Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy forthe Treatment of Poststroke Plantar-Flexor Muscles Spasticity: A Prospective Open-Label Study: Santamato A et al.

Top Stroke Rehabil
2014;21(Suppl 1):S17–S24© 2014 Thomas Land Publishers, Inc.www.strokejournal.comdoi: 10.1310/tsr21S1–S17
Corresponding author:
Andrea Santamato, MD, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Foggia, “OORR”, VialePinto, 71100 Foggia, Italy; phone: +39-0881-736258; fax: +39-0881-732564; e-mail: andrea.santamato@unifg.it
Andrea Santamato, MD,  1
Maria Francesca Micello, MD,  1
Francesco Panza, MD, PhD,   2
FrancescaFortunato, MD, PhD,   3
Giancarlo Logroscino, MD, PhD,   2
Alessandro Picelli, MD, PhD,  4
PaoloManganotti, MD, PhD,  5
Nicola Smania, MD,  4
Pietro Fiore, MD,  1
and Maurizio Ranieri, MD, PhD  6


1  Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation—“OORR Hospital,” University of Foggia, Italy;
2  Population Health and Health Determinants Unit, National Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion (CNESPS), Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS),Roma, Italy;
3  Sector of Hygiene, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy;
4  Neuromotor and Cognitive Rehabilitation Research Centre, Department of Neurological, Neuropsychological, Morphological and Movement Sciences,University of Verona, Verona, Italy;
5  Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Neuroimaging Unit, Department of Neurological, Neuropsychological, Morphological and Movement Sciences, Section of Neurology, University Hospital, Verona, Italy;
6  Department ofNeurological and Psychiatric Sciences, University of Bari, Italy