“The world is so beautiful that it is an increasing responsibility to be human.“
Hello, I am dr. Zita Sas, DPT. Let me show you my credentials:
- BSc in Physical Therapy, Semmelweis university, Budapest 2015
- Doctor of Physical Therapy, Loma Linda University, California 2021
- Certified Schroth-Therapist by Schroth Institute, Germany
- Craniosacral Therapy 1 and 2 by Upledger Institute, USA
- Visceral Mobilization 1 and 2 by Barral Institute, USA
- Segmental Stabilization
- McKenzie A
- Kinesiology Tape
- Spine Yoga Instructor (80 hours)
- Non-Violent Communication class (30 hours)
- Transcendental Meditation Course (2.5 years of practice)
- Dance-Therapy (1 semester)
I completed my Bachelor of Science in Physical therapy in 2015 in Budapest, and I graduated as a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2021 March from Loma Linda University in California.
The continued education classes that I took broaden the scope of my knowledge, including Schroth-therapy, spine-yoga and segmental stabilization training that are closely related to spine health and posture. I have been teaching yoga, leading meditation and including these practices in therapy settings with patients. In the last 5 years, I worked in trauma rehabilitation and orthopedic settings, treating people from ages 5 and 103 years, which gave me an amazing perspective about multiple types of people and personalities. And I am so amazed how beautifully different we are humans!
Craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation are at the roots of my passion. The gentle osteopathic manual therapy bridges traditional physical therapy with integrative approaches. It has been explored how much restrictions around internal organs and residuals of emotional blocks in the fascia can provoke impairment of the body’s functions and perceptions.
During my dissertation, I conducted research that linked yoga to high blood pressure as a complementary therapy option, which I have been passionate about ever since.
When I was 17, and I realized I want to educate and help people how to gain empowered health through active life and the joy of movement. Experiencing through sports, dancing and embodiment what our body is capable of and how it influences the way we feel and think, made me believe how important it is to integrate movement into holistic healthcare.
This holistic perspective has strengthened through my practice of yoga, mindfulness and meditation, which are part of my daily routine and been helping me with my mental and emotional health.
From my journey of recovering from anxiety and depression, I became interested learning more about the underlying factors that can inhibit a person’s ability to heal and practice healthy habits. Every person has a different attitude and perspective towards their health; some are very conscious and actively look for solutions, while some have difficulties implementing even the most recommended changes in their life. It’s not your fault!
Health psychology; how biological, social and psychological factors influence health and illness, might be the most important factor, that has been often missed in traditional allopathic medicine. Once we communicate the most effective ways to control pain or change poor health habits, healthcare professionals can address the root of the issue and not just the symptoms.
“To treat the whole person and not the disease”
Besides the studies in physical therapy, I have continuously invested time and energy into my personal growth, because I am committed to becoming a more loving and conscious person.
If we would like to create a better world, it starts with us.
This path is not easy, but absolutely rewarding to learn how to communicate better, take care of our nervous system, to overcome and transform traumas. And most importantly, taking full responsibility for our lives. It is such a beautiful journey!
Fun (personal) facts regarding to holistic health:
My father is a surgeon and when I was a little kid, he used natural remedies, instead of medication. I learned so much besides him about how the body functions and how to support the self-healing ability of our system.
My mom used to exercise to, upbeat music in the living room and always told me how good she felt after that. Exercise is still my no.1 practice if I feel down.
I learned about the values of nutritious whole foods, fruits and vegetables from my vegetarian grandmother, as I grew up eating and appreciating them.
And I learned about dedication for healing through the recovery from long-term depression and debilitating anxiety, which I am still working on for myself.
In the future, I am going to actively research the connection between emotions and physical manifestations of pain and impairments.
I love dancing!
Teachers I honor dearly:
Suzanne Scurlock, Brene Brown, Louise Hay, dr Mate Gabor, dr Bruce Lipton, dr Joe Dispenza, dr Marshall B. Rosenberg, dr Jean-Pierre Barral.