My approach is to empower each person in my care to understand and experience the potential for change. I am in continued awe of the power and adaptability of our nervous systems, and of our human resilience.
I grew up in Vancouver and love its neighbourhoods, proximity to nature and its small-town-in-a-big-city feel. As a physiotherapist, I worked in a variety of private and public health care settings, in small towns and big cities, in England and in BC. I have witnessed the challenges within different healthcare systems and the often lack of whole person approach care, with patients/clients not being given the opportunity to be at the centre of their own care. This inspired me to learn more about care within a biopsychosocial lens and led me down the path to explore pelvic health and persistent pain, in addition to my manual therapy background. I now work mostly in private practice at Urban Healing, working collaboratively with clients of all ages and genders in the areas of bladder and bowel concerns, pregnancy and postpartum, orthopedics, pelvic health and persistent pain, and genital pain and sexual dysfunction/pain. In addition to clinical practice, I have the honour of teaching other physiotherapists pelvic health courses in the areas of incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain and pelvic girdle pain (Pelvic Health Solutions, Rost Therapy, UBC Masters of Physiotherapy program). When not working, I am usually playing soccer or pickleball, singing in a choir and living the daily ups and downs with my husband and two young adults, who are the life of the party. I am a big fan of the 80% rule, the good enough rule, and am working on embracing rather than fearing the uncertainties in life.
$180 / hour
$145 / 45 min
$95/ 30 min
Direct Billing to Extended Benefits
Direct Billing to ICBC
Sliding Scale Available
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
“Felt safe, comfortable and cared for.”
“She truly cares and takes time to help me. Susannah is professional, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable!”
“Susannah is awesome! She’s very strategic, and easy to talk to. Great at what she does.”
RELEVANT POST GRAD EDUCATION
PELVIC HEALTH TRAINING Incontinence all genders: Pelvic Health Solutions, Liebleich/Wilson Pelvic Pain all genders- Pelvic Health Solutions, Mosely/Hodges, Milios Trauma and Pelvic Pain-Aldworth Pelvic Girdle Pain: The Rost Therapy Approach Pelvic Physiotherapy in Trans Health- Corkery Pediatric Pelvic Floor- Urosante Bowel PF Physiotherapy- Urosante Intensive Sex Therapy Training Program – U of Guelph PENILE/PELVIC FLOOR HEALTH COURSES Penile Rehabilitation and Sexual Health, Peyronies, Post-prostatectomy- Milios PERSISTENT PAIN Explain Pain- NOI, Louw Innovated Exercises for the Sensitive Nervous System- NOI Chronic Pain Masterclass -NOI ADDITIONAL MODALITIES IMS/Dry Needling- 2012 Gunn ISTOP, 2022- AN-IMS 1 Lumbopelvic Ultrasound Imaging: courses 2022, 2011
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
CPTBC Provider Registration: 04230 MSP Practitioner Number: 42706 Opted Out ICBC Provider Number: 7029026 College of Physical Therapists of BC Physiotherapy Association of BC Canadian Physiotherapy Association – Women’s Health, Orthopedics, Pain Science Divisions Canadian Association Manual Physical Therapy (CAMPT) GUNN ISTOP Canadian Society of Pelvic Medicine (CSPM) International Continence Society (ICS) International Urogynecology Association (IUGA) Educator with Pelvic Health Solutions Educator with Rost Therapy Adjunct professor in the UBC Masters of Physiotherapy program
Education Exercises/Movement Physiotherapy Pelvic Internal exams/treatment Manual Therapy IMS / dry needling Imaging Ultrasound
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, PUBLICATIONS & KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION
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