Suzanne Hood

Suzanne Hood

suzanne@w4pt.com

BA Psych, B Sc Physiotherapy

Additional certification: Gunn IMS (CGIMS) 2006, Acupuncture (CAFCI) 2005, Pre and post Natal fitness (PPFS) 2010, Spinal Manipulative therapy 2014

Testimonials for Suzanne

Suzanne is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (BAPsych) and the University of Western Ontario (BScPT). She began her physiotherapy career at a sports medicine clinic in Calgary, AB where she completed her Orthopedic Manual Therapy Levels. Suzanne also completed an Advanced Manual Therapy series of courses which included the craniovertebral and TMJ regions, cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine regions as well as the treatment of muscle and neural tension. She  completed her acupuncture training (AFCI) before returning to Vancouver in 2005.

In 2006 she completed her Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS) training and has since furthered her acupuncture training. She has taken courses in the prevention of running injuries and in 2010 became a certified Fit-For-Two Pre and Postnatal Fitness Specialist (PPFS). Most recently in 2014, Suzanne completed a series of practical and theoretical examinations in Spinal Manipulative Therapy. She continues to further her knowledge and skills taking courses around the world focusing on back fitness and strength, athletic sustainability, and enhancing performance of the athlete.

Suzanne is extremely active and enjoys mountain life. She can be found
skiing (LEVEL 1 CSIA) and enjoying backcountry activities in the winters
and loves to run, hike, and mountain bike in the Pacific Northwest mountain
ranges during the summers.

She is actively involved with Foretrails Running Clinics and continues to
race in Canada and the US including ultramarathon distances. She knows the
training and discipline it takes to become an athlete. She helps athletes
preparing for race day, keeping injuries at bay and enjoying the many
benefits of running. Her areas of special interests include the prevention
of running injuries, designing core stability, strength and endurance
programs for multisport athletes, pre and post natal fitness, spinal
rehabilitation, and TMJ dysfunction.

Suzanne uses a broad range of physiotherapy techniques. They include running gait assessment and treatment, manual therapy including myofascial release, as well as core stability education and designing active exercise and rehabilitation programs. She frequently uses needling techniques—IMS and acupuncture—for the treatment of sport and running related injuries, chronic pain, MVA and occupational rehabilitation.

Suzanne is an active mom of two young children. She enjoys skiing (LEVEL 1 CSIA) with her family and can be found running and hiking the Columbia Gorge, Canadian Rockies, and at home on the North Shore Mountains. She currently participates in trail running clinics and races. She knows what kind of training and discipline it takes to prepare for a race and stay injury free while enjoying all the many benefits of running. Her areas of special interests include the prevention of running injuries, core stability rehabilitation, pre and postnatal fitness, chronic neck and back pain and stiffness and TMJ dysfunction.