Mechanisms of Therapeutic Rehabilitation Lab (MOTR Lab)
The Mechanisms of Therapeutic Rehabilitation Lab (MOTR Lab) is part of the Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery and the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. Our research laboratory is directed by Dr. Michelle Harris-Love at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital and we are primarily interested in how the brain reorganizes to support arm recovery after injury.
We aim to improve the outcomes of rehabilitation for those with arm impairment after stroke and we are approaching this goal by exploring:
- the physiology of normal arm movement,
- the neural correlates of impaired arm movement after stroke or other injury (such as amputation), and
- new approaches to enhance post-stroke motor recovery.