תחילת דף אינטרנט, לחץ אנטר כדי לעבור לאזור תוכן מרכזי

Michal Kafri (PhD)

mkafri@univ.haifa.ac.il

Phone: 972586862261

Office: Eshkol Tower, 917

Reception hours: By appointment

Physical Therapy

Ongoing studies:
  • The effect of contextual interference during practice of upper extremity skill on engagement in treatment in people post-stroke.
  • Long-term effect of reward-based learning of vertical jump landing.
  • The effect of acute high-intensity exercise on learning of viso-motor task in able-bodied adults.
  • Validity of the MoveMonitor+ for measuring body posture and steps in people post-stroke.
  • Healthcare utilization in people post-stroke- mixed methods research.
  • Self-management behaviors in patients with Parkinson disease: exploring facilitators and barriers in Jewish and Arab populations and associations with health outcomes.
 

Past studies:

  • The effect of inter-session-intervals on learning of new visuo-motor skill in old adults.
  • Motor imagery for treating stress incontinence
  • The effect of single bout of acute or aerobic training on learning of a viso-motor task in able-bodied adults.
  • Physical activity profile of individuals post-stroke at the acute care phase.
  • The effect of recall of biographical memories and future projection on walking in older adults.
  • Observational learning in bouldering.
  • Motor learning in physical therapy education.

Wang, N. Chapman, J. Rabinowitz, R. Viskin, S. Kafri, M. Korczyn, A.D. (2001). Autonomic dysfunction in experimental autoimmune neuritis: Heart rate. Journal of Neurological Sciences. 184: 183-188.

Assaf, Y. Kafri, M. Shinar, H. Chapman, J. Korczyn, A.D. Navon, G. Cohen, Y. (2002). Changes in axonal morphology in experimental autoimmune neuritis as studied by high b-value q-space H-1 and H-2 DQF diffusion magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 48(1):71-81.

Assaf, Y. Ben-Bashat, D. Chapman, J. Peled, S. Biton, I.E. Kafri, M.Segev, Y. Hendler, T. Korczyn, A.D. Graif, M. Cohen, Y. (2002). High b-value q-space analyzed diffusion-weighted MRI: Application to multiple sclerosis. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 47(1): 115-126.

Kafri, M.Drory, V.E. Wang, N. Rabinowitz, R. Korczyn, A.D. Chapman, J. (2002). Assessment of experimental autoimmune neuritis in the rat by electrophysiology of the tail nerve. Muscle and Nerve. 25(1):51-57.

Hendler, T. Pianka, P. Sigal, M. Kafri, M. Ben-Bashat, D. Constantini, S. Graif, M. Fried, I. Assaf, Y. (2003). Delineating gray and white matter involvement in brain lesions: three-dimensional alignment of functional magnetic resonance and diffusion-tensor imaging. Journal of Neurosurgery. 99(6): 1018-27.

Kafri, M. Dickstein, R. (2005). Activation of selected frontal trunk and extremities muscles during rolling from supine to side lying in healthy subjects and in post-stroke hemiparetic patients. NeuroRehabilitation. 20(2):125-31.

Kafri, M.Kloog, Y. Korczyn, A.D. Ferdman-Aronovich, R. Drory, V. Katzav, A. Wirguin, I. Chapman, J. (2005). Inhibition of Ras attenuates the course of experimental autoimmune neuritis. Journal of Neuroimmunology. 168(1-2):46-55.

Dickstein, R. Kafri, M. (2008). Effects of antecedent TENS on EMG activity of the finger flexor muscles and on grip force. Somatosensory and Motor Research. 25(2):139-46.

Kafri, M. (2008).  Objective and subjective parameters of gait during walking with an ankle-foot orthosis or functional electrical stimulation device in a female with hemiparesis. The Journal of the Israeli Physiotherapy Society. 10(2): 7-13. (Paper in Hebrew)

Jacob, Y. Rapson, A. Kafri, M. Baruchi, I. Hendler, T. Ben-Jacob, E. (2010) Revealing Voxel Correlation Cliques by Functional Holography Analysis of fMRI. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 191: 126-37.

Deutsch, J.E. Brettler, A. Smith, C. Welsh, J. John, R. Bowlby-Guarrera, P. Kafri, M. (2011) Nintendo Wii Sports™ and Wii Fit™ Game Analysis, Validation and Application to Stroke Rehabilitation. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 18:701-19.

