Meet Sandra Conran
Sandy was drawn to Physical Therapy by volunteer experiences at one of the first therapeutic riding programs in the area. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Mary Washington along with a varsity letter for the Equestrian Team. Her physical therapy degrees are a Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia and a Master’s in Health Sciences, Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis. Continuing her pursuit of lifelong learning, Sandy earned her Direct Access Certification for Virginia allowing her to practice without a referral from another practitioner. She has taken extensive coursework in manual therapy including certification in Triggerpoint Dry Needling. She has a Level 1 certification in the Meeks Method of Postural Change and Osteoporosis Management.
Sandy has experience in an assortment of orthopedic diagnoses, chronic pain management, osteoporosis, and balance. She has previously worked in private practice, a chronic pain center, and hospital settings. Her areas of interest are bone health, posture correction, and dysfunctions of the lumbo-pelvic complex. She integrates both direct and indirect manual therapy techniques as well as exercise into her treatment approach. Sandy believes patient education and patient ownership of the rehabilitation process are imperative.
Sandy is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She has served in numerous capacities in the Virginia Physical Therapy Association at both the state and local level. Outside of work, Sandy enjoys time with her husband and two college attending children. She loves to travel, golf, read and exercise.