Michal Katz-Leurer

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of early and prolonged locomotor treatment with the use of a robotic-assisted gait training (RAGT) device (Lokomat; Hocoma Inc., Zurich, Switzerland) on the functional outcomes of patients after subacute stroke. DESIGN A nonblinded prospective, randomized, controlled study. SETTING Rehabilitation department in(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the feasibility and the ability to recruit and retain children with severe traumatic brain injury or cerebral palsy, and their families, to a simple home-based exercise programme and to assess the immediate and short-term effects of such intervention on reducing impairment and improving function. STUDY DESIGN Randomized clinical(More)
OBJECTIVES To quantify the differences in gait variability and balance performance between children with cerebral palsy (CP), children with post-traumatic brain injury (TBI) and typically developed (TD) children and to determine the association between gait variability and functional balance in these groups. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING(More)
BACKGROUND Professional drivers have been found to be at high risk for developing low back pain. However, the exact reasons are poorly understood. OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of LBP among Israeli professional urban bus drivers, and evaluate the association between LBP in drivers and work-related psychosocial and ergonomic risk factors. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of a group education programme on pain and function through knowledge acquisition and a home-based exercise programme. DESIGN A parallel randomised single-blind clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS Fifty patients aged 65 years or over with knee osteoarthritis. INTERVENTIONS The study group (n=25) was given a group education(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of early cycling training on balance and motor abilities of stroke patients in their subacute stage. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. SETTING Inpatient rehabilitation. SUBJECTS Twenty-four patients who had had a first stroke were randomly assigned to a cycling training group (N=10) or to a control (N=14) group. (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of early aerobic training on the aerobic and functional abilities of patients in the subacute stage of cerebrovascular accident (CVA). DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Rehabilitation unit in Israel. PARTICIPANTS Ninety-two patients who had a first CVA were randomly assigned to an exercise-training group(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether early aerobic training has a beneficial effect on stroke patients' independence in daily and social activities six months after the event. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. SETTING Rehabilitation unit. SUBJECTS Ninety-two patients after a first stroke. INTERVENTIONS Forty-six patients participated in an eight-week(More)
Lymphedema is an adverse effect of breast cancer surgery. Aqua lymphatic therapy (ALT) is a novel treatment for limb volume reduction. The aim of this study was to examine whether ALT is a safe method and whether there are differences in adherence, limb volume, and quality of life between women who perform only self-management treatment and women who(More)
OBJECTIVES To quantify the differences in gait variability and balance performance between typically developed (TD) children and children with post-traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to determine the association between gait variability and functional balance in both groups. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Physical therapy department of a paediatric(More)