Yocheved Laufer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Haifa
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Does sensory transcutaneous electrical stimulation enhance motor recovery following a stroke? A systematic review
    Yocheved Laufer
    Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 25:799-809. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Translation and validation of the Arab version of the fear avoidance beliefs questionnaire
    Yocheved Laufer
    Physical Therapy Department, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil 25:201-8. 2012
  3. doi request reprint A brief interphase interval interposed within biphasic pulses enhances the contraction force of the quadriceps femoris muscle
    Yocheved Laufer
    Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Department, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, The University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Physiother Theory Pract 29:461-8. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Quadriceps femoris muscle torques and fatigue generated by neuromuscular electrical stimulation with three different waveforms
    Y Laufer
    Physical Therapy Program, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, 31905, Haifa, Israel
    Phys Ther 81:1307-16. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of attention focus on acquisition and retention of postural control following ankle sprain
    Yocheved Laufer
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:105-8. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint The effects of a concurrent cognitive task on the postural control of young children with and without developmental coordination disorder
    Yocheved Laufer
    Physical Therapy Department, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Israel
    Gait Posture 27:347-51. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Effect of cognitive demand during training on acquisition, retention and transfer of a postural skill
    Yocheved Laufer
    Physical Therapy Department, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, 910 Eshcol Building, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
    Hum Mov Sci 27:126-41. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint TENS to the lateral aspect of the knees during stance attenuates postural sway in young adults
    Yocheved Laufer
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 7:1904-11. 2007
  9. doi request reprint 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
    Yocheved Laufer
    Physical Therapy Department, University of Haifa, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, Haifa, Israel
    Phys Ther 88:1167-76. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Gait in individuals with chronic hemiparesis: one-year follow-up of the effects of a neuroprosthesis that ameliorates foot drop
    Yocheved Laufer
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    J Neurol Phys Ther 33:104-10. 2009

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  1. doi request reprint Does sensory transcutaneous electrical stimulation enhance motor recovery following a stroke? A systematic review
    Yocheved Laufer
    Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 25:799-809. 2011
    ..Sensory transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TENS) is a relatively risk-free and easy-to-implement modality for rehabilitation...
  2. doi request reprint Translation and validation of the Arab version of the fear avoidance beliefs questionnaire
    Yocheved Laufer
    Physical Therapy Department, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil 25:201-8. 2012
    ..Determine the reliability and validity of the fear avoidance beliefs questionnaire (FABQ) translated into Arabic...
  3. doi request reprint A brief interphase interval interposed within biphasic pulses enhances the contraction force of the quadriceps femoris muscle
    Yocheved Laufer
    Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Department, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, The University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Physiother Theory Pract 29:461-8. 2013
    ..Biphasic pulses that incorporate IPIs may increase the effectiveness of NMES in terms of force production. ..
  4. ncbi request reprint Quadriceps femoris muscle torques and fatigue generated by neuromuscular electrical stimulation with three different waveforms
    Y Laufer
    Physical Therapy Program, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, 31905, Haifa, Israel
    Phys Ther 81:1307-16. 2001
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  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of attention focus on acquisition and retention of postural control following ankle sprain
    Yocheved Laufer
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:105-8. 2007
    ..To examine the effect of attentional focus instructions and dynamic balance training on ankle sprain recovery...
  6. ncbi request reprint The effects of a concurrent cognitive task on the postural control of young children with and without developmental coordination disorder
    Yocheved Laufer
    Physical Therapy Department, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Israel
    Gait Posture 27:347-51. 2008
    ..This difference is accentuated during dual tasking when the children with DCD seem to prioritize the cognitive task...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effect of cognitive demand during training on acquisition, retention and transfer of a postural skill
    Yocheved Laufer
    Physical Therapy Department, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, 910 Eshcol Building, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
    Hum Mov Sci 27:126-41. 2008
    ..Practice induced similar changes in the trained and untrained extremities following both training protocols...
  8. ncbi request reprint TENS to the lateral aspect of the knees during stance attenuates postural sway in young adults
    Yocheved Laufer
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 7:1904-11. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that electrical stimulation delivered at the sensory detection level to the lateral aspects of the knees may be effective in improving balance control, and that this effect may be directionally specific...
