Yocheved Laufer received the B.S. degree in physical therapy in 1971 from Columbia University, NY, USA, the M.S. degree in physical and health education in 1981 from Texas A&M (in a joint program with Baylor School of Medicine), and the D.S. in neurophysiology in 1995 from the Medical School at the Technion, Israel. In 1971-2000, he combined clinical work with teaching, focusing primarily on neurological and geriatric rehabilitation. In 1998, she was invited by the University of Haifa to develop a new four-year B.S. degree program in physical therapy. She chaired the program for 7 years and is presently serving as an Associate Professor at the Physical Therapy Department, at the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa. Since joining academia, she has shifted her focus to research and education. Her primary areas of research are the application of therapeutic modalities (e.g., exercise, sensory and motor electrical stimulation, and virtual reality) in the rehabilitation of individuals with both orthopedic and neurological impairments. In the past eleven years, she has published over 35 papers in leading scientific journals and has presented her research in numerous international conferences. She serves as a Reviewer for various international journal and presently as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Israeli Physical Therapy Society.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011