Mission

My goal is to "help others live their lives free from pain".
For this reason, I have followed three different courses of study.

I began by graduating from the Higher Institute of Physical Education at the University Cattolica Sacro Cuore in Milan in 1990.

I then obtained the title of Rehabilitation Therapist at the University of Siena in 1996 and, in 2001, in Rome, the Diplom in Osteopathy at the Centre pour l'Etude, la Recherche et la Diffusion Osteophatiques.

I have discovered in these 30 years of experience, treating hundreds of patients and continuing to study, that the integration of multiple methods is the secret to achieving the most effective and lasting therapeutic results.

In the last 10 years, in fact, I have integrated my manual work as an Osteopath and Physiotherapist with two active exercise methods, such as the Riva Method on Delos instruments and the Neurac Method on Redcord instruments, which still represent the most innovative methods in the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain, in the prevention and prediction of injuries, in post-surgical rehabilitation and in the improvement of human performance.

“Osteopathy is the rule of movement, matter and spirit, where matter and spirit cannot manifest without movement; therefore, Osteopaths affirm that movement is the very expression of life”
Dr. Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917)

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a natural manual therapy that involves the exclusive use of the hands in the evaluation, prevention, treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and in all organic and traumatic dysfunctions that can cause suffering and pain. Osteopathy considers the patient a functional unit and is responsible for restoring proper tissue mobility to stimulate the body to regain its state of health. It uses gentle, painless and non-traumatic manual techniques.
Osteopathy rebalances vital functions and acts with a curative and above all preventive aim, treating the patient not only in the painful area, but throughout the body with a global approach. For this reason, the indications are very broad and suitable for all ages.

Indications for adults:

  • - Pain in the locomotor system such as backache, cervical pain, low back pain, cervical pain, sciatica, low back pain, back pain, intercostal neuralgia, cruralgia, stiff neck pain, tendinitis, pubalgia.
  • - Post-traumatic conditions of various kinds such as joint distortions, whiplash.
  • - Headaches, musculo-tensive headaches, migraines.
  • - Digestive disorders such as iatal hernia.
  • - Gynecological disorders such as menstrual pain and dysmenorrhea.
  • - Muscle pain during pregnancy.
  • - Pain and problems of TMJ (temporomandibular joint)

Indications for children:

  • - Birth trauma, digestive difficulties, abdominal colic, difficulty sleeping, recurrent ear infections, hyperactivity.
  • - Treatments in support of Orthodontics.
  • - Contraindications: The field of action of Osteopathy excludes all serious anatomical lesions, viral and infectious diseases, all medical emergencies.

Alfredo Mitolo has been an Osteopath D.O. since 2001 after a 6-year course. He attended the C.E.R.D.O. (www.cerdo.it) School recognized by ROI (Registro degli Osteopati d'Italia) and works as an Osteopath D.O. Free Professional since 2001.

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Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

The study of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation is directed by Alfredo Mitolo (member of the Order of Physiotherapists of Verona N 269 and also AIFI) whose goal is to help people of all ages and abilities to recover from physical trauma, from surgery, following traffic accidents, after a period of illness or injury and return to feel better than before!

The quality of Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy is the most important and decisive aspect after an operation or trauma. For this reason you will find a person who is passionate about his work, competent, with 30 years of experience in the field, ready to rehabilitate not only the injured or operated limb and district but, above all, the person who has suffered the trauma and surgery, having at his disposal not only his own hands, but also the future of rehabilitation technologies, such as the Riva Method on Delos Proprioceptive System Instruments and the Neurac Method on Redcord Instruments.

“We’re building a revolution in physical therapy and performance”.
“More than 80% of human movements are in single leg stance.”
Dr. Dario Riva

Riva Method on Delos Proprioceptive System

The Riva Method was born in the 90s from the studies of Dr. Dario Riva, Specialist in Sports Medicine and Pediatrics on foot, ankle and interaction with the ground.

"Everything that is done in single leg stance is fundamental, from the simplest activities to the Olympic performances".
“Single stance Stability, based on proprioceptive control, is an indicator of safety and effectiveness in all human movements.

A single foot is made up of 26 bones, over 100 ligaments and more than 30 muscles, between intrinsic and extrinsic.
It is an incredibly sophisticated structure, created to allow maximum adaptability to the ground.

A machine to express power must have stability.
In sports, if there is a lack of stability, the power expressed is reduced.
Absolute power is not important, but it is important to be able to express what is in each of us.

