Dr. Sarah Caston is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. She received her BS in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008, with a certificate in Psychosocial Issues in Rehabilitation and Self Care. Dr. Caston is an alumnus of the program and she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Emory University in 2011. Dr. Caston was a clinician for a number of years before joining the division as a faculty. She obtained her neurologic clinical specialist certification in 2013 and became an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor while in clinical practice.
Dr. Caston’s primary teaching responsibilities within the DPT program are courses related to geriatric and neurologic rehabilitation, and she serves as Assistant Director of Clinical Education.
Dr. Caston’s current areas of interest and patient care include neurologic and geriatric rehabilitation, qualitative study regarding lived experiences of those living with a disability. Currently, her scholarship is active in the areas of upper extremity recovery and caregiver experience related to stroke survivors, the use of media in the classroom to depict individuals with neurologic impairments, and methods of dual task training in the neuro- geriatric population. Consistent with a holistic approach toward patient care and teaching, Dr. Caston also has a passion for the incorporation of humanities in rehabilitation, and serves as a faculty assistant editor to the Journal for Humanities in Rehabilitation, and a member of the Consortium for the Humanities, Ethics and Professionalism through the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy.
Dr. Caston also has a passion for international service learning and has been a clinical instructor and faculty mentor for a community outreach program serving individuals with chronic stroke since 2012.
B.S. in Health and Rehabilitation Certificate in Psychosocial Issues in Rehabilitation University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004- 2008
Doctor of Physical Therapy Emory University Atlanta, GA, 2008-2011
Neurologic PT Residency Program, Mercer University/Shepherd Center, 2011- 2012
Caston, Sarah, Murderball: A Metaphor for Recovery, The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation. (Published on-line January 4, 2015)
Caston, Sarah, “From the Eye of the Unseen” The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation (Published on- line July 8, 2015).
Caston, Sarah “The Intouchables”: A Reflection on Disability and Caregiving: Who Helps Whom? The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation (Published on-line November 7th, 2016)
Sasso, E., Caston S., and Willingham, B. Health and Fitness Benefits of an Aquatic Cardiovascular and Strengthening Program for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Report. Under revision: Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy (July 2017)