Passion for Education and Research in Mobility and Aging
Dr. Mirella Veras, PT, PhD, Director, Canadian Institute for Mobility and Aging
Dr. Mirella Veras is a registered physiotherapist in Nova Scotia with a postdoctoral in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Montreal. She has over 18 years of experience as a physiotherapist and researcher, including as a clinician, consultant, professor and coordinator of health services in primary health care services in Brazil. She worked as a consultant for the Pan- American Health Organization and Epidemiologist for Health Canada. She has experience working with older adults in rehabilitation care, including older adults with physical and mental health and/or intellectual disabilities. She is also an instructor of Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention. She is an associate investigator with the Nursing Best Practice Research Centre and also member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain (CRIR) , Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery and Canadian Association of Community Health Centers. Clinical and research interests: Aging, Technologies for Rehabilitation, Benefits of Tai Chi for Healthy aging, Pelvic Floor and Aging, Chronic Diseases and Mental Health.