Q & A's with Susan Wilkinson - Physiotherapist
Susan Wilkinson has been practicing at Beaumont Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic since 1995 and has been practicing Physiotherapy since 1993. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Physical therapy. She completed her advanced exam in manual and manipulation therapy in 2003; this is an internationally recognized certification. Susan also became certified in Intramuscular Stimulation(IMS) in 2011.
What do you enjoy the most about being a physio?
I get to meet a lot of interesting people from different walks of life but the most rewarding aspect of my job is helping people return to daily activities, sport or play. I tell my clients it is a two-way street; if they feel good then so do I.
Why is Beaumont special to you?
Beaumont has great community spirit! I have had the privilege of working in Beaumont for 20 years and in that time I have seen the town grow exponentially but it maintains a great sense of community where neighbors know each other and help each other out.
What do you love about working at Beaumont Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic?
We have a wonderful team at our clinic; our staff are always willing to lend a helping hand where needed. There is a lot of laughter too!
Why is Physiotherapy important?
The role of Physiotherapy is invaluable! We can help rehabilitate and guide people through recovery from injury and we educate our clients how to better manage their injuries (with exercise, taping or bracing) so they can return to work, sport and play sooner.
Favorite place to eat in Beaumont?
This summer I really enjoyed Crepe and Shake; the raspberry dream milkshake was delish.
What is your most memorable Physiotherapy moment?
I have had many memorable physio moments but I think one that sticks with me is when I was treating a client following a shoulder fracture; I had instructed the client to do some home exercises and suggested that a rolling pin was a great tool to get some strength with movement in the shoulder. The client took me at my word and at the next appointment, I was presented with 2 homemade pies.