We are delighted to welcome Susie Burness to our practice following a move from London back to her native Bristol.
Susie graduated with a BSc(Hons) from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2010 and began work in London where she gained valuable experience in the NHS. This included rotations in stroke and neurosurgery, community rehabilitation, cardiorespiratory, and orthopaedics before specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Susie gained most of her experience at The Royal London which is one of London’s major trauma centres.
Here she worked across a variety of specialities including sports injuries, rheumatology, chronic pain, post-operative orthopaedics and complex poly-trauma’s, this also included hydrotherapy.
Once specialised, she also worked at Guys’ and St Thomas’s where she had the opportunity to assist in teaching undergraduate physiotherapists. Susie has also gained a post-graduate qualification in acupuncture and has completed further courses including lower limb tendinopathy, the sporting shoulder and running repairs.
A keen exercise promoter, Susie has experience rowing at national level, as well as participation in triathlon and half marathons and she brings knowledge of these sports to treatment of her patients. She has a passion in facilitating patients to return to function whether it be day-to-day tasks or sporting participation.
She uses a combination of treatments to facilitate this, including manual therapies, exercise, education and self-management. She has more recently been working in Private Practice in London, but has just relocated to Bristol to be closer to fresh air and family. When not at work, Susie enjoys baking, running, cycling and yoga, and planning her next travel adventure.