Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Warren G. Darling, BS, MSc, BA, PhD


Professor of Health & Human Physiology
Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Contact Information

Office: 526 FH
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-514

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BS, Kinesiology, University Waterloo
MSc, Biomechanics, University Waterloo
PhD, Physiology, University Western Ontario

Research Summary

Our research focuses on control of upper limb movements to acquire visual targets with the hand and on recovery of hand movement control following brain injury. We study healthy individuals and subjects who have suffered brain trauma due to stroke and surgery. We also investigate how the brain interprets visual and proprioceptive information to specify location and orientation of external objects and upper limb segments. Movement control studies involve manipulating visual, vestibular and/or somatosensory information prior to and during reaching to point to or grasp visual targets. We also investigate control of finger motions and forces exerted by the fingers when acquiring and manipulating objects under various conditions.

Date Last Modified: 06/06/2016 - 13:17:48