Hello, I'm Susan and I help Chronic Pain sufferers reduce pain so that they can enjoy life again.
My life's goal has always been aimed at helping people reduce the massive suffering consistant with Chronic Pain. I developed a high sense of empatic frustration seeing people suffering with Chronic Pain and being unable to live and enjoy life to the fullest.
I have spent years seeing people undiagnosed, misdiagnosed and have under appreciated issues including my own Father. This is turn lot of fume under me and handed me a long life motivation which put me firmly on the journey to establish the root cause of persons pain and disability.
In 2010 my dad had radiotherapy to shrink a tumour on his spine. A short course of physio followed, but he was having to use a walking stick as he was still not walking well, he couldn't feel his feet (peripheal neuropathy) and his balance was bad.
I was not happy and neither was my dad. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am like a terrier with a bone – I will NOT give up trying to figure out how to help someone. I went in search of new techniques – neuro-muscular facilitation, myafacia-tissue massage, mind-body awareness, muscle testing and bio-feedback, amongst others.
I fed these new modalities back into my work with clients and with my dad, integrating them with, and developing new ways of using, tried and tested fitness techniques.
I developed the A.C.E protocol and started formulating customizable treatment schedules for a massive variety of varas conditions and I got fantastic results.
Not only did my dad walk unaided again, he even got back to playing bowls! And I was getting amazing results with many of my other clients too.
(For example: one of my long-term clients – an MS sufferer – gave birth quickly and easily, much to the astonishment of her midwives - MS sufferers can experience nerve damage, which reduces the ability to push during labour.)
Sadly for my family, my Dad's cancer returned and, in 2014, he passed away. It matters a great deal to me that I helped him regain his mobility and get back to many of the activities he enjoyed.
This is something about which I care passionately - for all of us – that we can all have a better quality of life, into old age, than most of us think we can.
...Ageing does not have to mean seizing up!!.
The Douglas Method is driven by passion.
I care that many people are not being given the support and advice they need to improve their physical health (and that the internet is a mess of conflicting, wrong and sometimes downright dangerous information).
I love my job - what gets me out of bed in the morning is knowing that I am going to help someone and improve their quality of life.