Dr. Sarah Apple Kingsley, PT, DPT
FOCUS: Myofascial Trauma, Chronic Pain, Women's Health, Hormones
Sarah Kingsley is a Physical Therapist, Myofascial Release Therapist, Bowen Therapist, and LYT Method Yoga Instructor. She strives to help her clients find their inner core strength, alleviate pain and gain confidence in their bodies. Working with patients of all ages with extensive experience with the geriatric population, Sarah treats a multitude of conditions including acute and chronic pain, vertigo and vestibular disorders, osteoporosis and all deficits of functional mobility. Sarah works with each client on an individual basis to help them feel their physical best, treating the whole person with the aim of improving movement patterns to promote the best quality of life for all age groups.
Sarah received her Bachelors in Rehabilitation Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA where she met her husband. They moved down to North Carolina in 2016 to start their lives together where she began working in multiple continuous care retirement communities and senior living facilities helping geriatrics of all ages. Treating patients of all functional abilities and diagnoses, Sarah diligently applies herself to helping her patients regain their strength, balance and confidence while improving their pain levels and quality of life. Building off years of experience, she is always striving to learn new methods, specialties and techniques to better serve her patients and address a variety of health conditions with goals of promoting maximum wellness, sustainability and longevity. Her thirst for a more functional and preventative approach to medicine and strong focus on health and wellness led her to the Ivy Integrative.
This is where she began her training in each Bowen Therapy and the John Barnes method of Myofascial Release. Using these key principles of resetting the parasympathetic nervous system and implementing fascia’s main role in chronic pain is what distinguishes Sarah’s methods from usual forms of physical therapy. Gentle yet specific movements with trained hands allow the body to open in a way other forms of massage, manual therapy, stretching, or exercise do not provide. These techniques have produced results that often exceed those obtained during Sarah’s 10+ years of practicing traditional physical therapy and are a crucial compliment to Western medicine treatment principles. By incorporating these methods into her practice, Sarah’s collective approach allows for full body healing, recovery and growth, regardless of how long ago a particular injury, surgery or condition occurred.
An avid practitioner of LYT Method yoga, Sarah incorporates key yoga principles targeting posture, core connection, stability, myofascial opening and breathing techniques into her treatment sessions to promote neuromotor remapping. By incorporating a holistic approach into diagnosis and treatment, Sarah strives to provide the maximum benefit to her patients’ mind, body, mood and mobility. Sarah has also received her nutrition certification from the Food Matters Institute in order to guide her clients toward healthier food habits and nutritional supplements to further improve results in cognitive and physical levels of functioning.
When she’s not treating, Sarah enjoys hiking with her husband and dog, gardening, plant-based cooking, waterskiing, stand-up paddle boarding, beach trips and watching sunsets.
Doctorate of Physical Therapy
M-1 Graston Certified
Functional Muscle Therapy Certified with use of Vibration Massage
Food Matters Institute Nutrition Certified
LYT Method Certified Yoga Instructor
John Barnes Myofascial Release Certified
Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist