Sara Huizenga, MPT, CFMT, Cert. MDT
My life's work is to help those of you with musculoskeletal issues improve your quality of life. I use hands-on manual therapy to get you out of pain so that you can function and perform at your highest level.
Get Well. Remain Well.
I will treat your soft tissues, nerves and joints. I will train you to contract the appropriate stabilizing muscles. I will teach you proper posture, good body mechanics, and exercises to maintain the results we gain. These tools will help you remain well.
Treat. Train. Teach.
I have my mom to thank for my decision to become a physical therapist. She had need of physical therapy when I was in high school and would come home and say "I think you might like being a physical therapist." She was right.
I went to Marquette University and graduated with my Masters of Physical Therapy in 1999. Since that time I have treated thosands of patients and immersed myself in various forms of continuing education.
I first studied with New Zealand's powerhouse physical therapists Robin McKenzie and Brian Mulligan. I certified with the McKenzie Institue (MDT) in 2002. In 2005, I completed the Trigger Point Dry Needling certification.
New Zealand & Needles.
My next course of study was with internationally recognized therapists Gregory S. Johnson & Vicky Saliba Johnson. I certified with their organization, the Institue of Physical Art (IPA), in 2009. During the summer of 2010, I worked with Gregg and Vicky in their Steamboat Springs, Colorado clinic and completed a portion of the nationally accredited Functional Manual Therapy Fellowship. I became a primary
instuctor for the IPA and taught weekend-long continuing education classes to other physical therapists across the country from 2010 until 2016.
Art & Osteopathy.
My most recent course of study has been with the Barral Institute which was founded by French osteopath Jean-Pierre Barral. I have completed most of the available curriculum with emphasis on Visceral and Neural Manipulation.
Outside of work I enjoy hiking with my dogs, skiing, yoga, tango dancing, and reading. I am the mother of boy/girl twins.