Meet Sarah Spivey!
Sarah obtained her doctorate in physical therapy from Regis University and enjoys treating orthopedic conditions with a specialty in pelvic health. She has undergone advanced training in pelvic health and is a member of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. Lets get to know Sarah a little better.
What’s something interesting about you?
Hmm…it’s always hard to decide what other people will find interesting. I guess something that I am proud of is how I came to be a physical therapist. My first career was as a Pilates Instructor and I owned a studio for many years. When my children were fairly young, I decided I wanted to become a PT, knowing I wanted to specialize in pelvic health. It wasn’t easy and my family sacrificed a lot, but I made it and I LOVE my job!
What is your favorite activity to do in your spare time?
I got a Peloton bike in February and I am obsessed. When I’m not in the clinic, you can find me riding with my favorite instructor, Cody.
What is your favorite food or meal and why?
Hmm…probably a perfectly cooked piece of fish and seasonal vegetables. I grew up in Alaska and have a real appreciation for great seafood.
If you could teach everyone one thing what would it be?
Wow, this is a tough one. There are so many things I wish everyone knew. If I had to choose just one thing, I want everyone to know it is so important to be kind to yourself. If you have something going on with your body, or in your life, beating yourself up about it is not the answer. I hear things like “my body is so messed up.” It is not. Your body is resilient, and we can work on the things that aren’t going well. How we think and talk about ourselves matters.
What do you hope patients take away from their treatment sessions with you?
Oh man, so many things. But first and foremost, pelvic floor physical therapy can be fun. I like to use humor in my treatment sessions. Many of my patients are nervous about coming in and it is my hope that everyone leaves feeling a little more comfortable talking about their pelvic floor.