Susan trained as a physio in Otago in 1983. She gained her Manipulative physiotherapy qualification in 1993. Susan is a McKenzie therapist which means mechanical diagnosis and therapy of the back, neck and joints in general.
Susan has worked in Wellington in private practice. A highlight being the McKenzie Institute clinics, particularly the live-in rehabilitation centre for people with Low Back Pain.
Susan enjoys the variety of people, conditions and injuries which come to the clinic. She has a broad range of experience from 25+ years (you do the Maths).
Susan likes to consider peoples lifestyle: work, exercise, hobbies, sport, and general activities, and include these in rehabilitation from an injury or condition.
She likes to get out into the outdoors with her family and skis and tramps. She also plays tennis and swims.
Susan moved to Christchurch with her family just in time for the Earthquakes. She has 3 adult children, one of whom is also a physio.
I graduated from the University of Otago School of Physiotherapy in 2018 and have recently returned to Christchurch from working and studying in Dunedin to join the TuneUp team at Village Health.
I am passionate about musculoskeletal physiotherapy and I'm one of New Zealand's only Voice Physios. I have a very a special interest in the performing arts, particularly working with singers and dancers and am myself heavily involved in the industry. This allows me to bring an an insider’s knowledge to these specialised art forms.
I enjoy taking exercise classes, and currently I am leading TuneUp Physio’s Online classes (see www.tuneupphysio.nz for more info).