Dr.

Leonardo Gizzi

Junior Participating Researcher
Institute of Applied Mechanics (CE)
Continuum Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

Contact

+49 711 685-60044

Website

Pfaffenwaldring 4F
70569 Stuttgart
Germany
Room: 0.007

Subject

  • Neurophysiology, Motor Control
  • Pain, Neurorehabilitation
  • Exercise Science
  • Electromyography, Motion Analysis, Biomechanics
  • Gait Analysis, Rehabilitation, Brain Computer Interface

Work experience

2016 – now:      Senior Research Associate, SimTech Research Group on Continuum Biomechanics and Mechano-biology Institute of Applied Mechanics (CE), University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

2015 – 2016:     Research Scientist, Institute of Neurorehabilitation Systems, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Göttingen, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany

2013 – 2015:     Research Scientist, Pain Clinic, Center for Anaesthesiology, Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

2011 – 2013:     Research Scientist, Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Göttingen, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany

2010 – 2011:     Research Scientist, Department of Sport Sciences and Health, Universitá degli studi di Roma “Foro Italico”, Rome, Italy

2007 – 2010:     PhD Student, Department of Sport Sciences and Health, Universitá degli studi di Roma “Foro Italico”, Rome, Italy

Academic education

2010 - PhD in Health and Sport Sciences (Human Physiology) at University of Rome “Foro Italico”, Rome, Italy

2006 - Master degree in Biomedical Engineering at University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy

1999 - Diploma in classical studies at Liceo Ginnasio Statale “Lucio Anneo Seneca”, Rome, Italy

2017: “Acute pain – movement goals first!" (17-10-2017), during the symposium "Schmerz verändert Muskelaktivierung – Anforderungen an Bewegungstherapie und Patienten", German Congress of Pain, Manheim, Germany

2017: Keynote, “Physiological bases of motor control and its detection” 03-03-2017 during the symposium “Using Physiological Sensing for Embodied Interaction” at HCI lab, University of Stuttgart

2012:    “Motor modules during normal and robotic-aided walking of stroke patients”, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Beijing, China

2011:    “L’elettromiografia di superficie per la valutazione dei moduli motori”, Fundation Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy. (Seminar within the FP7 Project “BETTER”)

2010:    “Sensorimotor Interaction during Locomotion”, Aalborg University, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark. (International Symposium)

