Susan V.


Occupational Therapist

Susan is a Licensed Occupational Therapist who currently provides services at the Franklin and Suffolk Virginia locations.  She joined Pivot Physical Therapy with the merger with Tidewater Physical Therapy.  She has been with the Franklin location since 2000.  Susan specializes in hand therapy and pediatric therapy.  She provides contract services to The Children’s Center and is Early Intervention Certified through the State of Virginia.  She has completed training to provide Functional Capacity Evaluations, Wheelchair assessments and Senior Driving assessments.  She is a member of the AOTA and a clinical instructor for various colleges. Susan has worked in Chesapeake Public Schools and Suffolk Public Schools, and has provided therapy services through Gates County Public Schools and Southampton County Schools.  She worked for The Children’s Center Early Intervention program prior to going to work at Southside Physical Therapy (which eventually became Pivot Physical Therapy).

Susan graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University- Medical College of Virginia School of Occupational Therapy in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science.

Susan enjoys the beach and spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She enjoys canning during the summer from the family garden, sewing and crafting.  She’s known as the “MacGyver” in her office because she is always fixing things or finding creative ways to challenge patients.