PT, DPT, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Fellowship in Applied Functional Science, Certificate in Dry Needling, Lee Silverman Voice Treatment
Dr. Sarah Somers is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who has a myriad of passions in the health and wellness world. She received her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology from Arizona State University. A developing athlete still, she has a background in soccer, golf, basketball, and softball, but loves aspects of all sports. This passion for athletics is where her desire to impact others lives developed. She believes in the power of human touch, and her doctorate degree allowed her desire for movement and manual therapy skills to evolve.
Dr. Somers’ passion started with the athlete, but has developed a love for children, toddlers, and infants. She loves transpiring into a kid and aiding kids and families with proper development. Progressing through childhood as a young athlete is another one of her passions. Defining, developing, and stimulating controlled sport specific training.
With a family connection to Parkinson’s disease, Dr. Somers has become immersed in the community of PD here in the valley. She started with training in LSVT Big and recently became a Rock Steady Boxing coach. She has been a guest speaker with Power Over Parkinson’s Conference, All-Star Conference, and International Essential Tremor Foundation. She also works closely with local nonprofit organizations planning events to raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease.
She grew up in Pinetop, a small town in northeastern Arizona, where she earned her education and licensing in cosmetology. While attending ASU, she worked as a cosmetologist to pay her way through her college education and continues to do hair on the side. While impacting people through their image, she also cultivates relationships through movement. She enjoys playing indoor/outdoor soccer, travels around the USA on a kickball team, attends hot yoga and hikes weekly, and love riding bikes.