ISEK - International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology

SfN – Society for Neurosciences

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. GIZZI L, Röhrle  O, Petzke F, Falla D. People with low back pain show reduced movement complexity during their most active daily tasks. European Journal of Pain 2018
  2. Ramasamy E, Avci O, Dorow D, Chong SY, GIZZI L, Steidle G, Schick F, Röhrle O: An Efficient Modelling-Simulation-Analysis Workflow to Investigate Stump-Socket Interaction Using Patient-Specific, Three-Dimensional, Continuum-Mechanical, Finite Element Residual Limb Models. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 6
  3. Testa M, Geri T, Pitance L, Lentz P, GIZZI L, Erlenwein J, Petkze P, Falla D: Alterations in jaw clenching force control in people with myogenic temporomandibular disorders. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 43, 111-117
  4. Crawford R, GIZZI L, Dieterich A, Mhuiris ÁN, Falla D.: Age-related changes in trunk muscle activity and spinal and lower limb kinematics during gait. PloS one 13 (11), e0206514
  5. Falla D, GIZZI L, Parsa H, Dieterich A, Petzke F.: People with chronic neck pain walk with a stiffer spine. In: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 47 (2017), Nr. 4, S. 268-277
  6. Testa M, Geri T, GIZZI L, Falla D: High-density EMG reveals novel evidence of altered masseter muscle activity during symmetrical and asymmetrical bilateral jaw clenching tasks in people with chronic nonspecific neck pain. In: Clinical Journal of Pain 33 (2017), Nr. 2, S. 148-159
  7. Halvorsen M, Falla D, GIZZI L, Harms-Ringdahl K, Peolsson A, Dedering A: Short-and long-term effects of exercise on neck muscle function in cervical radiculopathy: A randomized clinical trial. In: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 48 (2016), Nr. 8, S. 696-704
  8. Crawford RJ, GIZZI L, Mhuiris A, Falla D: Are regions of the lumbar multifidus differentially activated during walking at varied speed and inclination? In: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 30 (2016), S. 177-183
  9. Oliveira AS, GIZZI L, Ketabi S Farina D, Kersting UG: Modular control of treadmill vs overground running. In: PLoS ONE 11 (2016), Nr. 4
  10. Felici F, Bazzucchi I , Sgrò P, Quinzi F, Conti A, Aversa A, GIZZI L, Mezzullo M, Romanelli F, Pasquali R, Lenzi A, Di Luigi L: Acute severe male hypo-testosteronemia affects central motor command in humans. In: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 28 (2016), S. 184-192
  11. Testa M, Geri T, GIZZI L, Petzke, F, Falla D: Alterations in Masticatory Muscle Activation in People with Persistent Neck Pain Despite the Absence of Orofacial Pain or Temporomandibular Disorders. In: Journal of oral &amp, facial pain and headache 29 (2015), Nr. 4, S. 340-348
  12. GIZZI L, Muceli S, Petzke F, Falla D: Experimental muscle pain impairs the synergistic modular control of neck muscles. In: PLoS ONE 10 (2015), Nr. 9
  13. Iosa M, GIZZI L, Tamburella F, Dominici N: Editorial: Neuro-motor control and feed-forward models of locomotion in humans. In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9 (2015), Nr. JUNE
  14. Vaisy M, GIZZI L, Petzke F, Consmüller T, Pfingsten M, Falla D: Measurement of Lumbar Spine Functional Movement in Low Back Pain. In: Clinical Journal of Pain 31 (2015), Nr. 10, S. 876-885
  15. Jiang N, GIZZI L, Mrachacz-Kersting N, Dremstrup K, Farina D: A brain-computer interface for single-trial detection of gait initiation from movement related cortical potentials. In: Clinical Neurophysiology (2015), Nr. 126, Issue 1, Pages 154-159
  16. Oliveira AS, GIZZI L, Farina D, Kersting UG: Motor modules of human locomotion: Influence of EMG averaging, concatenation, and number of step cycles. In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8 (2014), Nr. MAY