Since 2014 in the USA, in the world's top basketball championship, 66.6% of NBA teams have been using the Riva method on Delos instruments to prevent and predict injuries and to treat chronic musculoskeletal pains in the lower limbs and spine.

The Riva Method, based on the High Frequency Proprioceptive Programm, allows to recover stability, balance and efficiency of the movement, both in athletes and in people with pathological situations with impaired mobility.

"WE ARE WHAT WE DO"

In orthopaedic pathologies, the Riva Method allows the functional stabilisation of the limbs and spine. It also allows the structural remodelling of capsules, ligaments, tendons and bones.
It is particularly suitable for:

  • Flat foot (structural remodelling)
  • Plantar Fascias
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle distortions
  • Osteoarthritis of the tibio-tarsal joint and of the hindfoot
  • Cross ligament injury: functional stabilization and proprioceptive reprogramming before and after surgery
  • Arthrosis: pre-post-arthroplasty proprioceptive reprogramming and slowing down of the arthrosic process (improvement of functional stability)
  • Lumbago, low back pain, disc hernias, spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis
  • Hyperciphoresis and hyperlordosis
  • Scoliosis: functional stabilization of the spine and reduction of curves
  • Cervical whiplash

Multiple sclerosis

  • Recovery of efficiency and safety of the path (activation of the functional reserve)
  • Increased resistance to walking
  • Fall prevention

Parkinson's disease

  • Preventing curvature of the spine
  • Reprogramming of the monopodal stage of the journey

All neurological conditions with:

  • Impairment of balance
  • Insecurity of the path
  • Fall risk

Prevention of Postural Disorders:

  • In children and adolescents, the Delos system allows for correct postural alignment and harmonious structural growth from the foot to the spine.

Fall Prevention

  • Increases the safety of movements and prevents falls
  • Early detection of onset instability

Osteoporosis (prevention and mitigation)

  • Activates anti-gravity reflexes
  • Strengthens stabilizing muscles
  • Counteracts bending and misalignment of the spine

In athletes, the Riva Method allows to obtain high results, not otherwise achievable, both from the point of view of prevention and as an improvement of performance.

It allows to:

  • Preventing injuries, in particular ankle and knee sprains, low back pain and muscle injuries.
  • Prevent and heal over-use syndromes, in particular yarrow tendonitis, plantar fascias and stress fractures.
  • Improve the quality of sporting gestures, thanks to a refined proprioceptive control that controls more the vertical and, consequently, the more ergonomic movements.
  • Increasing the expressible strength of performance, such as running faster, jumping higher.
  • Reduce the energy cost, to maintain high and lasting levels of performance.

I thank Dr. Riva for his precious teachings!
Notes and information from rivamethod.net and delos-international.com

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Redcord - Neurac

Neurac stands for Neuromuscular Activation and is a very effective active method in the treatment and resolution of musculoskeletal disorders and chronic pain.

Using tailor-made exercises and techniques in suspension, the Neurac method restores correct movement patterns, improving interaction between muscles and brain, focusing on what causes the problem and not just on symptoms.

The purpose of NEURAC is to requalify the way in which the brain and muscles work together for a more intelligent and balanced body.
NEURAC is a science-based technique that delivers real results faster than conventional strength training. For this reason, the method is suitable for all sports where neuromuscular control, balance, coordination and strength of the deep abdominal muscles are key factors, not only to improve athletic performance, but also to prevent injuries.

DO THE THINGS YOU LOVE!

Using the Neurac method with the Redcord suspension system, you are guided through exercises that require precise muscle control, with the use of elastic bands and cords to assist the body in every movement. This creates a weightless and painless environment, where you can safely develop strength, stability and optimal neuromuscular control, regardless of your age or physical condition.

