Philip Island with Andrea @AndreaIannone29 @AlfredoDente

Philip Island two years ago:
at the time when he joined me in the picture Andrea did not know yet how much of a show he would put up at the very same australian track two years after.
Boy, that’s what racing is all about.
Vale, Lorenzo, Marquez and the smiling guy in the picture who managed an amazing double overtake to claim the last step of the podium. Congratulations to Andrea and to Vale, Jorge and Mark for the most exciting race in years who kept us stuck on the sofa breathless lap after lap.

Nicky Hayden will leave @MotoGP and will race in world Superbike @NickyHayden @AlfredoDente

Nicky Hayden will leave MotoGP and will race in world superbike after joining the world championship hall of fame as a legend in Valencia.
“Good luck nicky a true gentleman, fully committed to his sport a fine model for every young rider and above all a motogp world champion”
As recently announced in japan during a press conference nicky will be a honda rider in world superbike and I am Looking forward to watching closely next year.
“Never give up” nh69

motogp.com Nicky Hayden announces WorlSBK move
youtube Nicky Hayden announces retirement from MotoGp

Happy World Physical Therapy Day everyone… (8th September)

Today is World Physical Therapy Day, I am one and I am proud of being a Physical Therapist.

I have chosen, many years ago, to undergo specific studies and training to become a Physical Therapist although it was not totally clear to me what was involved with and what I was getting into.

It occurs to me often that a lot of people are not too aware of what we do, how we do it and why unless they get sick and that at a certain point, if they are lucky, they are referred to or somehow they turned to us for help.

We work closely with patients of all kinds and who are or have been affected by a desease or injury or simply recovering from a bad back pain.

Today I would like to think of all my collegues who tomorrow will go to work in a hospital or private clinic or nursing home, ultimately it’ s not important WHERE but what really should count is that one of us will be there to help a lady, an old man or a child to regain strength, self confidence and, why not, dignity.

Of course there is no magic, no tricks, no shortcuts only hard work and professional competence to motivate sombody to get back on their feet if possible or to manage at their best any possible outcome after a physical set back.

Tomorrow, like every other day, a Physical Therapist will help Doctors and Nurses in an intensive care unit, or will help a patient after a knee replacement, or even help another one to use a wheelchair or may be he will deal with somebody who has had a stroke and he/she is struggling to sit up straight or to use his/her arm and leg again.

The most important thing is that also thanks  to Phisical Therapists many patients can be guided through a path of recovery and rehabilitation which can make their lives manageable or as it happens in many lucky cases  almost back to normal although we (Physical Therapists) know that normality is sometimes a very abstract concept sometimes.

We are not special people with special skills on the contrary but we study, train and mostly try to keep up our skills and competence in order to do our job properly, sometimes in a hospital, private clinic or on a soccer pitch or racing track.

It doesn’ matter where who with and how, what should really count is that we always do it at our best  with respect for ethics, dignity, pivacy and possibly with a smile.

Happy World Physical Therapy Day everyone.……

Alfredo Dente
Phisical Therapist and Manual Therapist

Knee pain, surgical and conservative approach at the Italian Academy of Osteopathic Medicine

Alfredo Dente will be teaching at the Italian Academy of Osteopathic Medicine (aimo-osteopatia.it) in Saronno on the 28th and 29th of November.
The course theme will be on Knee pain, surgical and conservative approach.
Alfredo will bring his clinical experience on the subject and will support a productive discussion with the other participants:

  • Dr Robero Abba (Orthopaedic Consultant)
  • Dr Emanuele Ungaro (orthopaedic surgeon and Osteopath)
  • Dr Renato Varinelli (Orthopaedic Surgeon)
  • Lorenza Dacò (Personal Trainer)

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Andrea Iannone: BRAVO!

Andrea Iannone and Alfredo Dente
Andrea Iannone and Alfredo Dente selfie, Phillip Island Australia 2013
Last year Andrea’s main goal was to get his hands on an official Ducati Bike. The focus was on being faster, more focused and more performing during races.
When Ducati and Phillip Morris decided to give Andrea this chance we knew we had achieved our goal.
What we did not know was that in the deal Ducati provided such a performing machine which would allow Andrea to get his first pole of his career at Mugello and a great Podium with a P2 between the two Yamaha.
And this exciting championship is still going to show more surprises I believe.

Alfredo Dente

Valentino Rossi: magnificent race! @ValeYellow46

Magnificent race by Valentino Rossi who has provided another masterpiece in front of the audience.
A great performance at 36 years of age and a great all italian podium. Congratulations to Vale and both the Ducati riders Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone.

Valentino Rossi team
Valentino Rossi team