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Prof. Saltuari

Prof. Saltuari

After completing his study of Medicine in Innsbruck, Austria, he was a resident in the speciality of Neurology at the University of Pavia, Italy, from 1978 to 1983. Further study in the specialization of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was completed in 1986.

From 1983 to 1995 Dr. Saltuari was Head of Department on the Neurology Ward IIS/IV at the University Clinic in Innsbruck, specializing in post-acute rehabilitation for stroke and brain-injury patients. During this period, eight physicians completed their residency in Neurorehabilitation under his tutelage

Dr. Saltuari introduced new rehabilitation techniques such as cortical facilitation in Austria and developed new therapeutic techniques, e.g. intrathecal application of Baclofen in patients with supraspinal spasticity.

The government of South Tyrol (Italy) appointed Dr. Saltuari in 1985 to the Commission for Development of National Laws for Rehabilitation.

From 1988-1995 he served as Director of Therapy (Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy) in the Department for Neurology in the University Clinic in Innsbruck.

In 1988 Dr. Saltuari was appointed as Medical Director of the School for Occupational Therapy, where he introduced new functional aspects to the educational course. He was active in the “Project Group for Neurological Rehabilitation“, reporting to the government of Tyrol in 1992.

Between 1988 and 1995 he was Director of the Laboratory for Evoked Potentials at the University of Innsbruck.

In 1987 and in 1988 he was in residence for several months at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. The main area of this research assignment was the treatment of spasticity and pain in hemiplegic and spinal cord injured patients, as well as the treatment of pain by techniques of restorative neurology.

In 1992 Dr. Saltuari was awarded the Venia legendi in Neurology with the theme “Baclofen in Spasticity“, in which the efficacy of intrathecal application of Baclofen in cases of supraspinal spasticity was described for the first time.

In 1994 Dr. Saltuari was nominated as Director of the branch for Restorative Neurology of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute in Innsbruck.

Dr. Saltuari has been Medical Director of the Department of Neurology in the Hochzirl Hospital since 1995. He is also Vicepresident of the Austrian Neuromodulation Society – AUNS.)

Since 1988 he has been active in the further education for Physical Therapists in Neurorehabilitation at the Scientific Academy of Lower Austria. He was elected President of the Austrian Society for Neurorehabilitation in 2002 and is the actual Past-president.

Dr. Saltuari has submitted over 200 publications dealing with neurorehabilitative subjects as well as with acute neurological topics.

Since 1986 Dr. Saltuari has been Lecturer for Neurorehabilitation and Evoked Potentials at the University for Medicine in Innsbruck and since 1995 on the staff of the Institute for Sport Science. As internationally recognised specialist, he is Austrian Delegate to the World Federation of Neurology for the section of Neurorehabilitation.