Suzanne Hood

Suzanne Hood

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

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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 manual therapy and stay current with courses on back fitness and enhancing performance.

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.