Dr. Simona Bar-Haim

Dr. Simona Bar-Haim Profile

Senior lecturer
PhD, 2006

Department : Recanati School for Community Health Professions
Physical Therapy
Room : 8
 בנין דייכמן למקצועות הבריאות
Phone : 972-8-6477271
Email : barhaims@bgu.ac.il
Office Hours :  
gait, locomotion, chaotic perturbations, rehabilitation, energy cost, motor learning


  • Ph.D. 2006 in neurophysiology

Research Topics

  • Motor Control and Learning of Walking
  • Rehabilitation of Walking
  • Rehabilitation of persons with Cerebral Palsy

Major expertise and techniques in the lab

  • Split Belt Treadmill
  • Chaotic Perturbation in walking
  • Monitoring Habitual Physical Activities with accelerometers
  • Kinetics

Publications and funding summary / representative publications and grants

  • Grants:
    • CP-PALS funded by MERC USAID
    • "Re-Step": a computerized dynamic balance treatment for rehabilitation of unassitnat gait in TBI :a randomized control trial. Funded by Israeli Insurance Association Research Fund
  • Selected Publications:
    • Shkedy Rabani, N. Harries, I. Namourah, M. Al-Jarrah, A. Karniel, S. Bar-Haim Habitual Physical Activity of Adolescents and Young Adults with Cerebral Palsy in the Middle East DMCN 2014 Feb 10.
    • Mawase F., Shmuelof L., Bar-Haim S., and Karniel A. Savings in Locomotor adaptation explained by changes in learning parameters following initial adaptation J Neurophysiol 2014 Apr;111(7):1444-54
  • Existing collaborations

    • Prof Amir Karniel Bio Engineering dep. BGU
    • Dr. Mindy Aisen Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center LA

      Suggested multi-disciplinary research project / research focus topics

      • Motor Control of walking
      • Traumatic Brain Injury
      • fMRI, DTI walking in health and disease
      • Habitual Physical Activities

      Looking for expertise / project

      • We are looking for PhD candidates with clinical, engineering and/or neuroscience background preferably with experience in gait, who are interested in leading a clinical trial and the research involved.

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