Susan M. Gibbons, DPT
Susan Gibbons believes life is too short not to do something you love. Her goal is to help her patients return to doing the things that bring them joy and meaning. As a provider, she offers patients the latest, evidence-based approaches to getting rid of dysfunction and promoting healing.
Within physical therapy, Susan specializes in Fascial Counterstrain. This type of manual therapy releases abnormal tension in the connective tissues in the body and cranium, increasing mobility and function. The gentle method is particularly helpful for patients with chronic conditions and those who have pain or limitation in more than one area of the body.
Susan earned a bachelor of arts degree in biology from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. She earned a master of science degree in molecular cancer biology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She went on to earn a doctor of physical therapy degree, also at Duke. Susan is Strain Counterstrain certified by the Jones Institute and Graston Technique certified. Susan is a life-long learner and constantly refines her approach to care as researchers learn more about the human body.
Away from medicine, Susan enjoys spending time with her growing family and husband, who is also a physical therapist. The family often performs service projects for the Vancouver and Camas communities through their church. Susan is a Russian Kettlebell Challenge certified instructor and a runner.