Susan feels that the knowledge she has gained as a Physical Therapist compels her to be of service to others. She enjoys interacting with patients and learning from their life experiences, as she feels that learning is always a two-way street.
Susan’s area of expertise is Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Disorders, and she is also a Certified Lymphedema therapist. She brings years of experience in a hospital-based setting to her practice, and that background has exposed her to neurological conditions, post-operative orthopedic conditions, and diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Susan is also certified as an Orthopedic Manual Therapist and uses multiple modalities including Myofascial Decompression, IASTM McConnell Taping, and Kinesiotaping.
Born in the Philippines, Susan now considers both Southern California and Chicago her home. When she’s not working, she enjoys reading medical, physical therapy, and self-improvement books. She also loves bike riding, fishing, sailing, and taking her dogs for long drives.
* BS, College of St. Scholastica
* DPT, College of St. Scholastica
What makes me unique:
Life for me is a journey of self-discovery, finding one’s purpose and moving towards that goal with passion in order to find fulfillment.
Why do I practice healthcare:
I became a Physical Therapist because of my desire to be able to help others. I use my passion and sense of purpose to educate and empower others to regain their health.