My current fields of interest are medical education, somaesthetics, the importance of self and body awareness in the professional development of physiotherapy students, developing interpersonal sensitivity & empathy & non-verbal communication through the practice of contact-improvisation classes during physiotherapy education. In my clinical practice, I am interested in the field of breathing pattern disorders and their relationship to movement dysfunction, movement qualities, and chronic pain conditions. I am deeply interested in implementing LBMS (Laban Bartenieff Movement Studies) and Contact – Improvisation in Physical Therapy, with the purpose of enhancing communicational skills, empathy, awareness to Self and Other, and bringing to the foreground of PT studies the awareness of the Whole Parts of Movement: the Expressional aspects as well as Functional one.
Becoming aware of CPN activity and becoming part of CPN community gave me actually the sense of legitimacy and security to implement in my academic practice less “evidence-based educational approaches”. CPN activity is my academic facilitator for being attuned to not only to the current “evidence” but also to my practice, and it allows me (by being aware to practice of other inspiring CPN colleagues) fearlessly make connections between arts, science, and philosophy:)My current (pilot) research focuses on implementing experiential movement classes to develop non – verbal dialogue between Self and Other, by expanding self body awareness, and developing interpersonal sensitivity and kinesthetic empathy skills.
Current position(s): Physical therapist (private practice) and a lecturer at Tel Aviv University (Department of Physical Therapy); Certified Laban Movement Analyst (LIMS, NY). I am a Physical Therapist, certified Laban Movement Analyst (LIMS, NY), and a Contact Improvisation instructor for integrated populations (disabled and “temporary”- abled:))
Location (city/town, country): Gedera, Israel