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Oral Session (O19): Medical Office, National Insurance Institute of Israel
Monday, June 15, 2015, 8:30-10:00
Room 129


The mini-symposium will present the NII medical interests in learning and researching physical activity, disability and handicap.

The talks will describe similarities and differences between the NII medical approaches and other medical practices for disability conditions.

Chair: Dr. Ishay Ostfeld, Medical Director, National Insurance Institute of Israel
Functional Classification System in Disabled Sports
Rafi Heruti
Reuth Medical Center, Israel
Medical Conditions Specific to Athletes with Spinal Cord Injuries
Abraham Katz
Israel Sport Center for the Disabled, Israel
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Neurovascular Damage and Knee Osteoarthritis
Alex Finsterbush*1, Uri Frankl1, Joseph Lowe1, Gideon Mann1, Gail Amir1, Eliezer Palmanovich2, Lior Laver2, Iftach Hetsroni2, Amir Manor3
1Hadassah Medical Center, Israel, 2Meir Medical Center, Israel, 3Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Physical Training Promotes Resilience to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in an Animal Model
Ishay Ostfeld*1, Jay R. Hoffman2, Hagit Cohen3
1National Insurance Institute of Israel, Medical Office, Israel, 2Institute of Exercise Physiology and Wellness, Sport and Exercise Science, University of Central Florida, USA, 3Anxiety and Stress Research Unit, Be'er Sheva Mental Health Center, Israel
Self-Defense Training as a Physical Method in Treating Sexual Abuse Victims
Danny Netzer*1, Tamar Tabak2
1IDF Krav Maga Department, Combat Fitness Center, Israel, 2IDF Support and Coping Center, Israel