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Sarah studied at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (1998) and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy (2001).  She began her career at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at the Center for Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation. She began her training in pelvic floor rehab while at RIC in 2002, along with developing strong manual therapy and an osteopathic approach to musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.

Upon moving to Columbia, Missouri in late 2003, Sarah began working at a privately owned outpatient clinic and developed a pelvic floor specialty clinic while managing a satellite clinic in Fayette, MO. Her husband’s job moved them to Kansas City, where Sarah grew up. She began work at another small private outpatient clinic in Lee’s Summit, MO, developing another pelvic floor specialty practice.

In 2008, Sarah was accepted into the Doctorate program at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Rehabilitation Science.  She joined the Physical Therapy department at University of Kansas Hospital in 2009 and developed the pelvic floor program there. Sarah received certification in 2009 as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist through the Klose school. She was awarded the T32 Grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in 2010. She was also awarded the STAR grant from the Hospital Endowment which provided the purchase of patient education materials for the pelvic floor program in 2010. She helped in gaining an award from the Hospital Auxiliary grant in 2010 and 2011 which provided lymphedema bandages and pelvic floor supplies to patients who financially could not afford them.

Sarah left the University of Kansas Hospital to pursue her long time goal of opening a clinic that would focus solely on pelvic dysfunction and oncology rehab. She is now the proud co-owner of Foundational Concepts, Specialty Physical Therapy which opened in March 2013.  Sarah lectures at the University of Missouri Department of PT, University of Kansas Departments of PT and Nurse Midwifery, and at Rockhurst University Department of PT. She is board certified in Women’s Health PT and holds certifications in medical therapeutic yoga, lymphedema therapy and dry needling.

American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties - Certified Clinical Specialist

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