Avi Nativ | PhD (Kinesiology), Physiotherapist, Owner, Founder
The NeuroGym® concept was founded more than 25 years ago by Avi Nativ PhD (Kinesiology), PT. Avi received his doctoral degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo. Kinesiology is a field concerned with the Science of Movement (including Biomechanics, Physiology of Exercise and Motor Control). His post-doctoral work in Rehabilitation was done at the University of Wisconsin and he has been a registered physiotherapist in Ontario for more than 20 years.
While doing his doctoral and post-doctoral research work, Avi’s focus was on brain organization, plasticity and rehabilitation. He was intrigued with scientific research findings that indicated the remarkable capacity of the brain to adapt after injury, and envisioned how such plastic changes could be encouraged through inventive ways of enabling more patient-initiated, active movement rather than the more conventional passive therapy approaches. Thus began Avi’s enthusiastic, life-long pursuit of creating more effective neurologic physiotherapy techniques and tools.
“He was intrigued with scientific research findings that indicated the remarkable capacity of the brain to adapt after injury.”