Suzie is a neuro physiotherapist who completed a Masters of Health Science (MHSc) in 1999 at AUT University and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 2009 at the University of Auckland. Suzie has a longstanding interest in the retraining of walking, particularly walking in usual places (her PhD topic), however has many other clinical and research interests as well, including retraining of walking and balance for people with stroke, spinal cord injury and brain injury. She also has considerable experience in the use of electrical stimulation and body weight supported treadmill training, both of which are used regularly at the clinic. Suzie also has training and experience in vestibular rehabilitation. Suzie is the director of Neuro Rehab Results, so as well as the daily management of the practice, she also has a clinical caseload, which includes developing services like Arm Clinic, Balance-Fit and Move!.
Suzie is on the board of trustees of Mobility Dogs, an organisation training service dogs to do tasks for people with physical disabilities. She is also involved with the functional assessments to assist streamlining the training of the dogs to meet recipient’s specific functional needs.
Suzie is also involved in the organisation and teaching of a number of clinical courses in the field of neuro rehabilitation and also has an academic position at AUT University, where she is involved in health research.
In her spare time, Suzie enjoys kayaking, kite surfing, making cheese and cooking.