Dr. Leonid Kalichman
Born: 1971, Former USSR
Academic Qualifications:
    B.A. , 1995, Tel Aviv University, Physical Therapy
    Ph.D. , 2005, Tel Aviv University, Epidemiology of Osteoarthritis
    Post.Doc. , 2009, Boston University, Clinical Epidemiology of Spinal Disorders
Academic Positions:
The Leon and Matilda Recanati School for Community Health Professions - Senior Lecturer

Research Interests:
Manual therapy, Spinal disorders, Myofascial pain, Role of fascia in musculoskeletal pathology, Physical therapy, osteoarthritis.
Research Projects:
Spinal Disorders and Low Back Pain
Clinical Epidemiology of Hand Osteoarthritis
Physical Therapy of Musculoskeletal Disorders
Sexual dysfunction and musculoskeletal disorders
Publications:
  • Kalichman L, Magram I, Reitblat T. . Validity and reliability of caliper measurements of Achilles tendon thickness International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 21: 511-515 (2014)
  • Alperovitch-Najenson D, Treger I, Kalichman L. . Physical therapists versus nurses in a rehabilitation hospital: comparing prevalence of work related musculoskeletal disorders and working conditions Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health 69: 33-39 (2014)
  • Treger I, Landesman C, Tabacaru E, Kalichman L. . Influence of Home-Based Exercises on Walking Ability and Function of Post-Stroke Patients International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 21: 441-446 (2014)
  • Kimelman N, Friger M, Kalichman L. . Musculoskeletal complaints in physical therapy students: Prevalence and association with hypermobility Journal of Scientific Research and Reports 3: 874-883 (2014)
  • Bezalel T, Carmeli E, Been E, Kalichman L. . Scheuermann’s Disease: Current Diagnosis and Treatment Approach Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 27: 383-390 (2014)
  • Lumbroso D, Ziv E, Vered E, Kalichman L. The Effect of Kinesio Tape Application on Hamstring and Gastrocnemius Muscles in Healthy Young Adults Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 18: 130-138 (2014)
  • Rosenbaum T, Vadas D, Kalichman L. . Sexual function in post-stroke patients: Considerations for rehabilitation J Sexual Medicine 11: 15-21 (2014)
  • Tali D, Menahem I, Vered E, Kalichman L. . Upper cervical mobility, posture and myofascial trigger points in subjects with episodic migraine Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy 18: 569-575 (2014)
  • Kalichman L, Hernández-Molina G. . Midfoot and Forefoot Osteoarthritis The foot 24: 128-134 (2014)
  • Kalichman L, Batsevich V, Kobyliansky E. . Digit ratio and laterality indices: The Chuvashian study Papers on Anthropology University of Tartu 23: 37-46 (2014)
  • Been E, Kalichman L.. Lumbar lordosis The Spine Journal 14: 87-97 (2014)
  • Kalichman L, Zorina D, Batsevich V, Kobyliansky E. . 2D:4D finger length ratio in a Chuvashian population Journal of Comparative Human Biology HOMO 64: 233-240 (2013)
  • Kalichman L, Batsevich V, Kobyliansky E. . 2D:4D finger ratio and reproductive indices in a Chuvashian population American Journal of Human Biology 25: 617-621 (2013)
  • Linov L, Klindukhov A, Li L, Kalichman L. . Lumbar facet joint orientation and osteoarthritis: a cross-sectional study Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 26: 421-426 (2013)
  • Shmushkevich Y, Kalichman L. . Myofascial pain in lateral epicondylalgia Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 17: 434-439 (2013)
  • Barak F, Amoyal M, Kalichman L. . Applying a simple questionnaire for management of nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 17: 479-481 (2013)
  • Ratmansky M. Kalichman L. . [Post-hemiplegic Shoulder Pain] Israeli Journal of Pain and Palliative Care 26: 17-20 (2013)
  • Barak F, Kalichman L, Gdalevich M, Milgrom R, Laitman Y, Piura B, Lavie O, Gemer O.. The influence of early diagnosis of endometroid endometrial cancer on disease stage and survival Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics 288: 1361-1364 (2013)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E. . Association between circulatory levels of vitamin D and radiographic hand osteoarthritis. Rheumatology International 32: 253-257 (2012)
  • Treger I, Aidinof L, Lehrer H, Kalichman L. . Modified constraint-induced movement therapy improved upper limb function in sub-acute post-stroke patients: A small-scale clinical trial. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation 19: 287-293 (2012)
