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Efrat Shenhod-Malihi

Efrat, Founder and CEO of ReSymmetry, is a licensed Occupational Therapist specializing in adapting rehabilitation devices and seating solutions, mobility and assistive technology in general, and wheelchairs in particular, for disabled children and adults.
 
After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Master’s degree from the Occupational Therapy Department at Haifa University, she dedicated her career to providing clinical care and consulting services focusing primarily on  rehabilitation technology, seating systems, mobility enhancement and technological aids.

Throughout her career, Efrat has provided her specialized services at orthopedic rehabilitation centers for children, including those with complex medical needs. Additionally, she has worked at the Israeli Ministry of Health’s National Unit for Rehabilitation Equipment, and has served as Director of the Assistive Technology Unit in the Children’s Rehabilitation Department of the Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital at Sheba Medical Center – one of the largest medical centers in the Middle East.
 
Building on her extensive knowledge and hands-on experience, Efrat developed a tailor-made seating system for persons with severe and complex distortions of the body. 
Furthermore, Efrat is a trainer of the Wheelchair Service Training Package (WSTP) of the World Health Organization (WHO), and has delivered training in several developing countries on its behalf.
 
Additionally, Efrat has presented an instruction course at 4 conventions of the International Seating Symposium (ISS) in the USA and Canada, as well as at the European Seating Symposium (ESS) in Ireland, and at the 4th Cerebral Palsy Conference in Italy.
  
Today, she devotes most of her time and efforts to the development of Healy and ReSymmetry, in order to bring to market as soon as possible a wheelchair technology that will positively impact on the health and wellbeing of disabled children and adults, and enable them to lead a fuller life.