Meet Olivia Martins- Physiotherapist

Meet Olivia!

Physiotherapist - Olivia Martins
Olivia Martins is a registered physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. She graduated with a Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto and has an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from York University.
Olivia’s areas of interest include musculoskeletal, neurological rehabilitation and concussion management. She has experience working in both the hospital and clinical setting which has allowed her to practice a variety of physiotherapy skills.
Before university Olivia was a competitive ice dancer for 10 years representing Canada on the junior international circuit. Having undergone rehabilitation for various sports injuries during her skating career, Olivia appreciates the patient experience and the importance of best practice approaches for a fast recovery.
Olivia is passionate about continuing education in order to enhance her physiotherapy practice. Since graduating she has completed courses in manual therapy, vestibular rehabilitation and neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT).
Olivia is committed to helping patients achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.
Why did you become a physiotherapist?
As a young athlete I was in and out of physiotherapy clinics for various injuries and had good experiences through the rehabilitation process. I soon realized that to be a physiotherapist would be a great profession and a rewarding career. Everyday I get to interact and connect with people, help clients heal from a variety of injuries and be active throughout my day.
What did you learn about physiotherapy as you were going through school that you didn’t know before?
That physical therapy can help treat cardiorespiratory and vestibular conditions.
What conditions do you like to treat?
I enjoy treating the lower extremity (hips, knees, ankles) as well as concussions.
What is your ‘rehab philosophy?
Exercise is medicine.

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