Sara Cristello
IHL Role:
Sara Cristello PT, DPT is the Director of Operations at Brooks Rehabilitation - Institute of Higher Learning, which includes serving as the Program Director for our Residency and Fellowship Programs.

Prior to moving into this role, she was the program coordinator for the OMPT Fellowship where she currently remains a faculty member. After completing a degree in Health Sciences from the University of Florida, she received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Arcadia University. Dr. Cristello obtained Board Certification in the area of Orthopaedics in 2012 and became a Fellow of AAOMPT in 2014. She is an active member in the APTA and AAOMPT serving on the AAOMPT conference and finance committees. She also serves on the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) Standards Committee. Clinically she has a passion for orthopaedic spinal conditions and manual therapy. She is also passionate about clinical mentoring, employee engagement, and clinical data collection.

Education & Training:

Dr. Cristello received her Bachelor In Health Science from the University of Florida in 2004. She received her DPT in 2007 from Arcadia University.

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Academic & Professional Activities:

Dr. Cristello is an active member of the FPTA, APTA, and AAOMPT. She is currently serving as a member of the ABPTRFE standards committee. Additionally, she is an active participant within AAOMPT’s program director special interest group and a member of the conference committee.

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