Catherine E. Lang, PhD, PT

Professor of Physical Therapy

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

We are interested in better understanding how the central nervous system learns and controls skilled, voluntary movements, how movement recovers after nervous system damage, and how the mechanics of the body interact with the nervous system to produce movement. Our current focus is the study of upper extremity movement in people with hemiparesis post stroke. Our lab is located in the building adjacent to the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis. This convenient location enables us to study inpatients during their acute rehabilitation stay as well as people with more chronic movement disorders.