Dr. Ella Been
Head of the Department of Sports Therapy, Faculty of Health Professions
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Dr. Ella Been is a physiotherapist and expert in the treatment and rehabilitation of children with developmental problems. She engages in interdisciplinary research that combines clinical knowledge as a physiotherapist with anatomical knowledge and understanding of human evolution in order to study and understand the posture and means of walking of ancient man.
2010, Depatment of Physiotherapy, Ben Gurion University.
2006, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
1990, in Physiotherapy, Tel Aviv University (with honors).
Anatomy of the human body, including applied anatomy and dissection. Kinesiology, movement theory, diagnosis and treatment of posture problems. The development of the typical and atypical child. Manual treatment methods in physiotherapy.
Spine - anatomy, development, pathology and evolution; Posture - functional, evolutionary and pathological aspects; Human evolution with an emphasis on the transition to bipedal walking.
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Shefi S, Soudack M, Konen E, and Been E. 2013. Development of the Lumbar Lordotic Curvature in Children From Age 2 to 20 Years. Spine 38 (10): E602-E608.
Been E, Gomez A, and Kramer PA. 2012. Lumbar lordosis of extinct hominins. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 147: 64–77.
Been E, Li L, Hunter DJ, and Kalichman L. 2011. Geometry of the vertebral bodies and the intervertebral discs in lumbar segments adjacent to spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis: pilot study. European Spine Journal 20 (7): 1159-1165.