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Rehabilitation for the Crossfit or Weighlifting Athlete

Stability, mobility and a dynamic application of these tools are crucial to the
CrossFit or weightlifting athlete.  

As a competitive CrossFit athlete herself, Sarah fully understands the needs of this population as well as the unique drive of these athletes to get back to training. She also knows how to offer strategies for modification of movements as the patient gradually returns to sport. Sarah is a coach at Ballard CrossFit and works diligently to help prevent injury in the Seattle CrossFit community. 

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer

At Arrow Physical Therapy, you will receive customized, evidence-based, physical therapist intervention to facilitate a faster return to full training and performance.

Being able to determine if a patient needs stability, mobility, or both and being able to help an athlete apply these concepts functionally through correct form is what sets Sarah apart from both a practitioner who does not understand the sport, and a CrossFit trainer or weightlifter with no physical therapy background. Sarah can also help you to weed through all the online advice made available to the athletes and determine what techniques would be useful for your particular condition.

Common CrossFit or weightlifting related conditions Sarah treats include, but are not limited to:

  • shoulder impingement
  • shoulder labral tears or dysfunction
  • elbow and wrist pain
  • Achilles pain
  • Plantar fasciitis pain
  • knee pain
  • hip impingement
  • low back injuries
  • thoracic pain
  • neck pain
  • muscle imbalance in the extremities and core