Physical therapy, also known as physiotherapy, is a healthcare profession focused on improving and restoring physical function and mobility in individuals who have been affected by injury, illness, or disability. Physical therapists, or physiotherapists, are skilled healthcare professionals who use a variety of techniques, exercises, and modalities to help patients regain strength, flexibility, balance, and overall functional abilities.
The primary goal of physical therapy is to enhance a person's quality of life by reducing pain, promoting healing, preventing further injury, and maximizing physical performance. Physical therapists assess each patient's condition, develop personalized treatment plans, and provide hands-on care to address specific needs and goals. They may utilize manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercises, electrotherapy, ultrasound, heat or cold therapy, and other interventions tailored to the individual's condition.
Licensed Physical Therapist, PCES
Sara graduated from the University of Toledo’s College of Medicine for Physical Therapy in 1998. She has over 20 years of clinical experience & specialization in Orthopedics and Women’s Health/Pelvic Health. Sara believes in taking a holistic approach to health care. She incorporates her knowledge base as a physical therapist, yoga/pilates instructor, certified dry needling and corrective exercise specialist (PCES) into her treatments. Sara encourages the need for a mind/body connection to assist in the healing process. Recognizing everyone’s needs are different, each patient’s treatment plan is customized and specific to their individual health needs.
Finding the root cause of the pain and addressing it with medication free alternatives such as manual therapies, myofascial release, dry needling, and infrared laser light has proven to be a huge success for her patients. Sara has been able to help people with chronic pain complaints who have “tried everything” to find relief. Treating neck/back pain, headaches, shoulder problems, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, vertigo, and incontinence/prolapse are all within her scope of practice, and she has countless success stories.
Sara is a strong advocate for, and firmly believes, our bodies have amazing healing potential when given the right opportunity. She guides patients on making healthy lifestyle changes and adding movement based activities to improve their health and ability to heal. Sara is also qualified to assist women with pelvic health issues. She encourages women to reach out to her for unique treatment and education opportunities for care they cannot find elsewhere.