I have been a Physical Therapist since 2006 working in outpatient orthopedics in Colorado and Minnesota. My undergraduate degree in Athletic Training gives me a strong background in sports but I enjoy working with people of all ages and abilities, returning them to the activities that are important to them. I treat all orthopedic conditions but have a special interest in lower body injuries. I use a wide variety of treatment techniques which may include manual therapy, Pilates, blood flow restriction therapy, and targeted exercises.
I spend most of my spare time with my husband, 2 kids, and dogs trying to get outside as much as possible playing in the yard, gardening, camping, hiking, and kid’s sports activities. When I get some time to myself, I like to do something active like yoga, running, skiing, group fitness class, Pilates, or just taking a walk in our neighborhood.
Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
Graston and Cupping
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Athletic Training, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Masters of Physical Therapy (MPT), Ohio State University
Board Certified Sports Clinic Specialist (SCS)
National Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), Licensed in MN (LAT)
Certified in Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (CertMST)
Credentialed Clinical Instructor
Trained in Pilates-Reformer and Mat through Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (pending reformer certification)
Prior to shoulder treatment at OSI, the pain got so bad I was convinced that only some sort of invasive procedure would fix me. My GP recommended physical therapy and I agreed, although secretly doubtful that exercise and posture would help. When I started with Katie, I was taking alternate doses of Tylenol and Advil a few hours apart, icing, and various menthol topicals. Now I need none of these. I feel better in my upper back, neck and shoulder than I have in years. I am so thankful to have discovered PT as a resource for chronically poor body mechanics. Katie never lectured me. She listened and seemed to adjust her treatment based on my feedback. And it worked! Top of the line treatment. I would recommend Katie without reservation.
Running, rollerblading, chasing kids. We are enjoying raising our three kids in the same community where my husband and I both grew up. We like attending Stillwater area sporting events, SATTS and playing at the St. Croix River.
Sara is an excellent orthopedic physical therapist who is skilled at treating a wide range of conditions, from spine to sports related problems. She is a superb clinical specialist who shows a real desire to help every patient reach their potential.
“I just wanted to share with you how HAPPY I am that I have had several months now of NO PAIN when I run, NO PAIN when I sit, and NO PAIN when I sleep!! I have religiously followed your strength training recommendations, and I have balanced running (3-5 miles at a time, 2-3x/week) with my biking, elliptical, and walking. Everything is so much better and continues to be great!”