Physical Therapy Specialists
Dawn Sandalcidi PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD specializes in: pelvic muscle dysfunction (incontinence and pain), orthopedic manual therapy and TMJ/TMD treatment using Mariano Rocabado techniques. She is the leading expert in the field of pediatric incontinence in physical therapy. She has trained medical professionals in manual therapy both nationally and internationally since 1992.
Dawn has actively been treating patients for the past 36 years and owns the private practice clinic Physical Therapy Specialists in Centennial, Colorado. She develops educational materials for health care providers and provides consulting services through DSD PT Consulting.
Dawn received her degree in physical therapy in 1982 from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. She participated in extensive international postgraduate studies in manual and manipulative therapy of the spine and extremities in Germany, Switzerland and New Zealand. In 1992, Dawn completed an additional two-year residency with Mariano Rocabado to become a Rocabado Certified Manual Therapist (RCMT) and instructor for the spine, pelvis and craniomandibular (TMJ). Dawn is also Board Certified Biofeedback in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD).
Also in 1992, Dawn became the first physical therapist to treat pelvic muscle dysfunction in the Denver area. Since then she has developed a pediatric dysfunctional voiding treatment program.
In addition to lecturing internationally on pediatric bowel and bladder disorders, Dawn has also lectured on pelvic pain for CPD Health Courses for osteopaths, manual therapists and acupuncturists in Melbourne, Australia. In 2017, Dawn was invited to speak at the World Physical Therapy Conference in South Africa about pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence.
Dawn has been published in the Journal of Urologic Nursing, the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, Journal of the Section of Women’s Health and the Journal of International Association of Orofacial Myology.
In 2018, Dawn was awarded the Elizabeth Noble Award by the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Women’s Health for providing extraordinary and exemplary service to the field of physical therapy for women and children.