Susannah qualified with a First Class Honours Degree in Physiotherapy from Manchester University in 1994. She initially worked for the NHS in central London, gaining experience in orthopaedics, musculoskeletal out-patients, hydrotherapy, paediatrics, care of the elderly, stroke and other neurology, surgical and medical wards, Intensive Care, and on call work.
She then moved into private practice in Kent working in Tunbridge Wells and Horsmonden, and after several years set up Active Now Physiotherapy in Paddock Wood, moving the practice to Warwick 9 years ago. She was Physiotherapist to the British Para Equestrian Team between 1998-2000 and has worked as a National Classifier for Disabled Sport.
“My job is endlessly interesting and hugely satisfying. I enjoy the challenge of putting together the pieces of the jigsaw to work out the 'driver' of the problem and what to do about it”
She is currently Regional Officer for the Midlands for Physio First, the professional organisation for physiotherapists in private practice, and is taking part in a national research project through Physio First with the University of Brighton to collect patient data to improve the quality of treatment.
Susannah has close links with the West Midlands Surgical Training Centre at the University Hospital, Coventry and Warwickshire where she organises anatomy courses for physiotherapists.
She has a particular interest in TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problems and face pain.
Susannah is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and is registered with the Health and Caring Professions Council (HCPC). She is an approved practitioner for BUPA and other insurers.
“Pain is distressing and energy draining – being able to help people to understand what is going on and what they can do about it really helps them, before we even get started with hands-on treatment”
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