Sarah Olson, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Sarah Olson specializes in orthopedics and manual therapy for sports and spinal injuries. With an extensive athletic background, she enjoys working with patients for a fast return to work and/or sport. She believes a thorough evaluation is imperative to accurately diagnose patient injuries, and works toward helping her patients achieve their goals, whether that goal be walking without a cane or winning a marathon. She has training in treating pelvic floor dysfunction and enjoys working with injuries or incontinence related to pregnancy or post-partum issues.
She graduated with honors from Boston University with a BS in health sciences in 1998, and a master's degree in physical therapy in 2000. During that time she was able to do clinical affiliations in a variety of locations including Sydney, Australia, New Mexico, California, and Michigan, focusing on Orthopedic physical therapy. A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, she moved back to Michigan for several years, working for Concentra Medical Center. There she worked exclusively with occupational injuries, focusing on function and ergonomics for patients injured in the workplace. She also performed ergonomic training and injury prevention for corporations and their employees.
Sarah's special interests include backpacking, hiking, mountain climbing, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, running, traveling, and kayaking. She has hiked sections of the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails and has climbed several of the areas volcanoes including Rainier, Baker, Hood, Adams, Glacier Peak and St. Helens. Most recently she climbed Denali as a fundraiser climb for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research center for breast cancer research. She has run a marathon as well as numerous half marathons, and more recently has done several sprint triathlons.
She is currently an instructor for the Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI), a post-graduate manual therapy residency program. She is involved in assisting teaching of post graduate educational courses, seminars and residency training programs. She has served as a clinical instructor for university physical therapy students, as well as post graduate residency students of the OGI.