I am a licensed physical therapist who graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1991. Since that time I have worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, rehabilitation, home health, skilled nursing, acute care, and adult day care . I have been living and working in Wilmington since 2004.
Personalized Care by Susan O'Carroll PT
During my 27 years as a physical therapist, I have taken numerous continuing education courses on a variety of topics including women’s health/ incontinence, manual therapy techniques (including John Barnes' Myofascial Release, Visceral Manipulation, Strain/Counterstrain, Muscle Energy, CranioSacral Therapy, Total Motion Release, and joint mobilization) and therapeutic exercise (including McKenzie back exercises, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, muscle imbalances, golf, and Pilates). I enjoy taking new courses to update my skills and learn new ways to help my patients.
My treatment approach emphasizes patient education, a variety of manual therapy techniques (including Myofascial Release and Visceral Manipulation) to address restrictions throughout the body and encourage the body to heal itself, and individualized home exercise program instruction to address muscle imbalances and improve posture and function.
Although I work with patients with a variety of issues, I have a special interest in pelvic floor dysfunction and enjoy incorporating my training into treating pelvic pain, incontinence, and other related orthopedic issues such as low back and hip pain.