To promote clinical research on rehabilitation in Parkinson’s disease and help to accelerate the standardization of functional assessment and rehabilitation strategies and the spread of good clinical practice.


– To carry out clinical research studies ;  in particular, to provide excellent foundations for multi-centre studies aimed at improving functional diagnosis and rehabilitation therapy of Parkinson’s disease. The network members should be qualified for conducting clinical trials, self-initialized research projects as well as epidemiological research. Furthermore, the network will support comparative studies, such as the  analysis of health care strategies in all participating countries
– To identify and link to other European networks involved in clinical research in Parkinson’s disease in order to contaminate their scopes of improve the understanding of functional consequences of pharmacological and surgical treatment

Actions planned

To establish the infrastructure of a European clinical research.

Actions performed

In 20th European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation.

Collaborating Research Facilities

Research Centre in Neurosciences and Neuroengineering, University of Genova, ITaly
IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, ROMA, ITaly,
Dept. of PRM , University of Padova, Italy.

Collaborating Clinical Facilities

Laboratory of Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurorehabilitation Service, DINOG, University of Genova
IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, ROMA, ITaly,
Dept. of PRM , University of Padova, Italy.


Maria Gabriella Ceravolo

Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine – UNIVPM - Politecnica delle Marche University – Ancona, Italy
Head of Neurorehabilitation Clinic and Coordinator of the Movement Disorder Centre - Azienda Ospedali Riuniti, Ancona.