Sara Stites - CHKD Sports Medicine Physical Therapy

Sara Stites, PT, DPT, ATC

Sports Medicine Physical Therapy


CHKD Sports Medicine Physical Therapy at Landstown, 1924 Landstown Centre Way Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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College: Averett University

Graduate School: Old Dominion University


Stites was a multisport athlete throughout high school and college, which sparked a passion for working with athletes. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she was the athletic trainer for a high school and then attended graduate school at Old Dominion University. Upon graduation, Stites worked in an adult orthopedic clinic for two years before joining the CHKD sports medicine physical therapy team. She has a passion for treating young athletes to get them safely back to their sport.

Stites has lectured at local physical therapy assistant programs and provided continuing education lectures on a variety of topics. She holds a dry needling certification from Kineticore.

Stites played both volleyball and tennis at Averett University and has coached volleyball in the Hampton Roads area while continuing to play for adult indoor and beach leagues. She is currently the sports medicine physical therapy department manager.

Clinical Interests

  • Post-operative Rehab 
  • ACL Rehab 
  • Dry Needling
  • Vestibular and Concussion Management
  • Leadership and Professional Development


  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor
  • Certified Athletic Trainer

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association - Private Practice Section
  • American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy
  • Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Health Policy & Administration Section of the American Physical Therapy Association