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הידעת? הדפדפן שהינך גולש ממנו אינו עדכני

הדפדפן שהינך גולש ממנו אינו עדכני ויתכן שהאתר אינו יעבוד בצורה טובה. הדפדפנים הנתמכים באתר הם:

לחץ על האיקונים למעבר לדף ההורדה של הדפדפן

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Research activity

הדפסה דוא

Active research in different and various subjects takes place at the Department of Physiotherapy at Ariel University

The following is a list of senior faculty of the Department of Physiotherapy and a summary of their research and academic activities:

Name of instructorAreas of research

Dr. Shmuel Springer
BPT, MScPT, PhD
Head of Department of Physiotherapy

Dr. Springer is a physiotherapist who heads the neuromuscular electric stimulation lab at Ariel University.

Open a list of primary research interests ↓

  • Gait, pathology, and gait motion disorders

     

  • Use of electric stimulation to move paralyzed limbs

     

  • The therapeutic effects of electric stimulation on walking

     

  • The effect of functional electric stimulations on the gait of people with various orthopedic injuries.

     

  • Studies dealing with optimization of pulse characteristics

  • The relationship of cognitive and behavioral factors to motor performance, particularly while walking.

Dr. Tamar Jacob
PT, MPH, PhD
Head of Master's Program in Physiotherapy

Dr. Jacob is a physiotherapist dealing with research in three primary areas – physiotherapy education, physiotherapy services, and assessment of quality of life conditions for polio sufferers.

Open a list of primary research interests ↓

  • On the subject of physiotherapy education:
    • Assessment of stress awareness among physiotherapy students

    • Assessment of the preparedness of bachelor’s students for work in the field

    • Assessment of physiotherapy student positions toward a specific patient population
  • On the subject of physiotherapy services:
    • Implementation of the ICF model in Israel’s rehabilitation industry

    • The legal description of physiotherapy services in Israel

    • The vision of the national manager of the physiotherapy service in Israel

    • Control and supervision of physiotherapy services in Israel

    • Accessibility and quality of the physiotherapy service in Israel

    • Inculcation of ethical tools in the physiotherapy service in Israel

    • Strengths and weaknesses of the physiotherapy services in Israel

  • On the subject of polio sufferers' quality of life:
    • Quality of life among adult polio sufferers

    • Later health problems among polio suffers

Prof. Abram Katz
Bs, MA, Dr. Med Sci

Professor Katz is a physiotherapist studying the field of physiology and metabolism of the skeletal muscles. He is the head of the Muscle Physiology Lab at Ariel University

Open a list of primary research interests ↓

  1. Energy metabolism
  2. Lactic acid production
  3. Adenine nucleotide metabolism
  4. Fatigue
  5. Glucose transport
  6. Insulin signaling
  7. Glycogen metabolism

Master's students in physiotherapy can participate in studies of Professor Katz's lab under his instruction after passing proper training for work with animals.

Prof. Meir Lotan
BPT, MScPT, PhD

 

Professor Lotan is a physiotherapist who primarily researches the field of treatment for people with developmental cognitive dysfunction (mental retardation), with emphasis on Rett syndrome. Prof. Lotan is considered a world expert in this field.

Open a list of primary research interests ↓

  1.  Snoezelen – a multi-sensory treatment method developed for people with developmental mental challenges. Dr. Lotan is due to publish a book on this subject which will describe projects conducted in this field in Israel.

     

  2. Physical activity of people with intellectual developmental disabilities and unique methods of  activation and benefit to this population.

     

  3. Prevention and amendment of deviations in the spine (scoliosis, kyphosis) using unique intervention plans.

     

  4. Use of virtual reality as a modern tool to attain motivation and cooperation of people with intellectual developmental disabilities in a way that will enable high levels of physical activity.

     

  5. Pain assessment, training treating staff on how to assess suitable levels of pain and construct treatment protocols for pain in people with intellectual developmental disabilities.

