Dr. Adrienne Harvey
Dr. Adrienne Harvey is a senior research physiotherapist in the department of Developmental Medicine, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne and senior research officer at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Australia. Adrienne completed her PhD in 2008 on the Functional Mobility Scale for children with cerebral palsy and then spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow at CanChild. Dr. Harvey has a strong research interest and extensive clinical experience in children with cerebral palsy, particularly outcome measurement and the effect of interventions. Her main research are currently is dyskinesia in children with cerebral palsy.
Areas of Focus
Ensuring optimal outcomes for children with developmental disabilities, primarily cerebral palsy, and more recently chronic fatigue syndrome
What is the evidence of the effectiveness of strengthening for children with cerebral palsy aged 4-18 years?
Muscle weakness is commonly seen in children with cerebral palsy (CP) and can impact on their activities and participation in daily life situations.