B.A., 2003 Psychology, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
D.P.T., 2008, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 2017
Dr. Sarah Oleksak a practicing physical therapist of nine years, with seven and a half of those years focused in a multidisciplinary pediatric outpatient clinic. She is a Pediatric Certified Specialist with extensive experience treating patients who have a variety of orthopedic and neuromuscular diagnoses from birth to age 18 years.
Beyond her primary employment, Dr. Oleksak is active in the community in a variety of ways and strives to represent the benefits of physical therapy for the youngest of patients. She was asked to serve on the Program Advisory Committee for the local physical therapist assistant program and she has also provided guest lectures on pediatric patient management for these students. She has volunteered for the APTA by reviewing online pediatric continuing education courses for appropriate and current information. For six years, she oversaw the undergraduate internship and volunteer program at her current place of employment and was able to educate students preparing to enter physical therapy school. Dr. Oleksak has also served as a formal Clinic Instructor for physical therapy students completing clinical practicums or full clinical affiliations. Recently, she was asked to contribute to a soon-to-be released position statement for the American Academy of Pediatrics on the use of infant carrying devices, alongside world renowned physicians and researchers. In addition, in 2014, Dr. Oleksak founded and currently serves as the executive director of an international 501c3 non-profit organization that provides ergonomic infant carrying devices to children with disabilities as a positioning tool. She is currently developing a pilot study on the use of these infant carrying devices for children with torticollis and plagiocephaly.
PHYT 640 Patient Management – Pediatrics I
PHYT 641 Patient Management – Pediatrics II