Tara Burns Sweeney

Date of Death

January 19, 2018

January 19, 2018, Tara Burns Sweeney, PT, DPT, passed on to her next journey. Doctor Sweeney, aka Sassafrass, was born 1963. She graduated Blackford High School, Indiana. She played UCLA women’s soccer team, graduating Magnum Cum Laude with Bachelors Kinesiology 1985. 1988, Tara graduated UCSF with her Bachelors in Physical Therapy. 2004, she completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Western University of Health Sciences. Tara worked on the innovative, expert team at Precision Biomechanics in Santa Barbara. She had a strong background in the spine, and helped to bridge the worlds of chiropractic with physical therapy care. In 2000, Tara formed The Sweeney Sport and Spine Center, working collaboratively with physicians and other health care providers to establish a comprehensive healing treatment plan for her patients. She transformed the lives of people who suffered from both acute and chronic pain. She loved to ski, race outrigger canoes, wakeboard, roller blade. Tara, you will be missed by your patients, your colleagues, your friends, your family. You are a force of nature. Be in peace.


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