International US Course - BELMUSCULUS

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Join European Rehabilitation Robotics Community

The application of Robotics and new technologies in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine is widely spread. However, the lack of an educational program and weak inter-professional cooperation in research and clinical activities don't allow to assess the efficacy, the effectiveness and the efficiency of robotic rehabilitation.
Prof. Alessandro Giustini with the ER2 Organization (Eng. Antonio Ruggiero, Eng. Francesca Tombolini, Dr. Maria Elena Collina, Dr. Cinzia Bonanni, Dr. Cristina Gamberini) would like to share with you the website This platform aims at harmonizing and foster the diffusion of the level of knowledge of robotic in rehabilitation, enhancing PRM role and collaboration and networking between all rehabilitation professionals.
In the new section "Join our community", Organizations, Institutes, Hospitals and Universities will be able to register their robotic devices, communicate, create and share protocols and clinical studies. The website is constantly updating and it is a useful tool to connect with other target groups; new pages and information will be online shortly.
You might want to share this information in your PRM community.

3rd Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Online Course

Organized by the European College of PRM, with the scientific support of the ESWT SISC of The European PRM Society (ESPRM).

Duration: 1 December 2019 – 31 March 2020

Accredited by EACCME with 24 European CME credits.

Course coordinators: Nikolaos Barotsis & Elena Ilieva

Faculty: Nikolaos Barotsis, Elena Ilieva, Henk Stam, Regina Stemberger

Participants Eligible to attend the course are physicians (either trainees or specialists) practising in the field of musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Level: Beginner: basic

Language: English

Modules: the course will comprise the following modules:

1. Introduction: HistoryPhysics, Biological effects

2. Therapeutic application of SW: Indications, Contraindications & Side Effects, US guided ESWT.

3. Upper Limb applications: Shoulder, Elbow

4. Lower Limb applications: Hip & knee, Ankle & foot

5. Special applications:  Bone healing, Myofascial pain syndrome, Wound healing, Spasticity.

Outcomes: The participants upon successful completion of the e-Learning material will fully acquire the theoretical knowledge for safe and effective application of ESWT. The e-Learning material provides the required up-to-date evidence-based data for the clinical application of Shock Waves in musculoskeletal disorders. Participants who will successfully & timely complete the activity will receive a certificate of Theoretical Competency in ESWT and the EACCME certificate of CMEs.

Registrations and detailed information can be found at

More details of the 3rd ESWT Online Course


We are pleased to inform you that the 5th WORLD ONLINE MASTER COURSE: 2020 2020 PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF SCOLIOSIS CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT (Who, How, When and Why to treat) will be held under the auspices of the UEMS PRM Board. UEMS PRM Board Fellows and registered trainees benefit from 20% fee discount.


Online distance learning


In 2016, ISICO launched an annual distance-learning course, open to participants from all over the world. The aim was to offer professionals specialist training in the Principles and Practice of Scoliosis Conservative Treatment (PPSCT), delivered by a faculty whose members are among today’s leading experts in the field worldwide. In planning the course, we drew on the decade of experience we had acquired through our residential Master course. The first four editions were a great success, and saw participants from all five continents engaged in an ongoing learning process, which is both engaging and effective.

ISICO is keen to share its extensive clinical and scientific experience with course participants, in the hope that this will result, worldwide, in increased availability of good quality conservative treatment with a high success rate. During the course the ISICO experts share their treatment protocols and treatment strategies in a practical way, through clinical cases, but participants are also given a general overview of the main treatment techniques, of demonstrated efficacy, used by the leading experts around the world.

Educational goals
 To achieve the ability to provide good quality care, over time, to patients affected by spinal deformities, especially children and adolescent

 To grasp the theoretical basis of such care

 To learn the ISICO approach to patient assessment and the treatment decision process

 To gain a solid basic understanding of the main current treatment techniques

 To become familiar with conservative treatments, particularly SEAS (exercises) and SPoRT (braces), and when and how to prescribe them.

Qualification for the Course
Although the PPSCT course was initially designed for physicians, to address their need for a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in the diagnosis and treatment of scoliosis, its content may also be of interest to other professionals involved in the treatment of this condition. We therefore also accept applications from physiotherapists, orthotists, PhD students, and so on. All applicants must be aware that the various learning activities are based on the assumption that course participating have a medical background.

The course organizers apply a grading process whereby points are assigned on the basis of active participation in the discussion group and live sessions. There is a minimum number of points that participants must obtain in order to receive the Attendance Certificate.

Those receiving this requisite number of points are also entitled to take the Final PPSCT Examination and, if they pass it, will be awarded the PPSCT Certificate relevant to their profession.

Course organization
The PPSCT course is entirely delivered online, through the dedicated Online Learning Platform. The course is organized in 12 Modules, each one lasting two weeks. Each module includes three recorded theoretical lectures (each one about 45 minutes), self-administered by the students at a time suitable to them. Each lecture recommends 2 to 3 scientific papers, to be read to complete the task. Each module includes furthermore three Discussion groups where specific topics linked to the theme of the current module are discussed to enhance the students’ participation and to improve the learning process. The students state their opinion and support it with appropriate quotations to justify their position and to uphold it with the colleagues. Each module ends with an Online Live Session held by a coordinator, presenting clinical cases selected accordingly to the module's topics and the discussion groups. These are the only appointments which require to be connected live at a specific date/time (every two weeks for 1 hour).

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13rd Mediterranean PRM Forum Congress - Abstract Submission Extended

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