Hi! My name is Margaret Martin and I am a Physical Therapist with nearly 40 years of clinical experience.
My expertise is in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis through evidence-based therapeutic exercise, safe movement and fall prevention. For the last 20 years, I have concentrated on bone health and have treated thousands of patients for their osteoporosis, osteopenia and low bone density.
My experience treating patients with osteoporosis and teaching Physical Therapists on osteoporosis prevention and treatment has allowed me to:
I am trained in manual therapy, myofascial release, ergonomics for home and work, trigger point therapy release, exercise prescription, Yoga and Nordic Walking. I have practiced Physical Therapy in California, Newfoundland, British Columbia and Ontario.
School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. I graduated in 1984.
I am the proud recipient of the 2011 Award of Distinction from the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario for my significant contributions and achievements as a Physiotherapist.
I have published three books on osteoporosis and exercise. All books are available on Amazon in both print and Kindle formats.
I produced a number of safe and effective exercise video workouts for the aging adult.
I encourage you to check out the Building Better Bones online course for Physical Therapists, Physiotherapists, Kinesiologists, Athletic Trainers, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.
Over 12,000 health professionals have completed this course.
“The Working with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia course and website have both been great resources that I find simplifies my approach to providing safe and appropriate exercises for the variety of patients that I treat.” — Justin Mathew, BSc PT, Registered Physiotherapist, Bronte Physiotherapy, Oakville, Ontario
As well as offering an online continuing education course for health professionals, I have conducted workshops and personally trained thousands of Physical Therapists in Canada and the United States on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
The following is a sample of the hospitals, clinics and institutions where I have trained Physical Therapy, Physicians and other health professional staff:
The following medical institutions refer their patients to my online services:
I have been interviewed by a number of online and print publications on the topic of osteoporosis and bone health. Here is a sample:
I am also a member of the Expert Council for Osteoporosis at healthandbone.ca.
I have held several professional leadership roles with Physiotherapy and Fitness Training professional organizations.
My work in Physical Therapy and osteoporosis has been recognized by academics and other health professionals. Two recent published text books cite my work.
Dr. Kaufman’s clinical guide is designed for busy health care practitioners and covers a wide range of topics related to geriatric rehabilitation. On page 176 in chapter 25, Orthopedic Trauma, Chris Metzger and Mark Lombardi refer to my course Working with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia: Part A. They specifically refer to “postural exercise should include activities of the shoulder and scapulae to ensure overall strengthening and spinal stability.”
Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation, Third Edition, Timothy L. Kauffman PhD PT, August 2014. Page 176 (reference to Working with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia: Part A, MedBridge Education, Margaret Martin, MelioGuide)
John C. Griffin has written a client-centered exercise prescription theory and application book that is used both as a resource by health and fitness professionals and as a textbook for kinesiology and Physical Therapy courses.
In chapter 12 of his book, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Conditions in Older Adults, Griffin references my book, Exercises for Better Bones by Margaret Martin.
Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, Third Edition, John C. Griffen, January 2015, Chapter 12 (reference to Exercise for Better Bones, Margaret Martin, MelioGuide)
Gary Bannister has written a book, Golf Performance Training, on how proper strength training can aid your golf game. In his book, he reference material I have written on strength training.
Leslie McAllister references my Yoga for Better Bones in her book, Yoga in the Music Studio.
My aim is to provide the highest level of Physical Therapy service to my patients. As a result, I invest a lot of time and effort into my own continuing education, training and professional self development. Here are a sample of the continuing education courses I have completed by major category.
Schedule time with Margaret Martin if you want to develop a bone building exercise program. Services available in French and English. Services disponibles en français et en anglais.
Since 1984 I have dedicated myself to helping individuals, like yourself, achieve their highest level of function and fitness. I have worked at YMCAs, Yoga studios, hospitals, rehabilitation centres, community clinics, as well as industrial settings across Canada and the United States. Before I started MelioGuide, I owned two companies: Injury Reduction in the Workplace and Full Swing – Golf Performance.
I am a high energy, caring person who practices what she preaches. My daily movements usually incorporates at least one of the following practices: Yoga, TaiChi, strength training, high intensity interval training, vigorous walks, and cycling. I consume a diet that is alkaline based with plenty of vegetables, locally farm-raised animal protein and legumes. And my passions include nutrition, gardening, and mindful, intelligent movement.
In 2016 I competed in a body building contest. This give me the opportunity to personally experience what it is like to truly build strength and manage your diet.
My most significant contribution to society has been creating two outstanding human beings, John and Katherine. I am blessed to have the support and wonderful company of my husband, Richard. I look forward to sharing another thirty years with him.