Meet the Clinical Team: Olivia

In her role as a physical therapist, Olivia evaluates and treats patients while utilizing digital tools to optimize their outcomes.

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Meet Olivia!

In her role as a physical therapist, Olivia evaluates and treats patients while utilizing digital tools to optimize their outcomes. Throughout their plan of care, Olivia provides patient support and works collaboratively with fellow team members to assist patients in achieving their goals and receiving the care that they need and deserve.

We sat down with Olivia to learn more about her career, passions, goals, and personal favorites.

Did you always know you wanted to be in healthcare?

I knew pretty early on that I wanted to be a physical therapist but I did get some questions along the way about whether I wanted to be a physician instead. My other career option was a professional violist (since I was so passionate about playing and it was a big part of my life) but the pull of a career in physical therapy was greater!

Why did you decide to study physical therapy?

I experienced a lot of sports injuries growing up and I was referred to physical therapy for each injury. I trusted my PT and was always excited to go to my treatment sessions because it was fun! I felt that we had a good partnership and he would get me on the right path to recovery. I shadowed him as part of a high school career project and after that, I knew that that was what I wanted to do.

How many years have you been in healthcare?

6

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Helping others! I love seeing my patients win (even if they’re small wins). It’s so satisfying when patients say, “I couldn’t do this before and now it’s easier!” But I also enjoy the patient interactions – you meet so many different individuals from different backgrounds. It’s a great opportunity to learn so much from each other.

Outside of work, what do you like to do for fun?

I love working out at the gym, listening to music and dancing, exploring new restaurants, and going to concerts and sporting events

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

You only live once

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

I would love to go to Egypt! I was always obsessed with pyramids, hieroglyphics, and learning about the Egyptian gods/goddesses. A close second is New Zealand – I was a Lord of the Rings nerd 😊

What are you most thankful for?

My husband, my family, and friends – I’m thankful for my life!

What’s your go-to meal?

There are so many! But I’ll eat anything spicy – food without a kick is a tragedy 😊

About Kaia Health
Kaia’s digital therapy app offers 24/7 access to a clinically validated program and access to coaches and PTs to help alleviate back, neck, muscle, or joint pain. Through only a smartphone or tablet, Kaia’s technology guides members through proper exercise and provides real-time feedback on movements as accurately as a physical therapist.

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