Dr. Sarah Walker

Dr. Sarah Walker

Physical Therapist

I grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and attended Scranton Prep before earning my doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Scranton. Afterward, I relocated to Seattle, Washington, where I honed my manual therapy skills. Three years later, I embarked on a cross-country journey to New York City, where I specialized in performing arts physical therapy. My clients included performers from renowned ballet companies like New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater, as well as the Rockettes. Being backstage to treat performers and crew from Broadway shows such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Come from Away, and Carousel, among others was an incredible opportunity. Following this chapter, my husband and I made the decision to return to Pennsylvania. Here, we renovated our home and started our family.

I’m currently certified in the following areas:

  • OCS
  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the APTA
  • American Physical Therapy Association CMPT
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist by the NAIMOT
  • North American Institute of Manual Therapy Dance Medicine Rehabilitation Specialist

Core Values

The core values that drives me in my profession are Clarity and Empowerment. By offering a comprehensive conservative approach to identify the underlying cause of patients’ issues, I help to provide clarity of the situation which empowers my patients to resume their passions.

As a physical therapist, I specialize in orthopedics, manual therapy, and mobilization techniques, with a focus on dance rehabilitation, prenatal and postnatal women’s health, and athletic performance optimization. I particularly enjoy treating conditions related to the hip, SI joint, low back, foot, and ankle, as well as helping athletes return to their sport. I’m passionate about helping patients understand that pain shouldn’t be accepted as a part of daily life, and I believe that early intervention with a physical therapist can significantly improve one’s quality of life. When working with dancers and athletes, I emphasize the importance of optimizing movement to ensure the body is working as efficiently as possible. What I love most about working here is the opportunity to collaborate with both my patients and colleagues in this wonderful neighborhood—it’s great to be back! I also appreciate our Pilates equipment, as I first sought out Pilates for my own rehabilitation during college, and I’m thrilled to work in one of the first facilities in the area to offer it.

I enjoy spending time with my family brings me immense joy! Becoming a mom has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. In addition, I love taking walks around the neighborhood, traveling, interior design, and staying active with Peloton, Pilates, and yoga.