  9. doi request reprint 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
    Yocheved Laufer
    Physical Therapy Department, University of Haifa, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, Haifa, Israel
    Phys Ther 88:1167-76. 2008
    ..Treatment effectiveness may be enhanced by selecting stimulation parameters that evoke the strongest contractions with minimal discomfort and fatigue...
  10. doi request reprint Gait in individuals with chronic hemiparesis: one-year follow-up of the effects of a neuroprosthesis that ameliorates foot drop
    Yocheved Laufer
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    J Neurol Phys Ther 33:104-10. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the short-term and long-term effects on functional gait of a neuroprosthesis that provides functional electrical stimulation (FES) to correct footdrop...
  11. ncbi request reprint Age-related differences in the effect of a perceived threat to stability on postural control
    Yocheved Laufer
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, 910 Eshcol Building, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:500-4. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the postural control strategy adopted by young and old adults when faced with postural threat induced by manipulating surface height...
  12. ncbi request reprint Postural control of patients with hemiparesis: force plates measurements based on the clinical sensory organization test
    Yocheved Laufer
    Physical Therapy Department, University of Haifa, Israel
    Physiother Theory Pract 21:163-71. 2005
    ..The decrease in %BW borne on the affected extremity does not change over time or with the varying of sensory input...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effects of one-point and four-point canes on balance and weight distribution in patients with hemiparesis
    Yocheved Laufer
    Physical Therapy Department, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Israel
    Clin Rehabil 16:141-8. 2002
    ..To examine the effects of one-point and four-point canes on postural sway and on the distribution of weight between the lower extremities and the walking aids in hemiparetic patients...
  14. ncbi request reprint The effect of walking aids on balance and weight-bearing patterns of patients with hemiparesis in various stance positions
    Yocheved Laufer
    Physical Therapy Department, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Israel 31905
    Phys Ther 83:112-22. 2003
    ..Thus, the objective of this study was to examine the effects of standard and quad canes on postural sway and on weight-bearing patterns in patients with hemiparesis...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effect of pulsed short-wave diathermy on pain and function of subjects with osteoarthritis of the knee: a placebo-controlled double-blind clinical trial
    Y Laufer
    Physical Therapy Department, University of Haifa, Israel
    Clin Rehabil 19:255-63. 2005
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Functional recovery following pertrochanteric hip fractures fixated with the Dynamic Hip Screw vs. the percutaneous compression plate
    Yocheved Laufer
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Haifa, IL 31905 Haifa, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 5:221-9. 2005
    ..To summarize, the PCCP presents enhanced short- and long-term recovery of functional abilities in comparison to DHS. However, given the limited number of patients, further studies are necessary to substantiate these results...
  17. ncbi request reprint Standing balance and functional recovery of patients with right and left hemiparesis in the early stages of rehabilitation
    Yocheved Laufer
    Physical Therapy Department, Eshkol Building, Room 910, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel 31905
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 17:207-13. 2003
    ..However, there is no difference between balance control of individuals with left versus right hemiparesis in patients who reach independent stance by the end of the 1st month following their stroke...
  18. doi request reprint Neck pain assessment in a virtual environment
    Hilla Sarig-Bahat
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:E105-12. 2010
    ..Neck-pain and control group comparative analysis of conventional and virtual reality (VR)-based assessment of cervical range of motion (CROM)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effect of age on characteristics of forward and backward gait at preferred and accelerated walking speed
    Yocheved Laufer
    Department of Physical Therapy, 910 Eshcol Building, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel 31905
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:627-32. 2005
    ..This study examines the effect of movement direction on the temporal-spatial gait characteristics of old versus young adults when progressing at a comfortable pace and as fast as possible...
  20. doi request reprint The effect of neck pain on cervical kinematics, as assessed in a virtual environment
    Hilla Sarig Bahat
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Haifa, Israel
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:1884-90. 2010
    ..To compare cervical kinematics during functional motion in patients with neck pain and in asymptomatic participants using a novel virtual reality assessment...
