Michal Elboim-Gabyzon is a full-time lecturer and faculty member in the Physical Therapy Department at the University of Haifa (UOH). She received a bachelor's degree in 1999, (with honors) and a master’s degree in 2005 in physical therapy from Tel Aviv University, and a PhD in 2011 from the University of Haifa. She completed post-doctoral studies at the Biorobotics and Biomechanics Lab at the Mechanical Engineering Faculty at the Technion, Israel (2012), and at the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland (2014-2015).
Dr. Elboim-Gabyzon’s primary research areas are
1) Evidence Based Practice of Electro-physical Modalities (EPA). Within this wide topic she conducts both laboratory-based studies investigating the effects of different modality parameters on human response (e.g. determining optimal pulse parameters), and clinical intervention studies regarding the effectiveness of EPA modalities in various clinical situations (e.g. post-operative TENS on recovery in orthopedic conditions).
2) Physical therapy in geriatric acute orthopedics care. Her research in this area is carried out in a number of hospitals particularly in northern Israel and enables multi-disciplinary investigations addressing physical, cognitive as well as cultural determinants of recovery.
3) Acute orthopedics care and frailty of the elderly. In this field she focuses on the consequences of acute orthopedic events in geriatric patients which may lead to frailty. The research focuses on creating models, and technology-based measuring tools which may help identity frailty phenotype and promote early diagnosis of this syndrome.
Additionally, together with Prof Laufer (Emeritus) Dr. Elboim-Gabyzon initiated the founding of the Israeli Special Interest Group in Electrophysical Agents (ISIG-EAP). She is a member of the steering committee and secretary of this special interest group, and has represented it (along with Prof Laufer) at the WCPT Congress in Geneva (May 2019) when our Israeli Group was accepted as a member of the International Society for Electrophysical Agents in Physical Therapy (ISEAPT).
Dr. Elboim-Gabyzon is the student academic coordinator of the undergraduate students in the Physical Therapy Department; a committee member in the Faculty’s Ethical Review Board; and in the Faculty’s Teaching Committee.
- Laufer Y, Elboim M. Effect of burst frequency and duration of kilohertz-frequency alternating currents and of low-frequency pulsed currents on strength of contraction, muscle fatigue, and perceived discomfort. Physical Therapy. 2008 Oct; 88 (10): 1167-76.
- Elboim-Gabizon M, Barzilai N, Chemel I, Lahav D, Sulam H. Validity and reliability of the Hebrew version of the Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale. Journal of the Israeli Physical Therapy Society (JIPTS).2008 Aug; 10 (2):26-28 (in Hebrew).
- Laufer Y, Elboim M. Does Sensory Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation (TENS) Enhance Motor Recovery following a Stroke: A Systematic Review. Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair. 2011 Nov; 25 (9): 799-809.
- Elboim-Gabizon M, Rozen N, Laufer Y. Gender Differences in Pain Perception and Functional Ability in Subjects with Knee Osteoarthritis. ISRN Orthopedics. vol. 2012; Article ID 413105, 4 pages, doi:10.5402/2012/413105.
- Elboim-Gabyzon M, Hill K, Levinger P. Falls and risk factors for falls in people with lower limb arthritis. Journal of the Israeli Physical Therapy Society (JIPTS). 2012; 13(3):16-25 (in Hebrew).
- Elboim-Gabizon M, Rozen N, Laufer Y. Does neuromuscular electrical stimulation enhance the effectiveness of an exercise programme in subjects with knee osteoarthritis? A randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation. 2013; 27 (3): 246-257.
- Elboim-Gabizon M; Rozen N; Laufer Y. Quadriceps femoris muscle fatigue in patients with knee Osteoarthritis. Clinical Interventions in Aging.2013; 8: 1071.
- Shtarker H, Elboim-Gabyzon M, Bathis E, Laufer Y, Rahamimov N, Volpin G. Ulnar nerve monitoring during percutaneous pinning of supracondylar fractures in children. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. 2014; 34(2): 161-165.
- Laufer Y, Shtraker H, Elboim-Gabyzon M. The effects of exercise and neuromuscular electrical stimulation in subjects with knee osteoarthritis: a 3-month follow-up study. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 2014; Jul 17; 9:1153-61.
