Suzanne qualified as a physiotherapist in 2016 from the University of Otago, New Zealand. She worked for two years in a private clinic, gaining experience treating a wide range of sporting and occupational injuries, working in care homes and in an orthopaedic hospital. Moving to the UK at the beginning of 2019, Suzanne began working in an outpatient setting in the NHS, diagnosing and treating general musculoskeletal injuries and providing rehabilitation for those post orthopaedic or spinal surgery. Suzanne then moved to a ward-based setting within the NHS, working firstly within acute care of the elderly and elective post-operative rehabilitation, then pursuing major trauma physio where she put her orthopaedic and musculoskeletal skills to good use at three out of four of the Major Trauma centres across London.
Suzanne enjoys working with patients throughout their whole recovery journey, from their initial injury to helping them get back into the activities that they love. Suzanne completed her qualification as a Pilates instructor in New Zealand and since then has taught Pilates on a regular basis in a group setting as well as one-to-one. Suzanne hopes to continue gaining experience in a hospital setting to develop her physio skills relating to more acute injuries, as well as keeping up her musculoskeletal and Pilates skills. She strongly believes in a holistic approach to rehabilitation and aims to incorporate all aspects of physical health into a patient’s treatment plan to help enrich their lives and achieve their goals in an enjoyable, practical way. Methods of treatment include, but are not limited to soft tissue massage, joint mobilisations, kinesio taping and patient-specific exercise programmes, as well as educating patients with relevant, up-to-date information to help them fully understand their recovery journey.