Dr. Sarah uniquely brings her life experiences to her work as an osteopathic physician, and the philosophy of osteopathy has greatly influenced her life.
Dr. Sarah applies gentle osteopathic treatment to assist in many problems, including:
Recovery from birth
Breastfeeding/ chestfeeding/ bottle feeding difficulties
Chronic ear infections
Injuries and traumas
Low back pain
At every critical decision-making step of her journey, Dr. Sarah has let her heart lead. Before opening Inspire Osteopathy Denver with her husband, Dr. Daniel Lopez, she was an attending physician at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York, an assistant professor at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, Colorado. She then spent several years in private practice at Osteopathic Integrative Medicine in Lakewood.
Dr. Sarah continues to mentor residents through Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a faculty member of the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation.
Dr. Sarah is the mother of two unique children, one whose infancy was challenged by breastfeeding difficulties, tongue tie, and high sensitivities, and the other who has more subtle challenges. Faced with so much noise that all new parents face, amid a challenging postpartum period, Dr. Sarah had to remember her instincts and let go of anything that did not align. It was then that Dr. Sarah saw the application of osteopathy in her journey of motherhood, and since then it has been a centering part of her parenting philosophy.
The mission that drives Dr. Sarah is to apply the principles of osteopathy for every patient encounter, to allow each individual to feel more at home in their body. That means in every treatment, Dr. Sarah acknowledges that each person is a whole functioning unit, comprised of the body, mind, and spirit; that each person is expressing health with their current circumstances; that a person’s structure influences their function and that the reverse is also true. Working with the wisdom of the body and the knowledge of anatomy, Dr. Sarah’s hands-on treatment allows each patient to perform at optimal wellness.
Dr. Sarah is also interested in supporting optimal structure and function for those with suboptimal airway development and tethered oral tissues, alongside other specialists like lactation consultants, myofunctional therapists, and dentists.
Fascinated with people, culture, and language, Dr. Sarah earned a B.A. in Spanish: Hispanic Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She was inspired to pursue osteopathic medicine when she first became aware of its existence after a conversation with a friend during a life-changing study abroad experience in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Dr. Sarah graduated from the University of North Texas, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011, with an additional year spent in a pre-doctoral fellowship in osteopathic manipulative medicine.
During residency in osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine in the Bronx, she spent three years using osteopathic manipulative medicine in caring for a variety of patients in and out of the hospital: newborn and premature babies, postpartum families, pediatric patients, critical care patients, post-surgical patients. She has worked hand-over-hand with experienced mentors in their offices all over the country and at basic and advanced courses. She graduated from residency at St Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx in 2014.
Sarah Curtis, D.O. is grateful for this profession of hands-on healing to support humans of all ages through difficult situations.
Faculty member, Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation
Adjunct faculty, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Osteopathic Cranial Academy
American Academy of Osteopathy
American Osteopathic Association
Hastings, Victoria, McCallister, Adrienne Marie, Curtis, Sarah A., Valant, Roseanna J. and Yao, Sheldon. "Efficacy of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Management of Postpartum Pain" Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, vol. 116, no. 8, 2016, pp. 502-509. https://doi.org/10.7556/jaoa.2016.103