Mercedes Fernandez is the founder of Mouvement and lead Geriatric Physiotherapist. She holds a master’s degree in Kinesiology with an extensive pre-medical background in psychology, anatomy, and nutrition. She is a certified senior fitness instructor and authorized CPR/First Aid responder. Her expertise is grounded in adapted physical activity with skilled rehabilitation among stroke, cerebral palsy, TBI, Parkinson's disease, and spinal bifida.
As an experienced professional in the field, Mercedes has encountered numerous cases of poorly fitted and misused mobility aids on a daily basis. The most common complaint among adults is chronic pain, which significantly impacts their quality of life. Her devotion lies in minimizing physical pain through comprehensive mobility aid assessments. By identifying and addressing issues with mobility aids, we can alleviate chronic pain, allowing adults to feel less achy and more energetic. With her expertise in adapted physical activity, she is equipped to support individuals with diverse conditions.
Mercedes not only brings professional expertise to the field of senior health care but also has personal experiences that have shaped her dedication to serving older adults. As her grandfather's primary caregiver, she gained firsthand knowledge of the complexities and challenges involved in caring for seniors. Her early involvement in playing the piano at nursing homes cultivated a deep sense of care and compassion for older adults from a young age.
Today, Mercedes continues her advocacy for older adults, recognizing the need for adequate senior health care in a system that can often be unclear and challenging to navigate. Her personal and professional commitment drives her to make a positive difference in the lives of older adults, ensuring their well-being and enhanced quality of life.