Eraldo Malja
PT BSc, Cert.RUSI, Cert. CMT, Lecturer University of Parma

Introduction

Eraldo is a physiotherapist graduated at the University of Parma, where prior to start his career as a physiotherapy student, he studied for 3 years Medicine and Surgery in order to have an extensive knowledge in human anatomy, physiology and medical semeiotics.

After the graduation he has continued his education with a 6 months Post-Grad Internship in: Introduction to Study Design and Research Methods (EBM&EBP), at the Department of Neuroscience of the University of Parma, with the guidance of Prof. Giacomo Rizzolatti research team.

He has enhanced his knowledge studying manual therapy and therapeutic exercises attending CPD courses: Medical Exercise Therapy (MET), Mulligan, Spinal Manipulation, Combined Movement Approach, Movement System Impairment (MSI), and courses with internationally renowned instructors such as: Chad Cook, Ann Cools, Jeremy Lewis, Jo Gibson, Donald Neumann (Marquette University) and Shirley Sahrmann  (Washington University of S. Louis).

Furthermore, specialized in RUSI (Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging).

Currently is continuing the education attending a Master in Sports Physiotherapy at the University of Pisa.

Eraldo has a long-standing clinical experience in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. He works as a physiotherapist in Parma at his private practice and cooperates as a freelance physio with different sports clubs. His interest and skills in sports physiotherapy has led him to work with a lot of semi-professional and professional athletes in different sports disciplines such as football (Serie B), rugby, softball (Serie A 1) and volleyball. Has cooperated also as a team physio with the Italian Rugby Federation (FIR).

From 2012 hitherto Eraldo lectures at the degree course in Physiotherapy, University of Parma, teaching “Evidence-Based Practice & Research Methodology”.