We are happy to announce that Olivia Robinson Van Houten, Doctor of Physical Therapy, has joined our Comprehensive Outpatient and Swing Bed Therapy Team at Magee General Hospital. Olivia has served at Covington County Hospital since 2018 when she graduated from PT school. She is transitioning to MGH to be closer to her husband’s job.
Olivia graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and was awarded her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She has additionally attained a Dry Needling Certification to provide leading-edge dry needling treatment to patients suffering from pain and muscle and joint dysfunction and an LSVT BIG Certification for the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s Disease. We know she is prepared to take on the physical therapy needs of the community in Magee, and we look forward to seeing her patient’s recovery journeys.
Olivia grew up in the small town of Tiplersville, MS, with her parents, Troy and Diane Robinson, and her sister, Becky. She recently married her husband Hans, and they have a dog named Buddy. Olivia decided to be a physical therapist after having a car accident, which required her to take physical therapy. She began researching the profession and took steps to obtain her degree. Olivia enjoys working with adults and geriatrics and is especially interested in ortho and neuro. Olivia and Hans have recently moved to Florence, MS, to be near the 172nd Air Base in Jackson, where Hans serves full-time in the Air National Guard.
Olivia is joining an incredible team of therapists at Magee General Hospital led by June Thames, PTA, and DOR. Additionally, our therapy team at Magee includes Courtney Ashton Meadows, DPT; Melissa Easterling, M.S., CCC-SLP; Leslie Sims, OT; Brittany Crane, M.S. CCC-SLP; and Abbie Errington, COTA.