POSITION TITLE

  • Consultant at of ISICO (Italian Scientific Spine Institute), Milan
EDUCATION/TRAINING (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, and include postdoctoral training.)
INSTITUTION AND LOCATION

DEGREE(if applicable)

YEAR(s) FIELD OF STUDY
Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Università degli Studi di Pavia MD 2002 Medicine
Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Università degli Studi di Verona Specialty 2006 Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
School of Ostepathic Mnipulation, Milan DO 2007  Osteopathy

 

A. Positions and Honors:

  • Since 2014 Assistant Editor of “European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine”
  • Since 2015 Associate Editor of “BMC Muskuloskeletal Disorders”
  • Since 2006 Editorial Board of “Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders ”

 

Positions and Employment

  • Since 2006 Consultant and researcher at ISICO

 

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • 2016-17 Past President of international Society On Spinal Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) (www.sosort.org)
  • 2015-16 President of international Society On Spinal Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) (www.sosort.org)
  • 2014-15 President Elect of international Society On Spinal Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) (www.sosort.org)
  • 2012-2014 Treasurer of international Society On Spinal Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) (sosort.org)
  • Member of the International Society on the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS)
  • Member of the European Spine Society

 

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Best SOSORT Clinical Paper Award 2015. Paper: Zaina F, de Mauroy JC, Donzelli S, Negrini S. SOSORT Award Winner 2015: a multicentre study comparing the SPoRT and ART braces effectiveness according to the SOSORT-SRS recommendations. Scoliosis 2015, 10:23 (11 August 2015)
  • 2014 Best SOSORT Clinical Paper Award 2014. Paper: Donzelli S, Zaina F, Lusini M, Minnella S, Negrini S. In favour of the definition "adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis": juvenile and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis braced after ten years of age, do not show different end results. Scoliosis. 2014 Jun 27;9:7
  • 2012 Best SOSORT Clinical Paper Award 2012. Paper: Pace N, Ricci L, Negrini S. A comparison approach to explain risks related to X-ray imaging for scoliosis. Scoliosis. 2013 Jul 2;8(1):11
  • 2011 Best SOSORT Clinical Paper Award 2011. Paper: Donzelli S, Zaina F, Negrini S. In defense of adolescents: They really do use braces for the hours prescribed, if good help is provided. Results Since a prospective everyday clinic cohort using Thermobrace. Scoliosis. 2012 May 31;7(1):12
  • 2011 Best SOSORT Clinical Paper Award 2011. Paper: Tavernaro M, Tessadri F, Donzelli S, Zaina F, Zonta A, Negrini S. Team care to cure adolescents with braces (avoiding low quality of life, pain and bad compliance): a case-control retrospective study. Scoliosis. 2012 Sep 20;7(1):17
  • 2009 Best SOSORT Clinical Paper Award 2009. Paper: Negrini S, Atanasio S, Fusco C, Zaina F Effectiveness of a complete conservative treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (bracing and exercises) based on SOSORT management criteria: results according to the SRS criteria for bracing studies. Scoliosis. 2009 Sep 4;4:19
  • 2008 Best SOSORT Clinical Paper Award 2008. Paper: Zaina F, Negrini S, Atanasio S, Romano M. Specific exercises performed in the period of brace weaning can avoid loss of correction in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) patients: Winner of SOSORT's 2008 Award for Best Clinical Paper. Scoliosis. 2009 Apr 7;4:8.
  • 2007 Europa Medicophysica - SIMFER Award 2007. Paper: Negrini S, Atanasio S, Zaina F, Romano M. Rehabilitation of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: results of exercises and bracing according to a series of clinical studies

 

Selected peer-reviewed publications or manuscripts in press (in chronological order):

PubMed/Medline 107 papers

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=zaina+f