Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a Minor in Psychology from Augustana College. During her years at Augustana she worked as a Student Athletic Trainer for the baseball, softball, wrestling, basketball, swim, and football teams. It was there that she began to develop an interest in rehabilitation and helping athletes return to the sports they enjoyed. She also competitively swam and golfed, and continues to enjoy doing these activities in her free time as well as spending time with her family and friends, volunteering at a therapeutic horseback riding center, cooking, and cheering on the Seattle Seahawks. After graduating from Augustana cum laude, Sarah then attended Midwestern University where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. During her time at Midwestern University, she volunteered at the Chicago Marathon as a part of the medical team, and continues to do so today. She also wrote and presented a case report at the IPTA Revitalize Conference about using arthropraxis, a manual therapy technique, to treat a patient with low back pain.
Sarah values a multidisciplinary approach and collaborating with the physicians of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush to provide the highest quality evidence-based care and patient experience possible. She has a special interest in surgical and non-surgical shoulder and knee injuries. She is proud to be a part of a team of such talented and knowledgeable physical therapists and physicians who work hard to provide exceptional care for all our patients.
Education / Certifications
Augustana College, Bachelor of Arts, Biology Major, Psychology Minor, May 2013
Midwestern University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, May 2016
Dry Needling Provider, Licensed Physical Therapist (State of Illinois and Indiana), CPR/First Aid certified
American Physical Therapy Association, Illinois Physical Therapy Association, Orthopaedic Section of APTA
Dr. Sarah Block, PT joined Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush on February 13th, 2019. Patient satisfaction ratings will be published once there is sufficient data.