Dr. Marissa Martinez
Dr. Marissa Martinez is a dedicated physical therapist with a passion for helping individuals achieve optimal health and wellness. With a solid foundation in human anatomy, biomechanics, and rehabilitation techniques. Marissa brings extensive experience in providing exceptional care and positive outcomes for patients of all ages and conditions.
Having earned a bachelor’s degree in health sciences with a minor in nutrition from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL, Marissa continued her education and obtained a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, ensuring the highest level of expertise in the field from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Miami, FL. With 3.5 years of clinical
experience, she has honed her skills in assessing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and pediatric conditions.
Marissa possesses a deep understanding of evidence-based practice and stays up to date with the latest research and advancements in physical therapy. She is adept at designing tailored treatment plans that address individual needs and goals, employing a variety of modalities such as manual therapy, targeted therapeutic exercises, neuromuscular re-education, and specialized techniques to promote healing and enhance functional abilities. Known for her compassionate and patient-centered approach, Marissa actively listens to client-specific concerns, and
encourages both client and family involvement in the recovery process to bring meaning to movement.
Throughout her career, Marissa has collaborated closely with multidisciplinary teams, including physicians, orthopedic surgeons, and occupational therapists to ensure comprehensive and integrated care in a multitude of healthcare settings. As a lifelong learner, Marissa is committed to professional growth and development. She maintains active memberships with professional organizations, attend conferences, and participates in continuing education programs to expand her knowledge and skills.
Outside of her professional pursuits as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Marissa is currently pursuing her comprehensive Pilates teacher certification through Polestar Pilates which she is planning to complete by December 2023. Marissa enjoys staying active through regular exercise, including yoga and strength training, and is passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle in the community. She believes that physical therapy is not just a profession but a calling, and she is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals in need of her expertise. She is delighted to be a part of the Novoleo team and looks forward to supporting you on your journey to graceful aging and achieving a life of vitality and well-being.