  • Vulsons S, Ratmansky M, Kalichman L. . Trigger Point Needling: the updates. Current Pain and Headache Reports 16: 407-412 (2012)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E. . Radiographic hand osteoarthritis in different populations: common ethnicity or common environment? International Journal of Anthropology 27: 117-122 (2012)
  • Treger I, Aidinof L, Lehrer H, Kalichman L. . Constraint-induced movement therapy alters cerebral blood flow in post-stroke patients. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 91: 804-809 (2012)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E. Hand osteoarthritis and aging: results of large-scale cross-sectional study Papers on Anthropology University of Tartu 20: 128-139 (2011)
  • Kalichman L, Korostishevsky M, Batsevich V, Kobyliansky E. Climate is associated with prevalence and severity of radiographic hand osteoarthritis Journal of Comparative Human Biology HOMO 62: 280-287 (2011)
  • Ye L, Kalichman L, Spittle A, Dobson F, Bennell K. Effects of Rehabilitative Interventions on Pain, Function and Physical Impairments in People with Hand Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review. Arthritis Research and Therapy 13: R28 (2011)
  • Been E, Li L, Hunter DJ, Kalichman L. Geometry of the vertebral bodies and the intervertebral discs in lumbar segments adjacent to spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis: pilot study European Spine Journal 20: 1159-1165 (2011)
  • Kalichman L, Pantsulaia I, Kobyliansky E. Association between Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule 1 and radiographic hand osteoarthritis Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology 29: 544-546 (2011)
  • Kalichman L, Li L, Hunter DJ, Been E. . Association between lumbar lordosis and CT-evaluated features of spinal degeneration The Spine Journal 11: 308-315 (2011)
  • Kalichman L, Bannuru RR, Severin M, Harvey W. njection of botulinum toxin for treatment of chronic lateral epicondylitis: systematic review and meta-analysis Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism 40: 532-538 (2011)
  • Kalichman L. Ratmansky M. Underlying Pathology and Associated Factors of Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain: A Literature Review American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 90: 768-780 (2011)
  • Kalichman L, Vered E. [Results of an on-line survey of methods used by physical therapists for the management of hand osteoarthritis: pilot study] Journal of Israeli Physical Therapy Association 13: 3-8 (2011)
  • Alperovitch-Najenson D, Furas R, Kalichman L. . [Factors affecting nursing staff compliance with the use of mechanized lifts: Paving the way towards a "No manual lifting policy"] Journal of Israeli Physical Therapy Association 13: 10-15 (2011)
  • Suri P, Katz JN, Rainville J, Kalichman L, Guermazi A, Hunter DJ. . Vascular Disease is Associated with Facet Joint Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 18: 1127-1132 (2010)
  • Treger I, Aidinof L, Lutsky L, Kalichman L.. Mean Flow Velocity in the Middle Cerebral Artery is Associated with Rehabilitation Success in Ischemic Stroke Patients. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 91: 1737-1740 (2010)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E. . Radiographic hand osteoarthritis and serum levels of osteocalcin: cross-sectional study. Rheumatology International 30: 1131-1135 (2010)
  • Kalichman L, Guermazi A, Li L, Hunter DJ, Suri P. . Facet orientation and tropism: association with spondylolysis. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques 23: 101-105 (2010)
  • Kalichman L, Li L, Batsevich V, Kobyliansky E. . Prevalence, pattern and determinants of radiographic hand osteoarthritis in five Russian community-based samples. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 18: 803-809 (2010)
  • Alperovitch-Najenson D, Santo Y, Masharawi Y, Katz-Leurer M, Ush D, Kalichman L.. Low back pain and work-related bio-mechanical and psychosocial factors among professional bus drivers. IMAJ 12: 26-31 (2010)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Belkin V, Batsevich V, Kobyliansky E. . Climatic factors in the development of radiographic hand osteoarthritis. Journal of Comparative Human Biology HOMO 61: 117-129 (2010)
  • Kalichman L, Vered E, Volchek L. . Relieving Symptoms of Meralgia Paresthetica with Kinesio Taping Application: Pilot study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 91: 1137-1139 (2010)
