Sue has been practicing physical therapy since 1987 and joined the Body Mechanics team in 2005. She earned and recertified as a Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) through the Institute of Physical Art and utilizes this foundational approach in her manual physical therapy care as do all the physical therapists at Body Mechanics. Sue has been involved in teaching other physical therapists regionally in the functional mobilization continuing education courses through the Institute of Physical Art based in Steamboat Springs, CO.
Sue effectively integrates a full body approach to evaluating her patients posture and movement patterns to identify areas of tightness, weakness, lack of neuromuscular control, and mechanical stress that leads to pain and inefficiency. She is able to localize dysfunction with exceptional palpation skills (manual touch) and utilize methods of manual mobilization and skilled guided resistance to restore strength, stability, coordination and more efficient movements and postures that reduce or eliminate pain. Sue has been trained and certified in methods of Trigger Point Dry Needling along with the rest of the staff at Body Mechanics and incorporates this into her other methods of treatment. She compliments her clinical treatments with effective, relevant home exercises for patients that empower them to help themselves and prevent reoccurrence.