Diane L. Damiano

Diane L. Damiano, PhD PT, is a tenure-track scientist and Chief of the Functional and Applied Biomechanics Section at National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Her research focuses on the use of portable brain imaging during functional movement to elucidate the brain mechanisms underlying normal and impaired coordination and the design and investigation of activity-based rehabilitation programs to promote optimal motor functioning and enhance muscle and neural plasticity in children with cerebral palsy.

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Coordination of Reach-to-Grasp Kinematics in Individuals With Childhood-Onset Dystonia Due to Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy
Functional reaching is impaired in dystonia. Here, we analyze upper extremity kinematics to quantify timing and coordination abnormalities during unimanual reach-to-grasp movements in individuals with childhood-onset unilateral wrist dystonia. Kinematics were measured during movements of both upper limbs in a... Read more