BAppSc(Phty), GradDipExSportSc, MAppSc(Sports Physio), APAM
APA Sports Physiotherapist
Susan is a titled APA Sports Physiotherapist and has been the Principal of Forestville Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre since 1990. Prior to moving to her own practice in Forestville, Susan gained valuable experience working at a large, multi-disciplinary Specialist Sports Injury Centre as well as in the hospital system and private practices in Australia, England and Switzerland. Susan has many years’ experience in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and sports injuries.
Susan holds a Masters of Applied Science in Sports Physiotherapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Exercise and Sports Science. Susan has an abundance of experience in the treatment of sports injuries having worked as a physiotherapist at the Sydney Olympics (Tennis), Olympic test events (Sailing, Swimming and Tennis), International Netball, National Athletics and Little Athletics, City to Surf, Sydney 1st Grade Rugby League competition and many other events, including annual physio coverage of the “The Great Nosh Foot Race” over the past 25 years.
Susan enjoys treating a diverse range of conditions and patients of all ages. She strives to achieve an accurate diagnosis so that treatment can be tailored to the specific needs of her patients. Susan’s goal is to provide quality care in the rehabilitation of her patients and educate them with ongoing strategies and exercises to prevent injury recurrence. She is experienced in the management of both acute and chronic conditions and has vast experience in the rehabilitation of post-surgical and orthopaedic patients.
In her treatments, Susan employs a variety of methods including a range of “Hands on” techniques such as passive joint mobilisation, muscle energy techniques, soft tissue massage and taping techniques. She understands the need to address the cause of the problem and the need to address any underlying biomechanical issues.
Susan has a particular interest in the management of overuse conditions in adolescent athletes (e.g. Osgood Schlatter’s and Sever’s conditions) and undertook post graduate studies in this area and has lectured (including at the University of Sydney) on injuries in the child and adolescent athlete. She also has a special interest the management of knee injuries.
Other languages spoken: French