Sebastiano Nutarelli studied ICT & digital communication as multimedia systems designer and worked as Web Accessibility Engineer for the 2nd most important Italian ICT company within the HQ of Digital Communication until 2007. He also became one of the Italian members of the W3C WCAG 2.0 working group, the international institution based in the U.S. that sets the web guidelines.
At 27 years old, at the peak of his professional and sports career, his life took a complete U-turn due to a serious knee injury. He was forced to stop any activity for more than 4 years and dedicate all his efforts on the recovery, with many surgeries and daily PT, even moving to the U.S for more than 1 year and a half becoming a patient of top notch Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Centers. Through this extended U.S stay, he had the opportunity to directly experience the marked differences between the European and the U.S clinical-rehabilitative approaches, doing such thing with worldwide renowned surgeons and PTs that later became mentors changing his perspective.
Once back on his feet he enrolled for a 4 years BSc in Phisiotherapy in Lugano, Switzerland, including a PT and orthopaedic surgical observership at Cincinnati SportsMedicine & Orthopaedic Center (Cincinnati, OH – USA) and a Clinical Rotation at TIRR Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center (Houston, TX – USA), accomplishing it with the highest grade point average (GPA) of his course.
He then completed Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Sports Physiotherapy at SUPSI University (Lugano, Switzerland), succesfully fullfilled with excellence the postgraduate stand-alone ‘Statistics in Health Research’ module (part of the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care) c/o University of Oxford (UK), completed
the MET Medical Exercise Therapy Diploma (Holten Institute, Sweden) and became a Certified Sportsmetrics™ Instructor.
He completed a Master’s degree in Biomechanics at the San Raffaele University (Rome, Italy), he’s currently completing a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in ‘Clinical Research’ at the University of Basel (Switzerland) and he’s pursuing a knee-focused international Ph.D. at the University College Dublin (Ireland).
Since 2015 he joins several surgical teams observing in the O.R. in Italy, Switzerland and U.S.
Sebastiano has been the co-founder and President of the non-profit company NFC (CE courses for PTs & MDs in Italy) in which he consecutively translated from English to Italian almost all the courses. In 2017 he co-founded NOVAVIA Project, a company that acts in the field of professional Evidence-Based education – he takes care of the Educational Development & Public Relations, acts as interpreter from English to Italian in the majority of the courses and assists some of the international experts during the teaching process.
He cooperates with foreign institutions and experts as italian translator of protocols and rehabilitation guidelines and scientific manuals. From February 2018 to January 2019 has been Professor on contract in the BSc of Physioterapy at L.U.de.S. Lugano Campus, Switzerland (Semmelweis University) – teaching “Kinesiology of the upper and lower limbs” & “Evidence-Based Physioterapy in Orthopaedics 2” and from February 2019 started being a lecturer at ‘Sapienza’ Università di Roma, Italy – teaching “Evidence-Based Practice & Orthopaedic & Sports Evidence-Based rehabilitation”
Sebastiano also is a member of the Clinical Advisory Board of KNEEguru (knee rehabilitation), International Partner of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Swiss Physical Therapy Association (Physioswiss) member, Swiss Sports Physiotherapy Association (Sportfisio) member and an International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery e Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Allied Specialty Member.
Sebastiano co-founded the physical therapy center Sports Rehab Lugano located in Lugano, Switzerland plus worked at the Centro Cantonale di Medicina dello Sport (CCMS) hosted within the National Training Center in Tenero. He also works with the Swiss National Swimming Team (Swiss Swimming) as a team physical therapist of the Elite, Youth & Juniors swimmers and as a part-time Clinical Researcher in the ‘Clinical Research Orthopaedic & Traumatology Unit’ at the EOC Regional Hospital (Lugano, Switzerland).
Sebastiano is a strong supporter of the Evidence-Based Practice in rehabilitation.