Busy moms, who want to look healthier, feel energized and be able to cope with the demands of keeping up with work and kids, without being bothered by pain, stiffness or leakage issues.
Sensible men and women, who know that painkillers are NOT the best answer and who feel let down by the healthcare system that only offers medications and surgery.
On-the-go men and dads who know that their family NEEDS them and living with pain isn’t good when they want to have the energy for work AND family time…
Active Grandparents who know that it’s a lot EASIER to play with and spend time with the grandkids without constant pain and stiffness in your joints.
Health-conscious Women who want to be great moms, wives and friends and be able to fulfill those roles without the complications of needing frequent restroom breaks when playing or socializing, or calling a time-out during intimacy with their spouse.
Adult Athletes and Teen Dancers who want to recover quickly from injury and improve their flexibility and range of motion for peak performance and injury prevention.
SARAH RUDOLPH is Longview’s leading physical therapist who helps 40-60 year old adults in the Longview area quickly recover from back, neck and pelvic pain so that they can enjoy playing with their kids or grandkids and get back to their work and recreational activities without relying on painkillers or injections.
She founded VITAL LIFE PHYSICAL THERAPY because she wanted to provide direct access to help people suffering from headaches, neck, back and pelvic pain. She was tired of seeing patients post-operatively in the home health and traditional out-patient setting who had, according to their medical records, “failed conservative treatment” for their condition, and therefor qualified for surgery. In most cases, the conservative treatment options had only included painkillers and/or injections. This was verified when questioning patients themselves. VERY FEW people had been given the opportunity to have Physical Therapy prior to surgery or as an alternative. Often, even months after surgery, people were still struggling with pain, either the same they had prior to surgery, or a different pain due to surgery.
Studies have shown that surgery can often be avoided when patients participate in a course of physical therapy. Studies have also shown that many people who are asymptomatic (have no pain) show abnormal findings when an MRI is taken. This means that just because your MRI shows something “abnormal”, surgery should NOT be your first and only option. Sarah feels very strongly, as has seen over her 20+ years of experience, that there are many causative factors to back or neck pain, or whatever pain her patients are dealing with, and she strives to get to the root cause of the issue, which often involves posture correction strategies, correction of working or sporting activities and working with her patients to release tight muscles and other soft tissues that have become constricted over the years which pull on the bones of the skeleton and can be a huge reason why people are experiencing pain.
Sarah wants to provide the option and opportunity to East Texans who want to avoid surgery, to choose Physical Therapy and Myofascial Release, to be in charge of their health care and to make more informed decisions about how to deal with injury and pain. She also wants to provide ongoing care, support and hope to people in the Longview area who have already tried surgery but are still suffering from pain and have been told that they just have to “live with it” or rely on medications or injections in order to cope with daily life. Her passion is to educate people in their condition, provide quality HANDS-ON therapy, and to teach people how to provide their own effective self-care strategies and pain-relieving techniques at home to bring about lasting pain relief and improved quality of life.
SARAH graduated with a BSc in PHYSIOTHERAPY from STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY in South Africa.
She specializes in John Barnes Myofascial Release for pain reduction whether chronic, acute or post-operative pain, and in women’s health issues including pelvic pain, leakage, pain with intimacy, c-section scar release and other postnatal issues, post-mastectomy or other breast surgery issues. Sarah is also a certified yoga instructor.