Dr. Craig B. Sanders, PT, DPT graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biological Science and his teaching credential from the University of California, Irvine. He began his professional career as a high school science teacher and wrestling coach in California where he later earned a Master’s Degree (M.Ed.) in physical education.
Dr. Sanders transitioned to physical therapy while working as a Certified Personal Trainer for Balanced Approach, associated with the National Academy of Sports Medicine where he earned his CPT certification. Sanders later started his own personal training business, Get Fit. Dr. Sanders attended Physical Therapy school at Mt. St. Mary's College where he was a member of first the Master’s of Physical Therapy (MPT) class (1994) and choose orthopedics as his elective concentration. He went on to earn his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2005 from Des Moines University, and later his CEAS, Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, from the Back School of Atlanta. Sanders has 20 years of clinical experience in settings such as Skilled Nursing, Acute Care, and Outpatient orthopedics.
He had the unique experience working as a Clinical Education Specialist. As a Physical Therapist, he was the only non-RN in the Clinical Education Department for 2 large teaching hospitals associated with UTSW Medical School. As an educator, he was charged with reducing work related injuries of all employees of both hospitals. He achieved this task and earned the Divisional Achievement Award from the Corporate VP of Operations for reducing work-related injuries by 40% after only the first round of training.
Craig and his family enjoy a fitness lifestyle. In his spare time you will find him walking his 2 rescue dogs, at the gym or in the Judo dojo. He has been married to his wife Pearl for 23 years. They have a 20 year old son, Daniel, who is in college as an accounting major.