  17. Falla D, GIZZI L, Tschapek M, Erlenwein J, Petzke F: Reduced task-induced variations in the distribution of activity across back muscle regions in individuals with low back pain. In: Pain 155 (2014), Nr. 5, S. 944-953
  18. Rea M, Rana M, Lugato N, Terekhin P, GIZZI L, Brötz D, Fallgatter A, Birbaumer N, Sitaram R, Caria A: Lower limb movement preparation in chronic stroke: A pilot study toward an fnirs-bci for gait rehabilitation. In: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair 28 (2014), Nr. 6, S. 564-575
  19. Moreno JC, Barroso F, Farina D, GIZZI L, Santos C, Molinari M, Pons JL: Effects of robotic guidance on the coordination of locomotion. In: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 10 (2013), Nr. 1
  20. Lluch E, Schomacher J, GIZZI L, Petzke F, Seegar D, Falla D: Immediate effects of active cranio-cervical flexion exercise versus passive mobilisation of the upper cervical spine on pain and performance on the cranio-cervical flexion test. In: Manual Therapy 19 (2014), Nr. 1, S. 25-31
  21. Sartori M, GIZZI L, Lloyd DG, Farina D: A musculoskeletal model of human locomotion driven by a low dimensional set of impulsive excitation primitives. In: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience (2013), Nr. JUN
  22. Oliveira AS, Silva PB, Lund ME, GIZZI L, Farina D, Kersting UG: Effects of Perturbations to Balance on Neuromechanics of Fast Changes in Direction during Locomotion. In: PLoS ONE 8 (2013), Nr. 3
  23. GIZZI L, Nielsen JF, Felici F, Moreno JC, Pons JL, Farina D: Motor modules in robot-aided walking. In: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 9 (2012), Nr. 1
  24. Kilen A, GIZZI L, Jensen BR, Farina D, Nordsborg NB: Changes in human muscle oxygen saturation and mean fiber conduction velocity during intense dynamic exercise-effect of muscular training status. In: Muscle and Nerve 46 (2012), Nr. 5, S. 746-754
  25. Oliveira AS, GIZZI L, Kersting UG, Farina D: Modular organization of balance control following perturbations during walking. In: Journal of Neurophysiology 108 (2012), Nr. 7, S. 1895-1906
  26. Farina D, Negro F, GIZZI L, Falla D: Low-frequency oscillations of the neural drive to the muscle are increased with experimental muscle pain. In: Journal of Neurophysiology 107 (2012), Nr. 3, S. 958-965
  27. GIZZI L, Nielsen JF, Felici F, Ivanenko YP, Farina D: Impulses of activation but not motor modules are preserved in the locomotion of subacute stroke patients. J Neurophysiol. 2011 Jul;106(1):202-10. doi: 10.1152/jn.00727.2010. Epub 2011 Apr 20.
  28. Dideriksen JL, GIZZI L, Petzke F, Falla D: Deterministic accessory spinal movement in functional tasks characterizes individuals with low back pain. In: Clinical Neurophysiology 125 (2014), Nr. 8, S. 1663-1668
  29. Oliveira AS, GIZZI L, Farina D, Kersting UG: Gait modulation for the reactive recovery of balance. In: IFMBE Proceedings 34 IFMBE (2011), S. 271-274
  30. Dewhurst S, Macaluso A, GIZZI L, Felici F, Farina D, De Vito G: Effects of altered muscle temperature on neuromuscular properties in young and older women. In: European Journal of Applied Physiology 108 (2010), Nr. 3, S. 451-458
  31. Masci I, Vannozzi G, GIZZI L, Bellotti P, Felici F: Neuromechanical evidence of improved neuromuscular control around knee joint in volleyball players. In: European Journal of Applied Physiology 108 (2010), Nr. 3, S. 443-450
  32. Sbriccoli P, Sacchetti M, Felici F, GIZZI L, Lenti M, Scotto A, De Vito G: Non-invasive assessment of muscle fiber conduction velocity during an incremental maximal cycling test. In: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 19 (2009), Nr. 6
  33. GIZZI L, Lenti M, Felici F, Filligoi G: Muscle fibers conduction velocity in cycling: A cross correlation-based application for dynamic exercise. In: IET Conference Publications (2008), Nr. 540 CP

