Amy Bastian PhD PT discusses how stroke affects movement control and some new methods being developed in her lab to help people learn to improve their walking, even years after stroke.
Dr. Amy Bastian is a neuroscientist and physical therapist who studies the neural control of human movement. She has a special interest in stroke, cerebellar motor disorders, and childhood motor development. Amy is now the Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Professor of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins. Amy’s research uses computerized movement tracking techniques, novel devices and robotics to control walking and reaching movements. She studies how people with and without neurological damage control movement and learn new patterns.
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American Stroke Association
The American Stroke Association is dedicated to prevention, diagnosis and treatment to save lives from stroke — America’s No. 4 killer and a leading cause of serious disability.
National Stroke Association
National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.