NeMO Clinical Center Trento is a reference point for the treatment of neuromuscular diseases for pediatric and adult age for the Autonomous Province of Trento and Triveneto.
NeMO Trento is located on the ground floor of the “Villa Rosa” rehabilitation hospital in Pergine Valsugana. Its opening is the result of a public-private management experimentation agreement between the Autonomous Province of Trento, the APSS – Provincial Agency for Health Services and Serena Onlus Foundation (managing body of NeMO Clinical Centers in Italy). The close relationship between the institutions represents an important element that ensures high standards in clinical activity from diagnosis, to therapy, to taking care of the patient and enhances the rehabilitation and occupational therapy skills of the territory.
NeMO Clinical Center Trento inaugurated its spaces in February 2021 and is led by the Clinical Management of Dr. Riccardo Zuccarino. It has an agreement with the University of Parma and the University of Verona.
In NeMO Clinical Center Trento there are Neurology, Neurology of the Developmental Age, Pneumology, Physiatry, Multidisciplinary and Psychology ambulatories. In the Center we take care of patients with:
At NeMO Clinical Center Trento we offer various health services for our patients:
NeMO Clinical Center Trento is part of the Inherited Neuropathy Consortium (INC) and the ERN Euro-NMD.
It is among the centers recognized by the Italian CMT network.
It is a Provincial Auxiliary Center and a reference point for national patient associations and NeMO members.
In particular for the regional section of AISLA Onlus, the UILDM headquarters in Bolzano and the territorial representatives of Famiglie SMA.
It is active in the organization of thematic congresses SoloLavorando Assieme and National Day of Neuromuscular Diseases in collaboration with CIBIO and CNR.
NeMO Clinical Center Trento also has an agreement for teaching activities with:
Riccardo Zuccarino is a physician specialized in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has been a part of the NeMO Clinical Centers since 2011, serving as the Physiatrist-in-Charge at the Arenzano location, and he currently holds the position of Clinical Director at NeMO Clinical Center in Trento.
He returned to Italy after spending 2 years in the USA, from 2018 to the summer of 2020, at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. During his time there, he coordinated an international research group focused on a hereditary peripheral neuropathy known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth.
He is a member of the Inherited Neuropathy Consortium, the Peripheral Nerve Society, and the European Reference Network. Dr. Zuccarino also serves as a clinical consultant for AISLA - the Italian Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association's Listening Center.
Dr. Zuccarino describes his approach to rehabilitation: "For a person with a neuromuscular condition, the rehabilitation journey goes beyond motor aspects; rehabilitation is a rehabilitation of life. It is a pact of alliance made together, between doctor and patient, because every movement we work on has immeasurable value in maintaining the need for autonomy and living a life with dignity."