Susan has 28 years of experience, offers personalized care, and uses a blend of traditional and holistic techniques that address the underlying cause of the problem (not just the symptoms) and facilitate your body's natural healing abilities to allow you to move and feel better so you can do the things that are important to you.
Susan has successfully helped many patients with these issues to walk, bend, sleep, and sit more comfortably and return to an active lifestyle. She looks at the patient as a unique individual and uses a whole body approach to address the underlying causes their symptoms. Treatment may include manual therapy techniques, muscle re-education, and patient education regarding posture, body mechanics, self-care strategies and home exercises to expedite healing and prevent recurrence.
If you are having difficulty reaching into cabinets, looking up or turning your head to drive, connective tissue restrictions in your breasts may be limiting you. Gentle Myofascial Release to the breasts can help decrease breast pain or tenderness, improve neck and shoulder motion, and eliminate neck and shoulder pain and headaches. These techniques are effective for old or recent scars and can be used as a wellness treatment to prevent dysfunction and to optimize the health of your muscles, joints and breast tissue.
Although your medical examination and testing may indicate that nothing is wrong, connective tissue restrictions do not show up on traditional testing. Gentle techniques including Myofascial Release and Visceral Manipulation address these restrictions and can relieve symptoms throughout your body, improve your overall feeling of wellness, and help you to return to doing the things you love. These techniques are beneficial whether your surgery was recent or many years ago! (Please see my testimonials page to learn what one patient had to say about her improvement from a 10 year old surgery!)
If you are motivated to achieve true health and wellness naturally, be an active participant in your care, and avoid pain medications or surgery, then Connections Physical Therapy is right for you. Susan focuses on addressing the underlying cause of your problem instead of a providing a temporary "quick fix" to address the current symptoms. Personalized physical therapy for specific issues, individualized wellness sessions, and wellness workshops are available to address a variety of needs. Please see the services tab or call Susan to determine which services are best to help you reach your goals.
Receive one-on-one, patient-centered physical therapy (which includes a balance of traditional and holistic treatments) to address your specific concerns, treat underlying issues, and improve your quality of life.
Let me help you reduce your pain, improve your movement, and learn how to take an active role in managing your own symptoms so you can do the things you want to do.
Optimize your health by addressing underlying connective tissue restrictions and awakening your body's natural healing abilities in order to improve your posture and movement and prevent pain and dysfunction.
Neck or jaw pain
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
Joint pain or loss of motion
Scars/ adhesions from abdominal surgery
Breast tenderness or scar restrictions
Pelvic organ prolapse
Coccydynia (tailbone pain)
Unresolved hip or low back pain