Katharine E. Alter

Katharine E. Alter is a Senior Clinician and the Medical Director of Rehabilitation Programs for the Functional and Applied Biomechanics Section in Rehabilitation Medicine at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. Prior to joining NIH in 2014, she was the Medical Director of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland in the Washington DC area. Dr. Alter’s clinical and investigative interests focus on the assessment of neurologic, musculoskeletal and neuromuscular impairments in children and adults.

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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