Location: Ottawa, Merivale
Olivia Garay graduated with her Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Ottawa in 2016. She has bachelor's degrees in Psychology from the University of Toronto and in Kinesiology from York University.
Olivia values a holistic approach in developing your treatment plan, taking into account the physical, mental, and emotional contributors to your health. She believes passionately that patient education is the key to long-term success, and will work with you to implement home exercises and self-care strategies which fit with your lifestyle in order to complement the treatments you receive in clinic.
Olivia is actively involved in her local chapter of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and regularly attends both provincial and national conferences in order to promote and advocate for the profession of physiotherapy. She has received her concussion certification through Complete Concussion Management, and has completed the ProSport Go-To Therapist Mentorship program with Dave O'Sullivan.
Outside of the clinic, you might spot Olivia at a local trail race or triathlon, taking in a yoga class, hitting the Gatineau hills or cross country skiing! Recently she cross country skied with her partner across the entire length of Gatineau Park (42km) in a day!
Courses & post-graduate qualifications:
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture - McMaster University.
Advanced Functional Needling - Advanced Therapeutic Programs
Concussion Management - SHIFT
Lumbar Spine - McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis Therapy
Shoulder Physiotherapy - Lyn Watson
Prevention of Running Injuries - Blaise Dubois