  • Alperovitch-Najenson D, Katz-Leurer M, Santo Y, Golman D, Kalichman L. . Upper body quadrant pain in bus drivers. Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health 65: 218-223 (2010)
  • Pantsulaia I, Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E. . Association between radiographic hand osteoarthritis and RANKL, OPG and inflammatory markers. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 18: 1127-1132 (2010)
  • Kalichman L. . Etiology of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration. IBMS BoneKey 7: 388-405 (2010)
  • Kalichman L, Vulsons S. . Dry needling in the management of musculoskeletal pain. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 23: 640-646 (2010)
  • Kalichman L,. Massage therapy for fibromyalgia symptoms. Rheumatology International 30: 1151-1157 (2010)
  • Kalichman L, Hernández-Molina G. . Hand osteoarthritis: an epidemiological perspective. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism 39: 465-476 (2010)
  • Suri P, Rainville J, Kalichman L, Katz JN.. Does This Older Adult With Lower Extremity Pain Have Clinical Syndrome of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis? JAMA 304: 2628-2636 (2010)
  • Suri P, Morgenroth D, Kwoh KC, Bean J, Kalichman L, Hunter D.. Low Back Pain and Other Musculoskeletal Pain Comorbidities in Individuals with Symptomatic Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Arthritis Care & Research 62: 1715-1723 (2010)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Batsevich V, Kobyliansky E.. Radiographic Hand Osteoarthritis in Two Ethnic Groups Living in the Same Geographic Area. Rheumatology International 30: 1533-1536 (2010)
  • Kalichman L, Hodges P, Li L, Guermazi A, Hunter DJ. . Changes in paraspinal muscles and their association with low back pain and spinal degeneration: CT study. European Spine Journal 19: 1136-1144 (2010)
  • Kalichman L, Kim DH, Li L, Guermazi A, Hunter DJ. . Computed tomography-evaluated features of spinal degeneration: prevalence, intercorrelation, and association with self-reported low back pain. The Spine Journal 10: 200-208 (2010)
  • Kalichman L, Li L, Kobyliansky E. . Prevalence, pattern and determinants of radiographic hand osteoarthritis in Turkmen community-based sample. Rheumatology International 29: 1143-1149 (2009)
  • Kalichman L, Guermazi A, Li L, Hunter DJ.. Association between age, sex, BMI and CT-evaluated spinal degeneration features Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 22: 189-195 (2009)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E. . Hand Osteoarthritis in Chuvashian population: prevalence and determinants Rheumatology International 30: 85-92 (2009)
  • Kalichman L, Kim DH, Li L, Guermazi A, Berkin V, Hunter DJ. . Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis: prevalence and association with low back pain in the adult community-based population. Spine 34: 199-205 (2009)
  • Kalichman L, Hunter DJ, Kim DH, Guermazi A. . Association between disc degeneration and degenerative spondylolisthesis? Pilot study. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 22: 21-25 (2009)
  • Milo R, Kalichman L, Volchek L, Reitblat T. . Local corticosteroid treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome: A 6-months clinical and electrophysiological follow-up study. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 22: 59-64 (2009)
  • Kalichman L, Cole R, Kim DH, Li L, Suri P, Guermazi A, Hunter DJ.. Spinal stenosis prevalence and association with symptoms: The Framingham Study. The Spine Journal 9: 545-560 (2009)
  • Kalichman L.. Association between fibromyalgia and sexual dysfunction in women. Clinical Rheumatology 28: 365-369 (2009)
  • Reitblat T, Zamir D, Polishchuck I, Novochatko G, Malnick S, Kalichman L. . Patients treated by tagaserod for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation showed significant improvement in fibromyalgia symptoms. A pilot study. Clinical Rheumatology 28: 1079-1082 (2009)
  • Kalichman L, Suri P, Guermazi A, Li L, Hunter DJ. . Facet orientation and tropism: associations with facet joint osteoarthritis and degenerative spondylolisthesis. Spine 34: E579-E585 (2009)
  • Kalichman L, Li L, Batsevich V, Kobyliansky E. . Hand osteoarthritis in Abkhazian population. Journal of Comparative Human Biology HOMO 60: 429-439 (2009)
  • Rutjes AWS, Nüesch E, Sterchi R, Kalichman L, Hendriks E, Osiri M, Brosseau L, Reichenbach S, Jüni P. . Transcutaneous electrostimulation for osteoarthritis of the knee. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 4: CD002823 (2009)
