Dr. Sarah McGinn, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist

Sarah earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from New York Institute of Technology. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Pre-Physical Therapy from Carthage College. Sarah enjoys seeing patients with a variety of orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions. Her dynamic caseload allows her to maintain a holistic approach to her treatments. Sarah is also a Women’s Health Specialist able to help women with a variety of pelvic health issues as well as pre- and postpartum needs.

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Licensed Physical Therapist by the State of Illinois
  • APTA/IPTA Member
  • Women’s Health Therapist

Institute of Physical Art:

  • CoreFirst® Strategies
  • Functional Mobilization I

Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute:

  • Pelvic Floor Level 1
  • Pelvic Floor Level 2A

New York Institute of Technology

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, 2017

Carthage College

  • Bachelor of Biology and Pre-Physical Therapy, 2013

What Sarah Has to Say

What sparked your interest in physical therapy?

My interest in physical therapy began at an early age, stemming from both my grandmother and my aunt’s careers as physical therapists. I also participated in both volleyball and softball at the NCAA Division III Collegiate level, which fueled my passion for movement.

Tell me about your PT school experience.

I traveled to the east coast to attend the New York Institute of Technology where I earned my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. I gained experience in many different settings, including outpatient orthopedics, cardiac ICU, and performance enhancement training. I volunteered with the Medical Team at the finish line for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon and also had the opportunity to study abroad in Nicaragua. I worked at various medical clinics on Ometepe Island and learned about the beauty of collaboration with various medical professionals. Overcoming language and teamwork challenges helped me to cultivate my communication skills.

Why do you work for Body Gears? 

While earning my degree, I completed one of my clinical rotations at Body Gears. It was during my internship that I developed an excitement and appreciation for Functional Manual TherapyTM. I jumped at the opportunity to join the Body Gears team because we are enthusiastic about an environment focused on patient-first care and a collaborative treatment approach.

What aspect of physical therapy do you find the most fascinating? 

I am fascinated by the ability of movement to heal the human body. Being a physical therapist allows me to provide my patients with the knowledge and tools to reach their functional goals through movement, which is the ultimate privilege.

What certifications do you have?

I am a Women’s Health Specialist and I would like to gain certification in Functional Dry Needling in the future.

Describe your perfect Saturday

My perfect Saturday would involve being outside, playing with my yellow lab named Murphy, and trying a new restaurant with my fiancé.

How do you stay active?

I enjoy swimming, spinning, running, weight classes and playing volleyball.

What Patients Have to Say About Sarah

“Sarah remains a wonderful therapist and takes good care of me. My neck is feeling better, I just need good pillows.”

 

– Body Gears Graduate

What Patients Have to Say About Sarah

“Individualized treatment plan. Steady improvement in a short time. Sarah is a highly skilled therapist.”

 

– Body Gears Graduate