Olivia feels that the most rewarding aspect of physical therapy for her is seeing patients improve, not only objectively but functionally. She also enjoys building a relationship with them as a provider, which allows them to succeed in attaining their goals. Olivia works with patients of all ages and all skill levels, from geriatrics to athletes, and truly thrives when she’s working with a variety of diagnoses and patient personality types. Her patient’s care is driven by their interests and goals. Olivia uses a combination of targeted manual therapy as well as therapeutic exercises chosen specifically per patient to get the best outcomes, improve function, and decrease pain or restrictions.
She earned a BA in Dance Pedagogy with the prestigious Butler Ballet before returning home to complete her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Dayton. Olivia is Astym certified as well as Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) therapy certified.
Olivia grew up in Oakwood, Ohio, spent the last five years in Metro Detroit, and recently moved to Bloomfield Hills, MI. When she’s not treating patients, you can find her attending classes at her Pure Barre studio, hanging out with her husband and their son Elliot, traveling to new or exotic places, going on road trips to see friends across the country, and watching college basketball (Butler Bulldogs and Dayton Flyers). Olivia also loves cooking new vegetarian recipes—she was raised vegetarian and has been one for her entire life!
Butler University: BA in Dance Pedagogy, Butler Ballet
University of Dayton: Doctor of Physical Therapy
What makes me unique:
First and foremost, my approach to physical therapy is to connect with my patients to establish rapport and understand their individual goals for their care, and what their drivers are for recovery. My background in classical ballet informs how I treat patients, and marries well with my physical therapy experience as a provider and clinic director in a diverse, busy outpatient orthopedic practice.
Why I practice:
I enjoy living an active and healthy lifestyle. My career allows me to stay moving and get my patients back to the things they love with less (hopefully no) pain!