Detective, Teacher, Runner, Therapist, Ever-Evolving Entrepreneur
Why I do this: I love putting myself in other people’s shoes. I consider myself a detective when it comes to my patients because I am always looking for clues. I watch very closely and I ask a lot of questions. If you listen carefully, you’ll hear my detective’s hum.
What Makes Me Tick: Runners and the “I want to get back into running” crowd. I love assessing the movement and inhibition of muscles when there is injury, pain or scar tissue. These kinds of things get me really excited. And yes, I’m a bit quirky.
Words to Live By: “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir
Little Known Fact: As a child, I was extremely afraid of dogs. Don’t tell my pooch.
Bragging Rights: I run marathons in my free time. I’ve run over 10 marathons worldwide, placing first in Woodside Ramble (50K) and Frosty Mountain Manning Park (27K).
Major Moment: Participated in The Coastal Challenge, a multi-stage race through the rainforest, jungle and rugged terrain of Costa Rica in February 2014.
Hidden Talent: I learned to play the piano, violin, french horn and trumpet. I’m moving onto the cello next. I’m a bit of a band geek.
Bucket List: Mountain biking in the Alps.
Sue is a Registered Physiotherapist and Certified Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation practitioner (CGIMS) specializing in treating hip pain, running injuries, TMJ, vestibular disorders as well as thoracic and ribcage pain and stiffness. A graduate of the University of Alberta, Sue came to Squamish in 1998 while completing her post-graduate studies. In 2004, Sue became the first Squamish physiotherapist to open a clinic focused on one-on-one private care, redefining the patient-therapist relationship in her community. An avid runner, Sue is as comfortable on the trails as she is with her patients, regularly hosting runners’ meet-ups through the local group Squamish Trailheads. She has been nominated for Squamish’s Best Physiotherapist nine times. When she’s not at the clinic, she can be found running the Squamish trails (rarely without an audiobook!), watching a TED talk or spending quality time with her beloved canine companion, Sammy.