Anna McCormick

Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

Dr. Anna McCormick is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa with Royal College Certification in both Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Presently, she is the medical director of pediatric rehabilitation at The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and a rehabilitation consultant at The Ottawa Rehabilitation Centre in Ottawa, Canada. Dr. McCormick has a special interest in use of technology in rehabilitation to enable children including; Robot assisted gait training, virtual reality facilitated exercise and artificial intelligence aided early recognition of communication challenges. Other research initiatives of interest have included treatment of hypertonicity in cerebral palsy, transition of young adults to adult care, development of an evidence-based review of acquired brain injury and database development to enable research including the Integrated Neuroscience Discovery Network (CP-Net) and The Canadian Neuromuscular Data Registry (CNDR).


Areas of Research: Rehabilitation, Cerebral Palsy, Neuromuscular disease, Technology

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Research Projects

  1. A randomized, cross-over trial comparing the effect of innovative robotic gait training and functional clinical therapy in children with cerebral palsy; a protocol to test feasibility