Sara Black
Physical Therapist
Dunn Loring, Virginia
5 years of experience
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About me

A Richmond native, Sara attended East Carolina University as an NCAA Division I swimmer. She received a B.S. in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Business Administration before working for several years as a certified personal trainer and licensed massage therapist. After deciding to pursue a career in physical therapy, Sara received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Lynchburg University where she developed a passion for working with patients experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy-related concerns, and postpartum musculoskeletal issues. Now an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy, she focuses solely on pelvic health dysfunction. Sara has completed all CAPP-Pelvic courses hosted by the Academy and enjoys treating complex pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, and obstetric and postpartum populations. She believes in educating patients and empowering them to become active participants in their care. In her free time, Sara participates in triathlons, running races, hiking, backpacking, and other outdoor activities.  She enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her dogs Frankie and Chola.

Education

Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Lynchburg University (2017)

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology, Minor in Business Administration, East Carolina University (2008)

Certification and training

CAPP-Pelvic, APTA (2020)

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA (2018)

Functional Dry Needling Level I, Kinetacore (2018)

Credentials
DPT
Specialties
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Languages

English

Service introduction

Pelvic health physical therapy is an area of physical therapy that focuses on problems related to many important areas of daily function for those who identify as females, males, trans, or other including bowel, bladder, and sexual health. Due to the delicate nature of these issues, this form of physical therapy requires advanced training and specialization. Common Diagnoses and Conditions Treated: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Incontinence (Bowel or Bladder) Sexual Dysfunction Painful/Tight Cesarean Section or Perineal Scarring Diastasis Recti Abdominis Pelvic Organ Prolapse Vaginismus Preparing Body for Labor and Delivery Vulvar/Vaginal/Clitoral pain Painful Intercourse or Difficult Vaginal Penetration Constipation or Straining to Empty Bowels Coccydynia Low Back/Hip/Pubic Bone/Pelvic Girdle Pain During or After Pregnancy/Delivery Endometriosus/Chronic Pelvic Pain Post-Surgical Health and Restoration (eg Post-Hysterectomy, Post-Gender Affirming Surgery, Post-Abdominoplasty) Urinary Urgency/Frequency/Bladder Pain or Sensitivity Difficulty Returning to Exercise or Strengthening After Baby