Olivia Martin BSc (Hons) MCPod
Nineteen years of competitive dancing took its toll on my body, especially my poor feet, therefore I feel that I can personally relate to, and understand my patients’ experiences and injuries. Stemming from my dancing background, I now have a particular interest in sport and musculoskeletal injuries and am passionate about helping my patients return to the activities they love.
Having qualified with an BSc in Podiatry from Queen Margaret University, I extended my studies to complete my honours year; in which I qualified with a 1st class degree. I have worked within the private sector and the NHS where I have developed my skills and knowledge in all aspects of Podiatry.
Continuing my learning and enhancing my skills are key focuses in my development as a Podiatrist. I have recently gained accreditation in steroid injection therapy, and continue to participate in further continual professional development. Working with the public to provide a friendly and professional service is very important to me, the sole elements of my treatment come from evidence based practice.
Outside of podiatry I am a keen sports enthusiast, keeping active is a big part of my life. Originally from Northern Ireland, I am keen supporter of Ulster and Ireland Rugby, although I occasionally cheer on the Scots as it is now my second home here. Attending shows is another hobby of mine, I spend quite a lot of time singing along (quite badly) to musicals at The Playhouse.