  • Kalichman L, Hunter DJ.. The genetics of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration. Associated genes. Joint Bone Spine 75: 388-396 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Hunter DJ. . The genetics of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration. Familial predisposition and heritability estimation. Joint Bone Spine 75: 383-387 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Hunter DJ. . Degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis: predisposing and risk factors. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 1: 1-12 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Hunter DJ. . Diagnosis and conservative management of degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. European Spine Journal 17: 327-335 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Korostishevsky M, Kobyliansky E. . Laterality indices in Chuvashian population. Anthropologischer Anzeiger 66: 409-418 (2008)
  • Kalichman L. . Perineal massage to prevent perineal trauma in childbirth. Israeli Medical Association Journal (IMAJ) 10: 531-533 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I. Kobyliansky E. . Osseographic score as a biomarker of biological aging. EAA (European Anthropological Association) Biennial Book 5: 1-14 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Seibel MJ, Kobyliansky E, Livshits G. . Age-related changes and secular trends in hand bone size. Journal of Comparative Human Biology HOMO 10: 531-533 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E. . Laterality and reproductive indices. Menopause 15: 991-995 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Bigman G, Matias R, Seibel MJ, Kobyliansky E, Livshits G. . Age-related changes in hand bone geometry indices: an observational follow-up study. The Anatomical Records 291: 835-844 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Seibel MJ, Kobyliansky E, Livshits G. . Epiphyseal expansion of hand bones: association with age, sex and hand osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 16: 560-565 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Li L, Kim DH, Guermazi A, Berkin V, O’Donnell CJ, Hoffmann U, Cole R, Hunter DJ. . Facet joint osteoarthritis and low back pain in the community-based population. Spine 33: 2560-2565 (2008)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Kobyliansky E. . Hand bone midshaft enthesophytes: the influence of age, sex, and heritability. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 15: 1113-1119 (2007)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E. . Body composition: Variations during the life-span and association with manifestation of aging. Papers on Anthropology University of Tartu 16: 147-169 (2007)
  • Kalichman L, Rodrigues B, Gurvich D, Israelov Z, Spivak E. . Impact of patient''s weight on stroke rehabilitation results. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 86: 650-655 (2007)
  • Malkin I, Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E.. Heritability of a skeletal biomarker of biological aging. Biogerontology 8: 627-637 (2007)
  • Kalichman L, Zhu Y, Zhang Y, Niu J, Gale D, Felson D, Hunter DJ. . The association between patella alignment and knee pain and function: an MRI study in persons with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 15: 1235-1240 (2007)
  • Kalichman L, Zhang Y, Niu J, Goggins J, Gale D, Felson D, Hunter DJ.. The association between patellar alignment and patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis features: an MRI study. Rheumatology 46: 1303-1308 (2007)
  • Jakowlev K, Livshits G, Kalichman L, Ben-Asher E, Malkin I, Lancet D, Kobyliansky E.. Search for Hand Osteoarthritis Susceptibility Locus on Chromosome 6p12.3-p12.1. Hum Biol 79: 1-14 (2007)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E.. Reproductive history and body composition as predictors of radiographic hand osteoarthritis in Chuvashian women. Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology 36: 53-57 (2007)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Kobyliansky E. . Changes in reproductive indices in Chuvashian women whose maturation was during World War II and the subsequent rehabilitation period. Maturitas 56: 205-211 (2007)
