Sara Stone Etheredge

Sara Stone Etheredge, DPT

Physical Therapist

Dr. Etheredge is a physical therapist who enjoys working with patients that have complex needs. She uses an evidence – informed multi-faceted approach including use of modalities, kinesiotape, neuromodulation, dry needling, manual therapy, myofascial release, therapeutic exercise, and postural re-training in order to help her clients achieve their goals. She strongly believes in teaching her clients how to self-manage their chronic conditions. She works closely with the patient’s healthcare team in order to assist the patient reaching his/her goals. Dr. Etheredge is able to see patients from all referral sources, whether the patient is self-referred, referred from Dr. Zasler or another health practitioner.

Education:

Dr. Etheredge graduated Cum Laude from The University of Mary Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Since graduating, she has pursued several post-graduate certifications in dry needling, kinesiology taping and as a certified clinical instructor. She has obtained additional post graduate training in various manual therapy techniques, myofascial release, pain neuroscience education, and concussion management.

Experience:

During her graduate program, Dr. Etheredge completed training in several setting types. She trained in a general outpatient clinic treating patients with a variety of conditions from post motor vehicle collisions and falls to post joint replacements and reconstruction surgeries to flares in arthritic pain and chronic conditions. She also completed training in a sports medicine clinic where she worked with athletes to return them to play after sustaining an injury. Upon graduating, Dr. Etheredge split her time working in a general outpatient clinic and working in a neuro-based outpatient clinic. In 2013 she joined CCCV as the primary physical therapist to address the orthopedic needs in the underserved neurological community. Since joining CCCV, she has primarily focused on treating patient with complaints of headaches, neck, back and shoulder pain after an injury. She has extensive experience with working with neuromodulation to assist her patients in managing their headache pain.

Hobbies/Interests:

Dr. Etheredge enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. She loves being outside, whether it  be working in the garden or watching her oldest son play soccer. Her youngest son is bundle of energy who also enjoys being outdoors. She also loves all things wellness and is always on the lookout for a new podcast or blog to follow.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association
  • Neurology Section Member of the American Physical Therapy Association
  •  Virginia Physical Therapy Association (VPTA)

Publications:

Zasler, Nathan, and Sara Etheredge. “Post-Traumatic Headache: Knowledge Update”. The Pain Practitioner 25.2 (2015): 19-22. Print.

Etheredge, Sara and Zasler, Nathan. ( 2014). Cefaly Neuromodulation for Post-Traumatic Neuralgic Headache: A Case Report. Poster session presented at the 9th World Congress on Brain Injury by the International Brain Injury Association, San Diego, CA.

Awards:

  • Carlton Jones Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award

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