The NEURAC method is particularly suitable for all chronic diseases of the musculoskeletal system, but it can also be used in the geriatric, neurological, post-surgical, post-traumatic, developmental age and sports fields.
It is particularly suitable for:

  • - Neck Pain
  • - Back Pain
  • - Disc hernia
  • - Dysfunction or pain in the shoulders and all upper limb
  • - Dysfunction or pain in the hip, knee and any lower limb
  • - Patella femoral syndrome
  • - Post-surgical and post-traumatic rehabilitation
  • - Recovery of athletic gesture
  • - Improvement of athletic performance

Alfredo Mitolo in addition to being a Certified Teacher Neurac 1 and 2 and Active Advanced for teaching the method to physiotherapists, doctors, chiropractors, graduates in physical sciences and athletic trainers is also Certified Neurac Practitioner that is, certified physiotherapist and recommended by Redcord AS able to use properly and effectively the NEURAC method on patients and athletes of all ages. (see Certified Neurac Practitioner and Redcord Active Specialist in Italy at www.redcord.com)

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HELPING PEOPLE TO A LIFE IN MOTION!
“Anything that artificially stabilizes, destabilizes.”
Dr. Dario Riva

Fall Prevention

In developed countries, falls are the main cause of injury in adults over 65 years of age. The risk of falling increases with age due to several factors.

One of the most important is the inability to stay properly in Single leg stance. In fact, instability on one foot is one of the main risk factors for falls and loss of independence. Elderly people show important changes in the spatial and temporal parameters of gait, which have been shown to be risk factors for falls such as the reduction of stride length and speed, the reduction of support time on a limb and the increase of stride width.

The fact that the one-foot support time represents 80% of the wheelbase cycle at normal speed highlights its importance in ensuring the safety of basic movements, such as walking or climbing and descending stairs. Stability when resting on a foot depends on the effectiveness of the stabilizing muscles and above all on the strength of the extrinsic and intrinsic muscles of the foot.

Moving on uneven surfaces is the natural way to activate the reflected contractions of the stabilizing muscles and make them stronger.

The age-related decline in stability on a single limb would be a consequence not only of aging, but even more so of proprioceptive disorder, which is due to the excessive use of vision as a stabilizer and the increasing lack of interaction with irregular soils. Moreover, the anatomical and functional complexity of the visual system exposes it to aging, with decreased visual acuity, low sensitivity to contrast, reduced perception of depth and restriction of the visual field. Elderly people are likely to develop visual deficits from common eye diseases, including cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma. On the contrary, the redundancy of proprioceptive receptors, present in tens of thousands of muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints, makes proprioceptive control anatomically much less sensitive to aging.

Therefore, reduced interaction with irregular soils and the consequent lack of proprioceptive control are the main causes leading to an increased risk of falls in older adults.
The Riva Method significantly reduces or eliminates the risk of falling thanks to the extraordinary effect of High Frequency Proprioceptive Training, significantly increasing the ability of the elderly person to stay on a single limb and at the same time improving the contribution of sight.
Furthermore, the Riva Method is able to predict significantly the risk of a fall and therefore also has the possibility of preventing the possible onset of such a risk.

"WE ARE WHAT WE DO"

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The Practice

The Practice is equipped with a waiting room, two medical practices with services, a gym with its changing rooms with showers and bathroom.
It has been designed and conceived to offer a multifunctional service of Medical Visits, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Manual Therapy, Personal Trainer, Post-Surgical and Post-Traumatic Rehabilitation on Delos and Redcord instruments. It is a centre of excellence in Italy for the use of the Riva Method with Delos Proprioceptive System technology (info on rivamethod.net) and is the only facility in the Province of Verona with three Workstation Redcord stations and two Delos Proprioceptive System stations. It is also a reference point in Italy for the Neurac and Active Method with the titles of Certified Neurac Practitioner and Redcord Active Specialist by Alfredo Mitolo.

Particular attention has been paid to the choice of materials such as the precious oak wood of the parquet, the walls and soundproofed doors at 41 decibels of the two medical offices, the primary air system that allows a constant exchange of purified air at 99% and a soundproofing system in wood that, in the gym, allows you to absorb the sounds and facilitate listening to the lessons during refresher and training courses, with a remarkable acoustic well-being.

I thank the Architect Elena Costanzo "Expert Casaclima" for the competence and professionalism in designing the study, the choice of materials and furnishings. Architect Marco Berni for his advice on the soundproofing of the studios, the air conditioning systems of Primary Air and I also thank the Construction Company Resenterra in the person of Gianluca Resenterra for the professionalism in the construction of the studio.

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Contact

Appointments are to be agreed and set Monday and Friday.

ALFREDO MITOLO
OSTEOPATA D.O. - FISIOTERAPISTA
Member of the Order of Physiotherapists of Verona N 269
P.Iva 03871560235
Via Casette 31 - S. Maria Negrar
37024 VR
Telefono: +39 328 7192860
Email: alfredomitolo@gmail.com

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