Sara Manwiller, MSPT, ATC, CSCS

Sara Manwiller MSPT ATC CSCS

Sara is a Virginia native who moved to Colorado in 1995.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine at the University of Virginia and her Masters in Physical Therapy at the Medical College of Virginia.  She is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Kinesio Taping Practitioner.  In addition, she is an Ayurvedic Health Consultant, trained at the Chopra Center University in California.  Sara specializes in Orthopedic Manual Therapy including spinal manipulation and Trigger Point Dry Needling, as well as treatment of sports injuries, Women’s Health issues and TMJ problems.

Sara enjoys the challenge of figuring out complicated patients.  She believes in making sure each patient plays an active role in their own recovery because “the only way you are going to be ‘fixed” is to own your problems and be a part of the solution.” Sara opened Jointworx Physical Therapy and Massage at the Edwards location in 2004. She lives and plays in Edwards with her two children. Sara stays active throughout the year with biking, yoga, snowboarding, and skate-skiing.

 

 

Education:
Master Of Science in Physical Therapy, 1994
Medical College of Virginia; School of Physical Therapy
Virginia Commonwealth University

Bachelor of Science in Education, 1991
University of Virginia; Curry School of Education
Sports Medicine Major

Certifications & Licensures:
Licensed to Practice as a Physical Therapist in Colorado
License #5385

Certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, 2/98
Certification #987927

Certified as an Athletic Trainer, 2/93
Certification # 029302476

Continuing Education:
CATA Annual Symposium
November 2016
Attended and Presented as a K-Taping Instructor
Edwards, CO

Neurokinetic Therapy, Level 1
March 2015
Denver, CO

APTA Orthopedic Section Annual Meeting
May 2014
St. Louis, MO

Functional Therapeutics: Level 1 Applying Functional Dry Needling, Kinetacore
November 2012
Brighton, CO

Journey into Healing
December 2011
Carlsbad, CA
Chopra Center University

Trigger Point Dry Needling, Level 2, Kinetacore
September 2011
Brighton, CO

Trigger Point Dry Needling, Level 1, Kinetacore
June 2011
Dallas, TX

Ayurvedic Health Consultant Course
December 2010
Carlsbad, CA
Chopra Center University

Colorado Athletic Trainer’s Association Annual Symposium
Presenter of “To Stretch or Not to Stretch”
November 2010
Edwards, CO

Colorado Athletic Trainer’s Association Annual Symposium
November 2009
Edwards, CO

Perfect Health Instructor Course
May 2009
Carlsbad, CA
Chopra Center University

Journey into Healing
February 2009
Tampa, FL
Chopra Center University

Spinal Manipulation Level 1
January 2009
Nashville, TN
Spinal Manipulation Institute

Colorado Athletic Trainer’s Association Annual Symposium
November 2008
Vail, CO

Vestibular Rehabilitation, Northeast Seminars
March 2008
Denver, CO

Colorado Athletic Trainer’s Association Annual Symposium
November 2007
Vail, CO

Pilates Instructor Certification Course, BASI
October 2007 | November 2007
Avon, CO

Colorado Athletic Trainer’s Association Annual Symposium
November 2006
Vail, CO

Kinesio Taping and Certification Course
August 2006 | September 2006
Fort Collins, CO
Kinesio Taping Association

Evaluation and Treatment of Craniomandibular Disorders
November 5-6, 2005
Denver, CO
Marian Brame, MA, PT, RCMT

Gait for Pain Relief
May 14, 2005
Denver, CO
Cailfornia Education Connection – Sherry Brourman, RPT

Current Concepts for Knee and Shoulder Rehabilitation
February 20-21, 2004
North American Sports Medicine Institute
Denver, CO

Clinical Neurodynamics for the Lower Extremity
November 5-6, 2003
Instructed by Michael Shacklock
Grand Junction, CO

Beyond Kegels I and II
November 21-23, 2002
The Prometheus Group
Instructed by Janet Hulme

Spinal Manipulation
October 2001 – September 2002
72 hour course at Manual Therapy Seminars of Colorado
Instructed by Pete Emerson and Jeff Coverly

Myofascial Trigger Points and Movement Dysfunction
February 24-25, 2002
Kinetic Control
Instructed by Mark Comerford

Evaluation and Treatment of Headache Disorders
December 18-19, 2001
Manual Therapy Seminars of Colorado
Instructed by Pete Emerson

Dynamic Stability and Muscle Balance of the Lower Extremity
March 18-19, 2001
Kinetic Control
Instructed by Mark Comerford

Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of the Patient with Upper Extremity Radicular Symptoms
October 14-15, 2000
Instructed by Jack Stagge, PT, OCS

Dynamic Stability and Muscle Balance of the Lower Extremity
March 18-19, 2001
Kinetic Control
Instructed by Mark Comerford

Level III Upper Quadrant
April 8-12, 2000
North American Institute of Orthopedic and Manual Therapy
Instructed by Fred Stoot

Stability of the Sacroiliac Joint
February 27-28, 2000
Kinetic Control
Instructed by Mark Comerford

American Back Society Annual Symposium
December 8-11, 1999
Las Vegas, Nevada
Instructed by various osteopaths, physicians, chiropractors and PTís

An Eclectic Approach to the Foot and Ankle
September 19-20, 1999
Manual Therapy Seminars of Colorado
Instructed by Stacy Tuckwell and Jeff Coverly

Dynamic Stability of the Cervical Spine and Upper Quadrant
July 15-18, 1999
Kinetic Control
Instructed by Sarah Mottram

High Velocity Mobilization Lumbar-Pelvis-Sacrum
Level III
June 5-6. 1999
Manual Therapy Seminars of Colorado
Instructed by Pete Emerson and Jeff Coverly

Dynamic Stability and Muscle Balance of Lumbar Spine and Trunk
February 25-28, 1999
Kinetic Control
Instructed by Mark Comerford

Multi-system Approach for the Lumbar – Sacrum – Pelvis
November 7-8, 1998
Manual Therapy Seminars of Colorado
Instructed by Pete Emerson

Level II Lower Quadrant
April 2-7, 1998
North American Institute of Orthopedic and Manual Therapy
Instructed by Kathy Stupansky

Muscle Energy Techniques for the Thoracic Spine and Ribs
February 14 -15, 1998
Manual Therapy Seminars of Colorado
Instructed by Pete Emerson

Level II Upper Quadrant
October 24-29, 1997
North American Institute of Orthopedic and Manual Therapy
Instructed by Fred Stoot

Muscle Energy Techniques for the Lumbar Spine and Pelvis
August 9-10, 1997
Manual Therapy Seminars of Colorado
Instructed by Pete Emerson

Ergonomics and the Prevention Of Cumulative Trauma Disorders
August 1-2, 1995
Back School of Atlanta
Instructed by Ron Porter

Sports Medicine Symposium at the University of Virginia
June 28-30, 1995
Instructed by various Physicians, PTís and Athletic Trainers

Mechanical Neck and Back Pain
February 8-9, 1995
Northeast Seminars
Instructed by Carl DeRosa and Jim Porterfield