Patricia Longmuir

Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

Dr. Longmuir is a Senior Scientist in the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute.  Dr. Longmuir’s research interests are the promotion of physical activity to children with medical conditions and disabilities, and the use of physical activity to prevent and/or treat morbidity. Her focus is the impact of interventions to increase physical activity. Dr. Longmuir investigates the impact of providing physical activity and exercise within clinical care and avenues to build physical activity motivation and confidence among children with medical conditions and disabilities. Dr. Longmuir has published more than 90 papers and 6 book chapters in the peer-reviewed literature. She has delivered over 200 scholarly conference presentations, and more than 80 invited and keynote addresses.

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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


  2. Inactive Lifestyles Among Young Children With Innocent Murmurs or Congenital Heart Disease, Regardless of Disease Severity or Treatment


    These results emphasize the need for interventions targeting the youngest children seen in cardiac clinics, regardless of diagnoses of CHD or innocent murmur.

  3. Attitudes toward physical activity as a treatment component for adolescents with anorexia nervosa: An exploratory qualitative study of patient perceptions


    This study allows for the inclusion of patient voices in the conversation surrounding the role of physical activity in AN treatment.

  4. Associations between physical activity, sedentary time and social-emotional functioning in young children


    Future research is needed to verify these preliminary findings and determine the directionality of relationships observed, and experimental studies are needed to determine whether promoting either increased steps per day or intensity of physical activity can improve social emotional functioning in the early years.

  5. Predilection for physical activity and body mass index z-score can quickly identify children needing support for a physically active lifestyle


    Predilection for physical activity and body mass index z-score quickly identify children needing physical literacy support.