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Paige Vivian, PT, DPT, OMT

Paige Vivian , PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Orthopedic Manual Therapist
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapists
Certified in Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
Certified Birth Doula

Paige received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington and began working for MTI Physical Therapy in 2012. She completed her post-doctoral Residency and Fellowship training in orthopedic manual therapy through the Ola Grimsby Institute.

Paige has an extensive background in dance, primarily ballet and ballroom dance, beginning at the age of three. She was both part of the corps de ballet and a soloist in her hometown’s ballet company, and performed in annual children’s ballets including several seasons of the Nutcracker with the Idaho Falls Symphony. After a hip injury ended her ability to continue ballet at the age of 17, she was able to transfer to competitive formation ballroom dance, with both her high school team and the regional Idaho Dancesport Academy (now the Idaho Ballroom Academy). The Idaho Dancesport Academy competed and placed second nationally in Provo, UT and internationally at the Blackpool Dance Festival in Blackpool, England in 2000. Paige continued to study ballroom and ballet while attending the University of Utah, where she majored in Exercise Physiology and minored in Chemistry and Spanish.

After college, Paige attended the Utah College of Massage Therapy, where she graduated from the Professional Program and Master Bodyworker Program in 2006. She is also certified as a Structural Integrator (a form of myofascial release) through Structural Bodyworks with Jason Prince. She continues to practice and expand her proficiency in Structural Integration, Craniosacral therapy, and Russian Sports Massage. Her expertise in soft-tissue techniques has also allowed her to work successfully with post-surgical scar tissue, primarily with post-mastectomy and post top-surgery patients.

Paige has begun training with the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute to treat pelvic floor pain and dysfunction and is a also certified birth doula through the Simkin Center at Bastyr University. She is also currently studying for the Orthopedic Certification Specialist exam.

With her diverse background, Paige will often utilize multiple disciplines to tailor her treatments to each patient’s needs, ability, and activity level. She aims to help her patients not only return to their prior level of performance, but also helps them to participate in their chosen activity while they heal.

In addition to physical therapy and her studies, Paige continues to pursue her interests in cooking, reading, Functional Patterns training, yoga, weight lifting, Pilates, boxing, and dance.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology, University of Utah, minors in Chemistry and Spanish, Honors certificate (2006)
  • Graduate of Professional and Master Bodyworker programs, Utah College of Massage Therapy (2007)
  • Certified Structural Integrator, Structural Bodyworks (2007)
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Washington (2012)
  • Part I Orthopedic Manual Therapy Residency, Ola Grimsby Institute (2014)
  • Part II Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship, Ola Grimsby Institute (2015)
  • Birth Doula, Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations (2019)
  • Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Training, Owens Recovery Science (2019)

Credentials:

  • PT – Physical Therapist
  • DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • OMT – Orthopedic Manual Therapist
  • FAAOMPT – Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Washington Physical Therapy Association (PTWA)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT)

Specialties/Special Interests:

  • Myofascial release, Structural Integration
  • Post-surgical scar tissue mobilization
  • Pre- and post-partum rehabilitation
  • Scoliosis
  • Functional biomechanics training
  • Dancers
  • Combat sports
  • LGBTQ+ community

Languages: English