Sarah Contrada earned her Bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Health & Society and Master's of Education degree in Community Development focused on Public Health from Vanderbilt University. She previously worked in clinical research in dialysis before returning to school to pursue physical therapy and graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Texas State University while also working as a research assistant. In 2019, Sarah began her career as a pelvic floor physical therapist in Austin, TX with a large urology practice before moving to Northern Virginia to continue working in orthopedic and pelvic floor physical therapy treating men and women. Sarah has attended multiple advanced pelvic floor courses including male, female, & complex pelvic pain conditions, as well as a vulvar dermatology course lead by Andrew Goldstein and has served as a teaching assistant for continuing education courses for Alcove Education in male and female pelvic pain. She is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT-500) with a focus on therapeutics and pre and post-pregnancy yoga, is a certified barre instructor, and is working towards completing board specialization in pelvic floor physical therapy. Sarah has completed coursework in obstetric and pre/post-pregnancy physical therapy and is working towards completing this specialty certification with APTA. Sarah is passionate about helping her clients wherever they are in their wellness journeys to address their specific goals and improve overall health. She is also a new mom, an avid hiker and trail runner who enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends.
Pre & Post-pregnancy yoga certified through Yoga Alliance (PRYT)
Advanced yoga certification through Yoga Alliance, 500-RYT
Pelvic floor physical therapy for men & women with Alcove Education
APTA obstetric & pre/post-pregnancy rehabilitation
Bachelors of Arts from Vanderbilt University in Medicine, Health, & Society
Masters in Education from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University in Community Development & Action focused on Public Health
Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Texas State University
Pelvic floor rehabilitation for men & women
Pre/post-pregnancy & obstetric rehabilitation
Fall prevention including balance & low-impact strengthening
I'm a military spouse and had the pleasure of getting to live in Hawaii for 3+ years while teaching rooftop yoga and fitness classes and living on a canal.
Sarah is an excellent, professional coach highly sensitive to client abilities and limitations. Happy to have Sarah as my pre-surgical and post surgical coach!Thomas, May 18
Sarah is terrific. Not only does she have the technical skills —- really knows her stuff, but she has what I’ll describe as a very productive bedside manner. Sarah has been working with my wife, who is resistant to most things physical, for about two months* and has been quite persuasive. I admire her patience. * Limited sessions with Fred earlier in the year were also very satisfactory. Sam RothmanSam, Jul 09
Sarah continues to provide excellent service and advice to my wife.Sam, Oct 14