Kafri, M. Sasson, E. Assaf, Y.  Balash, Y. Aiznstein, O. Hausdorff, J.M. Giladi, N.(2012) High Level Gait Disorder Is Associated with Specific White Matter Changes Observed on Advanced Diffusion Imaging. Journal of Neuroimaging. 23:39-46.

Kodesh, E. Kafri, M. Dar, G. Dickstein, R. (2012) Walking speed, unilateral leg loading, and step symmetry in young adults. Gait Posture. 35: 66-9.

Deutsch, J.E. Myslinski, M.J. Kafri, M.Ranky, R. Sivak, M. Mavroidis, C. Lewis, J.A. (2013) Feasibility of Virtual Reality Augmented Cycling for Health Promotion of People Poststroke. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy.37: 118-24.

Dickstein, R. Deutsch, J. Yoeli, Y. Kafri, M. Flash, F. Dunsky, A. Eshet, A. Alexander, N. (2013) Effects of Integrated Motor Imagery Practice on Gait of Individuals With Chronic Stroke: A Half-Crossover Randomized Study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 94: 2119-25.

Kafri, M. Myslinski, M.J. Gade, V.K. Deutsch, J.E. (2014) Energy Expenditure and Exercise Intensity of Interactive Video Gaming in Individuals Post-Stroke. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair.28:56-65.

Kafri, M. Zaltsberg, N. Dickstein, R. (2014) EMG activity of finger flexor muscles and grip force following low-dose transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in healthy adult subjects. Somatosensory Motor Research. 25:1-7.

Kafri, M. Myslinski, M.J. Gade, V.K. Deutsch, J.E.(2014) High Metabolic Cost and Low Energy Expenditure for Typical Motor Activities among Individuals in the Chronic Phase Post-Stroke. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. 38:226-32.  Was nominated as one of four best JNPT article published in 2014.

Kafri, M. Laufer, Y. (2015) Therapeutic Effects of Functional Electrical Stimulation on Gait in Individuals Post- Stroke. Annals of Biomedical Engineering.43:451-66.

Katzuni, Y. Kafri, M. (2015) Application of motor learning principles in the treatment of gait limitations following stroke. A case report. The Journal of the Israeli Physiotherapy Society. 17:19-34. (Paper in Hebrew)

Kafri, M. Atun-Einy, O. (2015) A directed model to facilitate implementation of motor learning principles in physical therapy.The Journal of the Israeli Physiotherapy Society. 17:4-18. (Paper in Hebrew)

Deutsch, J. E. Bowlby-Guarrera, P. Myslinski, M.J. Kafri, M. (2015) Is There Evidence That Active Videogames Increase Energy Expenditure and Exercise Intensity for People Post-stroke and with Cerebral Palsy? Games for Health. 4:31-37.

Ben-Pazi, H. Rosenberg-Katz, K. Deutsch, L. Kafri, M. (2016) High Correlation during Motor Tapping in Young Adults with Attention Deficit- Hyperactivity Disorder: A Controlled Functional MRI Study. Journal of Neurology and Neurobiology. 2:4.

Kafri, M. Dickstein, R. (2017) External validity of post-stroke interventional gait rehabilitation studies. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 24:61-67.

Kizony, R. Zeilig, G. Krasovsky, T. Bondi, M. Weiss, PL. Kodesh, E. Kafri, M. (2017). Using virtual reality simulation to study navigation in a complex environment as a functional-cognitive task; a pilot study. Journal of Vestibular Research. 27:39-47.

Atun-Einy, O. Kafri M. (2018) Implementation of motor learning principles in physical therapy practice: Survey of physical therapists’ perceptions and reported implementation. Physiother Theory Pract. 28:1-12.

Kafri, M. Hutzler, Y. Korsensky, O. Laufer, Y. (2019) Functional Performance and Balance in the Oldest-Old. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy.42:183-188.

Kafri, M. Atun-Einy, O. (2019) From motor learning theory to practice: A scoping review of conceptual frameworks for applying knowledge in motor learning to physical therapist practice. Physical Therapy, accepted for publication. Physical Therapy. 99:1628-1643.

Atun-Einy, O. Kafri M. (2019) Physical therapists’ perspectives of the construct of motor learning, and their motor learning-based practice: A qualitative study. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. Accepted for publication.