05 Apr Dr Stefano Della Villa Biography
Dr Stefano Della Villa
Stefano Della Villa, MD
Physiatrist, Educational and Research Department, Isokinetic Medical Group – FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, Bologna – Italy
Stefano Della Villa received his M.D. from the University in Bologna in 1985 and completed his residency in Orthopaedic and Sport Rehabilitation at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institutes in 1988.
As part of his training he worked in 1987 and 1988 with Professor Michael Dillingham, Director of Sports Medicine Programme, at Stanford University (California, US) and with Rick Eagleston, Physical Therapist of the Stanford Swimming Team.
He founded in Bologna the Isokinetic Sport Rehabilitation Centre in 1987 and since then he is the President of the company. In 1992 he organized the first edition of the International Congress of Sport Rehabilitation and Traumatology, that in 2011 will celebrate its 20th anniversary.
In 2000 he founded together with the Physiologist Giulio Sergio Roi, M.D., the Educational and Research Department of the company focused on prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. In 2001 the Isokinetic Medical Group opened a new clinic in Milan and in the next years in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Turin, Verona, Rome and Rimini. From 2006 to 2010 he has been the President of the Rehabilitation Committee of the Italian Scientific Society S.I.G.A.S.C.O.T. and in 2008 he became a member of the Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Committee of I.C.R.S.
Since October 2009 the Isokinetic Medical Group was accredited as F.I.F.A. Medical Centre of Excellence thanks to his long experience in the management of soccer player injuries.