Hi, I’m Sarah. I grew up in the Adirondack region of upstate New York. The west pulled me for both academic and outdoor aspirations. I graduated from Pacific University in Oregon with a major in psychology and minor in neuroscience. I then went on to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Utah. I am an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and have a long history in massage therapy.
Areas of experience and continuing education:
- Jaw pain (TMJD) and headaches
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Surgical rehabilitation: Total joint replacements, ACL/PCL, rotator cuff repairs, spinal surgeries, SLAP and labral repairs, hip labral repairs, etc.
- Rib cage dysfunction
- Running and gait analysis
- Manual Therapy: Soft tissue and joint mobilizations
- Post concussive rehabilitation, baseline testing, and screening
- Chronic pain
My passion for working with people started as a massage therapist and ski instructor prior to moving out west. In both jobs, I enjoyed the unique challenges each person held and assisting them toward something greater, whether that be a pain-free day at work or successfully skiing a black diamond. Physical therapy, in the same realm, is geared toward personal goals and achievement – a process that I am excited to share with each patient.
It is my third year living in this area and experiencing the breathtaking views of Teton Valley. I spend most of my free time trail running, backcountry/downhill skiing, gardening and cooking, backpacking, and playing guitar.
A physical therapy thought: “Happiness is the highest form of health” – the Dalai Lama. There is simply no separation between the body and mind, as if one begins where the other ends; each has a profound impact on the other.