     

  6. Quality assessment of cushions to prevent pressure sores

     

  7. Autism and physiotherapy

  8. Ethics in work with people with intellectual developmental disabilities.

Dr. Zvi Kozol
PT, MA, PhD

Dr. Kozol is a physiotherapist primarily dealing with the study of motion control and weight balance. He is in charge of Kinesiology, biomechanics, and gait assessment lab at Ariel University.

Open a list of primary research interests ↓

  • Kinesiology

     

  • Biomechanics

     

  • Assessment of normal and pathological gait

     

  • Development of initial working model for assessment of motor functioning following a stroke

     

  • Activity of the back muscle when a person rises from a sideways reclining position to a sedentary position

     

  • Movement defects of patients with orthopedic problems in the lower limbs

     

  • Ergonomic studies

  • Development of device for the assessment and practice of the movement time in an open space for post-stroke patients.

Dr. Alon Rabin
PT, MA, PhD

Dr. Rabin is a physiotherapist dealing with clinical work in the field of skeletal/muscular rehabilitation. He studies various aspects of this field.

Open a list of primary research interests ↓

  • Allocation of patients with lower back pain to treatments with a high success rate, including lumbar stabilization, indicatory treatment, or lumbar manipulation

     

  • Validation of clinical trials to identify a pattern of defective motion in patients with frontal knee pain.

     

  • Development of examination technique to identify the extent of a defect in shoulder blade movement on shoulder pain.

     

  • Risk factors for injuries among soldiers

  • Risk factors for injuries among athletes

Dr. Ofira Einstein
BPT, MSc, PhD

Dr. Einstein is a physiotherapist dealing with basic science in the field of neurology and neuroimmunology. She is the head of the physical activity and nervous system laboratory at Ariel University

Open a list of primary research interests ↓

  • Basic science studies (work with biological models on animals)
    • Degenerative disease of the central nervous system
    • Physical activity and diseases of the central nervous system
    • Physical activity and the model for sclerosis in mice

Master's students in physiotherapy can participate in lab studies after following after passing proper training for work with animals.

Dr. Orit Elion
BPT, MScPT, PhD

Dr. Elion is a physiotherapist dealing with the field of functioning and learning of motor skills and weight distribution in virtual reality and real world environments among a healthy population and a population that has suffered injury to the central nervous system. She has served in her past as a physiotherapist, lab operator, and virtual reality researcher at the Sheba Medical Center.

Open a list of primary research interests ↓

  • Processes of learning specialized motor skills (willful)

     

  • Process of learning weight balance

     

  • Effect of the environment on the learning process of motor skills

     

  • Effect of dual tasking on the learning process of motor skills

     

  • The effect of dual tasking and attention on weight balance, stability, and functioning

     

  • Utilization of virtual reality technology to treat defects in weight balance and stability

  • Utilization of technology to assess weight balance and functioning

Cooperation guided by students together with instructors for other master's degree programs at the university

In addition to research projects that students will be offered under the instruction of faculty members form the Department of Physiotherapy, students will be given the opportunity to conduct research projects in collaboration with instructors for master's degree programs at the Departments of Behavioural Science, Health Management, and Economics and Business Management at the university. Supervision of the projects will be done through cooperation between an instructor from the Department of Physiotherapy and an instructor from the other department.

Cooperation guided by students with instructors from the Master's program in Behavioral Science

The importance of the biopsychological model in all areas of physiotherapy treatment has grown increasingly over the past decades, including in the areas of pediatrics, musculoskeletal treatment, rehabilitation, geriatrics, and more. Physiotherapy master's degree students can conduct research projects that combine social-psychological areas of physiotherapy with instruction by an instructor from the Department of Behavioral Science in collaboration with an instructor from the Department of Physiotherapy.

Cooperation guided by students with instructors from the Master's program in Business Management (MBA) – the Department of Economics and Business Management and the Department of Health Management.

Many physiotherapists serve in management positions in the clinical field. Students in the physiotherapy master's program interested in conducting a research project related to the field of management in physiotherapy can be supervised by an instructor from the Department of Economics and Business Management or an instructor from the Department of Health Management in collaboration with an instructor from the Department of Physiotherapy.

 

עדכון אחרון ב-שני, 30 אוקטובר 2017 10:53
 

 

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