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Susannah is a Chartered Physiotherapist, and runs her own private physiotherapy practice, Active Now Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic near Warwick. She qualified with a First Class Honours degree in Physiotherapy and now has 20 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of pain and movement problems, and treats a wide range of conditions such as sprains and strains, back and neck pain, headaches, sports injuries, pain management and recovery from injury including whiplash. She has a particular interest in patients with jaw and face pain.
During the first consultation, she takes a detailed history of the problem, and will assess you, talking through with you her findings, and advising on treatment options. She believes that a good explanation of the likely cause of the problem is essential to her patient's understanding of how to manage the symptoms and leads to detailed home advice of what activities and exercises are helpful and what should be avoided whilst recovering, and to prevent the problem recurring.
She is a "hands on" therapist, who alongside the advice and exercises, uses joint mobilisations and soft tissue work (such as trigger point work, positional and myofascial release) to help optimise the body's own healing response. Her techniques are gentle but effective and always explained, so that you are fully informed. She will sometimes use ultrasound, Tens, taping, microcurrent and muscle biofeedback as part of the treatment programme.
Susannah was voted Regional Officer for the Midlands in 2015 by her colleagues in Physio First, the organisation for chartered physiotherapists in private practice and is also on the Education sub-committee for Physio First. She has attained Quality Assured Practitioner status in a collaborative project between Physio First and the University of Brighton, and is a JEMS Certified Clinical Rehabilitation Practitioner.
She has previous experience as a national classifier for disabled sport and was team physiotherapist to the Para-equestrian team. When she first qualified, she worked for University College Hospital in central London, gaining experience in musculoskeletal out-patient work, orthopaedics, neurology, care of the elderly, paediatrics, hydrotherapy and on call and intensive care work. She specialised in musculoskeletal work, and after moving to Kent, went into private practice where she worked for several years before moving back to the Midlands.
Areas of interest
Neck and back pain; sprains and strains; recovery from injury; shoulder pain; tennis / golfers elbow; knee pain; jaw, TMJ and face pain and dysfunction; recovery post-surgery; muscle and tendon injury; recovery following fracture; whiplash; hands on treatment; myofacial release; joint mobilisations; positional release; trigger point release;
Susannah is taking part in a data collection study with the University of Brighton, through Physio First, the organisation for chartered physiotherapists in private practice.
- BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy Manchester Victorian University 1994
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
Member of Physio First
Member of the Physiotherapy Pain Association
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.