Mirella Veras is a registered physiotherapist with a postdoctoral in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Montreal. With over 18 years of experience as a physiotherapist, Mirella has experience working in a hospital and clinical setting, consulting, as a professor and coordinator of health services.
Mirella has advanced level certification in pelvic health physiotherapy, including pelvic pain and ano-rectal disorders. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help with pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, fecal incontinence, constipation, post void dribbling and pre and post-natal issues. She has also taken continuing education in concussion, acupuncture, dry needling and manual therapy.
Mirella is also a certified Tai Chi instructor for diabetes, arthritis and falls prevention.
When not in the office, Mirella loves spending time with her family, going for long walks and practicing Tai Chi and Pilates. She is also the author of: Evidence-Based Tai Chi for Rehabilitation and Wellness: A System of Balance for Clinical Practice.
BA in Physiotherapy- Brazil- 2000
ATMS Academie de Thérapie Manuelle Sportive, Belgique- Health (Osteopathic)- 2001
Public Health (Primary Health Care)- Specialist/Resident at State University Vale do Acaraú- Sobral - Ceará – Brazil- 2002
MSc in Public Health (Epidemiology)- Federal University of Ceará – UFC –Fortaleza - Ceará – Brazil- 2005
Education Specialist- National School of Public Health - FIOCRUZ - Rio de Janeiro – Brazil- 2006
Graduate Diploma- Health Services & Policy Research- University of Ottawa- 2011
PhD- Population Health- University of Ottawa- 2013
Physiotherapy- Equivalency Program- McGill University 2016
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Rehabilitation Sciences- Université de Montreal 2017
Introduction to Acupuncture, Meridian Health Education- 2016
Acupuncture and Dry needling for the Upper Extremity- 2016
Pelvic floor Level I: The Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence, Toronto- 2017
Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls prevention -Certified Instructor- 2017
Mat Pilates part I certification, Ottawa- 2017
Pelvic floor Level II: Physiotherapy for Ano-Rectal Disorders- 2018
Pelvic floor Level III: The Physical Therapy Approach for Dyspareunia course, Halifax, NS- 2018
Tai Chi for Diabetes- Certified Instructor- 2018