graduated from physiotherapy at the University of Alberta in 1991, in
addition to completing a Bachelor of Physical Education in 1989.
Over the next 18 years she has completed numerous postgraduate
courses, a Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy and a Diploma in Advanced
Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. This education has lead to
teaching courses and acting in a mentorship and examiner role in the
sport physiotherapy education system. At present, Sue practices out
of University of Victoria Orthopaedic and Sport Physiotherapy Clinic.
career is grounded in practice and on the field. Her many years
working on the pitch with a sports teams in rugby, field hockey, rowing and triathlon; her countless hours covering events such as cycling, diving,
swimming, wrestling, triathlons, track and field, and softball has
given her a home in both the local community and the community at
large. Her sporting highlights include; head physiotherapist of the
Canadian Women’s National Field Hockey Team from 1991 until 1995. She was a member of the Canadian Health Care Team
for the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur and member of the
Medical Team for Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon. As a
current member of the integrated support team for Rowing Canada, Sue
works with the team locally in Victoria and travelling abroad which
included a World Cups in 2009 and 2013 and the 2011 Pan
American Games in Guadaljara, Mexico. Sue also volunteered with host
medical at the 2010 Winter Olympics at the Women’s ice hockey
tournament and at the 2010 Paralympics in the medical clinic in the
athlete’s village. Most recently, Sue has become a member of the integrated support team for Triathlon Canada.
clinical interests are broad, but are centered on an in depth
understanding of the body’s functional movement patterns and how it
operates in balance. When injury strikes where has this balance
being impacted and what is necessary to correct it to not only to
heal the injury, but to make the system more efficient and prevent
injury from occurring again. This is achieved with a manual therapy
hands on approach integrated with appropriate exercise prescription.