Catherine E. Lang, P.T., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Physical Therapy

Neurosciences Program

Research Abstract:

The long-term goal of our research program is effective and efficient, individualized neurorehabilitation. Our primary study population is people with stroke, and the majority of our experiments examine movement and the upper extremity. Research efforts include characterizing neurobehavioral changes over the course of stroke recovery, developing new and optimizing current motor interventions, and improving clinical practice. Our interdisciplinary, interactive laboratory environment promotes collaborations within and outside the lab with scientists and clinicians, resulting in a productive, successful research program.

Selected Publications:

Recent papers

DeJong SL, Schaefer SY, Lang CE (2012) The need for speed: Better movement quality during faster task performance after stroke. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 26:362-373.

Prager EM, Lang CE (2012) Predictive ability of 2-day measurement of AROM on 3-month upper extremity motor function in people with post-stroke hemiparesis. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66:35-41.

Carter A, Patel K, Astafiev S, Snyder A, Rengachary J, Strube M, Pope D, Shimony J, Lang CE, Shulman G, Corbetta M (2012) Upstream Dysfunction of Somatomotor Functional Connectivity after Corticospinal Damage in Stroke. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 26:7-19.

Schaefer SY, DeJong SL, Cherry KM, Lang CE (2012) Grip type and task goal modify reach-to-grasp performance in post-stroke hemiparesis. Motor Control, 16:245-264.

Edwards DF, Lang CE, Wagner JM, Birkenmeier RL, Dromerick AW (2012) An evaluation of the Wolf Motor Function Test for arm motor trials early after stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93:660-668.

DeJong SL, Lang CE (2012) Comparison of unilateral versus bilateral upper extremity task performance after stroke. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 19:294-305.

DeJong SL, Lang CE (2012) The bilateral movement condition facilitates maximal but not submaximal paretic-limb grip force in people with post-stroke hemiparesis. Clinical Neurophysiology, 123:1616-1623.

DeJong SL, Birkenmeier RL, Lang CE (2012) Person-specific changes in motor performance accompany upper extremity functional gains after stroke. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 28:304-316.

Bland MD, Sturmoski A, Whitson M, Connor LT, Fucetola R, Huskey T, Corbetta M, Lang CE (2012) Prediction of discharge walking ability from initial assessment in a stroke inpatient rehabilitation facility population. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93:1441-1447.

Schaefer SY, Lang CE (2012) Using dual tasks to test immediate transfer of training between naturalistic movements: A proof-of-principle study. Journal of Motor Behavior, 44:313-327.

Lang CE, Bland MD, Bailey RR, Schaefer SY, Birkenmeier RL (2013) Assessment of upper extremity impairment, function, and activity following stroke: Foundations for clinical decision making. Journal of Hand Therapy, 26:104-114.

Aufman EL, Bland MD, Barco PP, Carr DB, Lang CE (2013) Predictors of return to driving after stroke. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 92:627-634.

Schaefer SY, Lang CE (2013) Transfer of training between distinct motor tasks after stroke: Implications for task-specific approaches to upper extremity neurorehabilitation. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 27:602-612.

Bland MD, Sturmoski A, Whitson M, Harris H, Connor LT, Fucetola R, Edmaiston J, Huskey T, Carter A, Kramper M, Corbetta M, Lang CE (2013) Clinician adherence to a standardized assessment battery across settings and disciplines in a post-stroke rehabilitation population. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94:1048-1053.

Bailey RR, Lang CE (in press) Upper extremity activity in adults: Referent values using accelerometry. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development.

Waddell KJ, Birkenmeier RL, Moore JL, Hornby TG, Lang CE (in press) The feasibility of high repetition, task-specific training for the paretic upper extremity. American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Last Updated: 12/20/2013 9:35:44 AM

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