Suzanne graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in 2017 from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and her clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2020 from Clarkson University in upstate New York. During PT school, she completed rotations including: inpatient acute care, outpatient orthopedics and hippotherapy.
Suzanne has had experience treating multiple populations of patients including: pre & post joint replacements, back pain and other orthopedic conditions, strokes and parkinson’s. In 2023, she became a certified fall prevention specialist for older adults to maximize safety and function. As a PT, she is commonly asked why she chose to be a physical therapist. The answer is helping someone say “I can,” instead of saying “I can’t”. Through her training, experience and passion for movement science, she has been valued as a clinician that is dedicated to meeting patient’s individualized goals.
Throughout college and graduate school, Suzanne was an equestrian competing in dressage, jumping and eventing. She knew her dream was to one day work with riders to keep them in the saddle longer and without pain, while improving performance and partnership with their horses.
Additionally, Suzanne is currently completing continuing education work to become a certified equine rehab practitioner (predicted to be completed in 2024), which can only be completed by those who are licensed physical therapists/physical therapy assistants and veterinarians/veterinary technician.