Mindy Levin

Full Professor
School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
McGill University
Researcher
Montreal, Canada

Biography

Dr. Levin trained as a physiotherapist at McGill University and practiced at the Rehabilitation Institute of Montreal where she specialized in neurological rehabilitation. Dr. Levin held positions as researcher and professor in the School of Rehabilitation at the Université de Montréal from 1992 to 2004 and was Scientific Director of the Research Centre of the Rehabilitation Institute of Montreal from 1997 until November 2001. In 2004, Dr. Levin was Director of the Physical Therapy Program in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University until 2008 and held a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Motor Recovery and Rehabilitation (2005-2019).

Dr. Levin is President of the International Society of Motor Control and editor of the Society’s journal “Motor Control”. She was a founding member and is immediate Past-President of the International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation as well as a founding member and current executive member of the International Neurological Physiotherapy Association of the World Physical Therapy Association.

Dr Levin’s research focuses on elucidating the mechanisms underlying arm sensorimotor deficits and their recovery in adults and children with central nervous system lesions. Her research aims to elaborate the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying disordered motor control and learning after brain damage and then to develop and test treatment interventions to remediate sensorimotor impairments and disabilities based on these findings. Amongst her research methodologies are new technologies such as virtual reality and robotics.