Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders “Villa Margherita” e S.Stefano Riabilitazione Arcugnano – Vicenza

Villa Margherita Parkinson Center


Arcugnano, Vicenza

Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders


Via Costacolonna 6, 36057 Arcugnano (Vicenza) – ITALY


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The Center at Villa Margherita promotes an integrated and comprehensive model of care for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders with inpatient and outpatient programs.


Every year, more than 3000 persons with PD are cared for in Villa Margherita in a restored ancient building that is part of a compound located on the hill top of Arcugnano (Vicenza). An average of 650 patients per year are admitted to the center facilities (50 dedicated beds) for a comprehensive and intense rehabilitation treatment guided by a multidisciplinary team of professionals. Also, there are five outpatient clinics for movement disorders per week (280 persons with Movement Disorders examined each month).


The Center offers educational programs for both patients and caregivers during hospitalization, in the community and at home. Villa Margherita provides also educational programs for allied health professionals.


The research is focused on determining the impact of comprehensive models of care on quality of life on patients with movement disorders. Current studies are also ascertaining the effects of rehabilitation and innovative treatments on axial abnormalities in movement disorders.

Procedure Diagnostiche

Neurological evaluation

Physiatric evaluation

Clinical Psychology Consultation

Speech and swallowing evaluation

Fiber-optic laryngoscopy

Pressure monitoring

Urological evaluations

Psychiatric evaluation

Neuropsychological evaluation

Occupational therapy evaluation

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Evaluation for DuoDopa(TM) infusion treatment

Services and treatments provided

Neurological visits

Physiatric visits

Multidisciplinary, customized rehabilitation programs for motor and non-motor symptoms, including axial disorders

Neurophysiological evaluation

Psychiatric services

Cognitive dysfunction treatments

Speech and swallowing dysfunction treatment

Urinary dysfunctions evaluation and rehab treatment

Deep Brain Stimulation and infusional therapies

Dance therapy, Nordic Walking and other social programs

Customized occupational therapy programs

Consultations for planning care at home

Evaluation and treatment of oxidative stress in degenerative neurological disease

Treatment with botulinum toxin

Hydrotherapy with tailored programs for posture, balance, gait

Robotics (EKSO Exoskeleton, Treadmill plus, Treadmill with visual and acoustic cues, musical treadmill)

3D Voicon Gait Analysis Lab on land and underwater

Surface waterproof EMG recordings

Baropodometric and stabilometric evaluation

Useful numbers

Contact center


Appointments SSN (National Health Service) Parkinson’s Ambulatory for neurological visit


Appointments SSN for psychological, psychotherapeutic and cognitive rehabilitation consultation


Appointments for private access


Contact person for patients

Federico Nordera


Medical Personnel

  • Daniele Volpe  MD – Geriatrician, Physiatrist, Director
  • Giampietro Nordera MD – Neurologist
  • Francesco Perini MD – Neurologisto
  • Rino Scuccato MD – Neurologist
  • Cristina Beretta MD – Physiatrist
  • Alessandra Pastorio MD – Physiatrist
  • Leila Bakdounes MD – Physiatrist
  • Katia Bernasconi MD – Physiatrist
  • Marco Bateni MD – Physiatrist

Neuropsychology, Psychology and other Services

  • Maria Concetta Campo – Neuropsychologist
  • Giulia Lazzari – Psychologist
  • Nicoletta Del Grosso Destreri– Neuropsychologist

Physical therapy

  • Antonio Rizzetto – Head of Physiotherapist
  • Nives Pegoraro
  • Sofia Fortuna
  • Giorgio Marcolini
  • Anna Fiorotto
  • Giuliana Ciampa
  • Alessandra Castellani
  • Sabina Giarrusso
  • Giovanni Gottin
  • Francesco Giust
  • Nicol Marchetto
  • Anna Tronca
  • Rita Bonventi

Occupational therapy

  • Sara Sgarbossa
  • Filippo Foscaro

Speech therapy

  • Selena Bressan
  • Flavia Frighetto

Nurse and other personnel

  • Rossella Bizzotto – Head of Nurse
  • Silvia Moretti – Head of Nurse
  • Elisa Baron – Nutritionist
  • Alice Gasparotto – Social Worker

Research personnel

  • Elena Pegolo – Bioengineer
  • Anna GuiottoBioengineer
  • Fabiola Spolaor – Bioengineer
  • Fulvia Fichera – Physiotherapist
  • Davide Castelli – Physiotherapist

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International centers

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