You may remember Olivia as a past AST clinic assistant prior to completing her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at the UofA. Olivia has also completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus (UBCO). During her time at UBCO, Olivia worked with professors developing 3D printings of cadavers to further medical research, fostering her interest in human anatomy and physiology. In addition, over the years Olivia has acquired unique experience working with individuals with both diverse mental and physical abilities of all ages through many volunteer and work opportunities in both Kelowna and Calgary. These experiences heavily contribute to her person-first approach to treatment.
Olivia strongly embraces long term healthy living and understands how debilitating aches, pains, and injuries can be. She is particularly interested in sports injuries, chronic injuries (e.g., low back pain), and neurological conditions (inclusive of but not limited to Parkinson’s disorder, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and spinal cord injury). Using exercise based rehabilitation, education and manual therapy when indicated, together you’ll arrive at long-term solutions that will not only get you back to what you love but also keep you out of the clinic. (Although Olivia will always be excited to see you!).
Olivia’s favourite thing to do is hike (preferably in the summer), and if you can’t find her on the mountains or in the gym she’ll likely be enjoying a craft beer at one of the local breweries. Her whole life she has been very active with extensive experience in competitive dance, weight training, and long distance running.