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Marco Testa Marco Testa

Marco Testa

visiting Prof., Academic staff
+39 019 219 45703


Marco Testa was born in Alassio, Italy, May 16th, 1962. Graduated in Physical Education, in Physiotherapy and Osteopathy, he got the PhD in Rehabilitation Science and Physiotherapy at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2016. He is full time aggregate Professor at the Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics and Maternal Infantile Science of the University of Genoa. Coordinator and founder of the Master in Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders, ( at University Campus of Savona.

He teaches Manual Therapy in the School of Physiotherapy and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Medical Specialization School of Rheumatology.
His recent research activities are aimed to:
- Validation and implementation of a visual feedback system for assessment of motor control of bite and pinching force

- Implementation of IMU sensors for motor control in rehabilitation

- Validation of the “sensorised” sit to stand test.

- Investigation of the Placebo/Nocebo mechanisms in musculoskeletal rehabilitation

He is member of the editorial board of Manual Therapy Journal, Archives of Physiotherapy and Scienza Riabilitativa and authored more than 50 indexed scientific papers.



Smart Energy Building, 1st floor
University of Genoa - Campus of Savona
via Magliotto 2
17100 Savona (Italy)