- Shtarker H, Laufer Y, Kogann l, Sweed Y, Glikman D, Zonis Z, Grozovsky Y, Kuperman A.A, Elboim-Gabyzon M. Hemipelvectomy after severe pelvic injury in Factor VII deficiency toddler. Injury.2015; 46(6), 1178-1182.
- Springer S, Laufer Y, Elboim-Gabizon M. Clinical Decision Making for Using Electro-Physical Agents by Physiotherapists, an Israeli Survey. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research. 2015; 4(1), 14.
- Elboim-Gabyzon M, Agmon M, Azaiza F, Laufer Y. Translation and Validation of the Arab Version of the Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument: A Cross Sectional Study. BMC Geriatrics.2015; 15(1), 51.
- Elboim-Gabyzon M, Engel-Yeger B, Tresser S, Springer S. Using a virtual reality game to assess goal-directed hand movements in children. Technology and Health Care; 2015 Aug 28, 11-19.
- Solomonow-Avnon D, Levin D, Elboim-Gabyzon M, Rozen N, Peled E, Wolf A. Neuromuscular Response of Hip-Spanning and Low Back Muscles to Medio-Lateral Foot Center of Pressure Manipulation during Gait. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 2016; 28, 53-60.
- Solomonow-Avnon D, Haim A, Levin D, Elboim-Gabyzon M, Rozen N, Peled E, Wolf A. Reduction of Hip Joint Reaction Force via Medio-lateral Foot Center of Pressure Manipulation in Bilateral Hip Osteoarthritis Patients. J Orthopedics Research. 2016; 34(10) ,1762-1771.
- Elboim-Gabyzon M, Hana Mendelevich(#) . A Systematic Review of the Literature on the Impact of Resistance Training in Type 2 Diabetics. The Hebrew version: Journal of the Israeli Physical Therapy Society (JIPTS). 2016:18(3),pp. 3-18 (in Hebrew).
- Spector P, Laufer Y, Elboim-Gabyzon M, Stevens J, Maffiuletti N. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation therapy to restore quadriceps muscle function in orthopedic surgery patients: a novel structured approach. The journal of bone & joint surgery, Am. 2016; 98(23), 2017-2024.
- Elboim-Gabyzon M, & Rotchild, S (#). Spatio-temporal gait characteristics of elderly individuals during backward and forward walking with shoes and barefoot. Gait & Posture. 2017; 52, pp.363-366.
- Elboim-Gabizon M, Agmon M, Azaiza F. Psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the Activities Specific Balance Confidence scale (ABC) in ambulatory community-dwelling elderly people. 2019; 14, pp.1075-1083. Clinical Interventions in Aging.
- Elboim-Gabyzon M., Najjar, S. A. (#), Shtarker, H. Effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on acute postoperative pain intensity and mobility after hip fracture: A double-blinded, randomized trial. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 2019; 14, pp. 1841-1850.
- Danial-Saad, A., Chiari, L., Benvenisti, Y., Laufer, S., & Elboim-Gabyzon, M. “Touchscreen Assessment Tool” (TATOO), an Assessment Tool Based on the Expanded Conceptual Model of Frailty. In Enhanced Living Environments. 2019; 96-107. Springer, Cham. (appears also as chapter in book.
- Levi C., Elboim-Gabyzon M. Do the effects of Karate training on the motor, cognitive and psychosocial wellbeing of typical children provide a rationale for implementing Karate training to treat children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: A systematic review. Journal of the Israeli Physical Therapy Society (JIPTS).2019; 21(2), pp. 40-53 (in Hebrew).
- Danial-Saad, A., Chiari, L., Corzani, M., Laufer, S., & Gabyzon, M. E. Evaluation of hand skills using touchscreen technology in the elderly population. Gait & Posture, 2019,74, Supplement, pp.11-12.
- Elboim-Gabyzon, M., & Kalichman, L. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for Primary Dysmenorrhea: An Overview. International Journal of Women's Health, 2020. 12, 1..
- Elboim-Gabyzon M., Laufer, Y. Effect of Electrical Stimulation with Surface Electrodes on Pain Due to Diabetes Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: A Systematic Review .Journal of the Israeli Physical Therapy Society (JIPTS).2020; 22(2), pp. 29-47 (in Hebrew).
- Elboim‐Gabyzon, M., & Awad, Y. Effects of interphase interval during neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the wrist extensors with maximally tolerated current intensity. Artificial Organs.2020; pp.1-8.