daniellelevac

Danielle Levac

Inactive

Pathway: C-STAR

Biography

Danielle Levac graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2001 with a BSc degree in Physiotherapy. She has worked as a physiotherapist in pediatric acute care, rehabilitation, and school health support settings. In 2007, she completed an MSc in Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University, exploring recovery patterns in children and youth with acquired brain injury (ABI). Danielle is currently a doctoral candidate in the Rehabilitation Science PhD program and the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster. The focus of her research is on the use of commercial virtual reality technology within physiotherapy interventions for children and youth with acquired brain injury. Her PhD supervisor is Dr. Cheryl Missiuna, and her committee members are Dr. Virginia Wright, Dr. Laurie Wishart, and Prof. Carol DeMatteo

Award type: Doctoral Award

Discipline: Physical Therapy

Centre: McMaster University

Supervisors / Mentors: Dr. Cheryl Missiuna

Project Title: Virtual reality in rehabilitation: Use of Nintendo Wii and WiiFit to improve postural control, balance, and functional mobility after pediatric acquired brain injury.

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