Sarah Contrada, Ph.D., RYT
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Sarah Contrada earned a bachelor’s degree in medicine, health and society and a Master of Education degree in community development focused on public health from Vanderbilt University in 2008 and 2009, respectively. She worked in clinical research in dialysis before returning to school to pursue physical therapy. She graduated with her doctorate in physical therapy in 2019 from Texas State University, where she received multiple academic and research awards while also working as a research assistant. She began her career as a pelvic floor physical therapist in Austin, Texas, at a large urology practice. She is a military spouse and moved to Northern Virginia to continue working in orthopedic and pelvic floor physical therapy, treating men and women. Sarah has attended multiple advanced pelvic floor courses addressing male, female and complex pelvic pain conditions and has served as a teaching assistant for Alcove Education continuing education courses in male and female pelvic pain. She is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT-500) with a focus on therapeutics and pre- and post-pregnancy yoga. In addition, Sarah is a certified barre instructor and is working toward completing board-certified specialization in pelvic floor physical therapy. Sarah is also an avid hiker and trail runner who enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends.