Ms. Sarah Hanna  MPTA Senior Instructor & Founding Board Member

  • Master of Physical Therapy
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • Post Graduate Certifications in Spinal Manipulation & Dry Needling

Sarah earned her Bachelor’s in Applied Health with a Physical Therapy emphasis in 2003 after graduating from Azusa Pacific University. She went on to earn a Masters of Physical Therapy in 2007 from California State University, Northridge. Sarah has extensive experience and training in both neurologic and orthopedic physical therapy.  She has worked at Cedar’s-Sinai Medical Center and the Northridge Hospital Acute Rehabilitation Unit, gaining experience in spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, poly-trauma, and stroke rehabilitation.  Sarah’s diverse professional background affords her a unique perspective and expertise that complements and informs her current private practice in Phoenix, AZ.

Sarah moved to Arizona in 2011 and entered into outpatient orthopedic physical therapy practice with OneAccord Physical Therapy.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of  Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists and has received mentorship from Tim Fearon, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT.  She has over 10 years of professional experience and education including specialized training in the management of complex spine syndromes.  Sarah’s extensive manual therapy training includes:

  • Laurie Hartman’s Master Class Series for Manipulative Therapy
  • Spinal Manipulation Institute (Courses 1-4)
  • Phoenix Manual Therapy Long Term Course taught by Tim Fearon, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT
  • The Advanced Course Series offered by the European CRAFTA organization in Craniomandibular/Craniofacial Assessment and Treatment
  • Dry Needling Institute (Courses 1-3)

Sarah is the owner of OneAccord Pain Centers, a specialty outpatient manual therapy practice in Mesa, AZ.  She has a special interest in treating spinal and craniocervical disorders including cervicogenic headaches, cervical and lumbar radiculopathic pain disorders, hip dysfunction, spinal stenosis, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

Sarah is a mentor within the A.T. Still University Orthopedic Residency Program and has served as a guest lecturer for the California State Northridge and Franklin Pierce University physical therapy programs.  She has also had the opportunity to present advanced differential diagnosis presentations for the Arizona Physical Therapy Association.

Sarah is passionate about giving back to her patients, colleagues, and profession through teaching and mentoring.