Sarah Cooke

Sarah Cooke


Meet Dr. Sarah Cooke, a dedicated Doctor of Physical Therapy who grew up in Safety Harbor, FL, with her parents and two older siblings. After graduating high school, she moved to San Antonio, TX to attend the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), where she excelled in synchronized swimming on a full athletic scholarship. Her passion for sports and wellness led her to pursue a career in physical therapy, culminating in a Doctorate from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 2020. After gaining experience in Gainesville, she and her fiancé relocated to St. Pete, where she has been an integral part of the Purpose Physical Therapy team.

Core Values

Respect, Compassion, Gratitude, Responsibility

“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

Dr. Sarah specializes in orthopedics and women’s pelvic health, bringing a unique expertise that benefits a wide range of patients, particularly active adults and swimmers. She is passionate about promoting an active and healthy lifestyle through movement and enjoys guiding women through postpartum pelvic floor rehabilitation. Believing strongly in the power of movement as medicine, Dr. Sarah is committed to helping her patients achieve their health and fitness goals, enhancing their quality of life through specialized and empathetic care.

As a specialist in orthopedic conditions and women’s pelvic health at Purpose Physical Therapy, Dr. Sarah has a keen interest in treating swimmers and conditions related to the shoulders and foot/ankle. Dr. Sarah is passionate about reintroducing movement into people’s lives, particularly helping them return to activities they love. Her expertise and commitment to quality care enable her to address and manage specific challenges her patients face, ensuring they receive the best possible treatment tailored to their needs.

In addition to her professional skills, Dr. Sarah’s background as a Division 1 Synchronized Swimmer underscores her dedication to staying active and fit. This personal commitment to fitness and health greatly influences her approach to physical therapy. Dr. Sarah appreciates the supportive atmosphere and culture at the clinic, which provides her with the resources and freedom necessary to deliver exceptional care to her patients. Her love for the work environment and her ability to make a tangible difference in her patients’ lives are what she values most about her role at Purpose Physical Therapy.

What is Dr. Sarah watching, reading or listening to?

My favorite show is Gilmore Girls!

In her free time, she enjoys coaching synchronized swimming, and exploring the beautiful city of St. Pete with her fiancé, Bryan. They love living downtown and taking walks or bike rides near the water.