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Dr. Virginia Wright

Research Associate

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Research Associates


Virginia Wright is a physiotherapist with graduate training in health research. She is a Scientist in the Bloorview Research Institute in Toronto. She completed her PhD at McMaster University in Health Research Methodology. She is supported by a Career Development Award (2007 to 2011) through the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Strategic Training Initiative. Her primary research interests are in the design and validation of outcome measures for children with physical disabilities, evaluation of change within the context of the ICF, and in promoting use of these measures both clinically and in research to evaluate the effects of rehabilitation interventions.

Areas of Focus

Developing and validating outcome measures, as well as the effectiveness of interventions in pediatric rehabilitation. Includes gross motor measures, quality of movement, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, prosthetics, and life satisfaction


Quality FM

The Quality FM is an observational instrument to be used in the evaluation of the quality of movement in children with cerebral palsy.

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What helps adolescents with cerebral palsy to be physically active? Developing a program to support youth based on focus groups.

In this communication we want to share our study protocol as part of a program to support physical activity for youth with cerebral palsy (CP) using a focus group methodology.

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The Motor Learning Strategy Clinical Decision-Making Process

A clinical decision-making process outlining how therapists can use motor learning strategies in practice.

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