Martin was born and raised in Mississauga ON Canada, a suburb of Toronto. Martin’s passion for Physical Therapy started early in high school, where he sustained various injuries through the sports of rugby and volleyball. The time spent with his Physical Therapist on rehabilitating these injuries gave him a great appreciation for role PT’s play in returning athletes to sport. Martin graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology, Toronto in 2012. Martin then went on to receive his clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy from D’Youville College in Buffalo New York at the end of 2015. His thesis through the DPT program was based on “The Analysis of Self-Selected Biomechanical Lifting Techniques”.
Martin strongly believes in the art and science of Physical Therapy to rehabilitate. His treatment philosophy is based on his understanding of the “complexity, integration and adaptable nature” of the human body as a whole. Prior to joining the CORE team, Martin was a travelling therapist, in AZ, TX. The experience in various Orthopedic settings helped shape and evolve Martin’s view of rehabilitation and the movement culture.
Martin believes the path to recovery is best facilitated through education and understanding the patient’s goals and daily demands to determine and identify the source of one’s movement dysfunction and pain. Then using a collaborative and eclectic approach encompassing: neuromuscular facilitation, strength and conditioning principles, modalities, and manipulative therapy (thrust/non thrust joint mobilizations, myofascial release techniques, instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation), in conjunction with diverse movement patterns and prescribed corrective exercise, treatment is aimed to recalibrate and improve performance devoid of pain.
On his free time you can find Martin paying beach/indoor volleyball, cheering for his Toronto sports teams and fine tuning his second craft: cooking.