FemFirstHealth | About Us
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FemFirstHealth is a company designed to bring physical therapy and wellness services to the women of New York City. Our intent is to create a network of women’s health resources to help you get out or pain or get you back on your feet.

Kristin Sapienza,PT, DPT

Kristin Sapienza,PT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist and the founder of FemFirstHealth.

Kristin takes a personal approach to physical therapy, customizing a treatment plan for each patient. She believes by combining manual therapy techniques with exercise and education she can assist patients in recovery while teaching them how to prevent future injury.

She received a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science (B.S) from the University of Scranton before earning a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University. She continued her clinical education by taking a multitude of continuing education. She is an ART provider and is full body certified. Kristin is an FRC (Functional Range Conditioning) practitioner which allows her to assess and promote proper joint mechanics for a wide variety of patients. She is also certified as a Pilates instructor for reformer through Balanced Body.

Kristin is devoted to women’s health issues. She is a pelvic floor specialist under Herman and Wallace, in which she is certified to treat women suffering from incontinence and pelvic pain. In addition to pelvic floor rehabilitation, Kristin has undergone Visceral Functional Mobilization training to assist those with pelvic floor and digestive issues. She also works closely with women during pregnancy and postpartum addressing their orthopedic and functional actives during this critical time in their lives. She is a Tupler Technique Certified Professional helping women suffering from Diastasis Recti. Kristin has also received the Pregnant and Postpartum Client Specialty Certification under the Annette Lang Education Systems. Additionally, she has spent significant time working with women battling breast cancer, an experience that shaped her holistic approach to compassionate care.

Her own story struggling through endometriosis and pelvic floor issues have inspired her to provide well-rounded care for all women.

Sarah Wendler (Sandona) PT, DPT

Sarah Wendler PT, DPT is a licensed Physical Therapist and Orthopedic Specialist who also specializes in Women’s Health.

Ms. Wendler believes in an enthusiastic, empathetic approach to physical therapy.  As every client is unique, her work focuses on creating customized programs to eliminate pain, improve function and reach individual goals.    Her practice incorporates a variety of manual therapies, including: PNF stretching, Myofascial Release, soft tissue mobilization and spinal manipulations.

After earning a BS in psychology and minor in exercise science from Valparaiso University, Ms. Wendler received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Long Island University-Brooklyn. She continued her training, completing Functional Therapy courses with Maitland and the Institute of Physical Art.  She served as an instructor for Doctor of Therapy students and earned her certification as an Orthopedic Specialist.

Ms. Wendler’spost-graduate practice began in Brooklyn where she worked as a staff PT, focusing in orthopedics and sports medicine.  Her clinical work has covered a broad spectrum of specializations, ranging from pediatrics to geriatric care.

She completed training to treat neuromuscular and musculoskeletal functions and added innovative pelvic therapiesto treat Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pain, Incontinence, Dyspareunia, and Pre and Post-Partum.

Ms. Wendler is a member of both the APTA and the NYPTA. Sarah is a mom herself and well known to moms in both Manhattan and Long Island City.