Sara K. Sauder PT, DPT is a pelvic floor physical therapist from Sullivan Physical Therapy in Austin, Texas. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Texas in Austin and her Masters and Doctorate degrees from Texas Woman’s University in Houston. She is a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS), the International Society for the Study of Sexual Women’s Health (ISSWSH), the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO). Sara has a background in orthopedics which initially made her aware of the impact of pelvic floor dysfunction on orthopedic function and quality of life.
Sara’s primary interest is pelvic pain. She is consistently learning about new treatment techniques, reading about complex pain treatment approaches and pursues opportunities to learn from pelvic pain specialists across the country. Her goal is to help people living with chronic pain learn how to manage, improve and abolish their symptoms. She feels patient education is vital to recovery and she works to have open communication with each patient’s medical team. Sara believes that the mind and the body work together to both create and eliminate pelvic pain.
Fun facts: Sara was a contestant in the 2013 O’Henry Pun Off. She did not win. In fact, she got a mediocre score. She can hula hoop for over an hour. Her guilty pleasure is watching The Bachelor while eating Doritos and plain yogurt with salt – but not too much salt. In junior high she was voted “Most Likely to Become President of the United States”, however she has never served as President of the United States of America.