After an early career in clinical research, Sarah returned to graduate school to pursue a career in physical therapy, more in line with her passion for movement and helping others feel comfortable in their bodies. 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 gynecologic visceral manipulation, male, female, & complex pelvic pain conditions as well as coursework in obstetric and pre/post-pregnancy physical therapy. She has served as a teaching assistant for continuing education courses in pelvic health, has co-taught labor and deliver prep, as well as developing and creating pregnancy and postpartum fitness content for on-demand and live classes.
Sarah 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 Contrada, PT, DPT is passionate about helping her clients wherever they are in their wellness journeys to address their specific goals, be better educated on what’s going on, and improve overall health. She is also an aspiring “cool” mom, an avid hiker and trail runner who enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends.
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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
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
Sarah is a wonderful provider! I was having prenatal issues with my back and hips and she took the time to address all my needs. She also provided a comprehensive exercise plan to get me back to feeling like myself again.Heidi, Oct 19
This was my first time ever doing pelvic floor therapy and I was looking for someone who could help with vaginismus. Sarah was easy to talk to, friendly, made me feel comfortable and stayed so professional over the entire treatment plan. She helped ease my fears and really broke down (step by step) ways to improve my condition. She gave me so much more confidence and played a huge part in getting me to the point where I could be pain free. She’s truly awesome and I’m so thankful for all her help and care!Abigail , Jul 27