressed by a muscle in the buttock area, called by the same name, i.e. piriformis. It causes, often undiagnosed, pain in the buttock region, which can spread to the sciatic nerve, with consequent sciatic pain and varying […]

Osteoarthrosis: from the first symptoms to the physiotherapy programme

As the average age increases, degenerative diseases of the skeletal system are becoming increasingly important and interesting. While for the upper body these disorders mainly affect the muscular-tendinous structures, degenerative changes in the lower limbs mainly affect the bone and joint cartilage. Among these, osteoarthrosis (not to be confused with arthritis, which is a different […]

Muscular leg pain: causes and remedies

Who has never suffered from muscular leg pain at least once in their life? Combined with tiredness or swelling, radiating from the thigh to the calf, while you are relaxing, sometimes at night or simply after too much physical activity, we often tend to underestimate muscle pain, expecting it to go away on its own, […]

Hip replacement: movements to avoid and rehabilitation

Hip replacement requires a specific rehabilitation programme, which aims at eliminating the source of the pain but also to completely restore joint mobility and resume walking properly. The hip is the proximal joint of the lower limb, defined as ball and socket joint (or spheroidal joint) from an anatomical point of view, as it is […]

Inflamed rotator cuff and shoulder pain: 5 recommendations

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint. An injured or inflamed rotator cuff can cause severe shoulder pain. What can we do in these cases? Which muscles are involved? The shoulder rotator cuff consists of the tendons of four muscles: at the front, the tendon in the subscapularis […]

Medial epicondylopathy: what is golfer’s elbow and how is it treated?

Medial epicondylopathy, also known as “Golfer’s Elbow”, is a painful condition which, in the majority of cases, affects people who are not involved in sports activities, or those who work as carpenters and plumbers…but not just them! In this article, we will investigate the causes, symptoms, and the stages of the treatment of medial epicondylopathy. […]

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