SALLY FRYER, PT, DPT, CST-D, SIPT CERT.
Integrative Concussion Therapy & Integrative Pediatric Therpay
PROFESSION: Physical Therapy: Specialty in Pediatrics, Concussion Rehab & Lifespan
AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Physical Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Sensory Integration Praxis Testing (SIPT), Vestibular & Visual Therapy (V2Fit)
LOCATION: Dallas, TX
PHONE NUMBER: 972-404-3077
WEBSITE: www.concussion-therapy.com & www.iptkids.com
Dr. Sally Fryer Dietz is the Founder and Director of Integrative Pediatric Therapy and Integrative Concussion Therapy. Both are unique clinics designed to provide a broad spectrum of individualized physical & occupational therapy services for children & adults. Integrative Concussion Therapy (concussion-therapy.com) focuses on individuals of all ages, who have sustained concussive injuries and continue to suffer from persistent symptoms. Using a combination of therapies, including CranioSacral, vestibular and functional vision, exercise training and other manual therapies, substantial reduction in post concussive symptoms along with improvement in function, following head trauma & whiplash is consistently achieved.
Integrative Pediatric Therapy (iptkids.com) focuses on children with learning differences and other developmental disabilities. Many times patients with post concussive syndrome also experience the same sorts of challenges that these children do, making ICT a logical extension of IPTkids. Founded in Dallas in 1994, IPTkids has served as a model for other clinics, highlighting the benefits of integrated services. Sally is an innovative thinker and enterprising leader who has contributed substantial knowledge in medical advancements throughout her career.
Sally became widely recognized throughout the world for her unique treatment plan as lead physical therapist for conjoined Egyptian twins, Ahmed and Mohammed Ibrahim and was spotlighted on Oprah, Dateline NBC, and Discovery Health for her unique contribution to their treatment. President Ronald Reagan honored her at a White House Reception in 1985 for her work as lead therapist on one of California’s first pediatric heart transplant teams.
Sally was also recognized for developing the first cardiac rehabilitation therapy protocol for pediatric heart transplant patients at California Pacific Medical Center in the 1980’s. While serving on the American Heart Association’s Youth Education Committee in San Francisco, Sally led the development of “Future Fit”, one of the first programs in the U.S. designed to educate school children on heart health and aerobic exercise. Since 2014 she has been involved in the Dr. John E. Upledger & Ricky Williams Foundation Concussion Pilot Program, demonstrating the advantages of CranioSacral Therapy in alleviating symptoms of post concussive syndrome. Their initial pilot study was published in the medical journal, Medical Acupuncture in 2017. Due to their team of experienced therapists with recognized excellence in providing manual therapies (CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral manipulation & Lymphatic drainage) they are currently recognized as one of only two Upledger International Affiliated clinics in the USA.
Known for her remarkable energy and enthusiasm, Sally lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on sensory integration, developmental therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, concussion rehabilitation and the efficacy of combining traditional and alternative treatment methods for each individual. In October, 2015, her first book was released, “When Kids Fly! Solutions for Children with Sensory Integration Challenges.” In the book, she shares over 30 years of experience as a lead sensory integration specialist and her own personal journey as a mother of a child with learning differences.
Sally has double degrees in Child Development and Physical Therapy and received her Doctorate in Pediatric Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She is licensed to practice physical therapy in Texas and California. She is certified in Sensory Integration Praxis Testing (SIPT) & V2Fit (vestibular & visual therapy) and has both Technique and Diplomat Certification in CranioSacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute in Florida.
What does she do in her spare time? She scuba dives, travels, plays piano, practices yoga and has been a lead therapist for dolphin assisted therapy programs in the Bahamas for the past 14 summers. She is happily married with five grown children (two married) and two grandchildren. She also has two dogs, eight chickens a salt water aquarium and garden that keeps her busy when things seem a little too quiet at home.