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Sarah DeNoia Arruda, PT, DPT, CSCS

Qualifications | Continuing Education


Sarah DeNoia Arruda, PT, DPT, CSCS |

Dr. Arruda lives with her husband in Westerly, RI, where she was born. She has been full-time at Shoreline Physical Therapy since September 2010. Education: Sarah graduated from Stony Brook University in June 2010 with a doctorate of physical therapy. She has an undergraduate degree in exercise physiology from the University of Connecticut. She received her strength and conditioning certification (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2013. Personal Achievements: Distinguished Student Award (Stony Brook University 2010); Clinical Excellence Award (Stony Brook University 2010); UConn Dean’s List (2004-2006). Graduate School Clinical Experience: 320 hours of adult rehabilitation at Groton Regency, CT; 320 hours of acute care rehabilitation at William W. Backus Hospital, CT; 960 hours of outpatient rehabilitation in RI and CT. Presentations: Parkinsonian Signs - Rating and Clinical Application (2008); Proper Selection of Hot versus Cold Modalities (2008); Seizure versus Stroke (2009); Rehabilitation Application of Pilates (2010); Adolescent Ballerina Body Awareness (2010); Prescriptive Exercise (2010). Volunteer Work: Fall Prevention and Balance Assessment-East Lyme Senior Center (2013); Women's Health Complications and Balance Deficits-East Lyme Community Center (2012); ‘Play Fit Stay Fit’ - Lance Armstrong Foundation (2008-2010); NYC Marathon Medical Tent (2009); Wheelchair Football (NY Giants vs. NY Jets), Brookhaven, NY (2009); Physical Therapy Enrollment - Stony Brook University (2008-2010); ‘Move Your Feet’ - prevention of childhood obesity (2007-2008)










  • BS in exercise science, University of Connecticut (UConn), 2007 

  • DPT, Stony Brook University, 2010

  • CSCS, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2013

  • LSVT BIG Certified Clinician: March 2016


Continuing Education


  • (2012)

    § Differential Diagnosis of Dizziness and General Vestibular Dysfunction – Kathleen Zettergren, EdD, PT, NCS, Christine Kasinskas, DPT, Russell M. Woodman, MD, DPT, FSOM, OCS, MCTA

    § Sport Specific Rehabilitation: Pathomechanics, Evaluation and Treatment of the Shoulder and Pelvic Core – Matt Holland, PT, CSCS

    (2009) – APTA Combined Sections, Las Vegas, NV

    § Promoting Health and Fitness for Obese- Burlis, Deusinger, Maxwell, Neurological Screening/Concussions, Movement Impairment Related to Knee Injuries- Power & Sahrmann, Cognition and Fall Prevention – Winningham, Studer, McCulloch and Dibble, Anti-inflammatory Drugs, Youth Sports, Spinal Implants, NICU Interventions, Gait Training for CVA, Alzheimer’s and Exercise


    § Research Assistant- Human Performance Laboratory, University of Connecticut, Kinesiology Dept., Supervisor: Dr. Lawrence E. Armstrong

    § Scientific and Practical Foundations for Off-Season Strength and Conditioning in Sports - William Kraemer, Ph.D., Gerard Martin, MA, CSCS*D, Steve Plisk, MS, CSCS*D

    § Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage Priscilla M. Clarkson, Ph.D

    § Degenerative Muscular Diseases and Resistance Programs Lecture - Malkia Häkkinen, Ph.D.

    § Specificity of Neuromuscular Adaptations during Strength and Power Training vs. Combined. Strength and Endurance Training Keijo Häkkinen, Ph.D.

    § Neuromuscular Adaptations to Increased/Decreased Demand – Michael R. Deschenes, Ph.D.

    § Sports Nutrition Workshop - Nancy Clark and Bill Evans

    § Caffeine and Effects in Relation to Type II Diabetes and CVD- by Rob M. vanDam, PhD (Harvard Medical School)

    § Sport in Society Peter Roby (Northeastern University)



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