Books and Monographs

 

  1. Iosa M, Dominici N, Tamburella F, GIZZI L, eds. (2015). Neuro-Motor Control and Feed-Forward Models of Locomotion in Humans. Lausanne: Frontiers Media. doi: 10.3389/978-2-88919-614-2 ISSN 1664-8714, ISBN 978-2-88919-614-2[1]
  2. Sartori M, GIZZI L, Farina D (2012). Modeling of Human Locomotion Based on Low- Dimensional Impulsive Activation Signals: Perspectives for Neurotechnologies. In: Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation, vol. 2, p. 1239-1242, ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-642-34545-6

[1] The open source book can be downloaded at:

http://journal.frontiersin.org/researchtopic/1623/neuro-motor-control-and-feed-forward-models-of-locomotion-in-humans#overview

Conference Proceedings

  1. Varotto, C., Sawacha, Z., GIZZI, L., Farina, D. and Sartori, M., 2017, July. Closed-loop EMG-informed model-based analysis of human musculoskeletal mechanics on rough terrains. In Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), 2017 International Conference on (pp. 364-368). IEEE.
  2. Crawford RJ, GIZZI L, Ni Mhuiris Á, Dieterich A, Falla D: Thoracolumbar erector spinae and trunk obliques muscle activity during walking at various speeds and inclinations: differences between young and older asymptomatic adults. Eurospine Conference 2018, Barcelona, Spain, September 19th-21st, 2018.
  3. Altan E, GIZZI L, Göktepe S and Röhrle O: Modelling isometric-exercise-induced skeletal muscle adaptation, World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB2018), Dublin, Ireland, June 8th-12
  4. GIZZI L and Klotz T and Bleiler C, Röhrle O: Computational Challenges in Multi-scale Modelling of the Neuromuscular System, World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB2018), Dublin, Ireland, June 8th-12th.
  5. Altan E. GIZZI L and Röhrle O: Modelling voluntary contraction of knee extensors using a motor unit recruitment model, International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Dublin, Ireland, June 30th-July 2nd
  6. Saini H, GIZZI L, Altan E, Ramasay E, Ates F, Röhrle O: Predicting skeletal muscle force from motor-unit activity using 3D FEM. Annual Scientific Conference of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM), Munich, Germany, 19th-23rd March 2018.
  7. Altan E, GIZZI L and Röhrle O: Modelling voluntary contraction capabilities of vastus lateralis using a motor unit recruitment model. Annual Scientific Conference of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM), Munich, Germany, 19th-23rd March 2018.
  8. Saini H, GIZZI L, Ates F and Röhrle O: Subject-specific 3D Musculoskeletal Simulations of the Human Tibialis Anterior. In: Proceedings International Conference on Computational Bioengineering (ICCB), Compiègne France, 6-8 September 2017.
  9. Altan E, GIZZI L and Röhrle O: Modelling the adaptation of skeletal muscles in response to isometric exercise. In: Proceedings International Conference on Computational Bioengineering (ICCB), Compiègne France, 6-8 September 2017.
  10. GIZZI L, Röhrle O, Petzke F, Falla D: People with chronic low back pain show reduced movement complexity during daily activities. In: XXI ISEK Congress Book of Proceedings. Chicago, US 05-08 July 2016
  11. Geri T, Testa M, GIZZI L, Petzke F, Falla D: High-density EMG reveals altered masseter muscle activation during unilateral and bilateral jaw clenching tasks in people with chronic neck pain - IFOMPT Conference 2016, Glasgow, 04 - 08 July 2016
  12. Halvorsen M, Falla D, GIZZI L, Harms-Ringdahl K, Anneli Peolsson A, Dedering Å: Short- and long-term effects of exercise on neck muscle function in cervical radiculopathy: a randomized clinical trial. IFOMPT Conference 2016, Glasgow, 04 - 08 July 2016
  13. Crawford R, GIZZI L, Ni Mhuiris Á, Falla D: Are deep and superficial lumbar multifidus differentially activated during walking at different speeds and inclinations? ISSLS at SpineWeek 2016, Singapore May 16 – 20, 2016
  14. Crawford R, GIZZI L, Ni Mhuiris Á, Falla D: Are deep and superficial regions of the lumbar multifidus differentially activated during walking at different speeds and inclinations? IFOMPT Conference 2016, Glasgow, 04 - 08 July 2016
  15. Testa M, Geri T, Roatta S, GIZZI L, Petzke F, Falla D: (2014). Bite force control in subjects with chronic neck pain. In: EULAR Proceedings 2014. Paris, 9-11 July 2014
  16. Geri T, Testa M, GIZZI L, Petzke F, Falla D: Elevated masticatory muscle activity during jaw clenching in people with chronic neck pain. In: XX ISEK Congress Book of Proceedings. Rome, Italy, 15-18 July 2014
  17. Marchetti E, Tirabasso A, Sacco F, Lunghi A, Di Giovanni R, GIZZI L, Fattorini L: Neuromuscular influence of the mechanical vibration during hand-grip tasks. In: ISEK 2014 Book of Proceedings. Rome, Italy, 15-18 July 2014
  18. GIZZI L, Petzke F, Falla D: Effects of experimentally induced pain on the modular control of neck muscles. In: XX ISEK Conference Book of Proceedings. Rome, Italy, 15-18 July 2014
