meet PT Sarah Diersen

Staff Spotlight: Sarah Diersen

What is your name?

Sarah Diersen

St. Joe Clinic Team BuildingWhat is your role at ARC Physical Therapy+?

Lead Physical Therapist in our St. Joseph clinic

What year did you begin working at ARC Physical Therapy+?

2013

Where are you from?

Lincoln, NE

Where did you go to school?

Rockhurst University for both undergraduate and Physical Therapy school

Sarah Diersen Walk DogWho or what inspired you to get into the physical therapy space?

I have always been interested in the medical world and science. In high school, I had soccer workouts at a PT clinic, which happened to belong to the mother of a teammate. I learned how physical therapists work with all ages, abilities and needs, and decided then that was exactly what I wanted to do!

What do you like most about your work at ARC Physical Therapy+?

I love the collaboration between all of the therapists and the constant value placed on continued education. I enjoy being able to see a patient who starts therapy with severe limitations get back to work and their hobbies!

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about the body or physical therapy?

The body has an amazing ability to heal and therapy helps to accelerate that process. Therapy can help with so many different conditions and has been proven to be the best place for someone in pain, no matter the stage of healing.   

Sarah Diersen Family HikeWhat do you like to do in your free time?

I love gardening, cooking/baking, and doing anything outside. I enjoy hanging out with husband and son or going on walks with my dog. I also love travelling and trying out new restaurants and breweries.

How do you like to celebrate a win or a good day?

Nowadays, some good take out 😊

What is your favorite quote or saying?

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. 

Favorite Sports Team?

It’s a tie: Nebraska Cornhuskers and Sporting KC

Sarah Diersen Family LakeSweet or salty?

Sweet

Coffee or tea?

Black coffee, and it’s best when combined with sweets

 Beach or mountains?

Beach, but I love the mountains

Go out or stay in?

Staying in. I love a good dinner party!

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