Susan graduated from NYU in 1986 with a BA in Physical Therapy. She worked in major medical centers first in New York City, later in San Francisco, CA. Her early interest was in neurological rehabilitation. Due to a longstanding interest in dance and movement she began studies in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in the early 90’s. She pursued training in manual physical therapy approaches including Paris, Maitland, Mulligan and Jackson. Susan relocated to Pittsboro, NC and opened a small private practice in 1998. In 2002 Susan was introduced to the extraordinary work of Ron Hruska, PT, Postural Restoration. She was immediately drawn to its holistic biomechanically based concepts and techniques. This was the beginning of a major paradigm shift in her way of viewing and treating dysfunction. She was certified as a Postural Restoration Therapist in 2008. Alongside her work as a physical therapist, Susan has been a student of Sensory Awareness with Charlotte Selver for over 30 years. This meditative practice enables her to incorporate work with the awareness of sensation and of breathing into her physical therapy practice.
The Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) is built around 30 years of clinical practice associated with recurring successes of specific patient treatment programs. We established reproducible, outcome-based programs based on consistent evidence-based correlations, discovered with patient biomechanical, respiratory, and neurological functional patterns and limitations. My passion for the integrated systems of the body has resulted in an examination and intervention process of the asymmetrical human body called Postural Restoration.