Luca Buzzatti

Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Allied Health

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Physiotherapy

Research Supervision:Yes

Courses taught: Physiotherapy (Pre-Reg)

Luca Buzzatti received his bachelors degree in physiotherapy in 2011 at the at the Universitá Politecnica delle Marche, Italy. He now lectures in physiotherapy at ARU.

luca.buzzatti@aru.ac.uk

Background

While working as clinician, Luca completed his Masters in Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders at Genova University (2014). In 2015, he started working as a junior and later on, Senior Musculoskeletal Specialist. He has been a PhD researcher in Rehabilitation Science and Physiotherapy since 2017 working at the KARMA-4DCT-project at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Spoken Languages

  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Dutch

Research interests

  • Dynamic CT images for MSK applications
  • Systematic Review
  • Motion analysis

Luca's research explores applications of dynamic computed tomography (4DCT) for musculoskeletal pathologies using imaging processing techniques and kinematic analysis. His specific focus is on knee kinematics estimated by 4DCT in both healthy subjects and patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome and pre/post-surgical ACL reconstruction. Luca is also collaborating with University of Oxford to try to determine optimal amount of bone to be remove during surgical intervention of patient with Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). He is passionate about Evidence-based Physiotherapy and Systematic Reviews.

Areas of research supervision

  • Dynamic 4DCT for Musculoskeletal applications
  • Cervical Spine Kinematics
  • Manual Therapy for Musculoskeletal disorders

Teaching

  • MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-reg)

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Universitá Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
  • PG Dip Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Genova University
  • Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist (OMPT - IFOMPT), Genova University

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member, International Society of Biomechanics
  • Member, International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology
  • HCPC registered Physiotherapist PH100736

Selected recent publications

Battista, S., Buzzatti, L., Gandolfi, M., Finocchi, C., Falsiroli Maistrello, L., Viceconti, A., Giardulli, B., Testa, M., 2021. The Use of Botulinum Toxin A as an Adjunctive Therapy in the Management of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis. Toxins, 13, p. 640.

Buzzatti, L., Keelson, B., Vanlauwe, J., Buls, N., De Mey, J., Vandemeulebroucke, J., Cattrysse, E., Scheerlinck, T., 2021. Evaluating lower limb kinematics and pathology with dynamic CT. Bone Joint J., 103-B(5), pp. 822-827

Cattrysse, E., Burioli, A., Buzzatti, L., Van Trijffel, E., 2020. Cervical kinematics estimated by finite helical axis behaviour differs in patients with neck related problems as compared to healthy controls. European spine journal, 29(11), pp. 2778-2785.

Buzzatti, L., Marini, M., Cattrysse, E., 2020. Analysis of three-dimensional facet joint displacement during two passive upper cervical mobilizations. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. (published online).

Buzzatti, L., Keelson, B., Apperloo, J., ... Cattrysse, E. 2019. Four-dimensional CT as a valid approach to detect and quantify kinematic changes after selective ankle ligament sectioning. Scientific Reports, 9(1), p. 1291.

Bizzarri, P., Buzzatti, L., Cattrysse, E., Scafoglieri, A., 2018. Thoracic manual therapy is not more effective than placebo thoracic manual therapy in patients with shoulder dysfunctions: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 33, pp. 1-10.

Van Trijffel, E., De Maeseneer, M., Buzzatti, L., Oostendorp, R. A. B., Scafoglieri, A., Cattrysse, E., 2017. Are Changes in Synovial Fluid Volume or Distribution a Determinant of Biomechanical Effects of Passive Joint Movements? International Musculoskeletal Medicine, 38(3-4), pp. 115-121.

Buzzatti, L., Provyn, S., Van Roy, P., Cattrysse, E., 2015. Atlanto-axial facet displacement during rotational high-velocity low-amplitude thrust: An in vitro 3D kinematic analysis. Manual Therapy, 20(6), pp. 783-9.

Recent presentations and conferences

Buzzatti, L., Keelson, B., Apperloo, J., Buls, N., Scheerlinck, T., Baeyens, J-P., ... Cattrysse, E., 2020. Can kinematics of the lower limb be reproduced in horizontal position for dynamic computed tomography imaging? validation of a new weight-bearing device. Oral presentation at ISEK 2020 - XXIII Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology.

Buzzatti, L., Keelson, B., Apperloo, J., Buls, N., Scheerlinck,, T., Baeyens, J-P., ... Cattrysse, E., 2020. Validation of a novel device for horizontal weight-bearing for dynamic computed tomography: a surface emg study. Oral presentation at ISEK 2020 - XXIII Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology.

Buzzatti, L., Keelson, B., Scheerlinck,, T., Baeyens, J-P., Van Gompel, G., Vandemeuelebroucke, J., ... Serrien, B., 2019. Comparison between orthostatic squat and horizontal squat for validation of a novel device: SEMG of the lower limb. Poster session presented at XXVII congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Calgary, Canada.

Buzzatti, L., Keelson, B., Scheerlinck, T., Baeyens, J-P., Van Gompel, G., Vandemeulebroucke, J., ... Serrien, B. 2019. Novel device for lower limb weight-brearing dynamic CT: A 3D knee kinematic analysis. Poster session presented at XXVII congress of the International Society of Biomechanics , Calgary, Canada.

Buzzatti, L., Keelson, B., Apperloo, J., Buls, N., Scheerlinck, T., Baeyens, J-P., ... Cattrysse, E., 2018. Detection of kinematic changes induced by sequential lateral ankle ligament section: a dynamic 4D-CT scan study. In Abstract book of European Congress of Radiology (ECR 2018) (pp. 337-337). Springer.

Buzzatti, L., Keelson, B., Apperloo, J., Buls, N., Van Gompel, G., Scheerlinck, T., ... Cattrysse, E. 2018. Dynamic Computed Tomography (4D-CT) applied to the talocrural and subtalar joint: impact of lateral ligaments section on kinematics. Poster session presented at 8th World Congress of Biomechanics, Dublin, Ireland.

Buzzatti, L., Keelson, B., Apperloo, J., Buls, N., Van Gompel, G., Scheerlinck, T., ... Cattrysse, E. 2018. Kinematic analysis of the talocrural and subtalar joint after lateral compartment’s ligaments resection: can motion changes be detected by 4D-CT acquisition?. Oral presentation at ISEK 2018 - XXII Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology.