Dr. Sara Tanza (She/Her) came into the world of physical therapy in college after suffering a running injury while competing on the Triathlon Team at University of California, Santa Barbara. Seeing first hand how it helped get her back into racing again sparked her interest in this career path.
Dr. Sara Tanza went on to receive her doctorate from the University of California, San Francisco where she started advanced training in Functional Manual Therapy while still in school. Dr. Tanza was extremely pulled to further her ability to improve patient’s neuromuscular function, so she went on to complete a year long residency at Kaiser Vallejo, being trained in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. While in residency and in the years she worked there after, Dr. Tanza used this philosophy to treat hospitalized patients with spinal cord injuries, strokes, traumatic brain injuries, multiple trauma, Guillain Barre, MS, and more. She also completed the prestigious Certification in Functional Manual Therapy from the Institute of Physical Art in 2014. This treatment approach gave Dr. Tanza a new frontier of evaluation tools and treatment techniques to address musculoskeletal conditions as well as the neuromuscular ones she was treating.