Hi, I’m Sarah King.
I have a bold mission to completely shift the way we define health and provide healthcare. I believe our healthcare system should help people uncover the most vibrant and fulfilling version of themselves.
Why does it matter?
You’ll hear my philosophy on that soon, but in the meantime, let me introduce myself.
Before I started my practice, I had no connection to the Parkinson’s world, just fell in love with my first client with a PD diagnosis (we don’t say “patient” around here, just FYI).
She was falling constantly, complained of daily back and shoulder pain, and was terrified to go on the nightly walks with her husband that she had always loved. She had given up hope that she’d ever feel well again and was devastated when her physician told her she’d be in a wheelchair in 5 years.
I asked her to give me 30 days to prove to her that her future could be different. She was reluctant to get her hopes up, but she agreed.
Since you know what it’s like to work with someone diagnosed with Parkinson’s, I don’t have to explain to you how much she excelled over the next 4 weeks. You’ve seen it with your clients and it’s the reason you do what you do, too.
When she “graduated” from PT - sans back or shoulder pain, walking a mile every night with her husband, and now doing every household chore she could because she wasn’t falling anymore - she looked at me and said:
“You gave me my life back.”
Yeah… Heart explosion. I was hooked.
At the same time, I was battling my own health issues.
You see, in my mid-20s I was diagnosed with PCOS. Similar to Parkinson’s, it’s a general “collection of symptoms” that doesn’t have a black and white presentation. I was also told there was nothing to do but take medication and hope for the best.
Not satisfied with the option I was given, I began researching the impact of lifestyle - notably exercise, food, stress, and toxins - on our body and brain. I learned how to use food as medicine and as I implemented basic self-care strategies, I saw amazing results.
As I healed myself, I also learned about the Gut-Brain Axis and its critical influence on the development of degenerative neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and (yep, you guessed it!) Parkinson’s Disease.
I’ve always been passionate about preventative medicine and dreamed of going out on my own one day, and suddenly it all fit together into Invigorate Physical Therapy and Wellness: A cash-based physical therapy practice that helps people diagnosed with Parkinson’s create their own individualized Parkinson’s Plan of Attack that ensures they can live the most vibrant and active life possible.
I’ve spent the last 3 years growing my practice, implementing systems, fine-tuning strategies, and - most importantly - helping the people in Invigorate’s tribe regain a sense of hope.
I love what I do.
I love the team I’ve created and the practice I’ve built, so let me share a little more about it with you...