  • Kalichman L, Zhang Y, Niu J, Goggins J, Gale D, Felson D, Hunter DJ.. The association between patella alignment on MRI and radiographic manifestations of knee osteoarthritis. Arthritis Research and Therapy 9: R26 (2007)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Livshits G, Pavlovsky O, Batsevich V, Kobyliansky E. . Variation of skeletal biomarkers of biological aging in a Chuvashian population: longitudinal study. Am J Hum Biol 19: 74-81 (2007)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Kobyliansky E.. Time Related Trends of Menopausal Age and Reproductive Period of Women in a Chuvashian Rural Population. Menopause 14: 135-140 (2007)
  • Kalichman L, Hunter DJ. . Lumbar facet joint osteoarthritis: A review. Seminars of Arthritis and Rheumatism 37: 69-80 (2007)
  • Malkin I, Bigman G, Matias R, Kalichman L, Seibel MJ, Kobyliansky E, Livshits G. . Age-related changes of bone strength phenotypes: observational follow-up study of hand bone BMD. Arch Osteoporos 1: 59-68 (2006)
  • Kalichman L, Livshits G, Kobyliansky E. . Association between morbidity and skeletal biomarkers of biological aging. Hum Biol 78: 77-88 (2006)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Livshits G, Kobyliansky E. . Association between morbidity and radiographic hand osteoarthritis: population-based study. Joint Bone Spine 73: 406-410 (2006)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Livshits G, Kobyliansky E. . Age at Menarche in a Chuvashian Rural Population. Ann Human Biol 33: 390-397 (2006)
  • Kalichman L, Livshits G, Kobyliansky E.. Indices of Body Composition and Chronic Morbidity: A Cross-sectional Study of a Rural Population in Central Russia. Am J Hum Biol 18: 350-358 (2006)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E, Livshits G.. Characteristics of Joint Degeneration in Hand Osteoarthritis. Joint Bone Spine 73: 72-76 (2006)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I. Kobyliansky E. . Secular Trends of Reproductive Indices in Chuvashian women. International Journal of Anthropology 21: 253-263 (2006)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E. . Sex- and age-related variations of the somatotype in the Chuvasha population. Journal of Comparative Human Biology HOMO 57: 151-162 (2006)
  • Kalichman L, Malkin I, Kobyliansky E. Association between Physique Characteristics and Hand Bones Aging Status. Am J Phys Anthropol 128: 889-895 (2005)
  • Suk EK, Malkin I, Dahm S, Kalichman L, Rufi N, Kobyliansky E, Toliat M, Rutsch F, Nürnberg P, Livshits G. . Association of ENPP1 gene polymorphisms with hand osteoarthritis in a Chuvasha population. Arthr Res Ther 7: R1082-R1090 (2005)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E, Seibel M. Livshits G. Follow up Study of Hand Osteoarthritis in a Chuvasha Population. Am J Hum Biol 17: 611-621 (2005)
  • Pantsulaia I, Trofimov S, Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E, Livshits G. The contribution of familial resemblance to variations in circulatory level of tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases and transforming growth factor- β1. Calcif Tissue Int 74: 47-54 (2004)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E, Livshits G.. Association between somatotypes and blood pressure. Ann Human Biol 31: 466-476 (2004)
  • Kalichman L, Cohen Z, Kobyliansky E, Livshits G. . Patterns of Joint Distribution in Hand Osteoarthritis: Contribution of Sex, Age and Handedness. Am J Hum Biol 16: 125-134 (2004)
  • Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E, Malkin I, Yakovenko K, Livshits G. . Search for linkage between hand osteoarthritis and 11q12-13 chromosomal segment. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 11: 561-568 (2003)
  • Cohen Z, Kalichman L, Kobyliansky E, Malkin I, Almog E, Livshits G. . Segregation and Linkage Analyses of Bone Size and Geometry Traits in Relation to the 11q12-13 Chromosomal Segment. Medical Science Monitor 9: MT13-20 (2003)
  • Livshits G, Kalichman L, Cohen Z, Kobyliansky E. . Mode of inheritance of hand osteoarthritis in ethnically homogeneous pedigrees. Hum Biol 74: 849-860 (2002)
  • Kalichman L, Cohen Z, Kobyliansky E, Livshits G. . Interrelationship between bone aging traits and basic anthropometric characteristics. Am J Hum Biol 14: 380-390 (2002)
  • Meiri R, Rosenbaum T, Kalichman L. . Sexual function before and after total hip replacement: narrative review Sexual Medicine 2: 159-167 (1935)
Keywords:Spine, Osteoarthritis, Back Pain, Physical Therapy, Physical Anthropology, Musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
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Phones:
    Email:kalichman@hotmail.com
    kleonid@bgu.ac.il