  21. doi request reprint Response of male and female subjects after total knee arthroplasty to repeated neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the quadriceps femoris muscle
    Yocheved Laufer
    Department of Physical Therapy, The University of Haifa, Israel
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 89:464-72. 2010
    ..To examine responses to repeated neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the quadriceps femoris muscle in male and female subjects after total knee arthroplasty...
  22. pmc Dual-channel functional electrical stimulation improvements in speed-based gait classifications
    Shmuel Springer
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Interv Aging 8:271-7. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to test whether individuals with hemiparesis who have varied gait speeds, which place them in different functional categories, benefit to the same extent from the application of FES...
  23. ncbi request reprint TENS to the posterior aspect of the legs decreases postural sway during stance
    Ruth Dickstein
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Israel
    Neurosci Lett 393:51-5. 2006
    ..Considering the ease of TENS application and the high prevalence of postural disorders, the potential clinical significance of this observation is to be determined by further studies...
  24. doi request reprint The effects of dual-channel functional electrical stimulation on stance phase sagittal kinematics in patients with hemiparesis
    Shmuel Springer
    Department of Physical Therapy, The Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, The University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 23:476-82. 2013
    ..The results suggest that dual-channel FES for the dorsiflexors and hamstrings muscles may affect lower limb control beyond that which can be attributed to peroneal stimulation alone...
  25. ncbi request reprint Light touch and center of mass stability during treadmill locomotion
    Ruth Dickstein
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel
    Gait Posture 20:41-7. 2004
    ..To study the contributions of light fingertip touch on an earth-referenced object to body stability during treadmill locomotion...
  26. doi request reprint Effects of a foot drop neuroprosthesis on functional abilities, social participation, and gait velocity
    Yocheved Laufer
    Department of Physical Therapy, The Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, The University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 88:14-20. 2009
    ..Outcome measures included the Short Version of the Stroke Impact Scale, the Participation domain of the Stroke Impact Scale, and the gait velocity...
  27. doi request reprint Sensory transcutaneous electrical stimulation fails to decrease discomfort associated with neuromuscular electrical stimulation in healthy individuals
    Yocheved Laufer
    Physical Therapy Department, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 90:399-406. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether the application of TENS can reduce the discomfort associated with neuromuscular electrical stimulation, leading to stronger maximal electrically induced contractions...
  28. pmc Effects of dual-channel functional electrical stimulation on gait performance in patients with hemiparesis
    Shmuel Springer
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, 31905 Haifa, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 2012:530906. 2012
    ..66 ± 0.30 m/sec and 0.70 ± 0.31 m/sec, respectively (P < 0.0001). In conclusion, dual-channel FES may enhance gait performance in subjects with hemiparesis more than peroneal FES alone...
  29. ncbi request reprint Effect of focus of attention on transfer of a postural control task following an ankle sprain
    Nirit Rotem-Lehrer
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Science, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 37:564-9. 2007
    ..Randomized clinical trial...
  30. doi request reprint Low-cost virtual reality intervention program for children with developmental coordination disorder: a pilot feasibility study
    Tal Ashkenazi
    Clalit Health Services Ms Ashkenazi and Dr Orian, Child Development Center, Carmiel, Israel Department of Occupational Therapy Dr Weiss, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel Department of Physical Therapy Dr Laufer and Ms Ashkenazi, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Pediatr Phys Ther 25:467-73. 2013
    ..To explore the feasibility of using a low-cost, off-the-shelf virtual reality (VR) game to treat young children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and to determine the effect of this intervention on motor function...
  31. ncbi request reprint Age- and gender-related changes in the temporal-spatial characteristics of forwards and backwards gaits
    Yocheved Laufer
    Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Israel
    Physiother Res Int 8:131-42. 2003
    ..The purpose of the present study was to examine changes in the temporal-spatial characteristics of gain resulting from walking backwards as opposed to forwards, and to determine age and gender effects on these changes...
  32. doi request reprint Cervical motion assessment using virtual reality
    Hilla Sarig-Bahat
    Physical Therapy Department, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:1018-24. 2009
    ..Repeated measures of cervical motion in asymptomatic subjects...