  19. Oliveira AS, GIZZI L, Ketabi S, Farina D, Kersting UG: Neuromuscular control of running: overground vs treadmill. In: ACSM 61th Annual Meeting, Book of Proceedings. Orlando, 2014
  20. GIZZI L, Petzke F, Falla D: Reorganization Of Neck Muscle Activity During Multidirectional Neck Movement With Experimental Muscle Pain. In: Book of Abstracts of the Deutscher Schmerzkongress, Hamburg, Germany, 23-26/10/2013. Hamburg, 23-26/10/2013
  21. Vaisy M, GIZZI L, Petzke F, Consmüller T, Falla D: Lumbar and pelvis movement characteristics in low back pain. In: Abstractband des Deutschen Schmerzkongresses 2013. Hamburg, 23-26/10/2013
  22. Gervasio S, GIZZI L, Farina D & Mrachacz-Kersting N: Extracting motor module as a measure of interlimb coordination . In: Proceedings Sfn New Orleans, 13-17 Ottobre 2012
  23. GIZZI L, Felici F, Dosen S, Moreno JC, Pons JL, Nielsen JF, Ivanenko YP, Farina D: (2012). Motor Modules During Normal And Robotic-Aided Walking Of Stroke Patients. In: Proceeedings of World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. Beijing, China, May 26-31 2012
  24. GIZZI L, Kilen A, Rona Jensen B, Felici F, Nordsborg N. and Farina D: (2012). Effect of power and cranking rate on motor control of upper body in high level athletes. In: Proc. ISEK – International Society of Electromyography and Kinesiology. Brisbane, AUS, 2012 July 19-21st
  25. Oliveira AS, GIZZI L, Felici F, Kersting U and Farina D: (2012). Perturbations to balance in the frontal and sagittal plane influence specific muscle synergies. In: Proceedings XIX Biennial ISEK Congress. Brisbane (AUS), 19-21 July 2012
  26. Falla D, GIZZI L, Tschapek M, Petzke F: Multiple and parallel experimental approaches in patients with musculoskeletal pain. In: Deutscher Schmerzkongress. Mannheim, 17-20/10/2012
  27. Oliveira AS, GIZZI L, Farina D and Kersting UG: Gait Modulation For The Reactive Recovery Of Balance. In: Proceedings of the 15th Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomdical Engineering and Medical Physics. Aalborg (DK), June 14-17, 2011
  28. Falla D, Negro F, GIZZI L, Farina D: The Low Frequency Oscillations Of The Neural Drive To The Muscle Are Increased With Experimental Muscle Pain. In: 7th Congress of the European Federation of IASP Chapters (EFIC) - PAIN IN EUROPE VII Hamburg, Germany, September 21 - 24, 2011. Hamburg, Germany, September 21 - 24, 2011
  29. Oliveira AS, GIZZI L, Kersting UG, Farina D: Direction-dependent muscle synergies for the reactive recovery of balance following perturbations during gait. In: Proceedings of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. San Diego (CA), 12-17 November 2010
  30. GIZZI L, Feldbæk Nielsen J, Felici F, Filligoi G, Ivanenko Y, Farina D: Effect of post stroke therapy on walking motor modules. In: Proceedings of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. San Diego (CA), 12-17 November 2010
  31. GIZZI L, Feldbæk Nielsen J, Felici F, Filligoi G, Ivanenko Y, Farina D: Motor control and stroke: is the effectiveness of post stroke therapy reflected by movement motor modules and activation coefficients? In: XIII International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesiology congress. Aalborg, Denmark, 16-19 June 2010
  32. GIZZI L, Feldbæk Nielsen J, Felici F, Filligoi G and Farina D: Muscle synergies in stroke patients during walking. In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2009. Chicago (IL), 17-21/10/2009
  33. GIZZI L, Feldbæk Nielsen J, Felici F, Filligoi G and Farina D: Muscle synergies in stroke patients during walking. In: Proc. EWOMS 2009. Lisboa (Portugal), 4-6 June 2009, p. 66, ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 978-972-735-164-0
  34. GIZZI L, Feldbæk Nielsen J, Felici F, Filligoi G and Farina D: Muscle synergies after stroke and the emergence of new motor strategies. In: Proc. VI Meeting IIM 21-23 October 2009, Siena, Italy. 2009. p. 19
  35. GIZZI L, Lenti M, Felici F, Filligoi G: Muscle fibers conduction velocity in cycling: A cross correlation-based application for dynamic exercise. In: Advances in Medical, Signal and Information Processing, 2008. MEDSIP 2008. 4th IET International Conference on, ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-86341-934-8
  36. Masci I, GIZZI L, Bellotti P, Bellotti S, Vannozzi G, Felici F: “Knee flexors-extensors coactivation during vertical jumps is reduced in volleyball players”. In: Proc. IV meeting IIM – Istituto Interuniversitario di Miologia – 2007. Roma, November 21-25, p. 26
  37. GIZZI L, Filligoi G, and Felici F: “A multi-electrode array approach to muscle fibers conduction velocity estimation during dynamic exercise”. In: Proc. IV meeting IIM – Istituto Interuniversitario di Miologia – 2007, November 21-25. Roma, 21-25/11/2007, p. 26
  38. Ciarla G, GIZZI L, Ronca M, Bazzucchi I: “Muscle fibers conduction velocity is mainly affected by force intensity than contraction speed during isokinetic exercise”. In: Proc. ISEK – International Society of Electromyography and Kinesiology 2006. Torino, 28/06-01/07 2006, p. 77-78

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