Suzanne Hawson

Updated 9/24/2018
Director of Physical Therapy, Suzanne Hawson

Suzanne Hawson, PT, DPT, OCS, CF-L1 has served as Director of Physical Therapy with UFAI since 2006. She graduated with her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy at College of St. Scholastica.

 

She has been living and working in the Santa Clarita Valley since 2004 and is very involved in the athletic community of Santa Clarita. Suzanne’s primary interests are in sports medicine & bio mechanical evaluation (movement analysis for runners). She is also part time faculty in the Physical Therapy Program at CSUN and teaches injury prevention seminars to local running groups. She has rehabilitated athletes at all levels, from recreational athletes to professionals & Olympians.

 

Suzanne played several sports throughout high school and her passion for fitness and athletics continues today. As a five-time Ironman Triathlete, she crosstrains with trail running, yoga, Pilates, and CrossFit; and in her free time, loves to travel and explore new cultures and cuisines.

 

Suzanne is certified by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedics and is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. She speaks English, Spanish and Tagalog.

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