Dr. Rachel Kizony


Occupational Therapy

Academic background

2008 Post-doctoral Fellow, Rehabilitation Sciences, School of PT & OT, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2006 PhD, Medical Sciences, Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 1999 MSc, Medical Sciences, Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 1992 BOT, Occupational Therapy, Tel Aviv University.

Research interests

My research and clinical backgrounds in occupational therapy and specifically in geriatric and neurological rehabilitation, led me to conduct studies on factors that influence the ability of individuals with motor and/or cognitive deficits to participate in everyday activities. Specifically, my research focuses on understanding how people with motor and cognitive decline due to aging or neurological condition perform complex daily activities. In my studies I incorporate virtual-reality technology to simulate real life contexts while maintaining experimental control on various variables.