Meet Olivia Skrastins, Registered Physiotherapist.
Olivia graduated from the University of Toronto with her Masters in Physical Therapy in 2017. Olivia is passionate about orthopaedic manual therapy and is committed to continuing her education in this area. She has completed a basic sports taping course, a soft tissue release course and has received her Level 1 Manual Therapy certification from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She is interested in sports rehabilitation and enjoys working with a diverse population. Olivia is excited to have the opportunity to help patients reach their goals and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.
Why did you become a physiotherapist?
I have always enjoyed fitness, interacting with others and being creative. Physiotherapy allows me to incorporate all those interests and use them to help others achieve their goals. As physiotherapists, we have the opportunity to help people with their mobility, which is necessary for every day life!
What did you learn about physiotherapy as you were going through school that you didn’t know before?
I learned that physiotherapy is both an art and a science. Treatment can be approached in many creative ways but there is an underlying anatomical and physiological basis for everything we do. I also learned that you never stop learning! What conditions do you like to treat?
I like to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. However, I do particularly enjoy treating patellar femoral pain, which is often influenced by muscle imbalances and by our alignment during every day activities and exercise.
What is your ‘rehab philosophy’?
My rehab philosophy is quality first! I think it’s important to focus on quality of movement and education, which can lead to injury prevention.
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