As an active person all throughout her adolescence, Susannah was introduced to physiotherapy early on for herself and family members. Learning about how her body worked was incredibly empowering. Seeing her family members get back to what they love inspired her to help clients surprise themselves with what they can do with the right blend of education, exercise and manual therapy.
These experiences led her to complete her Bachelors of Kinesiology at UBC in 2014 and work for three years as a Kinesiologist at community gyms and pools. After this time she crossed the pond to complete her Masters of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. While studying in Melbourne, Susannah gained experience in hospital and private practice and worked with a regional football club on the weekends. Susannah was introduced to clinical pilates through her practical classes and clinical placements. Pilates has become one of her favourite forms of exercise to help clients connect to their body as they activate their muscles. Susannah graduated as a physiotherapist in late 2018 and returned to Canada to work with clients with a range of soft tissue injuries, as well as those experiencing dizziness and post-concussion symptoms.
While in Australia, she learned more about the Osteopathic perspective, which led her to take courses in visceral, neural and craniosacral therapies from the Barral and Upledger institutes. Susannah loves learning and is progressively deepening her skillset in these holistic therapies although many courses are on pause with the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Joining Diane Lee and Associates was an easy decision for Susannah after starting the ISM mentorship program and seeing the effectiveness of the model firsthand with her complex patients. She looks forward to working and growing with the Diane Lee team along the way.
Outside of physiotherapy, Susannah enjoys training in Olympic weightlifting. She enjoys playing sports on the beach, dance, cooking, reading and travelling.