Learn About Dr. Backus
Dr. Sarah Backus, PT, DPT, CDN specializes in treating pelvic health conditions. Sarah’s dance background and love for movement lead her to pursuing a career in physical therapy. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Midwestern University- Glendale, graduating in 2017. Sarah has a deep understanding of the pelvic floor’s connection with the rest of the body, and believes in a holistic approach, integrating her vast orthopedic knowledge to create an individualized, empathetic and fitness-forward healing journey.
Sarah has spent the last 5 years specializing in pelvic rehabilitation, addressing the “common, but not optimal” conditions from pediatrics into adulthood, for both women and men, with her hands-on individualized approach. Sarah presents and helps to develop educational seminars for the public about pelvic floor health, is an adjunct faculty at Midwestern University, and thrives on always furthering her knowledge of the field through continued education. She is passionate about increasing awareness and improving care for people with pelvic floor dysfunction – often an underserved population.
Common conditions that are improved with pelvic physical therapy include: urinary and fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, recurrent UTI’s, changes due to pregnancy, postpartum and menopause, erectile dysfunction, low back or hip pain, pelvic pain such as painful intercourse or tailbone pain, and pediatric bed wetting, constipation/ stool withholding. Sarah is not only well versed in the biomechanical nature of pelvic floor dysfunction, but understands the psychosocial implications of pelvic floor dysfunction and is passionate about empowering patients to return to a healthy and improved quality of life.
When not treating patients, Sarah enjoys discovering new places, adventure-seeking, CrossFit, and a good fiction book.
What is Osteopractic?
An Osteopractor is a Physical Therapist, Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathic medicine that has completed an extensive, evidence-based post graduate training in manual therapy for the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular conditions of the spine and extremities. Only after completing the intensive training program consisting of Dry Needling series, Spinal Manipulation course work, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Extremity Manipulation and Differential Diagnosis and Multi-Modal Management as well as passing strict written, practical and oral exams, will the clinician earn the Diploma in Osteopractic and be able to call themselves an Osteopractor.