ד"ר אלון קלרון

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ד"ר אלון קלרון
טלפון פנימי: 03-6405430

Positions

Lecturer, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions, Sackler Faculty of MedicineSackler Faculty of Medicine

 

Research

Physical activity, gait and posture in people with neurological diseases

Our main research focuses on physical activity, gait and balance measurements, predictors, and outcomes in persons with neurological diseases, specifically multiple sclerosis (MS). Currently we are examining the relationship between various physical and mobility parameters with brain damage, determined by MRI methods in different neurological patient groups. Special interest is placed on aerobic function capabilities during various daily and challenging situations. We anticipate that our research will result in quantifying differences in physical activity, particularly in the rates of moderate to- vigorous physical activity in several neurological patient groups vs. non-diseased controls. The interest in this research is based on the rationale that a better understanding of these mechanisms will facilitate the development of practical interventions, thus minimizing the negative aspects of the disease process. Overall, the research questions range from theoretical exploration to clinical application and are often multi-disciplinary in nature.

 

Publications

Kalron A, Dvir Z, Givon U, Baransi H, Achiron A. Gait and jogging parameters in minimally impaired multiple sclerosis patients. Gait Posture, 39:297-302; 2014.

 

Kalron A, Achiron A. The relationship between fear of falling to spatiotemporal gait parameters measured by an instrumented treadmill in people with multiple sclerosis. Gait Posture, 39:739-744; 2014.

 

Baert I, Freeman J, Smedal T, Dalgas U, Kalron A, Romberg A, Conyers H, Elorriaga I, Gebara B, Gumse J, Heric A, Jensen E, Jones K, Knuts K, Maertens B, Martic A, Normann B, Rasova K, Medina CS, Truyens V, Wens I, Feys P. Responsiveness and clinically meaningful improvement, according to disability level, of walking measures after rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis: a European multi-center study. Neurorehabil Neural Repair, 28:621-631; 2014.

 

Kalron A, Frid L, Gurevich M. Concern about falling alters gait parameters in persons with multiple sclerosis. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med, Epub ahead of print; 2014.

 

Kalron A. The Relationship between specific
cognitive domains, fear of falling and falls in people with multiple sclerosis. Biomed Res Int, Epub ahead of print; 2014.

 

Kalron A, Greenberg-Abrahami M, Achiron A. Validity and test-retest reliability of a measure of hand sensibility and manual dexterity in people with multiple sclerosis: the ReSense test. Disabil Rehabil,Epub ahead of print; 2014.

 

Kalron A, Pasitselskey D, Greenberg-Abrahami M, Achiron A. Do textured insoles effect postural control and spatio-temporal parameters of gait and plantar sensation in people with multiple sclerosis? PM&R, Epub ahead of print; 2014.

 

Achiron A, Givon U, Magalashvilli D, Dolev M, Liraz- Zaltsman S, Kalron A, Stern Y, Mazor Z, Ladkani D, Barak Y. Effect of Alfacalcidol on multiple sclerosis related fatigue: a randomized, double-blind placebo controlled study. Mult Scler, Epub ahead of print; 2014.

 

Kalron A, Nitzani D, Givon U, Menascu S, Zeilig G, Magalashvili D, Dolev M, Stern Y, Rosenblum U, Pasitselsky D, Frid L, Barmatz C, Achiron A. A personalized, intense physical rehabilitation program improves walking in people with multiple sclerosis presenting with different levels of disability. A retrospective cohort. BMC Neurol, 15:21; 2015.

 

Kalron A. Association between perceived fatigue to gait parameters measured by an instrumented treadmill in people with multiple sclerosis: a cross sectional study. J Neuroeng Rehabil; 12:34; 2015.

 

Kalron A, Frid L. The “butterfly diagram”: a gait marker for neurological and cerebellar impairment in people with multiple sclerosis. J Neurol Sci; 358:92-100; 2015.

 

Kalron A, Zeilig G. Efficacy of exercise intervention programs on cognition in people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and Parkinson’s disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of current evidence. NeuroRehabil,37:273-289; 2015.

 

Kalron A. Gait variability across the disability spectrum in people with multiple sclerosis. J Neurol Sci; 361:1-6; 2016.

 

Kalron A. The correlation between symptomatic fatigue to definite measures of gait in people with multiple sclerosis. Gait Posture; 44:178-183; 2016.


Kalron A, Fonkatz I, Frid L, Baransi H, Achiron A. The effect of balance training on postural control using the CAREN virtual reality system in people with multiple sclerosis: A pilot randomized controlled trial. J Neuroeng Rehabil; 13:13; 2016.

 

Kalron A, Frid L, Rosenblum U, Achiron A. Pilates exercise training vs. physical therapy for improving walking and balance in people with multiple sclerosis: A randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabil; Epub, 2016.

 

Kalron A. Construct validity of the walk ratio as a measure of gait control in people with multiple sclerosis. Gait Posture; 47:103-7; 2016. 

 

Kalron A. Relationship between obesity, gait and balance in people with multiple sclerosis. Am J Physical Med Rehabil; (Accepted); 2016.

 

Kalron A. Symmetry in vertical ground reaction force is not related to walking and balance difficulties in people with multiple sclerosis. Gait Posture; 47:48-50; 2016.

 

Kalron A. The relationship between static posturography measures and specific cognitive domains in people with multiple sclerosis. International Journal of Rehabil Res; Epub ahead of print; 2016.

 

Kalron A, Givon U. Construct validity of the Four Square Step Test in people with multiple sclerosis without mobility aids. Arch Phys Med Rehabil; Epub ahead of print; 2016.

 

Kalron A, Givon U. Gait characteristics according to pyramidal, sensory and cerebellar EDSS subcategories in people with multiple sclerosis. J Neurol 2016 [Epub].
 

קישורית לפרסומים ב-PubMed

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Kalron%20A%5BAuthor%5D&cauthor=true&cauthor_uid=28110771

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